Dip-dyeing hair is a game where anything goes. Visualise the radical locks of Abby Lee, Tallulah Morton and Peaches Geldof for instantly chic inspirations for tie dyed strands. For adventurous others, and those feeling a little risqué, a Fashionista can even experiment multi-coloured marble swirl type rainbow hair similar to the locks of Lauren Conrad. The revival of the nineties-inspired dip dye began with the unconventional and modern styles of the current trending It girls; Charlotte free with her fairyfloss pink hair, and Kate Bosworth sporting pastel aqua tips. From here the dip dye literally took on a life of it’s own spreading a kaleidoscopic array of colour throughout the world and our salons.
This daring Fashionista colour coordinates her outfit to her vivid dip dye matching block red combinations with a favourite of the past few seasons; stripes! More importantly however, she stylishly exhibits the way a dip dye can be worn in an up do, exhibiting the variety of ways that a dip dye may be effortlessly styled and maintains an understated edginess.
Dip dying is a fantastic hair technique that doesn’t require an excess amount of colouring products and is quickly and easily achievable. It’s great for helping an unsure Fashionista about what colour to dye her hair exactly as it allows a girl to experiment with as many funky colours as she want without dying her whole hair! To create a successful dip dye, professionals strongly suggest initially using highlighting or bleach kits to lighten the hair then proceeding to paint the tips of the strands with the desired colour, ensuring to blend the colour thoroughly to avoid a harsh colour contrast, that is unless this is the intended effect!
Just remember that when bleaching, unavoidably, hair will be damaged; it’s the effect of using bleach. To remedy this, opt for a specially designed shampoo and conditioner combo formulated to give life back to dyed, treated or damaged hair. Using weekly deep conditioning treatments will aid in renewal by helping to prevent and treat damaged, dry lengths.
Fashionista’s, don’t be afraid to get your colour on.This hair trend is about being brave and pushing forward the boundaries in contemporary colour. Remember, It was Charlotte Free’s hot pink hair that sent her straight to the top, so let your hair speak for you!