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The best temporary pink hair colours for a summer hair transformation

Plus how to dye your hair pastel at home

Leanne Bayley

Isolation has led many of us to experiment with our hair at home, and one of the biggest trends to come out of lockdown is pastel hair colours. Created using temporary to semi-permanent hair dyes, celebrities from Hilary Duff to Lottie Moss have been experimenting with new hair colours. And really, there’s never been a better time if you’ve always wanted to try pastel hair - if it goes wrong, at least you can stay home until it washes out?

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Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar showed off her 'Quarancolour' pink hair during lockdown

Tempted? Luckily, semi-permanent hair dyes can be done yourself, so you don't need to wait for a hairdresser to update your look. The experts at Bleach London have put together some tips for dyeing your hair at home.

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Top tips for dying your hair pastel pink

Tip 1. To create a pastel look, the hair has to be a very light blonde for the colour to show. Use the Bleach London Total Bleach Kit to lift the hair to a pale blonde. For extra guidance, head to chat.bleachlondon.com for a virtual consultation followed by a video appointment with a Bleach Colour Expert.

Tip 2. Knock out any yellow tones and create a clean base by using a toner. This colour correcting step is important, otherwise your pink will look more peach, for example.

Tip 3. Follow with the semi-permanent or temporary hair dye.

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Here are some at-home dyes you can still get your hands on…

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Lee Stafford Kiss of Colour Playful Pink, £5.99, Boots

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Maria Nila Pink Pop Colour Refresh, £25.85, Amazon

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L'Oréal Colorista Spray Pastel Pink Hair Colour, £6.99, Amazon

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Bleach London lavender grey toner kit, £8.50, Lookfantastic

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Colour Vibe Pastels Conditioning Shampoo In Hair Colour Pink Blush, £2.99, Amazon

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Garnier color sensation vivids pastel pink, £3.99, Amazon

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La Riche semi-permanent hair color carnation pink, £4.95, Amazon

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No bleach bleach kit, £8, Bleach London

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Fudge paintbox hair colourant lilac frost, £11.45, Lookfantastic

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Rose colour, £6.50, Bleach London

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Lime Crime Unicorn Hair, £14.50, Look Fantastic

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Crazy colour, £7.25, Amazon

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LIVE Ultra Bright pretty pastels, £4.79, Superdrug

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Hair chalks, £14.99, Amazon

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