How to dye brunette hair to pink

So, winter’s coming and I’m getting bored with my hair colour again. I recently removed my bonded extensions and my hair technician suggested I have raspberry pink for my next install. Naturally, I agreed 🙂

I originally wanted to go pastel pink, but since my hair is mousey, and it is currently brunette with blonde ombré, that’s not going to be an option if I actually want any hair left to bond the extensions to! I will need to bleach my hair to lift it enough to get a vibrant colour, then I’ll be using semi-permanent vegetable-based dyes to colour it.

So this is my hair at the start (with bonded extensions):
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Hair extensions update

After a month of having a freezing head, my custom hair extensions arrived! At the moment, they have an apricot ombre on the bottom and highlights to the top, but have just bought some red toner (Wella Colour Fresh 5/55) as I fancy a bit of flame-haired pizazz for a few weeks, which I think will look great into the apricot.
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I used iOS apps FaceTune and PopAGraph to edit this pic.
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How To Make A Peg Doll – Easy Tutorial

This is a quick and easy tutorial on how to make a traditional peg doll. It’s a craft club class I gave to KS1 children (4-7 years) last year, and more recently to KS2 kids (7-11 years) with some more advanced techniques added in to suit the older age range.

The method I use to make my peg dolls uses minimal glue, meaning younger children can see the end result much quicker, and have less opportunity for sticky fingers, glue in their hair, on their clothes et al! I hope you find the tutorial useful and would love to hear your comments below this post 🙂

Materials Needed For Each Peg Doll

Fabric scraps
Wooden peg
Glue
Glue brush
Wool or yarn (for the hair)
Coloured felt tip pens
Pipe cleaner
Circular tin or saucer (to draw around)
Scissors

Obviously, all of the above can be substituted, i.e. you could use string for the hair, or an old paintbrush for the glue.

Before You Start

Don’t forget to lay down some wipe-clean plastic on the table! I can also recommend a small jar to hold the peg doll in for children (and adults!) who are all thumbs – this will steady the peg doll whilst you work on it.

Lets Make A Peg Doll!

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