Friday, October 14, 2011
By Alyssa Kolsky Hertzig
Lauren Conrad is proving to be quite the daredevil when it comes to her hair. After recently trying out tie-dyed ends, where the tips of her long blonde hair were colored magenta and blue, and later going a softer (but still shocking!) icy blue, we can report that she has done it again.
This week, Lauren decided to take the plunge with a shade that her L.A. Colorist, Kristin Ess, has dubbed "pinky-peach." To create it, Ess mixed three shades of dye: Special Effects Hair Dye in Bright As F#@! Yellow, Fudge dye in Strawberry Fields, and a drop of Special Effects's Atomic Pink. She then added an ounce of water to the mixture to "make it more pastel." The resulting shade is concentrated on the ends of Lauren's hair and fades subtly up into the blonde. It's pretty, punky, and definitely peach.
Want to do it yourself at home? Ess recommends trying it on a test piece of hair first. "Always paint, rinse, and dry first to make sure the color is to your liking," she says. "Some may like it a little more yellow or pink depending on if your blonde tips are darker or lighter. For a more diluted formula, just add more water—one-half ounce at a time."
So, what do you think? Are you into Lauren's new peach hue? And would you ever try it?