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What Is Holographic Hair? Here's How to Get the Look

Hair Color Trends

What Is Holographic Hair? Here's How to Get the Look What Is Holographic Hair? Here's How to Get the Look What Is Holographic Hair? Here's How to Get the Look

What started out as an obsession with unicorn-inspired accessories quickly turned into full-fledged outfits complete with unicorn horn nails, iridescent glowing cheekbones, multi-dimensional holographic lips, and now, the most magical colored mane you could ever imagine. We’re talking about holographic hair. Considering all the other vibrant hair colors that have made a name for themselves over the past few years (such as succulent hair, geode hair, and hidden rainbow hair), you might be wondering how to top those super-cool hair color trends. Well, take one look at holographic hair and you’ll realize why this is the must-have hair color trend at the moment.


Holographic hair color is characterized by a mixture of high-gloss multidimensional pastel highlights that essentially appear to change colors before your very eyes. The colors are expertly placed to create a 3D, holographic effect throughout your mane! You can rock holographic hair with any base color, but it’s typically done over a platinum blonde hue for the ultimate holographic look. Still need the full scoop on this otherworldly, on-trend hair color? Below, find out how to get the look and how to take care of your new holographic ‘do.


Getting holographic hair isn't so simple. In fact, it's best to visit a professional colorist who will be able to expertly apply the various shades to your hair for a one-of-a-kind look. So, if it’s something you’re interested in, find a colorist who specializes in this technique. As with any pastel-hued dye job, if you’re starting with brown hair, you’ll need to bleach your hair first in order for the color to show up. Depending on how dark your base shade is, it could take multiple sessions to achieve the holographic hair of your dreams.

More of a DIY gal? If you simply can’t resist the idea of holographic hair but don’t want to go to the salon, try using wash out hair colors to create the look. This is also a great option if you’re on the fence about committing to this statement hue! Pick pastel shades from the L’Oréal Paris Colorista 1-Day Spray or the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup 1-Day Color line. Both temporary hair colors wash out in just one shampoo, making them perfect for taking this trend for a test drive.


Color-treated hair requires special care. So, show your holographic hair some major love by following the hair care tips below.

Tip #1: Switch to a system of products formulated for color-treated hair

Any ol’ hair care products won’t do when you have holographic hair. Use a system consisting of a shampoo, conditioner, and hair mask that are specifically formulated for color-treated hair, like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defend Shampoo, L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair and Defend Conditioner, and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair Remedy Balm.

Tip #2: Pair your holographic hair with waves or curls

Embrace carefree vibes by setting your heat tools aside and rocking an air-dried hairstyle instead. To style your hair without heat, use the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray. Spritz the spray onto towel-dried hair, braid, and allow your hair to air dry. You’ll be left with loose, effortless waves!

Tip #3: Add some shine

Once you’re done styling your tresses, help add the look of shine to your holographic hair by spraying on a shine spray or applying a hair serum. We recommend the L’Oréal Paris EverSleek Frizz Finish Oil-In-Serum. Trust us, you can’t go wrong with high-shine strands, regardless of whether you have short hair, medium hair, or long hair.

Tip #4: Schedule regular touch-ups

Holographic hair looks stunning—but it isn’t exactly low maintenance. This is one color trend that will require a considerable amount of upkeep. But hey, it’s worth it for how many compliments you’ll get on your color, right? Schedule regular touch-ups with your colorist so that you can help keep your holographic mane looking fresh.

Holographic hair is one of many hair color trends right now. So, if you’re looking to switch things up, you have plenty of options! Check out our articles, How to Get a Mermaid Hair Color and How to Get Unicorn Hair for more color inspiration.