With a little help, kids can rock this non-permanent, no-bleaching-required rainbow-bright hair using chalk. Anyone can be a unicorn! Oshawa, Ont.-based hairstylist Anna Guglielmo explains how.
1. Get kids to choose their favourite colours. We used L’Oréal Professionnel’s Hair Chalk Colour Polish for Hair in four vibrant shades: Sweet Sixteen Pink, First Date Violet, Blue Ocean Cruise and Garden Party.
2. Pour some of the chalk onto a piece of tin foil or a small plastic plate. Slice out a small section of dry hair using a comb. Dip a makeup sponge into the colour (starting with the pink chalk) and rub onto a small section from the root.
3. Apply the purple chalk where the pink left off, then the blue and teal. Softly blend the colours together where they meet to create a seamless look. (It’s easier if you use three or four colours.)
4. Dry this section of hair with a round brush. (Head’s up—the brush will get stained.) Reapply each colour to intensify the shade and dry the hair between applications. Colour will last up to seven shampoos.
Tip: Keep the colour from fading by washing with lukewarm or cool water, avoiding chlorine and wearing a hat in the sun.
Originally published in ParentsCanada magazine, Spring/Summer 2018