The dip-dyed hair effect has been seen on celebrities (and on the runway) around the world with stars like Kate Bosworth, Amber Le Bon and even Kim Kardashian indulging. Hair chalking lets you get the look at home, without any of the permanent effects. Here’s our selection of tutorial videos on the technique.

Mr. Kate
Lifestyle blogger Mr. Kate has this surreal video showing you how to use soft pastels (not oils, she advises) to color your hair. The color will last for one wash, and you can even use two colors on one strand of hair.


Kandee Johnson
Kandee advises that dark-haired girls dampen their hair a little (she uses a spray bottle), but blondes needn’t worry. She adds a range of colors, blow-dries her hair, and then uses a flat iron to seal in the color.


Free People
Free People suggests you wet the chalk rather than your hair, but follows up Kandee Johnson’s suggestion to color downwards to avoid matting your hair. Once you’ve added the colors you can then create a multicolored hair braid for an added twist on the trend.