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Purple Haze: Hair How-To

This week we are all about the color purple.  Purple clothing, purple pigments, and of course…purple hair!  I love the purple streaks in our model’s hair on this shoot and the fact that it is subtle enough to not send these looks over the top.  We love our new Ombre Hair Chalk because it gives you the ability to add a light-to-dark effect in your hair and add dimension by using a few similar colors.  Here’s how we got the look above for our Purple Haze shoot!

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We used extensions so that our model wouldn’t have to worry about having purple hair, but you can easily get the same look on your real hair! Our team used varying shades of blue and purple to achieve the ombre effect at the bottom of the hair -with blue fading into purple and vice versa. They also left significant space between the chalked portions so that they were spread out.

ombre hair chalk

hair chalk

Alternate shades of purple and blue to add more dimension.

purple hair

We clipped the extensions underneath the top layer of hair so that they were slightly hidden.  If you’re doing this on your real hair, just flip your top layer of hair over on one side and chalk the strands underneath!


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I can’t wait to get my hands on some Ombre Hair Chalk and have some fun come festival season!

Shop Purple Haze.

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Victoria Luna -February 26, 2013, 10:09PM

Obsessed with FP’s hair chalk product. Cannot wait to come in and buy it!!!

Victoria Luna -February 26, 2013, 10:10PM

Also, do you peeps at Free People have any suggestions for what hair chalk colors work best with which hair colors? (should definitely make a post about this!)

cristina -February 27, 2013, 12:26PM

i agree about the colors that look best or show up best in all hair colors!! i have dark brown hair and i’ve tried purple and it just does not show up :( when i used pink and green, both showed up well.

fp julia -February 27, 2013, 1:05PM

that is a great idea ladies! i’m sure we can do something :)

Olivia -February 28, 2013, 12:00AM

I love that you guys decided to celebrate the color purple all month long! I just recently made a purple flower crown to match my lavender hair! Thank you ladies for the great post! I wonder how hair chalk will work over purple hair…

Helen Stephens -April 9, 2014, 12:14AM

Hair chalks are indeed a great way to add colored highlights to your hair but it would be easier using colored
hair extensions. There is a wide range of colored extensions including purple one’s available at
that you can readily use.

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