How to: Hair chalking
By Ashley Kowalewski
Peek-a-boo coloured highlights are all the rage right now and they add a little edge and punk-rock-cute to any hair style—without the commitment of permanent hair dye! With its newfound popularity, there are so many products available and in some of the season’s hottest shades.
Dippity-do recently launched their Colorboutique Colorgels and Colorpops, which give you the option to colour your hair in three eye-catching colours, in both gel hair-mascara and powder formulas. The easy-to-wash-out Colorgels are great as they give the colour a little extra hold and the mascara-like wand allows you to put the colour exactly where you want it! Tip: Add colour to sections of your hair beneath the top of your head. This will give the addition a more seamless look than if you were to put the colour right at the top of your head! $7 each, available at Walmart
At the Schwarzkopf trends event back in the fall, stylist Tyler Johnston talked about the BC Hairtherapy Moisture Kick Spray Conditioner as a great base if you want to colour your hair with ordinary pastels from the art store. Spray the section you want to colour with the Moisture Kick, rub it into your strands and then pick your desired pastel colour and colour it on. Seal the pastel with another few spritzes of the spray and away you go. $17, available at select salons; get chalk pastels from your local art store
Kevin Murphy’s Color Bugs have been around for a little while and come in some pretty crazy colours—everything from white (which can be mixed with any other Bug for a more subdued hue) to neon green—but this summer, they’ve launched the Shimmer shade. This light, bronzy hue gives a nice glow to your strands and is a great option if you’re not quite ready for the full pink-and-blue experience. $25 each, available at select salons, www.kevinmurphy.com.au