Hairstyle How To: Dip-Dye At Home

Dip dye hair is the hottest celebrity hairstyle of the moment and the perfect way to spice up your hair colour for spring. Now, we’re not talking full-throttle punk, but just a little colour at the ends – up for the challenge? Originally sported by Nicki Minaj and most recently on Dakota Fanning, Drew Barrymore and Cat Deeley, colour is definitely here to stay.  

So how do you do it? Well, for wash-out colour, try Stargazers Colour Spray in pink (get it at Amazon). It’s only around £3 and can be completely removed in just one wash – the perfect weekend fix. Put an old towel around your shoulders and brush hair out so it’s completely smooth and straight. Section the hair in half and bring it round to the front so you can see what you’re doing. Leave the strands flat against your shoulders and spray colour onto the ends. Make sure you wear gloves and don’t do it near white walls! For a more permanent colour, try Fudge’s Paint Box in Pretty Flamingo, £8.95. It lasts for three to 30 washes. To apply, first shampoo your hair and lleave off the conditioner then, wearing gloves, squirt a little colour into your hands and apply just to the ends, like you would do for a treatment. The colour should take about 20 minutes to develop and then all you have to do is rinse until the water turns clear! 

And if we can’t convince you to choose colour, why not try a little blonde? John Frieda’s new Go Blonder Lightening Spray, £6.99, brightens and lightens normal and highlighted hair. Spray onto towel-dried ends and comb through. It uses clever Thermo-Protectant technology, which means the colour will develop when you add heat from either a hairdryer or straighteners. And that’s it – new coloured locks without the salon price!  SF

See all the latest celebrity dip-dye hairstyle pictures below. Be inspired!