rainbow color

Maybe we’re all loving rainbows in support of the recent supreme court decision on gay marriage. Maybe we’re inspired by all the beautiful produce that’s in season, or summer sunsets, or fireworks. Whatever the reason it seems that rainbow hair is making a comeback. We’re seeing lots of variations: entire heads covered in layers of vibrant color and muted spectrums painted through ends. Part of me loves seeing these playful looks and part of me longs for the days of more subtle palettes. What do you think? Are you loving or hating the rainbow trend? Click the style notes for more examples. –– Laura Martin

Sand Art

sand art color


Upper Left: The colors here flow together nicely and the palette contains a pleasing blend of light and dark hues.

Lower Left: Not enough vertical variation makes a stripy unattractive look.

Upper Right: This look doesn’t work on short hair where there’s not enough length to melt colors vertically.

Lower Left: A meticulous blend of florescent hues makes a bold and beautiful statement.


Color Ombre

color ombre


Left: Pastel hues blended into a blonde base look soft and pretty. This look works.

Right: Crayon-bright hues and colors that change at the same spot on every strand looks dated.

Special thanks to Laura Martin for this post. Laura is a professional hair stylist, former senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, and a creative non-fiction MFA student at Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA. Follow her inspirations on twitter @LarMarStyle 
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