Posts Tagged ‘Braid’

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Hair How To: Add a Little Candy Color to that Summer Braid

I know what you’re thinking… This summer’s hot color-streaking trend is for tweens and Halloween.  Au contraire!  From Nicole Richie (30) riding the pink ombre trend  to Joan Rivers (78) rocking subtle bright highlights  (I’ve seen her with pink highlights and most recently with yellow streaks), everyone seems to be dipping into the rainbow for some summery inspiration.  The one downfall of this trend is it seems to have a “no brunettes” rule, unless you’re willing to make a huge commitment by bleaching chunks of your hair to show off the color (which my sister has been doing for years, integrating purples and blues into her dark curly hair).

I personally am not ready for that kind of commitment so instead I’m living vicariously through my blond friend Kelsey (photo).   I would like to highlight  that Kelsey gets the award for “best sport ever” since she is so not a girly-girl and allowed me to experiment with her golden locks (after we worked out, mind you, and she’s not wearing a stitch of makeup).  Now, I know that hair chalking is one of the most popular methods of achieving this look, but the chalk dust gets really messy and if you don’t follow the rules precisely you can end up with Bad Halloween (which can also be hard to wash out).
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