With salons closed, she's getting creative with a DIY hair color.

By Erin Lukas
Updated Apr 07, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
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We're in the midst of a global pandemic. In response, many states have enforced stay-at-home orders to encourage social distancing, which is crucial in order to stop the spread of COVID-19. But while quarantining is important, it's not easy to stay inside — the warmer, sunnier days are pretty much irresistible. And when you've already watched every episode of Tiger King and finished every puzzle in your house, the next logical activity to distract yourself from anxiety and boredom is a DIY hair makeover.

With salons across the country closed, Jennifer Love Hewitt added fuchsia highlights to her chocolate brown hair at home. The actress first shared her new hair color in an Instagram post on Apr. 1. "The smile of a girl who just did at home hot pink highlights because what else can I do right now!," she wrote.

Hewitt played with her hair color using Lime Crime's Unicorn Hair Tints. These are conditioning temporary hair dyes that last up to 10 washes. They're a safe way to have fun with your hair at home without the risk of damage or permanently messing up your color.

Even though the pink hair is temporary, Hewitt still apologized to her hair colorist, Nikki Lee of Nine Zero One Salon in her Instagram caption. "@nikkilee901 don't be mad lol," she wrote.

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Last month, Lee helped Hewitt usher in spring with fresh caramel blonde balayage highlights and a lob haircut. Since temporary hair colors like Lime Crime's pastel shades typically work best on natural blondes or bleached hair, the pink dye Hewitt used only showed up on the parts of her hair that Lee bleached. The result? Fuchsia highlights.

While Hewitt's pink streaks look amazing against her dark hair — not to mention pastel hair is always a fun DIY experiment — don't attempt to bleach brown hair at home. With salons closed indefinitely there's no way of knowing when you're colorist will be able to fix the inevitable damage.