Synopses & Reviews
A COMPLETE GUIDE TO CREATING THE LATEST LOOKS AT HOMEFROM NEON-PINK STREAKS AND RAINBOW TIPS TO PURPLE HIGHLIGHTS AND DEEPBLUE TINTS
Punky colored hair isn't just for anarchists anymore. These new looks are being rocked by everyone from top models on the runway to regular women on the job. Now, DIY Dye brings together all the latest and greatest ways to create an iridescent do into one helpful and handy do-it-at-home guide.
There are countless products for freaking out ones locks, but woefully little information on how to use them. This comprehensive manual lays out all the options for what to use, explains how to use them most effectively, and describes what different types of hair will do in reaction. Readers will learn all the ways to go from basic blonde to baby blue and to control how long their looks will last. Seeking out a one-night stand? Try the simple, nontoxic recipe for homemade hair chalk. Want a summer fling? Its amazing what Kool-Aid can do. With step-by-step instructions for every style from two-tone to ombre to a full head of highlighter-hued hair, this complete guide to the wonderful world of home hair dye leaves no follicle untouched.
HAIR THATS TO DYE FOR
Want an accent streak of fire-engine red? How about forest-green tips? Or maybe youre daring enough to transform your locks into a rainbow of bright colors? Its all up to you!
With DIY Dye and some imagination, you can easily personalize your hair with any color and style imaginable. This comprehensive guide offers step-by-step instructions on every aspect of at-home hair coloring including:
Picking the right dye
Concocting original hues
Getting an ombre in any color
Whether youre looking to add color for a day, week, month or longer, DIY Dye shows you how to fashion the look you want using affordable options like coloring kits, chalks, henna, food coloring and even Kool-Aid packets.
About the Author
is a Georgia native, NYU film graduate and current L.A. dweller. When she isn't rescuing dogs from high kill shelters, thrifting items for her online shop, Southern Dropout, or editing her crafting website, CraftFoxes
, she's doing actual freelance work!
An early graduate of publishing giants Hearst (CosmoGIRL! and Cosmopolitan), Time Inc. (Entertainment Weekly) and Condé Nast (Jane), Lankford has also written, produced and edited for AOL's Lemondrop.com, NBC's iVillage, Paste Magazine, MTV and several others. She helped launch Fab and Bookish, did all the research for a best-selling memoir and spent time as a community operations admin at Etsy. "Time off" means traveling all over the world for sporting events and film festivals.
Table of Contents
To Bleach or Not to Bleach Color-Wheel Chart
Hair chalking recipes and techniques
KoolAid recipe and techniques
Food-coloring recipe and techniques
Bleach recipe and techniques
Store-bought coloring techniques
Just the tips