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Pastel hair trend: should you try it?

/ 03.30.2015
Hilary Duff with pastel hair
Hilary Duff with pastel hair

There's no time like spring to change up your whole look and, judging by Hilary Duff's recent hairstyle transformation, the best way to do it is with a fresh pastel hair color! The question is, can rainbow tresses be done in real life?

Pastel pros

There's nothing quite like colorful mermaid hair. It's bright, it's gorgeous, and you're never going to be unhappy or bored when staring at your own reflection in the mirror. A vibrant pastel hair color will rejuvenate your favorite go-to hairstyles, giving you a whole new repertoire to explore; it's like a brand new wardrobe for your head!

Pastel hair can be done on all hair textures, and there are many semi-permanent and temporary pastel shades to choose from.

Pastel cons

If you work somewhere with a formal dress code, or anywhere that has certain rules about hair and makeup, you may want to rethink your pastel plans. The same goes for anyone who relies on a lot of heat styling to achieve their day-to-day style as the hair needs to be beached before being dyed, which makes it especially vulnerable to heat damage.

Similarly, if you don't want to deal with regular touch-ups to your roots, you should think about getting pastel highlights instead.

The verdict

If you think you can commit to rainbow hair without changing your mind soon afterward, or facing any inconvenient consequences as a result, we say go for it! Hilary Duff's hair is enough to convince anyone it's a good idea, don't you think?

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