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, (amazon.com) a comprehensive step-by-step guide to fun, temporary hair coloring!
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