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People Are Getting Holographic Hair And It's Mesmerising

Lucy Devine

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People Are Getting Holographic Hair And It's Mesmerising

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We've been stuck in an Instagram hole for the last hour looking through endless photographs of the latest beauty trend - holographic hair.

Be warned - once you get started, you'll find it hard to stop. The mesmerising hair style is achieved by hand-painting the hair in a variety of enchanting colours - and it really is something of dreams.

One artist, @fabhairbyjosh has been posting heaps of holographic styles - and we are *obsessed* with them.


Certain you'll love it as much as we do, we enlisted the help of a hair guru - otherwise known as Tina Farey, editorial director at Rush Hair.

Speaking to Tyla, Tina gave us the deets' on how to achieve the sought-after style *and* how it can be maintained. She even revealed exactly what to ask for in the salon, meaning it's easier than ever for you to recreate the dreamy vision yourself.

"Vibrant, semi-permanent colour means people can express themselves and experiment with creative hair trends, including holographic hair," said Tina.


"To form the 'prism' effect, stylists paint shades of tonal colour onto the hair freehand. Using foils like when creating traditional highlights or streaks won't work here, as a three-dimensional look is needed.

"Iridescent textiles pick up light in small sections, highlighting the creases and folds, so in order to work we need to create the same effect in the hair.


"Rather than a block of colour, tonal rainbow shades are applied as one horizontal section, mimicking the look of a holographic texture."


Tina explains that while colours like this can fade, there are ways to maintain, including simply choosing the right products.

"Invest in a specialist colour-saver shampoo as well as a salon-quality dry shampoo - it's best to reduce your hair washing routine as every wash will leave it looking a little lighter," Tina continued.


"To anticipate this, we'd recommend being brave and going for more vibrant shades when first applying the colour. It will then fade gradually through the spectrum to leave you with a gorgeous pastel look before it's time to book yourself in for a colour refresh again!"

It's important to understand *exactly* what you need to be asking for in the salon as most of us will know, miscommunications with your hairdresser are never fun.

Tina has broken down exactly what you need to say as well as what you need to be doing even before your appointment.


"First, when booking, be clear with your salon that you're wanting to try out some creative colour styles using rainbow shades," explained Tina.

"This way, you'll be booked with that salon's colour expert - someone who is experienced in working to this type of detail.

"With something as fun and creative as this, definitely bring in some photographs of what you're wanting to achieve - while one person's dream may be to go all out, another may only want a subtle iridescent steak, so bringing pictures of the types of styles you like helps to communicate what you want more clearly.

"With this, your stylist can then work to your brief but add in their own flair, leaving you with a gorgeous style that no one else will have!"

As soon as we stop scrolling through snaps on Instagram, we'll be booking that appointment...

Topics: Hair and Beauty, Life News, Hair

Lucy Devine
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