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How to Do Pastel Pink and Purple Highlights

A Reader Gets Pretty in Pink

Want to do something fun to show your lighthearted side during these warmer weathered months, but don't want to go the shocking pink route? Take a tip from reader PrettyShinySparkly, then, who recently wrote me about her new pastel pink and purple strands featured on her blog of the same name. Find out how she got them below:

  • A natural blonde, PrettyShinySparkly typically has her stylist put both highlights and lowlights in her hair, but due to time constraints, she pulled a DIY, using L'Oréal's Superior Preference in Glistening Magnolia ($15) in hopes of attaining a beachy-white blond. When the color turned out a little bit too buttery-yellow, she applied Wella's Color Charm Toner in #T18 ($5), a subtle lavender, to counteract any unwanted golden-toned pigments. "After rinsing out the toner, shampooing, and deep conditioning, I was shocked and flabbergasted to find that I had accidentally created the most perfect, subtle, barely-there version of the lavender highlights I was so coveting," she said.
  • Then, a few weeks later, as the streaks faded into a silver-toned lavender hue, she decided to keep the pastel theme going, applying Manic Panic's Cotton Candy ($7.50) and Mystic Heather ($9). The outcome? Fun and funky pink and purple semipermanent highlights that are perfect for Summer.

Do you have a hair color story to share? Tell us all about it in the Do-It-Yourself Beauty group on the BellaSugar Community. Your at-home stylings might just be featured here on Bella.

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