In case you’re from the US, you’re bound to know that Memorial Day is fast approaching, and chalking your hair with red, white and blue is a great way to show off your patriotism while trying out the edgy new trend. Don’t worry — it’s not permanent!
Of course, this tutorial works for anyone at all, no matter where you’re from. So if you’re not feeling festive or simply want bright purple streaks in your hair instead, this tutorial is still definitely for you. Note: For our tutorial we used brunette hair, but blonde hair certainly works just as well.
What You’ll Need
1. Section off the hair you want chalked
Section out a triangle shape under your layers to create a peek-a-boo look. Divide the the triangle section into three parts for the red, white and blue.
2. Spray section with water
Spray the first section with water until it’s slightly damp.
3. Saturate wet hair with pastel
Make sure the hair strand is fully saturated with pastel pigment.
4. Blow dry hair piece
Once you finish saturating the hair strand with pigment, blow dry it.
5. Flat iron hair strand
Once hair strand is 80% dry, take your flat iron and go over the hair three times to set in the color.
6. Pin finished section
Once you finish the red, pin it out of your way so you can prepare for the white.
7. Follow Steps 2-6 with the white and blue
Wet, saturate with pigment, blow dry and flat iron the white and blue section.
This is the finished product on our wonderful model, Lu.
Have you tried hair chalking yet? Let us know about your experience in the comments below!
Hair chalking is still super trendy these days, and so the Broke & Chic team decided to make a short and sweet tutorial on how to chalk your hair in pretty pastel colors for Spring!
Of course, you can chalk your hair in any colors you’d like, but pastel hair will make you stand out — every girl wants it. The best part: hair chalking isn’t permanent and it works on all types of hair: from straight to curly, and blonde to black.
Off-beat hair colors have been taking the red carpet by storm with stars such as Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Kate Bosworth, Jaime King and the most dramatic of them all…Katy Perry.
Katy Perry has been rocking the all over blue do’ ever since her split with comedian Russell Brand. Was this her way of expressing sadness or needing a change? Or did she just take her smurfette role a little to far?
Back in the day, nail and lip color other than red or pink were looked at as taboo. Now we have cosmetic lines such as Essie, Lime Crime and Urban Decay coming out with all sorts of crazy colors that have become acceptable over the years. In my short life time, blue nail polish was something you would never wear to a job interview. Now it wouldn’t even raise an eye brow.
Will this be the same with hair color? Will we see purple and pink hair just as often as we see blonde and brunette? I always wondered what the fashion of the future had in store for us. Maybe this is it.
If you love all these looks but are afraid of the commitment and possible damage, then chalking is for you!
Chalking is a technique that can give you this unique hair without bleaching. Best of all…it works on dark hair too! It’s something fun you can do when you’re in the mood for a temporary change that can make a big impact.
What You’ll Need
Soft Pastel Chalk (no oil)
Water Filled Spray Bottle
An old t-shirt you don’t mind ruining.
1. Take a 1-inch strand of hair and wet it with a spray bottle (skip this step if you have blonde hair)
2. Apply gloves and take a pastel of your choice. Rub it on your hair strand until it’s at your desired vibrancy.
3. Blow dry the hair strand until completly dry.
4. Go over the strand with your flat iron. This will help set it in. Make sure it’s on its lowest setting.
5. Brush and style as usual!
This will wash out during your next shampoo, so do as many strands as you’d like!
*Warning* It might stay in your hair for a few shampoos if you have natural blonde hair.
Check out this video tutorial from the wonderful Kandee Johnson as well!
Beautiful Hair Chalking Results
What do you think of this rainbow hair trend? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!