How to get Kim Kardashian’s Pink Hair…
Kim Kardashian has finally joined the pink side. On February 25th 2018, Kim Kardashian, 37, stepped out with pink hair, much like her little sister Kylie Jenner, who rocked pink hair back in October 2016. Kim Kardashian’s hair colour choice may seem like a new trend, but pink hair has been a popular choice among celebrities for decades. From singers like Katy Perry and Lady GaGa, to actresses like Dame Helen Mirren and Rachel McAdams. In fact pink hair was reported as early as 1914! Of course Kim Kardashian’s new colour will see a new wave of clients requesting pink hair in the salon and others doing DIY pink hair at home.
Kim Kardashian’s pink hair came a day after she said that she’s “over” her blonde hair. On Twitter, the social media star expressed her frustration: “I can’t even tell you how over my blonde hair I am!”
Why did Kim Kardashian want pink hair?
Kim recently revealed: “Ever since I did the CR Fashion Book shoot and wore a pink wig, I thought it would be fun to dye my hair pink. Chris Appleton (Kim’s hairdresser) and I thought about it for a month and then decided to just go for it! Since my hair is blond right now, it was easy to put the pink color over it. I figured now was the perfect timing!” Kim says her daughter “North absolutely loves it! She was so excited when she woke up to see I had pink hair. Kanye loves it, too. He thinks it’s fun to mix things up. It might only last a week or two, but I love it and I hope you guys do too!”
Kim revealed her newest pink hair colour on social media, with a few cheeky Snapchat filters to play up the fun factor…
How to get Kim’s Pink Hair, Straight from Her Colourist…
Kim Kardashian’s colourist Chris Appleton shares his formula.
Kim’s hairdresser Chris Appleton says it’s easier to go pink if you already have a light base. “Semi-permanent dyes will work on a blonde base but depending on the lightness of your blonde, it will have a different shade result,” he tells us. “If you’re dark, you need to bleach your hair beforehand.”
Appleton said on his Instagram: “For all you wanting to know how we got the pink formula, I used Manic Panic mixed with conditioner. The conditioner dilutes the Manic Panic so we could achieve a perfect pink! The key to this look is getting the right pink for your skin tone. Try coloured pink sprays before you commit.” Manic Panic High-Voltage Classic Cream Formula Hair Colour ($14; manicpanic.com), are easy-to-use dyes that come in a wide range of shades, including a few different pink options.
Since the shade can be hard to maintain, Appleton says to avoid over-shampooing your hair. “Don’t wash your hair as often, and try using a texture spray the day you would normally wash it to keep it fresh,” he says. Also, use your hot tools sparingly, and on a lower temperature setting so that the heat doesn’t strip the color. Along with turning the heat down on your styling tools, Papnikolas recommends rinsing your hair with cool water to preserve the pigment, too.