Less than a week after going blonde, the model DIYed this season’s most popular shade with help from stylist Guido Palau.
Though Kaia Gerber just bleached her light brown hair on August 15, that apparently wasn’t the end of the model’s color journey. With the help of hairstylist Guido Palau, she’s transformed her bleach-blonde hair into a cute pink ombré less than a week later.
On August 19, she shared a behind-the-scenes video to Instagram with the caption, “i went pink!” In the video, Gerber is standing in her bathroom wearing a tie-dye shirt while Palau walks her through the process on a virtual call.
“You know, I’ve never dyed my hair,” Gerber tells Palau before getting started. “I’ve always wanted to have pink hair. But because it was brown and I never bleached it, I didn’t want to bleach it just to go pink.”
She begins by sectioning the top half of her slightly damp blonde bob with a hair clip and putting on a towel and black jacket to prevent the dye from staining her clothes. Using black gloves, Gerber spreads the hot pink color throughout the bottom half of her hair. Palau recommends early on in the chat that she goes for a darker pink since she will be swimming and engaging in other activities that will likely lighten the hair over time.
As Gerber continues to add the dye, Palau compliments her, saying, “It looks good already.” After the dye is fully incorporated into her hair, the two continue catching up and chatting about her book club to pass the time until it’s time to rinse. In the video, Gerber washes out the dye and we get to see a glimpse of new pink hair. Later, she shared a selfie of the final look to Instagram.
Gerber is not the only one to try the vibrant rosy hue. Pink became the statement hair color early on in the summer, and it looks like it will continue to trend as we enter the colder months. If you’re thinking about trying the color for yourself, these editor-approved pink dyes will point you in the right direction.