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.

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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.



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