Hair-colour fads come and go, but it seems like candy coloured locks are settling in for a lengthy stay. From Chloe Norgaard’s soft pastel pink and purple strands at Rodarte Fall 2014 to Nicole Richie’s new lavender locks, this is a hair trend we simply can’t seem to get enough of.
The first sighting of pastel hair came from the Proenza Schouler Spring 2010 runway. Since then, pastel hair has graced the pages of magazines internationally, numerous more catwalks including Chanel Cruise 2013, where models donned pastel-coloured pageboy crops. Celebrities, models and actresses alike are also following suit by transforming their look with lavender, mint and candy floss colours.
Thankfully, for those of us who aren’t quite ready to commit to a permanent hair dye, there are a number of temporary solutions on offer – here are our top three picks.
SEPHORA COLLECTION Pastel Hair Chalk
Available in pink, lilac and turquoise, these temporary colours can easily be applied to wet or dry hair for a quick burst of colour, or be blended for an ombre effect. The ergonomic packaging makes application a snap, and the innovative formula is completely temporary – it washes off with just water.
BUMBLE AND BUMBLE Spraychalk
These colourful spray-in and wash-out formulas were made to spark the imaginations of the edgier fashion set. Use them to style bold looks or more subtle styles. Each limited-edition spray adds grip and hold to keep hair in place. Spraychalk is available in mint, cobalt, blush and lavender.
COLORSMASH Hair Shadow
COLORSMASH allows you to choose how vibrant or light you want your colour to be. Rub more into the hair for a bold look, or brush out the colour for a more pastel appearance. Unlike some other formulas, COLORSMASH is free of harsh chemicals and is available in a vast array of colours.