Some days I wake up and think, “Damn, if only I were a mermaid.” I’d have a tail instead of two feet desperately in need of a pedicure. I’d never have to buy a bra, because clam shells are free. I’d live in an oceanic castle. But best of all, I would have the most spectacular hair.
The trend of water inspired pastel hair has been on the rise, and I’m getting on board. (or is it jumping over?)
So here’s an easy-peasy Mermaid Hair tutorial, for any other aquatically minded kids.
I’m using the Splat brand hair chalk–you’ll want a minimum of three colors.
You’ll want to begin by planning your mermaid design. Consider how the final do will be styled. In this case, this mermaid will have a french braid, so color on the top layer of hair is just as important as color on hair at the nape. Also, consider the arrangement of color–you don’t want too much of one color and not enough of another. Balance is key.
The chalk will get on clothes, so make sure your future mermaid is well covered during the chalking process.
Spray each chalked strand with a strong hold, flexible hairspray to set the color.
Don’t worry about chalking the entire head at once, it’s easier to place color as you begin to braid, twist, or tie the hair.
So what’s the difference between pretty chalk pastels and true mermaid hair? Glitter of course!
Now, for the 2015 ever trendy glitter part!
While I know plenty of companies make glitter specifically for hair, I like the think the decision to become a mermaid is a spur of the moment one. Therefore, I picked up some Wet n’ Wild glitter eyeshadow and some face paint glitter. The face paint required too much drying time for my mermaid needs, but the eyeshadow easy to use, and effective.
Mush glitter on to the part, and you’re ready to rock and sparkle!
Boom. Just like that you’ve got your own fairy tale mermaid hair for a night out, a holiday party, or life.
Are you a lover of the mermaid/glitter part trend? To scared to rock it in real life? Tell me about it in the comments.
Peace. Love. and Bobby Pins.