"I'd love to try out the pastel dip-dyed tip trend, but I work in a corporate environment. What is a softer way to try the style?"ANSWER:
While we love Lauren Conrad's Barbie pink pony, edgier hues like hers may not be appropriate for most 9-to-5 jobs. Experiment with a few temporary options, like hair chalking. "You can use pastel chalks from any art supply store, and they wash out as soon as you shampoo," said Conrad's hairstylist Kristin Ess. Be sure to wet dark hair before rubbing on the color for a more saturated effect, but if you have light hair, skip this step to avoid staining. "I also love the Davines Red Alchemic Conditioner ($28; davines.com
for locations) to add a soft peachy-pink tone to blond hair or highlights. Plus, it only lasts a few washes, and fades gently."