When it comes to no strings attached hair colours, there’s no better contender than hair chalk. Whether you’re after a quick colour injection for a festival or party, or you just want to try before you buy with a bright hair colour, there’s so many fun hair chalk ideas to trial.
Not only are they SO MUCH FUN to play around with, but they wash right out so you can go back to your usual colour again (or, you know, try out another colour the next day if you’re that way inclined).
From crazy rainbow braids to subtler touches of colour, bring out your inner artist with these uh-mazing hair chalk ideas…
Make your hair your canvas with these illuminating hair chalk ideas
1. Sassy streaks
So, channel your inner Lizzie McGuire (#OldDisneyMemories) and wow everyone with these multicoloured streaks. Credit: @marianneostrat
2. No obligation ombre
If you love the ombre look but get anxious about dyeing your ends, only for it to fade out or damage your hair, you’ll appreciate Instagram’s ombre hair chalk ideas.
You’ll be able to live out your ombre hair ambitions, see how you like it and be able to wash it out for work by Monday morning. Easy peasy! Credit: @nevaboskin
3. Bright braids
As if braids didn’t already scream festival hair enough, we came across this multicoloured wonder on Instagram and immediately added it to our saved collections.
It’s one of the easiest way to update your braids, so choose either to colour just one accent braid or going full throttle and do them all. Credit: @clutter_up
Top tip: Once you’ve decide which of these hair chalk ideas is your fave and have created your look, you need to ensure it doesn’t flake or fall out.
So, remember to seal in the colour with a spritz of hairspray as your final step (the VO5 Ultimate Hold Hairspray would be great for this) and you can rock out all day long!
4. Princessy pastels
We imagine that if a Disney princess were to try out hair chalking, this is how it would look. Plus, since festivals and pastels go hand in hand, rocking a more muted style will still give you those party vibes, just without being too garish. Credit: @x.leah.bx
5. Colour splash
With its dual-tone highlights, this look reminds us of those multicoloured gummy worms – and is just as sweet, too!
Pop it on after washing your hair and 5 minutes is all it needs to make your hair feel super soft, smooth and shiny again.
6. Peekaboo rainbow highlights
Coloured hair is already a pretty statement look, but by keeping the majority of your natural hair colour and just adding a few hidden peekaboo highlights in, your look will really pop!
7. Rebellious streak
No, you haven’t stepped back in time, because your teenage self’s dream hairstyle is back…
This style is proof that sometimes less actually is more and it means that if you’re sharing your chalk with the rest of your festival campmates, there’ll be more than enough to go around. Credit: @shainsparks
8. Trendy tips
After something quick? Well you’ll only need a couple of minutes for this one.
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