Hair chalking craze

Move over braids, step aside quiffs and make way for this season’s hottest hair trend – chalking.

Yes, actually using chalk to add some colour and quirk to your tresses.

Chanel and Marc Jacobs were using it on the runway this spring and now the world is catching on to the hottest new summer trend.

“Chalk has been used in hair and beauty for centuries. The ancient Romans lightened their skin with it and Regency aristocrats powdered their wigs with chalk to keep them bright white,” Katie Mulcahy from the award winning salon group Lisa Shepherd told The Daily Mail.

“As hair professionals we wouldn’t normally recommend our clients colour their hair themselves but this very cool chalk technique is totally temporary and after just a few shampoo’s there will be no trace, ideal for the weekend, a festival or a big night out.”

Katie has honed her ‘chalking’ skills backstage at fashion shows and photo shoots and believes it is set to be the hair trend of the year.

Here are her top tips for chalking:

1: Choose good quality wax chalk available in art supply and craft shop. Every colour and shade of the rainbow is available, so get creative!

2: This technique works on any length or depth of base hair colour. If applying the chalk to darker shades then spray the hair down with a little water first as this will allow the colour to show through with greater intensity. For light base shades the chalk can be applied to dry hair. Use your imagination...deeper colours on the mid lengths fading to lighter ends creates a VERY cool result.

3: Once the hair is completely dry seal the colour in with a curling iron, straighteners, or hold hair momentarily in the diffuser cup of your hairdryer.

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