Hair Trend: The “Dip-Dye”

Hair Trend: The “Dip-Dye”

I figured that ombre hair was the new “dip-dye” but from what  I can see, the dip dyed trend is here to stay. For autumn/winter 2012/13, models at both Prada and Pringle of Scotland rocked bleached blonde hair with red and black tips, and visa versa. Celebrities and fashionistas are embracing colour for summer, with purple, pink and blue being the favourite colours to “dip”.

Lauren Conrad's multi-coloured dip dye

I first spotted dip dying on my hair icon, Lauren Conrad, who dip-dyed her ends in strips of pastel shades. Here in the UK, singer Jessie J has been switching up her dip-dyed hair from solid purple to solid red, a stark contrast to her natural jet black colour. Blondes seem to favour  pink and blue, both spotted on the likes of Kate Bosworth and Dakota Fanning.

London's queen of dip dying, Jessie J

If like me, a permanent dip-dye is a bit too much of a commitment, hair trend company Colour Xtreme have a range of sprays and gels that give you a temporary dip dye look that washes out and doesn’t damage your hair. Colour Xtreme are also about to take this trend a step further, by launching stencil sets to create a funky leopard look, amongst others. Colour Xtreme products are going to be stocked at in May so good news for international shipping to SA. To view the full range of products head over to

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Bronwyn Holmes