If you can imagine a nine-year old boy with red wine-colored hair, that was me in the fourth grade. Although the color was short-lived since my school didn’t allow students to dye their hair, the experience taught me how to color my own hair using leftovers from my grandmother’s colorant. If I had my way, I’d have probably gone wild with dye, changing color year after year.

Hair coloring continues to evolve, especially when it comes to what’s trending. Just a few years ago, people went wild over Rainbow Head dyes, wanting to try each color on the rainbow spectrum on their hair. I myself went all-out blond three years ago when it was trendy, and it was a painful yet fulfilling experience. If you thought America’s Next Top Model contestants were exaggerating as they winced in pain while getting their hair bleached, you’re wrong.

But don’t let the threat of pain make you chicken out from going wild with a new look. Speaking of going wild, here are the new dye jobs that look set to trend this summer. And how do I know? Versace got a head start on one of them already, and who are we to disagree?

 

Wash and wear
If you’re afraid of commitment, not just in relationships but also with hair dye, try using a washable one in a color that suits your skin tone best. What’s good with the available products today is that they’re affordable on top of being temporary. Penshoppe’s colored hair wax can help you style your hair and give it some hue at the same time, and it comes in a pretty wide range of colors: gray, blonde, red, green, blue, white, orange, and purple. Easy to wash off after you’re done playing with your hair, this product is also enriched with vitamin E and jojoba oil that keep your hair and scalp nourished.

Bleach, please!
If you’ve finally decided to dye hard permanently, you’ll want to go to an expert to make sure that the dye job gets done right. Remember when I mentioned that bleaching hurts? Well, as painful as it is on the scalp, it’s a necessary step toward achieving a vibrant color for your strands. It’s a procedure that needs to be done by someone who knows the proper technique, because when I tried to bleach my own hair before, the result was an unequal mess where the tips were white and the roots were corn yellow—definitely not a good look. Don’t rely on a sibling or a cousin to do the dye job. May I suggest booking an appointment with any of the capable hair technicians from Salon Privat by Jing Monis?

P.S. When it comes to the actual color, you’ll need to think carefully about the shade of your choice, because a different hair color might mean having to switch up your wardrobe to avoid any visual clashing. Personally, I say skip the ombre and go for multicolored pastels; it’s almost summer anyway.

Go wild or go home
While I name-checked Versace for being ahead of the curve when it comes to an animal-print dye job, I actually saw this look first on actor Avan Jogia. The Now Apocalypse actor is wild and good-looking enough to rock a ‘do that not only “split” his head into two colors but also gave it a feline print. As the saying goes, “Fortune favors the brave,” and if you are brave enough to get styled like this, you’ll definitely get extra glances, if not outright stares. The possibilities are almost limitless once you get your hair bleached and your colorist is a pro.

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