Today's answer to highlighting is coloring strands in bright colors. You can do it at home, quickly and effortlessly

The original dyeing of strands in bright colors is now a matter of five minutes: the result, which will radically change your image, can be obtained in no time at home. All thanks to beauty novelties that allow you to boldly experiment with hair color and make, for example, fashionable coloring with strands: the paint can be washed off in a couple of water procedures using shampoo.How to properly dye your hair with strands?

Characteristic features of hair coloring with strands

The technique of dyeing individual strands of hair has been around for decades. It all started with the fact that in this way stylists tried to repeat the effect of hair burnout in the sun. They correctly noticed that under its rays the hair does not become lighter along the entire length, but only partially, as if the sun puts shining strokes on them with a thin brush. Over time, highlighting has become a common practice, and today you will not surprise anyone with such hair coloring.

Colored strands are a completely different matter: even if you use pastel paint, the result will be noticeable (especially on blond hair) and will definitely attract attention.

The trend declared itself in full voice about five years ago. Then with colored hair - blue, purple, lavender, pink - they even began to go out on the red carpet.The relevance of such coloring was also confirmed on the catwalks: catchy accents could be seen at the shows of Haider Ackermann, Jean Paul Gaultier, Tsumori Chisato and Prada.

The idea of brightly dyeing hair both in full and in strands was picked up in social networks, which brought this technique to a new round of popularity - and no wonder. Hair dyed with strands in the photo looks beautiful and bold. Unusual options for working with color began to appear - up to such as pixel coloring with digital drawings. But this, of course, is an extreme, and classic coloring techniques (albeit very bright) are more suitable for life.


Fashion ideas for dyeing hair with strands of different lengths

Coloring strands in different colors can be done in different ways depending on the length of the hair, its structure, as well as the features of the haircut.

Short hair

On very short hair (haircut "under the boy" ) full-fledged coloring of the strands can hardly be done. With this length, you can create bold color accents at the tips. Or highlight bangs if you wear them with a pixie cut or slightly longer hair.


Kare (both with a straight cut and with an extension near the face) is already more suitable for such coloring - if only because it allows you to make colored stripes longer. These haircuts are often accentuated graphic, and thin strands of bright colors, if properly positioned, can enhance this effect.

Medium length hair

In the case of medium-length hair, the coloring will be more noticeable, because you can apply paint from the very roots, "stretching" the color to the ends.

This is certainly not the only option. Color can highlight segments at different levels, creating the effect of volume and overflow of shades. If the hair "falls" below the shoulders, you can also emphasize the colored strands with the help of styling - smoothing the hair to a mirror shine or, on the contrary, curling it.

Long hair

It is interesting to experiment with the ombre technique on long hair, achieving a smooth transition from the original color to the contrast.

You can use different dyes on the same strand, gently blurring the boundaries between colors.

Multi-level staining looks no less expressive, when on some strands a new color starts from the roots, on others - from the middle, and on the third - closer to the tips.

The hairstyle can also inspire the concept of coloring. For example, the color application line can repeat the “ladder” of the haircut.

How to dye your hair with strands: step by step instructions

It doesn't matter whether it was a balanced or spontaneous decision to make some strands colored - for a quality result, girls prefer to turn to salon masters who have created such images more than once. But progress does not stand still, and it is now easy to get colored strands at home.

There are dyes, thanks to which you can bring your idea to life for a short time: depending on the formula, these pigments are washed out in a day or a week. With their help, coloring can be done independently and get a result that is indistinguishable from a professional one.

  1. Preparation

    The dye should be applied to cleansed hair, so wash and dry it thoroughly beforehand so that no wet areas remain.

    Place a towel over your shoulders so you don't stain your clothes during the dyeing process.

  2. Coloring

    First of all, choose the tool you will work with. If you're short on time, do an express color with dry hair crayons (remember, colored powder can crumble by the end of the day) or a spray like L'Oréal Paris's Colorista Spray, which you can just spritz on your hair and go about your business. We wrote more about it here.

    The color will wash off after the first wash with shampoo. For those who are ready for more time-consuming and more thorough coloring, without a single hint of negligence, Colorista Hair Makeup jelly will come in handy.

    By the way, it can also be washed off every other day. And you will find a test drive of this tool in this video.

    But the long-term result gives Colorista Washout. The color will wash out gradually - within one and a half to two weeks. Apply the chosen paint according to the instructions.For example, with Colorista Hair Makeup, you will need to dry your hair after distributing the product over the strands. And Colorista Washout requires exposure - 15-30 minutes.

  3. Styling

    To complete your dyed strands look, style your hair to accentuate the creative effect.

    You can curl your hair (curls will help emphasize the color of the strands) or, conversely, straighten it to a smooth shine. Hairstyles such as a ponytail or a messy bun are also good choices for showing off colored highlights that will make you stand out from the crowd.

Coloring strands: ideas for dark hair

Brunettes in most cases have a catchy appearance with bright features. But soft pastel shades on their hair are not as noticeable as more contrasting and saturated ones. Therefore, blue and green strands, fuchsia, turquoise, purple are much more common on dark hair.

You can randomly choose strands of medium thickness and paint over them. Or, for example, select a few thin strands near the face to refresh the look.

An option for those who rarely wear their hair down is to apply color to the strands of the lower layer, at the neck and at the temples so that they are visible when you collect your hair in a bun or ponytail.

More color ideas for dark hair can be found here.

Beautiful coloring with dark strands on blond hair

It's easy to create an expressive contrast on blond hair. Even pale blue or mint green dye on blondes will seem like an accent of extreme brightness.

For a more harmonious and natural result, you can dye the light strands in the color "strawberry and cream" , which will literally merge with the blond.

But you should be careful with darkening: without a soft transition, blue, emerald, plum, burgundy and other deep colors will contrast too much with the original shade.

In these colors, you can dye very thin strands on the middle and lower layers of the hair, in order to get iridescent overflows that show through the golden glow of the “background” shade.

How to choose the right hair dye?

The choice depends on the desired result. If you want a one-day makeover, then crayons or mascara will do the job, as well as a spray or jelly like Colorista Spray or Colorista Hair Makeup: they are all washed off during the first shampoo.

If you are ready for a week or two experiment, then choose a more durable formula - for example, Colorista Washout.

Another factor that should influence the choice of paint is your own hair color. The fact is that not all formulas and shades "work" on dark strands.

Blondes, on the other hand, should be prepared for the fact that their hair, on the contrary, is very susceptible to color and may not leave it longer than the 1.5–2 weeks stated on the package.

Therefore, for girls with dark hair who want bright coloring of the strands, “surface” products (sprays, mascara and crayons) that are not absorbed into the hair are more suitable. The choice of blondes in this sense is not limited in any way.

Have you ever tried dyeing individual strands? What colors and dyes did you use? Write a comment.