Get Funky with Temporary Hair Color

Get Funky with Temporary Hair Color

Prince would be so proud. If you’ve always wanted hair to dye for, maybe purple but, most likely not, still look no further than Nicole Richie for a little color inspiration…only the daring need read further.

Unless you’re in a creative field where no one bats an eye at permanently dyed purple hair, have a long weekend of fun with temporary hair color – the best way to earn cool points without upsetting the status quo. Now you can get funky with temporary hair color using non-permanent hair color options and ideas from Matrix, L’Oreal Professionnel, SHE by SO.CAP.USA, and DIY Dye.

Short-Term Hair Color Alternatives

According to Joel Warren, celebrity colorist and co-founder of Warren-Tricomi Salons, think temporary.

“When a client wants change, but is afraid to take the leap, I can help achieve it on a smaller scale. For a look that isn’t too intense, I will weave color through in smaller sections. Or [I’ll use] L’Oréal Professionnel Hairchalk which washes right out and is a great temporary option.”

L’Oréal Professionnel Hairchalk is a liquid polish that comes in eight shades including pink, blue, green and bronze that dries to a powdery finish. Mix and match the colors at home or in the salon. Color-fade begins between 2-10 washes.

Keep Your Newly-Dyed Hair Vibrant

Keep your new color vibrant and moisturized with MATRIX Total Results Color Care Intensive Mask ($15, at salons), which uses Fade Guard Technology™ with Vitamin E and sunflower oil to deeply nourish and strengthen porous, sensitized hair structures.

What About Colored Hair Additions or Clip-Ins?

Matrix Celebrity Hairstylist, George Papanikolas who, on season nine of Keeping Up With the Kardashians brought Khloe and Kim from brunette to blonde, suggests

“A wig in a pastel tone since it doesn’t damage your natural hair.”

If you’re not feeling the wig option, then try SHE by SO.CAP.USA clip-in extensions as a short-term alternative that lets you indulge without fully committing to a crazy trend while you add layers and volume quickly. Seen here are straight textured, keratin-dipped bonded. Also available tape-in (using surgical tape so it doesn’t remove your own hair) and clip-in extensions. For a salon near you, call 1-877-855-4247(877) 855-4247(877) 855-4247.

A great resource for do-it-yourselfer’s who want to create great temporary hair color without the cost is DIY DYE, ( a comprehensive step-by-step guide to fun, temporary hair coloring!

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