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Fiery Ombre-Colored Hair Reveals a Brilliantly Dazzling Glow-in-the-Dark Effect


It’s been a great year for hair. From mermaid-inspired locks to gray ombre, one thing is clear: unconventional coloring is a stunner each and every time. Stylist Guy Tang is a master at these awe-inspiring looks, and his latest project is just as alluring in the dark as it is in the daylight. Known as glow-in-the-dark hair, the model’s locks transform from fiery hues to dazzling brilliance when under a black light.

To make this style possible took the work of someone like Tang—a hair-colorist extraordinaire—to go through multiple steps and types of dyes. First, he bleached the hair and then brushed on special neon dyes (fuchsia, yellow, orange, and red) in an ombre-like pattern. The results, in sunlight, are like a brilliant molten lava, but it’s when the lights go off that the magic happens. As the wind whips the model’s hair, her blindingly-bright locks seemingly have a mind of their own.

One potential drawback of this hair is the distinct lack of black lights present in everyday life. Tang pointed out, however, that the gym is the perfect setting to showcase the hair’s double identity. “Imagine her in a spinning class with black lights on?” He wrote on Instagram. “She will be glowing!”

Here's glow-the-dark hair in action:

glow in the dark hair dark ombre

In daylight, you'd never know this dark ombre hairstyle held such a dazzling secret:

glow in the dark hair dark ombre

glow in the dark hair dark ombre

glow in the dark hair dark ombre

Guy Tang: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube
via [Allure]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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