Splash lights are self-explanatory: Bits of color adding splashes of light or brightness when the hair moves. While we love this trend, what makes it most exciting is the potential to take it up a notch, creating painted brights. If you’re ready to go bold, Be get tips for this trend in the notes. –– Kelly Rowe

1)          Stick to two colors. The more colors your add the more overwhelming the whole look will be, taking away from the cool factor of a few standout pieces.

2)          Color-block your favorite of the two colors and hand paint in he other color on a gradient. As you can see in the pictures above, one color is the eye catcher and the other adds interest.

3)         Keep your painted pieces towards the front; this has the most impact with the least amount of work.

4)         Don’t overdo styling. Keep hair loose. If you hair is over styled it will look costume like.

5)          Make sure you lighten the section you are putting this on to an extra pale blond so the applied color can be as vibrant as possible.

6)       Test out large bold colored sections with hair chalk before you go a more permanent route. This will give you a chance to pick a color that you will love.

By Kelly Rowe. Kelly Rowe is a professional hair stylist in NYC and a regular contributer to Style Noted.

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