How to pull off coloured streaks
You don’t need to switch jobs to pull off punk streaks. All you need is a little help – and a good party.
For a night, or forever
Add temporary colour with hair chalk
Spritz damp hair with a salt spray and rough-dry for a messy, beachy texture. Clip the top layers of hair out of the way before grabbing a 2cm section from the front. Twist it like a rope and rub coloured hair chalk all over from the midlengths to the ends. If your hair is dark brown, wet the section before chalking it, says colourist Kyle White – but be warned: this could stain your hair for several days. Repeat with three or four other random pieces on each side. Clamp each section with your flatiron to give it longevity, and spritz with hairspray so that the colour doesn’t end up on your clothes.
Go commitment-free with clip-ins
Colourful clip-in strands come in all different shades, as seen on the model pictured on the right. They are super easy to use: you simply lift your hair and clip them in place, making sure to hide the top of the extension with your own hair. Avoid heat-styling synthetic or fibre pieces, as some could melt.
Try a semi-permanent dye
The lighter your hair, the brighter the results. Whether you’re mixing powder colours or adding a coloured mousse, always wear gloves. It’s definitely worth doing a small strand test. Choose a hidden piece of hair and follow the instructions. Wait 24 hours to see if any reactions occur.