What is it about summer that gives us the urge to change our
hair? Go blonder, chop it off, add a million products to create “beachy” waves, cut bangs, grow them out…
the warmer weather always has us craving something new. The latest trend on our radar? Pink. Introduced a few seasons ago, it seems to be a hair trend that has staying power. So, here are some of our do’s and don’ts for pulling off this look.
DO: Keep it fun
team have posted a step-by-step
DIY on her great beauty blog, thebeautydepartment.com, if you’re an at-home colour kind of gal with some guts.
|How cool is LC?
DON’T: Choose this look if you want a temporary change for the weekend
A few trendsetters in our office have already introduced some pink into their lives. Based on experience (especially if you have blonde hair): be ready to commit. Even ‘temporary’ pink colour is near-impossible to get out of blonde hair, so if you need conservative hair for work on Monday, proceed with caution. Bleaching the pink out of your hair is killer, literally.
|Charlotte Free – a.k.a. ‘the model with pink hair’ – is quite committed to this look
DON’T: Choose a hue that clashes with the rest of your hair
Coco Rocha made a splash at the Met Gala a couple of weeks ago with her red/brunette locks dip-dyed a bright pink. The interwebs are definitely divided over whether she pulled it off. It’s a tricky look if you have red tones in your hair, but we give her props for taking a bold step. Choose your colour with caution, and if you’re unsure, ask a hair stylist for help instead of taking the plunge yourself.
|Is Coco pulling this off?
Other products to try? Davines Alchemic System Shampoo and Conditioner in Red allows you to slowly build up to the intensity you’d like. Manic Panic has a variety of shades with names like Fuchsia Shock, Hot Hot Pink, Pretty Rose and Pink Flamingo, to help you get the exact shade you want.
If you’re going for a more permanent commitment or require some bleaching to get intense colour, go professional. You’re not going to want pink forever, and it’s best to leave hair somewhat healthy.