Mermaid hair has always been fashionable, but its popularity has been on a steady rise over the last couple of years. This trendy hairdo is all about the colors, and it uses bright pastels to create a dazzling look that is the kind that you would expect to see in fictional mermaid characters in movies and books. Any woman can wear this stylish headdress provided she has some hair on her head because the length and volume do not matter. However, choosing the right colors and dying technique is vital if you want to get this look right. Below is a picture gallery of some of the ways you can create a mermaid look.
# 1 Native American Inspired Look
This look takes inspiration from the Native Americans, but it avoids all the beads, feathers, and complicated patterns and instead concentrates more on the colors. The shades in the design are blonde pink and blue. These lovely hues are hand painted to create a fabulous pattern that makes the shoulder length textured locks look magnificent.
The contrast between the blonde and blue hues in this design is eye catching, and it makes the long curly mane look fabulous. These colors are also hand painted and to replicate this look you have to start with a blonde base and the transition drastically to the magical blue shade to create your ombre contrast. Apart from the color and curls on the hair it also has a lovely flower crown that helps to enhance the overall appearance.
# 3 Multicolored Mermaid Look
Mermaid looks are not only easy to create but also very versatile because you can use almost any color combination that you wish. This particular one uses multiple shades to give the long layered locks an amazing tone. The most dominant hues in this design are blue, pink, brown and the black shade that is the base tone. Apart from this, the strands also have an incredible shine that comes from giving them a hint of a golden hue. You should also use balayage if you want the shades to blend in perfectly.
# 4 Oil Slick Hair
You do not always have to go with bright pastels to create a perfect mermaid look because you can still achieve the same look with dark ones. This design uses a dark purple, blue and green to create a vibrant color blend that will make you look stunning. The lovely hues are hand painted on a black base, and they maintain an overall dark tone. You should also chop the strands to give them some texture and then style by pushing them back in layers.
# 5 Braided Loose Curls
A simple braid like the one on this design can transform your loose curly locks into something magnificent and stylish. However, this design would not look this fabulous without the amazing dye job. The dye job involves introducing blue peek-a-boos on a blend of orange and red and then using the twist at the back to expose them. Although the bright look is marvelous, the contrast between the colors on top and the peek-a-boo beneath is what makes this style stand out.
# 6 Massive Purple and Pink Braid
Pink and purple are a perfect combination especially if you use them inventively like in this style. Here the hair is sectioned into two parts, and you should then give one a pink dye job and then use the purple on the other. You should also use bright shades of these two pastels and then finish your mermaid style by weaving them into a massive loose French braid that you should end with a fishtail.
# 7 Sexy Blue Balayage
It is hard for anyone not to have a second glance at this charming headdress as it is not only sexy but also flawless. The long straight locks are very smooth, but their hand painted blue shade is what makes them stand out. This hand painted design involves using different shades of blue keenly on the hair and a few patches of blonde. You should then finish the look with a simple center part and by brushing the straight strands to the sides.
# 8 Sweet Rainbow Colors
This hairdo is another example of how you can use multiple shades to create a vibrant mermaid hair color. It uses different hues with the most dominant ones being pink, blue and golden brown. Although you can still paint the shades using foils, the best idea would be to use a balayage technique as it makes them look natural. And for styling you only need to push back your textured strands in layers.
# 9 Gorgeous Purple Orange Hair
A distinctive color pattern like this one will always make a lady look exquisite. However, it is also very easy to achieve provided you know what shades to use. To create this look, you should combine red and copper to create an orange like shade and then spice it up with some partial purple streaks. And for styling you should pull a few locks and pin them to the center of the head to create a half up design and leave the rest to flow freely to the back.
# 10 Creative Pastel Mohawk
Creativity is all that you need to create a fantastic headdress like this one. This style uses pink, blue and purple pastels to brighten up these long locks to make them look beautiful. The styling is also fantastic, and it involves weaving two long French braids on the sides and then pulling the rest of the strands to the center of the head to create a Mohawk like design.
# 11 Super Cute Long Tresses
Long tresses are one of the main characteristics of mermaid hairdos and so if you have a long mane like this one you can be confident of a fashionable headdress. However, you still need to choose and use your colors right. This particular one uses a blend of blue and purple with a golden hint to create a lovely tone. You should also create this design by hand painting the colors because foils will not be as natural as balayage. To style the locks you should push them back and to the sides in layers.
# 12 Beautiful Ocean Ombre
Unlike most other mermaid designs this hairstyle uses only one shade on a natural black hair to create a top notch look. The design starts with the natural black base but transitions to an ocean blue shade to create a fantastic ombre pattern. And to finish the style you only need to create a soft center part and brush the strands into a layered face frame design.
# 13 Intricate Rainbow Pastel Braids
The brightness of this headdress will attract any woman who likes to wear dazzling hairstyles. It uses several bright shades to create an adorable design with the most dominant ones being the yellow, green, blue, red and a touch of pink. All the colors are not throughout the head but are instead hand painted in different patches. The styling is also magnificent, and it involves weaving two crisscrossing fishtail braids to create a half up style.
# 14 Neat Mermaid Locks
This style is all about simplicity and neatness, and it shows that you do not have to use any complicated dying technique to create a perfect mermaid hair. Any woman can create this hairstyle effortlessly, and they only need to figure out the right colors to use. It is also important to have a textured haircut like this one as it will add some detail to your shades.
# 15 Low Rainbow Twist
Mermaid hairdos are always about colors, and the good thing about them is that you can use as many colors as you wish and also any shade that pleases you. This particular design combines purple, blue, orange and yellow to create a perfect rainbow look. When using numerous shades like in this style, the best idea would be to hand-paint them to ensure that each hue is visible. Styling is also vital in this headdress, but it is very simple as you only need to pull back the strands and tie them into a twisted chignon.
# 16 Magical Purple to Golden Blonde Ombre
The style in this hairdo that involves some fancy braids at the center of the head and a loose knot makes it look complicated, but you can still replicate it. To create this look, you will first need to give your strands a lovely ombre color pattern that involves transitioning from a dark purple base to a golden blonde hue. You should then create the two braids at the center of the head and a knot. To finish the look, you should leave the rest of the curly locks to flow freely in a face frame design.
# 17 Choppy Face Framing Bob
Yellow and green hues can also melt in to create a distinct shade, and if you spice them with a dark purple like in this design, then you can be sure of a fashionable mermaid headdress. However, you still need a good cut if you want to look elegant and in this style, a choppy bob is enough. The short bob cut also has a lovely smooth fringe, and you should design the strands around it to create a beautiful face-framing style.
# 18 Adorable Braided Faux Hawk
This dazzling headdress starts by blending a beautiful blue shade and purple to create an amazing color melt. And with such a beautiful shade you do not even need to do anything much to create a fashionable mermaid look. But, you can take the appearance a notch higher by pulling the strands to the center of the head and then weaving them into a long medium size braid to create a faux hawk design.
# 19 Stylish Rainbow Waterfall
This magical color will require some skills and a lot of inventiveness to get right. To create this look, you will first need to weave the strands at the top into three fancy braids that you should finish with a stylish knot. You should them make the hairs below the braids wavy and then give them the rainbow shades. To create the rainbow look you do not need to use many shades because blue, green and yellow are enough as they will still give you this appearance.
# 20 Charming Purple Blue Pixie
A pixie cut is fantastic, and it can make any woman look charming but if you want it to create a mermaid headdress you should give it a lovely shade. And if you want something moderate that will not draw a lot of attention but still make you look stunning you should go with a hand painted blend of purple and blue like in this style. The pixie has short strands, and so you will not need to do any intricate styling because layering them is enough to make you look fashionable.
# 21 Bubblegum Long Locks
This bubblegum look comes from hand painting pink and blue hues on a long curly hair. It is a very straightforward hairdo, and so you will not need to do much to create it. The only thing that you will need is to section your strands into two, but they do not have to be equal. You should then hand-paint one side with the pink shade and the other with the bright blue hue. And to style the strands, you also don’t have to do anything complicated because pushing them back is enough to show off your beautiful color pattern.
# 22 Illuminated Color Melt
If you have shoulder length locks like these, you need to give them a beautiful color pattern and styling to make them look splendid. This style is a perfect example of how you can create a sassy mermaid hair. It starts with a dark blue shade then transitions to a bright green shade before finishing with a golden yellow shade on the tips. To style your long textured and wavy locks you should push them back and stack them slightly.
# 23 Multi-Tonal Braid Crown
Crown braids are very fashionable, and they make ladies look magnificent. However, you can spice up yours by giving them a mermaid hair color. The one on this design has some fabulous pastel shades with the most visible ones being blue, green and purple. Apart from just brightening the look these balayage shades also create a perfect blend. And to finish the look you will only need to weave your bright and long locks into a massive crown.
# 24 Soft Pastel Shades
The softness of the shades on this headdress is what makes it look refined and trendy. Although you can see multiple hues in the design, the style comes from mixing blue, pink and yellow to create a tender and stylish look. These strands also have an amazing style that adds some detail to the colors, and it involves pushing them back and twisting them slightly.
# 25 Rainbow Roots and Faux Hawk
There are many ways of creating a fantastic mermaid hair color, but the most efficient way is to use many pastels like in this design. Here the headdress uses pink, purple and blue to create some attractive rainbow roots. You should also add some yellow and golden brown shades to half of the hair. And to finish the look you should pull the strands to the center of the head and then twist and pin them into a faux hawk design to expose the beautiful rainbow roots.
# 26 Pretty Rope Twist Pastels
You can never have too much color if you want to wear a mermaid hairstyle. In this design, the headdress combines different shades of blue and other pastels such as yellow and purple to give the long textured locks a perfect tone. However, the stylish twists are the highlight of the design, and they involve weaving two on the sides and joining them at the back where you should also have a reverse braid.
# 27 Stunning Unicorn Balayage
Light blue and purple also make a perfect color melt, and if you use them correctly, they will make your strands look incredible. The light blue shade is the most dominant hue in this design, but the purple at the front not only creates some contrast but also helps to bring some balance to the colors. These locks already have a beautiful color and so to style them you will only need to sweep them to the sides in a stacked design. You should also make the ends curly as this also adds to the beauty of the style.
# 28 Dazzling Purple Locks
You can also use one color to create a stylish mermaid design, but you have to choose a lovely shade such as this purple. In this style, all that you will need to do is to darken the roots to give your long purple locks some contrast. For styling, you should give your long wavy and textured locks a soft side part and then style by sweeping them to the sides to create a lovely face frame design.
# 29 Curly Mermaid Twists
The bright red shade in this design is the first thing that will catch your attention because it is very dazzling. However, there are still more colors in this design because the red transitions drastically to a hand painted blend of purple, orange and green. These long curly strands also have a simple, but stylish design that involves pulling everything to the back and twisting the locks into an updo.
# 30 Bold Color Melt of Vibrant Hues
If you are looking for a way to wear bolder and brighter shades than what you have, then you should try this design. It is a color melt between some charming and vibrant hues, and it entails incorporating various purple pinks and a dark blue shade. Although the choice of colors is fantastic, the texture and the lovely waves on the design are also splendid as they make the colors look detailed.
Mermaid hair color is stunning, and it will look good on any woman who can use it well on her hair. This style is also very easy to create since you can use various color combinations and the 30 designs above should give you some ideas on how you can wear this chic headdress.