Tutorial: Pastel Hair Chalking
If you’re wanting to add temporary color to your hair without the use of hair dye, chalk pastels are your answer! It takes only a few minutes to apply for a bright burst of color. Find out how to get this look!
Before you start, make sure you are using chalk pastels NOT oil pastels. You will also need a blow dryer and straightener to set the color into your hair. In our experiments with the pastels, it washed out of darker colored hair easily after one wash, but for blondes I would warn you that the color may last longer than after one wash. Also, it can be slightly messy to apply so wear clothing that you don’t mind getting chalk on. We didn’t wear gloves and found that although it was messy, the chalk came off our hands very easily. With that said, let’s get started!
Step 1- Gather a section of hair and completely wet the part you want to color. We liked coloring just the ends of each section, but you can apply color to the entire length of the section if you want a more dramatic look
Step 2- Apply the chalk to your wet section of hair starting at the top and rubbing downward. If you rub the chalk up and down it could tease the hair and create a knot. Slightly twist the hair while applying the chalk to ensure all parts of your section are colored evenly
Step 3- When you are done applying the color, blow dry the section by holding the blow dryer at a downward angle
Step 4- Flat iron your dry, colored section of hair to set the color
Step 5- If you want to add more colored pieces, repeat steps 1-4. The amount of pieces you add is up to you!
Your straightener will look like a work of art when you’re done!
The final product! Big thanks to Jenica from our Issaquah location for wanting to test this out!
Contributing Stylist: Jenica