Hair trends come as fast as they go, but the latest big thing is one we can’t stop staring at.
Called ‘Rainbow Roots’, it sees a myriad of colours applied to the roots of the hair, really close to the scalp, so that when the wind blows the rainbow is exposed.
According to Karen, hairdresser and co-founder of the popular salon Blondies of Melbourne, the trend is really taking off. Recently, an Instagram video of one of her client’s rainbow roots hit 100,000 views in under 24 hours:
Tie dye rainbow roots @helloitsaylin is shaving her hair TOMORROW to raise money for the leukaemia foundation, if you can help please follow the link to donate https://secure.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/registrantFundraisingPage.aspx?RegistrationID=658879 . . . . @behindthechair_com #behindthechair @modernsalon #modernsalon @esteticausa #esteticalikes
So what’s it all about? We get Karen to break it down for us a little bit.
Ok, let’s start with the process. What’s involved?
Sorry, brunettes, but rainbow roots needs to be applied to pre-lightened blonde hair.
“Once your hair is blonde it’s pretty simple,” Karen explains.
“The vibrant colours are applied in an alternating pattern, the process takes about 30 mins and voila: rainbow roots!”
But what if I’ve got brown hair, can I get it done too?
Again, for brunettes who are interested in trying the look, the roots have to be lightened first. But don’t be put off by that.
“With great products like Olaplex these days, bleach is nothing to be afraid of,” Karen says.
“Plus, a bit of bleach at your roots means you don’t have to wash your hair as often and will give your hair body and volume. So, really, everyone should be putting bleach their hair.”