Mistair Airlites – The Merbraid

his year has seen a surge of rainbow hair, showcased by everyone from the Jenners to Hilary Duff. We love taking risks with our hair but why should we have to stick to one colour? Wash-out is the way to go and perfect for testing out a colour before going for a more permanent result!

Mistair Airlites are temporary hair colours applied using an airbrush. They come in 25 colours ranging from natural brown, blonde and auburn to crazy purple, blue and silver! Colour without commitment.

Our airbrush expert Olly Fisk shows us a super fun way to add colour into our hair.

I’m going to show you a super fast way to add a hint of colour into your style. Mistair Airlites stick to clean or dirty hair, so no worries if it’s not wash day. What’s so great about these products is that they come in so many colours and they don’t set with that typical chalky finish like so many of the coloured hairspray’s you’re used to using.

This technique will work on whatever size braid and multiple colours could be used.

Comb through the hair and lay the desired piece over a tissue.

Spray lightly using a PSI of around 20 (This isn’t too strong that it will blow the hair around but enough to effectively distribute the product).

Use light layers to avoid product build-up.

For a natural finish I like to comb through the hair after applying the airlites and having left to dry for about 5 minutes (you can rinse your airbrush in this time). This will bring back the natural texture of the hair allowing it to have movement.

Tip: for stencilled designs or hair tattoos it is better to leave the hair without touching after the airlites have been applied to avoid moving the shape of the design.

Once you have combed out the section of hair, incorporate into a braid for an edgy flash of colour.

Mistair Airlites can be used as a temporary fix for root touch-up and grey coverage, filling in beard lines or even testing out styles such as balyage or highlights.