Dip-Dyed Hair is Going to Be Huge! We Bring You Inspiration

Posted by July 08, 2011 8:04 pm
On the left is the inspiration behind LC's trendsetting 'do, and on the right is the final result. I love how the individual layers are dyed seperately, giving it a more tie-dye look instead of the [...] 
On the left is the inspiration behind LC's trendsetting 'do, and on the right is the final result. I love how the individual layers are dyed seperately, giving it a more tie-dye look instead of the typical ombré. 
Somehow this is both haute and clown-like. Candy colored, dip-dyed hair on the Meadham Kirchhoff Spring RTW 2010 runway.  
The best hairstyle to embody the futuristic-hippie trend of Topshop's spring lookbook? Colorful dip-dyed locks.  
A temporary way to get on-trend, colorful hair? Streaks of paint-on color, as seen on Joseph Altuzarra's SS 2011 runway.  
Who could forget Proenza Schouler's introduction to the ombré trend on their SS 2010 runway?  

In case you missed it, Lauren Conrad now has a multicolored, dip-dyed mane. I want to run out of the office and go do the same thing to my hair, as I’m sure many of you do, too.

This is the best dye job for someone who is as adventurous as they are wary of hairstyle commitment, and sure to take off super quickly. It’s true to the ombr trendwhich, lets face it, is soon to be overplayed – but the way LC has done it is updated and fresh. If you love the look, temporary dyes such as Manic Panic will allow you to switch up the colors every few weeks. But, if you try it and end up hating it, all it takes is a trim to start fresh without damaging your hair too muchsince the ends are dyed in a piecey way, you won’t have to worry about losing much length or growing out an awkward blunt cut.

LC, the co-founder of TheBeautyDepartment.com, left the decision up to her readers in the form of a poll – After 60% voted “Do It!”, she did. I wonder what the other 40% think now that they’ve seen the finished product?

I normally grow my hair out in the summer and get a drastic cut around fall, so this is something I might try with my own ends.

Of course, LC isn’t the first to try dip-dyed hair. Check out the slideshow for more dip-dye inspiration from the runways. Is this a trend you think you’d like to try? Let us know!

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  1. Vasken Demirjian says:

    I understand the need to come up with something new all the time, as Fashion demands it, but c’mon, this is simply ridiculous and at best, a weak passing fancy. It is not a sophisticated look at all!!!

  2. promqueen says:

    i dunno, i kinda like this… i think we need to refine this whole thing as a trend, though. i mean, we’re seeing little blips here and there, but i think we need some more definition. i think it’s a bit broad to call it a trend just yet.

  3. Chloe says:

    I’m loving it! I never thought of using Manic Panic like that before but I will now!

  4. Scintillating Skyler says:

    old news to me. i did this back in march, just with my natural brown hair and bright turquoise tips.

  5. Odette says:

    Come on , you don’t need to be sophisticated to look good in the fashion world. This is obviously for those who like a bit of fun. I love it. where do i sign up?!

  6. Alex says:

    what are some good PERMANENT dyes for this trend?

  7. bella says:

    it looks awesome!!!!!

  8. […] our hair various colors of the rainbow isn’t exactly anything new – the “dip dyed hair” trend gained speed about two years ago and much to everyone’s surprise, it isn’t […]

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