It’s Pride Month, which means that the next couple of weeks will be filled with parades and Pride-themed events boasting the symbolic rainbow flag. If you’re looking for a way to represent or support the LGBT community with your beauty look this year, opting for a rainbow hair color will definitely draw attention. Below, some rainbow hair color ideas that will be perfect for Pride, that you can do on your own using at-home hair color.
1. Rainbow Ombré
Why we love it: If you already have brightly colored hair — or simply want to stand out in a crowd — this bold rainbow hair look will be perfect for you.
Get the look: Start with a bright pink hair color all over, adding colorful streaks at the ends using a temporary hair color in multiple shades, like the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color. To use, apply your shades of choice to individual pieces of hair, wait 15-30 minutes, and then rinse and style.
2. Rainbow Tie-Dye
Why we love it: This stripe tie-dye hair look is great for those who have light hair or have their locks dyed platinum.
Get the look: Take a hair color spray, like the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray, in Red, Blue, Gold, and Coral Pink. Shake the can well, and hold four to six inches from the hair and spray each color in a stripe, going from the hairline to the back of the hair. Wait a few minutes so the spray can dry, and then you’re ready to head to any Pride events.
3. Peek-a-Boo Rainbow Undercut
Why we love it: If you want your Pride hair look to be reserved for those specific events, this rainbow hair undercut is the perfect undercover look. If you don’t already have an undercut, we recommend seeing a professional hair stylist instead of doing it yourself so that you can get the best shape.
Get the look: Once that’s covered, spray the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in one-inch stripes across the undercut, starting from the bottom and stacking the colors vertically. Apply one hair color at a time, and wait to dry before spraying on the next color.
4. Rainbow Money Piece
Why we love it: This hair color look will pair amazingly with brightly colored hair, but it will look just as exciting on natural hair colors as well. If you want to rock this trend all month long, ask your colorist for a rainbow money piece in whichever colors you would like.
Get the look: For a one-day look, use the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray to spray multiple colors on your front strands of hair. Spray in individual color sections starting from top to bottom, and then brush downwards so the colors can blend together.
5. Pastel Rainbow Highlights
Why we love it: Super bright colors might not be your favorite, but you can still rock a colorful hair look for Pride. Try getting pastel rainbow highlights instead.
Get the look: You can apply temporary highlights in the same way as the hairstyles mentioned above, just use pastel shades instead of brighter rainbow colors — such as the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in the shades Rosegold, Pastel Blue, and Pastel Lavender. These colors will look great on bleached or lighter hair types, but they’re definitely still visible and flattering on darker tones.
6. Rainbow Ribbon Highlights
Why we love it: If you want a fun pop of color, these ribbon highlights are perfect.
Get the look: To apply the highlights yourself, all you have to do is take individual strands of hair and spray with the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in your preferred colors. Make sure to use the same pattern throughout the hair as you’re applying color to each piece.
Written by: Shannon Stubbs, Photo Credit: Pinup Jordan’s Mermaid Lounge, @pinupjordan
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