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How To Use Pastels For Temporary Hair Colour by VioletLeBeaux How To Use Pastels For Temporary Hair Colour by VioletLeBeaux
Yay the first in the next batch of tutorials! It's a little late because I'm been kind of swamped this week :/

Video version of this tutorial: [link]
Blog post with more details and information: [link]

Hope you enjoy the tutorial and thanks again!

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Waa thank you so much for the Daily Deviation!! I will add an FAQ here soon to cover a lot of the questions which are being repeated in the comments. My inbox is going crazy so I will reply to everyone asap! Thank you again!
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Given 2013-05-04
[Stock and Resources] Suggester says, "I love VioletLeBeaux's hair styling tutorials. Aside from the sweet and unique hair styles she presents, her way of explaining the steps is so clear and humorous. Who knew that you could use chalk pastels to give temporary color to your hair?" How To Use Pastels For Temporary Hair Colour by ~VioletLeBeaux ( Suggested by spring-sky and Featured by PirateLotus-Stock )
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Anim3N3rd Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What a cool idea! I'd never thought of using pastels in my hair before. 
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:iconvioletlebeaux:
VioletLeBeaux Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
Thank you and good luck with it!
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:iconanim3n3rd:
Anim3N3rd Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, and thanks for the well wishes, teehee! :D
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:iconvioletlebeaux:
VioletLeBeaux Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
:hug:
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:iconcatherineclipse:
CatherinEclipse Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm suprised that work with artist pastels lol i have hair chalk at home,would that work too ? apprently you need your hair a lil wet to get it to work but i fail at applying it lol
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:iconvioletlebeaux:
VioletLeBeaux Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
Hair chalk would definitely work because that's what it is designed for ^_^ The application definitely takes some practice!
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:iconcatherineclipse:
CatherinEclipse Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe yeah xD my hair got frizzy when i first used it lol so i'll try your technique ^w^
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:iconthe-raven-soul:
The-Raven-Soul Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! It's actually that easy! :iconmeawplz: Thank you very much for this!
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:iconvioletlebeaux:
VioletLeBeaux Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
Anytime and good luck if you try it!
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nightwing6497 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
I tried it on my hair which is dark brown and it didn't really work. You could barely barely see any purple :(
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:iconailyric:
Ailyric Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe the pastels werenīt opaque enough. If they were opaque they should cover your hair.
Though it could also have to do with your hair oils or styling products. Was it clean and without anything on? If you already have something on it then itīll be harder for the pastel to have a surface to stick on.
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Eyecelphil Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a happy tutorial! Thanks!
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Gwenhwyfar-MoonStar Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Artist
Thank you so much for this! I have to bleach my hair for a cosplay and since I try to not dye my hair too often this will be a nice way to add my funky colours back in until after the convention!
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Awesomesaucical Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your expression on number 3!
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:iconmimny:
Mimny Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excuse me, but, it works on wigs too?
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phantomdrac1820 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Will it work on gingers?
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Gingershine12 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It should
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:iconlacrimara:
Lacrimara Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist
I tried it today, but it didn't work v_v
I used sofr pastels from Koh-I-noor and my hair is dark, but you wrote it works on it too.
Can you might give me a hint what I did wrong?
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:iconvioletlebeaux:
VioletLeBeaux Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
If the colour isn't bright enough try adding a layer of white pastels before the colour. It may also have to do with the type or condition of your hair, if in doubt check with a hairstylist who can actually look at your hair and offer suggestions :)
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Lacrimara Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist
The white pastels aren't isible on my hair too v-v
Well, then I'm just going to find another method or something else xD
Thanks for the tutorial und your help anyways ^^
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o-shea Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My friend and I used this idea on her horse. It was a lot more hair, but it came out really well. [link]
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:iconvioletlebeaux:
VioletLeBeaux Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
That is fantastically cool!!
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:iconmeowiirisu:
MeowiiRisu Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I didn't have chalk pastels, so I tried oil pastels and when I tried to brush it, it didn't stay...

I really want to try this the right way though, because it looks really cool! I used a gradient of orange, pink and white with the oil pastels and it looked really cute, but yeah... when I brushed it it got stuck in the brush, and if I weren't to brush it, it'd look powdery >.< I have got to get myself some chalk pastels to try this! ._. Awesome tutorial though and congrats on the DD! :3
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VioletLeBeaux Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
I really wouldn't suggest using oil pastels as they have the wrong texture and could possibly damage hair. The colours you used sound really cute, good luck if you do try again using chalk pastels :)
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Deena-Lee-Sauve Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really Really awesome!♥!
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:iconvioletlebeaux:
VioletLeBeaux Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Thank you!
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:icondeena-lee-sauve:
Deena-Lee-Sauve Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would love to share this on my FB page with your permission of course!
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:iconvioletlebeaux:
VioletLeBeaux Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Sure thing! Feel free to share it :)
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Deena-Lee-Sauve Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!!My neice will post it for all her friends to see and so on and so on!!Link it right to your page!♥!I am from Canada and Kids use bingo dabber to color their hair your way is so smart and safe!!Great Work! Have you heard of Lilith Moon? Check her out I am sure you will be pleased with what you find!
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:iconvioletlebeaux:
VioletLeBeaux Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Thank you so much! No I haven't heard of Lilith Moon, I'll look her up :D
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Deena-Lee-Sauve Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can assure you that you will love her amazing tutorials, and with your talent combined I am sure you will find very unique things to do with your hair! Welcome Dear!
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Lycasis Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student General Artist
What did you do to prep your hair and what do you suggest to do in order to prep dark hair? I just tried it on my friends (dark hair and it dyed my fingers but did nothing to her hair. I am not sure if the trouble we had was because of her hair being "virgin" hair that has never been dyed before or if it was something else. I was really excited about trying this and I hope it will still work. Please reply.
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VioletLeBeaux Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
I didn't prep my hair at all but as it's such a light colour it's easier for me to achieve bright results. For dark hair you can add a layer of white pastel as a base before the colour. You could also use hairspray first as a base to give the hair more grip for the colour. It may also be the kind of pastel you're using, make sure to use very soft chalk pastels. That said, everyone has different hair and nothing is suitable for every hair type so it will depend on the person :) Hope that helps and good luck!
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Lycasis Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you. I will try that.
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gods-of-the-light Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
i forgot to mention, i didn't really do much to prep my hair, i just brushed it free of knots
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gods-of-the-light Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
i actually tried this on my hair today and i have medium/dark brown hair. I advise using something very bright like pink or orange, and don't hold the hair spray too close to your hair. I also found that rubbing the chalk diagonally to horizontally across my hair worked better than doing it vertically. another piece of advice would to be use flexible hold hairspray because i used extra hold, which is all i have atm, and it made my hair extremely stiff and hard to brush, and you'll want an easy brushing, trust me, because the chalk loosens a little with extra hold spray.
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Cool7days Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What an idea..!
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:iconvioletlebeaux:
VioletLeBeaux Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
:)
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:iconcool7days:
Cool7days Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I TOLD ALL MAH BUDDIES 'BOUT IT.. 8-D <3 AND WE ALL DID IT! I EVEN TRIED IT ON MY CAT! x3 ILYSM!
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:iconvioletlebeaux:
VioletLeBeaux Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
XD that is too cute!
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RunePixie Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
This is just so great on so many levels. Creative and made me smile too. Great work !
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:iconvioletlebeaux:
VioletLeBeaux Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
:D I'm very glad to make you smile!
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:iconrunepixie:
RunePixie Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
:D Thank you. I smiled and my daughter went off to school with a cheeky grin and two purple steaks today. Great tutorial!
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BunnyNuggetz Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
you are amazing <3
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:iconvioletlebeaux:
VioletLeBeaux Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
You are so sweet :)
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kkshootingstar Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
As soon as I saw this I had to try it lol, but it didn't come out as vibrant as I hoped it would on my medium dark-ish brown hair .3. I also feel like this is not good for my hair lol it probably dries it out pretty bad, but its still way better than bleach and hair coloring. And still fun!
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:iconvioletlebeaux:
VioletLeBeaux Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
If you're looking for a brighter colour, try using white as a base before your colour! Good luck :)
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:iconkkshootingstar:
kkshootingstar Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I actually tried that already xD but thank you anyway~ Nice tutorial and all that.
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:iconvioletlebeaux:
VioletLeBeaux Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
No worries, you might just need to try a softer grade of pastel in that case so more pigment can come off. Different brands have different levels of pigment so that might help :)
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kkshootingstar Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hm, yea I'm sure that would work better. The one's I have are pretty hard. Thank you for bothering to reply to me lol :3
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