Every time I hit up the mall, I usually see about 3-4 people with pastel colours in their hair. It’s no secret that this has become a huge trend. With temporary hair colours to hair chalks, it’s so easy for any of us to get our rainbow-coloured hair on whenever we feel like spicing things up.
This is a trend that anyone can get into, even someone who doesn’t want to commit to such a bold colour because there are semi-permanent and even temporary colour. Adding pastel hues started as a different take on adding some colour to your hair but then blossomed into another way to express your personality and style. I started noticing celebrities taking on the trend a bit after it started beginning with Kelly Osbourne rocking purple hair, then Kylie Jenner started sporting blue in hers and Nicole Richie has been one of the most recent celebs to take on a purple hue.
I am too much of a wimp to take on this trend in a permanent or even semi-permanent way, so when hair chalk started popping up in stores I got a bit excited since it’s a very easy way to try out a colour you wouldn’t want to be stuck with.
If you want to test out the trend without committing 100%, here’s how I did it:
- Pick up some hair chalk in your fave pastel colour. I used Splat Hair Chalk in Dusty Rose
- For streaks throughout your hair, use the chalk and for adding colour to your roots, use the sponge available.
- Mist your hair lightly with some medium hold hair spray.
- Put your index finger and middle finger on the back of the hair chalk compact. While the lid is open, take a piece of hair and put your thumb behind it so the hair is between your thumb and hair chalk and start sliding the chalk along the hair down to the ends.
- Apply the colour where you would like it to be, then when finished, spray your hair with medium hold spray to keep the colour in place.
I added just a touch of the Dusty Rose shade to my hair and really like how it came out. The colour had some sparkle to it which was the only thing that seemed to transfer onto my hands a little bit. It was also very easy to wash out at the end of the day. This experiment has made me want to try out the other hair chalks and maybe even create a rainbow of colours in my hair! What do you think?!
I can’t talk about pastel hair and not mention my girl, Katy Perry! She is the hair chameleon queen and has tried out pretty much every colour out there. I was very fortunate to get the opportunity to meet her over the weekend and see her show. She wore many colourful wigs during her amazing concert and is currently sporting a fun green shade in her hair right now. I’m still on cloud nine since that night! Here’s my photo with her which I have to thank CoverGirl, P&G and #BeautyUnited for making possible!
Will you be taking on the pastel hair trend? If so, what colour would you try out?! Share below!