Everyone is rocking pastel hair looks these days and one of the most popular colours seems to be pink. It brings out the girlie in all of us and when you take a peek at some of these popping pink looks, we think you might agree.
If you need a little inspiration for your next colour fix, check out these beautiful designs:
There are plenty of brands out there to play around with and among the big names you’ll find a little treasure called Manic Panic.
For a look that’s bright and bold like this one, your pink hair looks should be achieved with a natural, vegan product like this one. I’ve had the best results with Manic Panic dye and if you take a peek at Instagram, you’ll see many of the colourful rainbow girls also use this brand of hair dye.
When Kaley Cuoco cut her hair short, the internet lost its mind! She shot back at critics with this punkishly pink do and once again, the internet lost its mind….
And thousands of girls the world over replicated her new pretty-in-pink look.
Make sure you do the strand-test first. Trust me on this one. If you have sensitive skin, bleaching, lightening and dying the hair, especially if you’re using a harsh, chemically-packed dye, will cause a whole number of nasty side effects.
If you’re using a new brand or colour, the strand test is important to make sure you don’t have any adverse side effects. What’s the point in having amazing hair if your head is burning and you can’t go out to show it off?
If you have really dark hair, you’ll need to go through a number of lightning treatments if you want to achieve a much paler, pastel shade of pink like those you’ll find in this blue to pink pastel colour melt which we all went crazy for.
This will have a detrimental effect on the state of your hair and when your hair is in bad condition, the colour won’t go right. On top of that, it won’t last for long either. If you’re going dark to light, make sure you take your time and do it the right way. This isn’t a quick at-home fix.
To make sure your colour lasts as long as possible, avoid washing your hair for at least two to three days after the colour treatment. The longer the better. We do appreciate this is hard work.
The more you wash your hair, the quicker it will fade. Perhaps now is a good time to start learning pretty updo’s to hide away the grease?
Chloë Grace Moretz is a big fan of the popping’ pink look and opted for the most subtle of streaks in bright pink, just popping out from behind one ear.
In her defence, this might have been a strand test. Even our favourite celebrities need to make sure they don’t have a reaction to the hair dye before they throw it all over their heads.
Why not make your strand test stand out?
If you want cotton candy pink hair, there’s one simple trick you can use. If you mix your pink hair dye with some conditioner before applying, it’ll have more of a powdery, pastel effect rather than a bright and bold one.
You can use this tip for any colour too. If you want to make pastel blue out of bright blue, just add conditioner. The more conditioner you add, the more you dilute it, the more pastel and pale the colour will end up being.
If you don’t know what the balayage style is all about, you will soon. It’s the hottest trend for hair right now and when it comes to playing around with more exotic and bright colours, balayage is the ‘safe’ way to go.
By hand-painting the colours and ‘melting’ them together, you have a look that is not only three-dimensional, achieved by added contrasts and toned, but also one that lets you play with as many (or as few) colours as you’d like. Be brave and go all out, or start off small. You could start this look by having your natural brunette tones but with a pastel pink dip dye ombre perhaps?
Over the coming hair salon appointments, add more and more until you have a full head of these pretty pink hues. What’s not to love about that?
Kate Hudson loves these rose gold highlights and they’re a great way of trying the new pink trend but still keeping things work-safe. There’s a hint of colour but not too much… Plus it’ll be super easy to grow or fade out too.
Ask your hair stylist for rose gold hand-painted (balayage) highlights to achieve this look. The different tones will also make your hair look thicker too, especially if you add in those wavy layers towards the bottom.
If it’s possible to make pink hair look natural, this is pretty much how you’d do it. Keeping tones of your own natural hair colour under the pink pips of colour is a great way to make the fade-out process a lot easier, and it keep things elegant and classy too.
Bright pink pops of one-tone colour can look a little… Bolshy?