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This Gorgeous Tie-Dye Hair Is Perfect for Summer

Cosmopolitan logo Cosmopolitan 16/5/2018 Lauren Adhav
Hairstylist Kelsey Pebler is making a strong case for this mesmerizing trend.: This Gorgeous Tie-Dye Hair Is Perfect for Summer © Kelsey Pebler This Gorgeous Tie-Dye Hair Is Perfect for Summer

A change in the weather (we see you, summer!) is the perfect excuse to switch up your hair. Turns out, stylist Kelsey Pebler, based in St. Paul, Minnesota, is serving up a dye job that'll start off summer on a colorful note. Remember the tie-dye shirts you DIY-ed at summer camp? Pebler created hair that looks exactly like it:

πŸŒ€Pastel Southwest Print πŸŒ€ . . Wanted to try my Southwestern Print but with pastel tones and I’m loving the result! Getting the symmetry just right takes time but it really important to make this pop! What do you guys think??? I have been really trying to push myself and come up with some new color techniques lately. I took LOTS of pics of this color so there will be many more photos to come in the future:) @limecrimemakeup Unicorn Dyes were used to create this color!!! . . . @behindthechair_com #oneshothairawards #behindthechair #btconeshot_pastel18 #btconeshot_unconventionalcolor18 #btconeshot_vibrant18 #allure #limecrimemakeup #southwesternprint #pastelhair #unicornhair #theunicorntribe #easter #saturdayvibes #hotonbeauty #dahair #unconventional #hairart #artist #mn #makeup #fashion #hudabeauty #licensedtocreate

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Here's how: She used Lime Crime's Unicorn Dyes in green, pink, and blue shades to transform her client's hair into a tie-dye pattern - but it wasn't intentional. "I started looking at different linear designs and was really inspired by Southwestern prints," she said in an interview with Allure. But after placing the color, it was a tie-dye-like pattern that formed as she was drying the hair. "So, I started with a different idea, but it transformed into something else… as art does sometimes," Pebler said.

πŸŒ€Pastel Southwestern Print πŸŒ€ . . Here is a side view of the southwestern print for you guys. I love hearing what it reminds you all of. I’ve had people comment that it looks like ripples in the water, stain glass, and tie dye color. This is what I love about art. We see and feel different things when we look at it. That is just such a beautiful thing! Thank you everyone for your feedback and encouraging words!!! I hope I can keep creating hairart that inspires you ❀️ . @limecrimemakeup unicorn dyes and makeup used @tayhanson makeup artist . . @behindthechair_com #oneshothairawards #behindthechair #btconeshot_pastel18 #btconeshot_unconventionalcolor18 #btconeshot_vibrant18 #allure #limecrimemakeup #southwesternprint #pastelhair #unicornhair #theunicorntribe #easter #saturdayvibes #hotonbeauty #dahair #unconventional #hairart #artist #mn #makeup #fashion #hudabeauty #licensedtocreate #trendvisionusa #colorvision #creativevision

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In an Instagram video, she demonstrated how she used tape to create the white stripes, and then applied each color over it to make the fun pattern.

After the success of this pastel-colored tie-dye hair, she made another similar style using the same technique, but with bright pinks, purples, and yellow ends. SO gorgeous. Just look at it blowing in the wind!

To style the hair after she dyed it, Pebler used R+Co's styling products including a detangling spray, mousse, hairspray, and blow out balm to smooth the hair for each look for the full effect.

Whether it reminds you of making your own tie-dye shirts in middle school, watercolor paints, ripples, or light reflecting off of water, I think we can all agree that it's the perfect summery hairstyle for 2018.

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