It seems that fun-colored highlights, or oddly tinted hair, have become popular trends.

Take, for example, Kelly Osbourne’s gray/lavender hair. It’s been the topic of many red carpet reports, and thousands of people have wondered what possessed her to dye her hair such an unnatural, seemingly “old lady” color.

When interviewed on the television show “The Talk,” Osbourne explained her reasoning for the drastic change.

“Because it’s something I’ve wanted to do my whole life,” she said. “I’ve always wanted to be young and have gray hair. I know that’s crazy, but I don’t exactly come from the most normal family. I don’t get why anyone expects anything different from me.”

Other celebrities rocking fun hair colors include Avril Lavigne’s multi-colored highlights, Ellie Goulding’s pink wash and Rihanna’s all-over, reddish-orange look.

Other non-famous people, however, may also want to experiment with an unusual hair colors or highlights.

One common way to achieve a temporary color comes in the fun form of Kool-Aid!

According to, you can actually create a hair mixture using packets of the flavorful drink to tint your hair. While the results typically work better and last longer for those with lighter hair, people with darker hair may get a slighter variation of the intended color.’s recipe for Kool-Aid hair can be found at

Recently, one Pro Extension customer decided to dye her clip-in hair extensions pastel colors. More specifically, she dyed them pale pink and lavender.

If you are hesitant to dye your natural hair, however, Pro Extensions offers a great line of clip-in highlight streak packs in a variety of colors and patterns.


About the Author

Katie Clontz is a staff writer and customer service representative for Pro Extensions. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ball State University and has previously worked for publications such as The Courier-Times, The Knightstown Banner and Angie’s List.