How to Make Your Hair Bright Blue! Or Hot Pink!

headshotOne of the questions I get asked all the time as I go around in my colorful car and wearing my brightly dyed hair is ” How do I do that?”

Jill Johnson from originally from Venus Salon in Houston, and now at her own shop on White Oak gave me the skinny back in 2008 when I made my first art car.

The first thing you have to do is bleach your hair platinum! Not blonde, not ash, but white as snow is best.

For me with my very dark brown hair with lots of grey, that means 5 one hour sessions of whitening over a week or more.

My hair is stubborn and goes orange, yellow, straw and finally white. The trick here is not to damage your hair. I do it at home but if you don’t have the know how, this part is best handled by a pro.

I usually spend a week as a platinum blonde as it is interesting to see how people treat me as a blonde as opposed to a brunette.

Next comes the color. I have tried many brands of color and love Rage N Color. It is very bright and lasts a long time. Manic Panic is also good but fades faster. But if you want color that really lasts try the new Ion Color Brilliance Brights Semi-Permanent Hair Color in all the bright colors. Warning! This stuff lasts!!!

Pink in all brands fades fastest of all the colors. After that in least fade resistance is purple.  Blue lasts fairly well and teal lasts longest.

After years of living in the suburbs, driving a normal grey car and living in a grey house, I love having colorful hair, driving a colorful car and living in a colorful house!

It makes me happy!




2 Responses to “How to Make Your Hair Bright Blue! Or Hot Pink!”

  1. Laurie Ceesay Says:

    Kim, Love the pink hair! I am a hairdresser, a brunette and a bleach blonde highlight junkie so a understand your color application pain!! Your life is very colorful and you potentially shock people because you are brave and free spirited and they are closed up!! Joy to you! Laurie Ceesay

  2. Karen Says:

    Love it… I too color my hair with manic panic… Have done it for almost 15 years… I have just cut it back go just my bangs…. I keep my naturally ash blonde hair near black and swap out the color of my bangs when they begin fading,.., love meeting kindred spirits…