Blondies of Melbourne, a hair salon in Australia, is no stranger to
While going through a particularly experimental phase back in June 2017, the stylists started trying out more obscure looks, patterns, and line work. The idea of attempting plaid or tartan hair came up after a failed shopping trip. “What truly inspired this
The pictures posted on Instagram were from Blondies of Melbourne’s first and (so far) only attempt. “We have been meaning to get a model in to refine the look but haven’t had time,” Lewis says. “I’m definitely keen to keep developing and perfecting this idea.”
For this trial run, Lewis started off with dry, prelightened hair. Then she treated it like an artist’s canvas and, starting from the bottom, taped horizontal lines of masking tape atop sections of hair. Between the tape lines, she painted on blue dye. Next, she peeled away the tape and brushed pink dye in those areas. For the top section, she painted the lines vertically to solidify the plaid pattern.
Lewis says the sectioning was a challenge in and of itself because she had to figure out how the stripes of color would fall. If you ask me, she did a pretty damn good job for a first try. I can’t even imagine what a third or fourth test would look like.
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