How To Dye Two Tone Hair

How To Dye Two Tone Hair

Can't decide which shade to rock? Why not go for two? With so many amazing Manic Panic shades to choose from, it's impossible to stop at one crazy colour! Two toned hair will always look bad ass, so if you fancy taking the plunge, read on to find out how to get the look!

HORIZONTAL SPLIT

There are plenty of ways to rock the two tone trend, but the horizontal split is one of our favourites! Depending on your colour palette, this look can be simple and subtle, or bold and in your face and achieving it couldn't be simpler!

Before you begin, make sure you've got the following tools to hand:
  • Disposable gloves to protect your hands from staining.
  • A tint brush, for precision application. 
  • Petroleum jelly, to protect against drips and stains.
  • An old towel to protect your clothing.
  • A tail comb, to detangle your hair, create a neat parting and work the dye through.
  • Sectioning clips, to help you segment your hair neatly.

ON YOUR MARKS, GET SET, DYE!

If you're stuck for colour inspiration, then the following shades complement each other perfectly:

  1. Comb your hair into a centre parting and using the end of your tail comb, vertically divide the hair into two sections, securing one side with a sectioning clip. 
  2. Begin to apply your first Manic Panic shade to the first half of your head, using a tint brush to get into the hair at your parting. Once applied to your satisfaction, comb the dye through until it's frothy and tuck your hair to one side. 
  3. Repeat the process on the other half of your head. 
  4. Allow the dye to process for around an hour, or until the dye is dry. 
  5. Carefully rinse the colour out, using cool water. Work on one half at a time to minimise the risk of colour bleeding. 
  6. Once the water runs clear, you can dry and style your hair as normal!

UP & UNDER


If the vertical split isn't for you, then why not try the 'up & under'? This technique involves sectioning off the top of your hair and dyeing it a contrasting colour to the bottom. Simples no? 

You can choose any combination of colours for this look, but we like using similar tones for a subtle pop of colour! The following shades look beautiful together:
Before you begin, make sure you've got the following tools to hand:
  • Disposable gloves to protect your hands from staining.
  • tint brush, for precision application. 
  • Petroleum jelly, to protect against drips and stains.
  • An old towel to protect your clothing.
  • comb, to detangle your hair and work the dye through.
  • Sectioning clips, to help you segment your hair neatly.

DYE DARLING, DYE!

  1. Run the tail end of your comb from ear to ear, sectioning off the top of your hair with clips.
  2. Apply your first shade of Manic Panic on the top half, making sure not to drip any onto the bottom section. 
  3. To prevent the top half from bleeding onto the bottom, wrap your hair in tin foil or a plastic cap. Repeat the process on the bottom section of your hair and wrap once complete.
  4. Wait approximately an hour for the dye to process.
  5. Carefully rinse the top section of hair first with cold water until it runs clear. Repeat the process on the bottom section of your hair.
  6. Dry hair and style it as per usual!
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