Style Alert: A Dozen Ways to Use Hair Chalk
For all you commitment-phobes out there, this one is for you. Hair chalk is the perfect hair tool for walking on the wild side of color without being stuck with a look for months. Easy to apply and even easier to wash out, hair chalk styles can range from coy to all-out crazy. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite inspirations for hair chalking this summer. Get flirty or fierce with these looks.
2. Long Streaks: If you have tresses long enough to make Rapunzel jealous, electrify your look with streaks from the top of your head to the very tips. Weave in a braid and highlight your princess-worthy pastel locks. (via Hair Romance)
3. Pretty Pastels: This look wasn’t originally created with hair chalk, but you can definitely achieve it with that. The hardest part of it all? Getting your hair the whitest bleach blonde to let whatever color you choose shine through. (via Teen Vogue)
4. DIY Colorful Pastel Hair Tips Using Soft Pastel: Mr. Kate admits she didn’t create the look, but we have to give her major props for her technicolored take on the trend. Her top tip? Finish with hairspray if you really want to seal it in. (via Mr. Kate)
5. Dip Dyed Pony: Lauren Conrad, we bow down. Who knew being on the edge of style could look so sweet and innocent? LC’s style was created with temporary dye, but the less messy option is taking a stick of chalk to your tips. (via The Beauty Department)
7. Watercolor Bun: Once you’ve given your strands that watercolored look, here’s a way to display them in all their glory. Turn the top knot into a wispy, whimsical dream look for your wedding or big event. Here is a bun tutorial to get you started! (via Green Wedding Shoes)
8. 6 Easy Steps: If your hair is more medium than light, this is the tutorial for you. Biggest take away: Set the color with a curling iron, flat iron, blow dryer — anything that brings the heat. (via The Model Stage Blog)
9. Reverse Ombre: Make ’em do a double take by reversing the direction on the ombre trend. We couldn’t find a how-to for this look, but it looks pretty straight forward. Apply to roots. Set with heat. End of tutorial. (via Luv AJ)
12. Minty Fresh: Blondes, we know the thought of green hair brings back memories of summers spent too long in the chlorine water. But, we promise it can be chic for you in a dreamy way. Brunettes, a little green gives your locks a minty chocolate chip vibe. Delicious. (via Nasty Gal)
What hair chalk trend are you dying to try? Let us know!
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)