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Hot Hair Trends: Colorful Hair (aka Unicorn and Mermaid Hair)

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re huge color lovers at Bang Salon. And no, we’re not just talking about hair color in general, we’re talking loud, in-your-face, bright, and bold colorful hair.

Whether you call it unicorn hair, mermaid hair or rebellious, it doesn’t matter the label, we’re obsessed with it all.

Of course, stylists have a tendency to be drawn to the styles and colors many might consider wacky, but we’re seeing a huge trend in people of all ages and professions hopping on the colorful hair train lately, which means we’re not the only rebels out there.

If you’ve been feeling the itch to add some new hues to your life, here’s some bright mermaid/unicorn/rainbow hair color inspiration ranging from subtle to sultry to get your wheels turning about what you want at your next appointment…

Pretty in Pastel

Spring has sprung! Although, we love a good pastel paint job any time of year…

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Feminine, opal-esque pastel dimension by Amie (@amielfox) at Bang Salon at The Yards.

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Soft pink and mint green split by Camden (@zombiecamden) at Bang Salon at The Yards.

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Icy pastel blue on the top with a deeper shade underneath by Jessica (@jessicacoleman425) at Bang Salon at The Yards.

Peek-a-Boo Color

Just a splash of color before taking a deep dive…

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A wave of oceanic color by Michelle (@lucyliu_akashelly) at Bang Salon U Street.

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A touch of purple on the ends by Jamie Lynn (@d.y.e.d.h.a.i.r) at Bang Salon Metropole.

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A little more than peek-a-boo, but still a gentle ease into more color with a bright balayage by Andrew (@akerlund_hair) at Bang Salon U Street.

Oil Slick

Iridescent tones on darker hair for a colorful inky effect…

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Like an oil slick right after rain! Color by Cat (@ckuzas) at Bang Salon at the Verizon Center.



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Jewel-toned oil slick by Ciera (@cierasugar) at Bang Salon at The Yards.

All Over Color

For those who want to take the full plunge in to colorful hair…

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Sultry and deep, this red is on fire by Aieshah (@medina_did_it) at Bang Salon U Street.

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Galactic mermaid by Jasmine (@jasmine.washington) at Bang Salon U St.

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Blues and purples weaved together by Ciera (@cierasugar) at Bang Salon at The Yards.

Feeling the itch to get color crazy? Us too!

Check out more examples of our stylists work on Instagram and Facebook, and come sit in one of our chairs so we can make your bright hair dreams come to life!

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