Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Hair Colour Trend: Dip & Dye

Pastel dip and dye is having a moment – forget your roots, it’s all about the ends!

The biggest hair trend this year without a doubt has been the pink hair. Celebrities have debuted all shades from bold bright hues to delicate feminine rose highlights.

Left to right: Charlotte Free at Richard Chai's Autumn/Winter 2011-12 show, Charlotte at Marchesa Spring/Summer 2012 and the her in the Maybelline campaign

Model Charlotte Free or the girl with pink hair was chosen to walk the runway by the biggest fashion house and designers. She is so far the only model to have made it big inspite of having bold neon pink hair. She was recently signed by Maybelline for their new campaign. This just explains how BIG this hair colour trend is. 


Left to right: Katy Perry, Lindsay Lohan and Kelly Osbourne

While celebrities like Katy Perry, Lindsay Lohan, and Kelly Osbourne were brave enough dye their entire hair pink. There were a host of other celebrity who tried the pop of colour on the hair just on the ends of their hair. Starting a whole another micro trend – The dip & dyed.
Daring, unexpected and fun, dip-dyed hair is the latest hair colour trend to take off. A bright burst of lilac or bubblegum pink can transform your tresses from boring to bold in a snap.

Left to right: Lauren Conrad, Dakota Fanning and Jessie J

Left to right: Cher Llyod, Demi Lovato and Vanessa Hudgens 

We love the above six celebrities for their choice of shade, hairstyle and haircut to match this hot hue trend. 

But if you like your hair edgier and different than others and if you like to be more creative (or go overboard), experiment with multiple colours. Just like Nicki Minaj does! 

Left to right: Drew Barrymore, Ashlee Simpson and Rachel Bilson

If you are not brave enough to try this trend, don’t worry. You can still jump on the dip-dyed bandwagon with a more natural look. Ask your stylist for a graduated hair colour. For example, if you have dark brown hair, have her gradually lighten it until the ends are lighter and if you have light hair make the ends darker. Just check out Drew Barrymore, Ashlee Simpson and Rachel Bilson.  

This look can be achieved at home with semi-permanent hair colours, but is best achieved by your competent colourist – we suggest whenever playing with chemicals to always seek help from a professional because you will save yourself money, time and the quality and integrity of your hair. So go on have fun. 

Happy Dipping!