BEAUTY BAR: Magenta Mane

July 20th, 2015 at 2:00am

We’ve all had the sudden urge to chop all of our hair off. Similarly, we’ve all had that idea in the back of our minds about dip dyeing or coloring our natural strands. Though some of us are more daring than others, colored hair trends have continued to circulate the globe in recent years, and many have been daring enough to give it a go. From Nicole Richie’s full lavender mane to Kylie Jenner’s various colored hair phases, we’ve all been inspired to make a colorful statement with our hair.

A choice that has been favored by many an adventurous young adult is the dip dye. By only dyeing the ends of the hair a bright and exciting color, we are able to explore our wild side without the fear of permanent damage. If you want to try blue ends on your hair and it turns out less than you’d hoped, you can simply cut off the inch of dyed hair and pretend it never happened. The logic is flawless.

Summer is a great time to explore colored hair (and also a great time to hide it if it goes wrong). Luckily, this Fashionista got it oh so right. With her long bob, the magenta ends land somewhere between edgy and playful. Moreover, this Fashionista does the job right by not applying the pink too bluntly across her hair. By incorporating the bleach and then magenta dye more as an ombré than a dip-dye, this Fashionista keeps the dye job from looking tacky.

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR? This Fashionista achieved her magenta locks by using Manic Panic Semi-Permanent Hot Hot Pink Hair Dye. Before using this product however, she had to bleach her naturally brunette hair at the ends with Clairol Professional BW2 Powder Lightener. Though I wouldn’t usually suggest DIY hair dyeing, this Fashionista seems to have successfully done what most salons do, while saving lots of money in the process. If you want to give the colored hair trend a try on your own, do some research and make sure you know all the proper steps. Find some tips on how to properly color hair and don’t be afraid to commit to your colorful hair fantasies. If you’re too chicken, there’s always hair chalk!