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April 25th, 2012 · Print Print

It took me about a dozen celebrity photos of actresses who tried this hair chalking trend before I realized a key fact: It.  Isn’t.  Permanent.

It’s not even semi-permanent!  It washes out in one wash (sometimes a tiny bit lingers on really light hair till the second wash, but still).  The second I realized that, I had to try it!  (You can see the result in action here!)

This is my first tutorial video in so long!  It took me forever to find a spot in our apartment to do them that had ok light, which is why I’m sort of weirdly camped out in the middle of our kitchen for this one.  (I promise I cleaned the counters very thoroughly when I was done!)

I bought my Soft Pastels at Texas Art Supply, but I’m sure you could find them at any art supply store (or on Amazon)!  Mine were about $4 each, which is pretty reasonable!  All you have to do is twist a lock of your hair, color it with chalk, curl or straighten it with a curling iron or flatiron, and comb it out with your fingers!  Done.

So fun!  (And if that wasn’t clear enough, watch the video!)

Or step by step photos here:


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14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jess // Apr 25, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Do you think it would work on brunettes too? I’d love to try it but I feel like it might look weird…

  • 2 Katy // Apr 25, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Totally!  I tried a lock of Chad’s hair for fun.  It won’t stay as long, but it definitely shows up!

  • 3 natalie @ southern fit foodie // Apr 25, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    I’m definitely trying this!  Thank you, Katy!

  • 4 Lindsey // Apr 25, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    I will definitely have to try this! My hair is on the darker side so we will see how it works out!

  • 5 Susanna // Apr 26, 2012 at 4:41 am

    Why on earth would anyone want to do this…

  • 6 DeeDee // Apr 26, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    I agree with Susanna. I see people do this to their hair and it always look like they let a child at their head.

    Katy, you’re a classy lady and beyond your teenage years; leave this look for the kids.

  • 7 Igloo // Apr 27, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Very Avril Lavigne! Looks great!

  • 8 Fashionista // May 5, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Vey ineresting, beautiful hair ! Maybe you should try manic panic hair dye for a more radical result?hehe

  • 9 NYFW: a little pink, a little punk | Sugarlaws // Sep 13, 2012 at 11:16 am

    [...] technique I used for chalking my hair is here, but this time I wet the chalk with water for a more vibrant color.  I want to do this every [...]

  • 10 Jennifer // Jan 22, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    I used to buy those colored hair extensions but now I’ll get these hair chalk! Looks like a lot of fun, thanks!!

  • 11 nyfw: fall 2013 beauty trends | Sugarlaws // Feb 18, 2013 at 5:35 am

    [...] Ok, I have no idea how they did this — some form of spray paint/stencil maybe? So freaking cool.  Color definitely wasn’t limited to clothes this season, with models at Nicole Miller, Carmen Marc Valvo and CZAR sporting major pops of color. The orange and yellow ombre at Nicole Miller was the model’s own, but to steal their idea (temporarily), check out my video on using hair chalk here. [...]

  • 12 sandy // Apr 24, 2014 at 10:00 pm

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