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“Hidden Rainbow Hair” Trend Conceals Vibrant Colors Beneath Naturally-Shaded Locks

Contemporary hair dye trends have women transforming their natural-colored locks into mermaid-inspired masterpieces and striking palettes of silver. These unconventional shades are undoubtedly eye-catching, likely to get anyone noticed while walking down the street. For those who want to experiment with bold locks but also want to appear inconspicuous, Hidden Rainbow Hair is the ideal trend. It’s perfect for wearing vibrant colors that can be camouflaged when necessary.

Hidden Rainbow Hair uses a dyeing technique called underlights that conceal a brilliant range of colors beneath the curtain of a natural shade. When the hair lays flat, it’s hard to tell that it was dyed; once the hair is in a bun or braids, however, there’s a stunning reveal of cerulean blues, shamrock greens, and lilac purples. The range of colors is up to the wearer—some go for the standard ROYGBIV scheme while others prefer pastels or jewel-toned locks.

Check out the beautiful iterations of this style, below.

Above photo credit: @notanothersalon

Photo credit: @yolacote

Photo credit: @athena.golden

Photo credit: @sassy_yasss

Photo credit: @glam.mandi

Photo credit: @nealmhair

Photo credit: @katiedartmouth

Photo credit: @yolacote

Video credit: @willenekitchens

via [Design TAXI, Refinery29]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. 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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