• adele

    July 20, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Oh I love it!! I am blonde, but not sure I would dare do this to my own hair!!!!

  • Addie

    July 20, 2011 at 10:08 am

    I absolutely LOVE this…. and if something went wrong, all you have to do is cut it off… 🙂

    Although, from experience, coloring blonde hair is not as great as you would expect… the color fades way faster than you would think b/c when you bleach darker hair, it kind of damages it, so the color really soaks into the hair, with blonde hair, it isnt damaged, so it doesnt soak in as well…

    Im such a nerd, sorry

  • Paige

    July 20, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Seriously wishing I was blonde right about now to do this to my tips! Or would it still look cool with brown hair?

    • Kelly

      July 20, 2011 at 10:17 am

      i’m dark brown and would try it if my hair were a bit a longer – i say go for it!

  • Sara

    July 20, 2011 at 10:43 am

    I absolutely ADORE this look. I tried it once a long time ago, but it was hard getting my crazy hair to do what I wanted.

  • Cristina

    July 20, 2011 at 11:55 am

    I’m obsessed with the dip-die technique! But the last time I highlighted my own hair it looked great for a couple months until I realized it was totally fried and never going to be normal again until it grew out. Still, I’m contemplating paying someone to do it this time 🙂


  • amy b.s.

    July 20, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    i think this is so cool. i so wish i could get away with this at work!

  • Caroline

    July 20, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    So cute! I love the look of this. You have the best finds – I’d never heard of The Beauty Department – one more thing for my rss feed to handle!

  • Lauren

    July 20, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    I definitely wanted to try a variation of this… but it got vetoed by my BF. He normally doesn’t have such a strong opinion about my hair -so he must of really hated it! But I still say – it’s a yes!

  • Vilija

    July 20, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    I’ve done a single color dip-dye with Kool-Aid when I was in high school. I’m a blond and a swimmer and you’d be surprised at how long Kool-Aid stays in hair, even without bleaching. My friend is a very dark brunette and she did pink and burgundy tips this summer, knowing that when school starts in the fall (we’re teachers) she could just trim off the ends. If I had more time left this summer I’d totally go all out with some color in my hair. This is inspiring me and I think that next June I’ll have some great color in my hair.

  • Christina Shumway

    July 20, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    I wanted to do this, but my stylist refused to do it 🙁

  • Samantha

    July 21, 2011 at 12:17 am

    AHH!! I LOVE IT! I have brunette hair, and pink would look so bomb! Great idea!


  • niamh

    July 21, 2011 at 6:03 am

    I have naturally blonde hair, and over the past four years, I’ve dyed it different colours. Last year I decided that red suited me best, so I’ve had red hair for a year. Anyway, a couple of months ago, I wanted to dip dye my hair, so I bleached it! It’s a very warm blonde and everyone comments on it saying I look like a walking flame. I don’t care, I love it! Very hard to maintain though!

  • Joc

    July 21, 2011 at 8:01 am

    are the colored dyes in the containters just…. dye? what are they?

  • Joc

    July 21, 2011 at 8:02 am

    ohhh wait.. is it just lipgloss?

  • fajas colombianas

    July 21, 2011 at 9:12 am

    I wish my hair was blonde so I could do this too. Are those hair dye’s? could I use any dye?

  • Jenn

    July 21, 2011 at 10:02 am

    This looks SO COOL! I am a brunette and always feel like I am missing out on cool trends like this!

  • Holland

    July 21, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Where do I find the colors to do this? I want to good stuff that won’t fade easy!

    Love this look! xoxoxo

    • Kelly

      July 21, 2011 at 10:22 am

      Those of you with specific questions would have to contact the individual who created the tutorial or a stylist – I’m just the messenger. 😉

  • Shaylah

    July 21, 2011 at 11:39 am

    I just recently did this to my hair! I love it! I have dark brown hair and I got blue/green, blue, purple, and strawberry blonde on the tips 🙂 I have never colored/highlighted my hair before and I am so glad that I went for it now!

  • Shirley Berlin

    July 21, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    What is the clear gloss for? Is this just an after coloring procedure to keep hair looking healthy?

  • amourette

    July 21, 2011 at 9:42 pm


  • Lila

    July 21, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    I LOVE this. I wish I were blonde now


  • Mar lea

    July 21, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    I love this!!

  • lily

    July 21, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    I have dark brown hair and I want to do this!

  • maddie

    July 23, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    i would do this! i have “sunIn” that lightens my hair quite a bit i’m naturally a mousy brown. would love purple tips!

  • rachel

    July 23, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    i tried this and it so so awesome it makes my hair stand out from everyone elses and it looks great on my brown/blonde hair(natural)

  • Alysha

    July 23, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    I’m really considering trying this but first I wanted to know if anyone can tell if all of the tips are done the same length? Like to me it looks like some pieces have a longer length of color than others. If I do it, I want it to look good!

  • Dewi Sulaiman

    July 23, 2011 at 9:56 pm


  • Abby

    July 24, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    This is great! I was talking about it with one of my co workers and she agreed that I should do blue and purple with my strawberry blonde hair! 😀 I’m so excited to try it once school starts!

    Addie or addle Idk how it is but thanks for the tip! Lol 😛 It makes me more confident on doing this and knowing the color will stay better! 😀 Thanks!

  • karli

    July 25, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    i wanna try this sooo bad. my hair is extremely damaged already tho so i dont think im gonna try :/

  • emma

    July 25, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    I did this with my dark brown hair and it looked so good! However, it’s starting to fade since its been about 2 weeks. I’m going to my stylist soon so he can fix it to make it stay longer! I like this look on myself better than my friend did, and she’s blonde. Just so all you brunettes know you can pull it off too! 🙂

  • Meg

    July 25, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    The best dye to use is Manic Panic. Their website is manicpanic.com. They even have little bleaching kits, perfect for dip-dying your tips. I used to bleach and dye my hair a different color every month when I was in high school. (my hair is hot pink and black in my senior picture) I have tried almost every semi-permanent metallic dye and that’s definitely what you see pictured above. The colors look like After Midnight Blue (dark blue), Bad Boy Blue (light blue), Hot Hot Pink (dark pink), and Cotton Candy Pink (light pink), all by M-P. I hope this helps.

  • Danae?!

    July 25, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Awesome. I used to dye my hair odd colors all the tims (I’m a natural blonde; even Sharpie stays in my hair for three days to a week!) but I gradually stopped doing it (I’m not so big on the upkeep). Now, though, I think I just might do it with light and dark blue-and temporary dye.

  • cheryl cole fancy dress

    July 26, 2011 at 1:36 am

    Dare me and I might try it!

  • Tammy

    July 26, 2011 at 8:49 am

    this can easily be done with hair extensions. With extensions, you don’t have to worry about changing the natural color of your hair. No bleach, no damage… The extensions come in blonde, brown, and black. And even better…the color is permanent, you don’t have to worry about it fading in a week!

  • Paige Shears

    July 26, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Although, from experience, coloring blonde hair is not as great as you would expect… the color fades way faster than you would think b/c when you bleach darker hair, it kind of damages it, so the color really soaks into the hair, with blonde hair, it isnt damaged, so it doesnt soak in as well…

    …..accept its the complete opposite.
    Dark hair levels 6-1 if you bleach you hair it will damage your ends now the color will stick to your hair no mater what because of the bleach you dont even have to bleach it that light it could be copery orange as long as you got your blues and your pinks. use 20v to lighten enough with as little damage as possible

    blonde hair levers 7-11..if you are naturaly blonde bleaching the tips of your hair is still a must if you want this to stay at all. you could use 10v because you are already light the only reason for the bleach is to blow open the hair folicle and make it porus[damaged] enough to hold the color.

    now as for making the color stay, it has nothing to do with the color of your hair it has every thing to do with maintanance, cold water ONLY, no shampoo on your ends.condotioner does have some detergents in them as well so honestly when i was purple i scrubbed my hair with nothing but conditoioner in cold water and it came out clean and fulffy and vibrant every time :]
    thats just my porfesional oppenion,…. i might be a color specialist too lolol:DD

  • Kenzie

    July 26, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Hey! I LOVE this look, and I’ve really wanted to do it to my hair! I have fairly long hair (a few inches past my shoulders) and it’s medium brown. I have natural ringlet curls as well. Do you guys think it would look alright? I always die my hair (just today, even), so i’m just worried if it will look okay with my ringlets…

  • kylie

    July 26, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    i really want to try this, but does it look weird with straight hair?

  • gg

    July 26, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    All my life, I’ve been jealous of people with dark hair because unnatural color highlights like blue and purple look so damn cool in their hair. Now, that jealousy is receding. I might just have to get these. 😉

  • Jessica

    July 26, 2011 at 6:49 pm


  • Ariel

    July 26, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Go pick up a blonde wig cheap and make extensions out of them with the tips, saves your own hair! or have a full color extension if you want

  • maura

    July 26, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    I have to warn those who want to dye their darker hair- black looks awesome, but be careful with brown hair. some colors (even when bleached first) tend to look gross. i had a friend who did it and it made her hair just look dirty, or like something got caught in it!

  • Saida Sultana

    July 26, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    I really want to try this!

  • Katie Bogucki

    July 27, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    I LOVE this. So much I just called my hair stylist… = )

  • Ella

    July 27, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Alright imma do it, I was brave enough to dye the underside of my hair pink and if I do this I hope it comes out just as well. I have super long (to my butt) lightish blonde hair. will link photos when im done.

  • Risa

    July 27, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    I love this! But I don’t think I would do this to my beautiful blonde hair!!!!!

  • elle

    July 27, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    TOOLS: highlighting comb, clips, foils, color brush, hair bleach with the appropriate volume (always seek a professional when using bleach), light pink color, dark pink color, light blue, dark blue, clear gloss.

    Step 1 Highlight the tips of the hair using hair bleach with the correct volume. I lightened the bottom 3 inches of Lauren’s hair, taking it as light as possible without causing any damage. As you can see above, I like to “feather” on the bleach. Painting a jagged line makes it blend better.

    Step 2 Fold up your foil and let it process until it reaches a pale blonde. Use the appropriate heat if necessary.

    Step 3 Shampoo and lightly condition bleach out of the hair.

    Step 4 Blow hair completely dry. If it’s still wet, it will soak up less color.

    Step 5 Place the hair on a foil. Imagine the bleached out part being split into 3. You’re going to leave the top 1/3 blonde.

    Step 6 Next, paint the light blue (or whatever color you choose) on the entire bottom 2/3.

    Step 7 Paint the very tips (or bottom 1/3) using the darker version of that color. It should look almost feather like. Be sure to blend. Last, rinse out the color. I highly suggest washing them out one piece at a time and towel drying well so the colors don’t bleed into each other. If they do, you may see a “marbleizing” effect. I love when the colors all swirl together like that, but if you’re looking to keep them more defined, keep them away from each other when they’re wet. I like to finish up by sealing it with a clear gloss. That’s a professional use only product so if you don’t have access to it, you don’t have to do that. Blow dry and…Tah Daaah!!

    • Kelly

      July 28, 2011 at 8:53 am

      Thanks so much for the step-by-step process, Elle! I know these ladies will appreciate it to no end.

  • Ella

    July 28, 2011 at 9:48 am

    yess elle i was hoping for a written instruction. thanks!

  • Hayley

    July 28, 2011 at 10:59 am

    does this look stupid on short hair? mine is like just below my shoulders, but i really wanna do this. but i don’t want it to look stupid. like if it’ll cover my whole head, i don’t want that.

  • Carolyn

    July 28, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    I love this very cool effect it gives. This makes me wish I was blonde!

  • kiddo

    July 29, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Does every hair have dye on the tip? And yes I ask the same question, does this look stupid on straight hair?

  • kiddo

    July 30, 2011 at 1:48 am

    Also, specifically what kind of dyes should be used?? I really don’t want to screw this up!

  • Courtney

    July 30, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    next summer this shit is going down. i just need to grow my hair out a few more inches then im set. this is awesome!

  • Lauren

    August 1, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    makes me want to eat cotton candy really bad

  • Melanie

    August 2, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Nichole Grandi – a stylist at Black Bandits, a salon located on Melrose in LA, knows how to do this and will do it. She is amazing and did mine!

  • lexie

    August 2, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    wow totaly my next move

  • A.O

    August 2, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    i really like this thats pretty cool

  • sawkdrawer

    August 2, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    It’s beautiful….until you have to wash it out. Then it fades and smears your shower with residue. Then you wash it one, maybe two, days later. And it fades again. Then you have faded light grey and light pink color on the tips of your hair.

    Maintaining this look requires either:
    1) Not washing your hair often; or
    2) Protecting JUST the tips of your hair when you wash it; or
    3)Re-applying the semi-permanent (yes, this ultra-bright color is NOT permanent) hair color every 2-3 weeks to maintain that bright color.

    I REALLY do wish someone would have told me this about semi-permanent hair color (a.k.a. Punky Color, Hot Topic Hair Color, etc.) before I tried this with my hair. 🙁

  • sabrina

    August 4, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    umm where are the instructions for this?
    what kind of bleach is it? what type of paint? how long do we leave it in etc…