SOLUTION: Everyone has had this awful little feeling creep in at one time or another. Maybe it’s a rainy day? Maybe you no longer show the year you were born on Facebook? Maybe you just saw teeny-boppers in hotpants drinking Cruisers in the street without a care in the world? Or maybe you just need to colour your life up and stop being such a downer. The last time I put colour in my hair (that wasn’t from the standard blonde/bronze/gold/brown highlight wheel) was either at a dance concert or on my last day of Grade 6. We used ‘hair mascara’ and sprayed blue-in-a-can to our hair and walked into school like a boss. How rebellious! How crazy! Look, Mum! Then, we grew up and started getting ‘real’ colour and highlights in our hair and scoffed at the youngsters trying to be cool on muck-up day. As usual, what goes around comes around, and the hair-colouring phase is back, and I am completely on board. If you feel like you’re getting old, boring and your life is dull, I suggest you get on board too.
Kevin Murphy Colour Bugs are the newest, fun-est, most amazing-est little invention and I can’t get enough of them. They look like a bug, with very easy little spots to grab on to, but they don’t bite or annoy you like a bug might. It’s makeup for your hair – chalk, in fact. Think of the Colour Bug like a highlighter – you literally rub the bug into the ends of your hair and the colour comes out immediately. In fact, the colour gets everywhere immediately, so make sure you’re not wearing your pretty clothes, because no one has time for hand washing. You rub in more for a brighter, more intense colour and can fade other colours in with it, like white, for a pastel or gradual effect. The process takes less than 5 minutes and in that time, you won’t be able to stop looking at how cool you are in the mirror.
Some things to remember:
- For highly coloured and porous hair, spray a protective spray (like a heat protector) before you apply, just so the colour won’t stain and stay around for a week – brightly coloured hair is really probably more a weekend treat and probably won’t be appreciated in the weekly budget meeting in your pantyhose and kitten heels. A little bit of hairspray before you apply may just make your hair that little bit more resilient to the crazy awesome fun you’re about to rub in it.
- This bug goes everywhere – and I mean everywhere. Stand clear, put a towel down and don’t put your white iPhone next to you as you are applying. You’ll get it all over your hands, all over your neck and all over your back – get messy when you are applying and then grab a makeup wipe and clean away. It will continue to rub onto you until the colour has sunk in a little, so be patient and maybe don’t go wedding-dress shopping.
- Get the style you want in your hair first, do the bug, then brush/spray and re-style around it.
Brett from Suki Hairdressing in Paddington tells me the next installment in the Kevin Murphy Colour Bug range is neon and I haven’t stopped smiling since I heard this. Feel young, be fun and colour up your life with Kevin Murphy Colour Bugs – you’ll have as much fun as you did at your Grade 6 graduation or dance concerts. Maybe even listen to Spice Girls to really get in theme…