Katie Mulcahy, Creative Director at Lisa Shepherd is ‘chalking’ up her fab fun colours to catwalk inspiration.
Chanel, Marc Jacobs et al were doing it on the catwalk way back in February but now every average Jo(anne) can buy into the pastel hair tone trend and the great news says Katie Mulcahy, Creative Director at award winning salon group Lisa Shepherd, is that you can do it at home any time!
Katie says “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. 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 back stage at fashion shows and photo shoots. All you need to do is follow these simple steps and above all remember to have FUN!
Step 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!
Step 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.
Step 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