If you’re anything like us, your first thought when you saw Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” music video was, “if paradise exists, it probably looks like this.” How could you not be eternally happy (and feel 100% great about yourself, bass and all) living in her pastel-colored world? That’s the reason why we had to make a hair tutorial inspired by the blonde beauty in her breakout vid that not only gives you a quick and easy transformation thanks to pink hair chalk (so fun!) but is also a perfect last-minute costume for Halloween — DIY flower crown included. So if you’re ready to spruce up your locks and add a pastel touch or two to your hair, then scroll through this easy tutorial below.
STEP 1: BRUSH YOUR HAIR
This hairstyle style starts off with a simple yet essential step: Brush your hair to be sure there are no tangles.
STEP 2: SPLIT INTO SIX SECTIONS
One of the best tricks for getting big, voluminous waves is to split your hair into six sections (or eight if you have very thick hair), then curl each part. Simply twist up three- or four-inch sections of hair and clip them to your head.
STEP 3: PREP + CURL + PIN
Before using your curling iron or any other heat tool, it’s always smart to use a heat protector. We love spritzing on Kenra Professional’s Thermal Styling Spray 19 ($16), which is a great way to both protect your hair and give your mane a healthy shine. At this point, use a thick curling iron or wand to create your curls. Take your first section of hair and curl starting from the middle half of your section until the ends of your hair.
Next, slowly remove the curling iron to reveal your beautiful wave. Pro tip: If you want your curls to last longer, take your section, twist it around your fingers up to the roots, pin it in place with bobby pins and let it completely cool. Once you’ve pinned the first section, repeat with each remaining section, spraying on heat protector, curling and pinning. Then wait 5-10 minutes until your curls have fully cooled.
STEP 4: PULL OUT + LOOSEN UP
Cool hair? That means it’s time to gently pull out the pins from each section.
Then, run your fingers through your hair to loosen and relax your curls.
STEP 5: ADD A PASTEL TOUCH
And now for the most fun part: add a pop of color to your hair! If you aren’t brave enough to experiment with permanent or semi-perminent dye but still love the pastel trend, we suggest you trying our temporary hair chalk set. It won’t damage your hair like a treatment would, plus it gives you vibrant colors in seconds. Use it by massaging the chalk onto your hair, building the intensity of the color to your desired effect. Once you’re done coloring, apply a styling spray to make the color last longer.
Looking more and more like Meghan! But you’re missing one important thing: a flower crown. Just grab pink and white fake flowers, a glue gun and a simple black headband.
STEP 6: HOW TO HACK A FLOWER CROWN USING FAKE FOWERS
Pull out three pink and three white flowers off of their stems, dab your glue gun on the back of the flowers and secure them onto the headband about a half an inch apart so that there’s space between each flower. Pro Tip: We’d do this while our curls are cooling to save time! Once the glue is dry, toss on your colorful crown.
Complete the look with a lilac cadigan and you’re ready to channel your inner Meghan!
And before you go to the party where you’ll meet your latest crush, just remember that “every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top” ;)
Which costume are you planning on wearing this year? Are you going to give hair chalk a try? Let us know in the comments below!