If your mission is to channel a mermaid, fairy, or other ethereal being at an upcoming fancy dress party, stick to pinks, purples, aquas, teals, or a combination of them all. This year’s rainbow hair trend is bright and fun and lends itself to the playful romanticism these characters embody. If you’re going for a more gothic look like a witch or vampire, play up the glamour these creatures are known for by transforming your tresses into a mysterious midnight black. If you plan on playing the part of Frankenstein’s bride or another ‘undead’ look, the year’s silver haired-granny trend is key here. Below are our favorite temporary hair color options to give you the year’s hottest colors - without the high cost of hair damage - plus some tips and tricks along the way.
Hair chalk is one of the most popular ways to add color to your hair. Art store pastels provide lots of color options, and the consistency is perfect for chalking your hair, but tons of brands also sell sets that make it easy. The key with hair chalk is to rub them into your dampened strands individually. But it’s important to note that chalking requires deep conditioning to replenish moisture stripped in the process. Be sure to use Schwarzkopf essence ULTIME Diamond Color & Radiance Illuminating Mask after shampooing the chalk out to keep your locks healthy and hydrated.
Sponge-on hair color is another temporary alternative. It comes with a thick sponge applicator making it easy to glide color on exactly where you want it. This is a great option if you’re going for an ombre effect. The super-saturated color will look amazing, but can feel really stiff and take several washes to completely remove. Using Schwarzkopf essence ULTIME Omega Repair & Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner will keep your hair shiny and silky smooth during the removal process.
The least intimidating way to play with temporary hair color is with a wig. This is the easiest way to get the exact color and style you want, but it’s a good idea to use a wig cap so your strands don’t stick out messily all around. Pull your hair straight back into a ponytail at the base of your neck and use bobby pins to secure the ends of the ponytail to the back of your head, keeping your hair as flat as possible. Keep your hair in place with Schwarzkopf styliste ULTIME Crystal Shine & Hold Laminating Shine Hair Spray. Put on your wig cap and then your wig, starting at the top of your head and work your way to the nape of your neck.
Experiment with a look you might not ordinarily rock the other 364 days of the year: have fun without worrying about the consequences! With our expert guide and your favorite Schwarzkopf products, transforming yourself has never been easier!