From the daily archives: "Sunday, June 24, 2012"

Continuing today’s look at our most popular candy-coated color stories, this post on hair chalking tells you all you need to know to create your own inspired dip-dyes…

If you read today’s posts, you’ll know about the buzz behind colorful dip-dyes. Not much puts a girl off the idea of purples and pinks, but the commitment of full salon service might. Reason: the (understandable) fear of being stuck with an unmissable, bright hue that you realize you do not like. Luckily, hair chalking has risen to prominence. It is a way to ‘chalk’ color onto locks at home. The best bits: there are a rainbow of colors to choose, they wash out easily, and you can place the color anywhere you want. The image above shows the use of one tone to add vivacity to a lived-in look, but multi-tonal dyes, or chalking to highlight a bang, ponytail or braid also works well. However you go, make chalking fun! Click the Style Notes for some tips… 

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This year, one of the most fashion-forward hair trends relates to color. With a new wave of soft-hued, candy-inspired colors dominating the world of fashion, it is only natural that the trend has trickled into hair and beauty. So today we feature some of our most popular posts relating to candy-coated colors. This dip-dye from Jaime King caused quite the stir…

With Mulberry championing pastel-gelato color shades with their new candy-inspired campaign, it’s fair to say the most fashion-forward hair color accent right now is a soft pastel pink-on-blonde. And Jamie King has jumped on trend! She’s got the natural coloring that is perfect for luscious golden blonde, and now she has vamped it up with this soft, peachy-pink sorbet hue. We think this is a great accent for flaxen tones, and a stylish way to update your look for spring and summer.

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