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Unfortunately, it’s a little harder for dark-haired women to spontaneously join in on the coloured hair trend. But that’s about to change, thanks to “oil slick” hair.
You might have spied this trend in your Instagram feed, and it’s largely down to New York-based hair colourist Aura Friedman. While an oil spill is probably the last place you’d look to for hair colour inspiration, Friedman argues it’s actually a very pretty look.
Mia Freedman has been contemplating going rainbow hair… but eventually settled for an edgy cut instead. (Post continues after video.)
“I’ve been trying to recreate gasoline or oil when it’s on the ground and it rains. I find that when you take a dark purple and a dark green and layer them one on top of the other, you end up with this iridescent feeling,” she told PopSugar.
It’s the perfect rainbow hair technique for brunettes because it actually requires a darker base to achieve the look. It also uses minimal to no lighteners or bleach, depending on how just how dark your hair is.
To transform her clients, Friedman usually does an Olaplex treatment to ensure the hair stays shiny and shows off the sheen of the dye. She then applies several different hair colours throughout the hair. (Post continues after gallery.)