Are you ready for something amazing? Are you ready to be admired wherever you go and envied for your singular style? Are you brave enough to experiment with bold colors? Then you simply have to have rainbow hair – the hottest look around!
Once upon a time, there was little variety of hair colors and most products were designed to shade the hair in natural hues. Now the choice of pigments is incredible – in fact, only limited by your own imagination! So are you ready to be encouraged? Let’s open the paint box and check out rainbow inspired styles.
# 1 Vertical Stripes
In ombres and other multihued hair styles we are so used to seeing horizontal layers of color but how about what about vertical lines? Here we see a stunning example of just how amazing these bright stripes can look; especially in a short bob cut. These looks are achieved using foils to apply bands of color.
Hair color is only limited by your own imagination and if you want it eccentric then bold colors are the way to go! This beautiful wave of color begins at the tips with a canary yellow which is blended into butterfly orange on one side and aquamarine on the other. The orange band is followed by a bright pink before becoming electric blue.
# 3 Color Splash
Not ready to go full color yet? Don’t’ worry – splashes of vivid color are trendy too. In this example, the short hair is cola black with thin bands of color that have been infused on top. Just at a glance we can see reds, greens, yellows and blues – in fact, all the colors of the rainbow!
# 4 Rainbow Hair at Sunset
Picture perfect! In this picture, we see rainbow hair that has had the hues blended together exquisitely so that they just fade into each other. Particularly interesting are the strands of turquoise blue and watermelon red.
# 5 Peek a Boo Color
So what should you do if you crave brilliant multihued hair, but you can’t wear it to work? This of course! A hot trend right now is to keep your base color natural (such as the golden brown featured here) and apply foils of color at the nape of the neck; allowing the colors to be revealed when the hair is lifted up.
# 6 Mellow Yellow
Here the more subdued pastel colors have been livened up by introducing streaks of electric yellow. The base tones are light pinks and purples with long strands of yellow along the sides and all along the tips.
# 7 Perfect Pastel Paradise
Pastel hair shades are uber chic and put us in mind of unicorns, mermaids, and fantasy worlds. This fantastic rainbow ombre begins with lilac purple, which dissolves into a muted red. As you can see this rainbow hair is not uniform at all – the strands are different patches of color at the ends.
# 8 Color Curve
In this picture, a pretty rainbow has been recreated over long wavy locks. The color infusion starts with a fun lollipop purple that fades into light blue and then sea green. Next comes yellow and orange, then a bright flaming red for the tips. She’s completed her look by adding a black sequined bow.
#9 Unforgettable Unicorn
In this style, the base colors of bubblegum pink and petal purple have been used to shade the hair up to the shoulders. At this level, we start to see the additional of yellow and orange strands. The last section; which is seen here in the braid, is a mixture of mostly lemon yellow with some green and orange as well.
# 10 Belle Burst
Long hair or short, curly or straight – bright colors rock them all! These tightly curled locks have been given a dash of cherry pink, a splash of indigo and a brush of aquamarine; together with deep purple and bright yellow-green for a rainbow sensation.
# 11 Oh Make Me Over
You can pair your rainbow colors to enhance your best features as we see here - her brilliant blue eyes are played up by the parrot yellow fringe. To the one side, we can see streaks of purple and blue and on the other side fuchsia streaks are highlighted against beige blonde.
# 12 Hair Utopia
If you want to stand out in a crowd and be known for dramatic style, then why not copy this kaleidoscopic mane? You’ll need neon red, orange, yellow, aquamarine, blue and purple coloring and a little patience to pull it off. Style your do simply (like she has done with a small braid) for maximum effect.
# 13 The End Of The Rainbow
Natural hair shades that break out into bands of intense color are lovely to look at and definitely eye-catching! Her hair begins in a light chardonnay blonde and just on the shoulder it has been infused with canary yellow. The spiraled tips are a range of hues including orange, puce and a little green.
# 14 Multicolor Mirage
When we think of rainbows this is what we see. True colors have been used to create this spectacular multicolor hair artwork. The roots are a vibrant red which gives way to sunset shades of orange and yellow. A thin band of summer green leads into the final shades of deep electric blues and purples.
# 15 Vibrant Glaze
Gray and pastel? Absolutely! In this dappled mane we see that the color begins with dark gray roots that glaze over into pastel yellows, pinks and greens with a bright splash of sapphire blue.
# 16 Sparkling Spectrum
So you want rainbow hair, but not in horizontal or vertical lines? Then here is a style for you. In this look, numerous foils have been used to create a sea of luminous colors including highlighter yellow and coral red. The hairstyle contributes to this punk style with its choppy shape and scissor cuts.
# 17 Fantastic Rainbow Streaks
These fantastic hues look just like the waves of colors we see in soap bubbles, giving it a true fantasy feeling. These rich shades have been blended together so well that they flow uninterrupted into one another. This is easy to see, especially in the first transition between hot pink, purple, and sky blue.
# 18 Hair Daydream
Fulfill your color fantasies by indulging in something like this. In this dappled fusion of hues, shocking pink is the dominating shade followed by more muted yellows and oranges. Within the mane, we can also see aqua green and marine blue streaks. The hairstyle has been kept simple once again and her hair has been left to gently fall down her back to show off the colors to perfection.
# 19 Pretty in Polychromatic
In this picture the colors in her hair are shown off flawlessly by her hairstyle that has a flipped up section in front. In this section, we can see vertical stripes of hot pink, coral, yellow, green and dark turquoise. These shades have been repeated in horizontal streaks as well, with the tips colored in the same striking deep turquoise shade.
# 20 Paradise Lost
Unicorn inspired hair such as this looks even more striking when it’s paired with black clothes and accessories. Her hair has been transformed into a shimmering lake of peacock blue, aquamarine and pale plum purple with a few dove gray streaks visible as well.
# 21 Radiant Mermaid Style
A translucent blonde shade such as the honey butter color seen here is the ideal contrast to deep mystical shades. The blonde coloring flows until just over the shoulders before breaking out into magenta, plum and berry purple with just a hint of indigo blue.
# 22 Sorbet Swirl
The predominant colors of this delicious look are mainly cornflower blue and powder green. The color is dappled and between the two main shades, we can also see splashes of sunflower yellow and peach as well as a few streaks of darker blue. The top portion of hair has been braided into a bun, leaving the rest of the rainbow to catch the light.
# 23 Crayon Inspired Rainbow Hair
Why use just one color when there are so many to choose from? Have a little bit of everything! In this picture, we can see that when she lifts up the top portion of her amber colored hair there is an explosion of vertical streaks of color – stunning!
# 24 Rainbow Saturation
Foils aren’t the only route to rainbow hair; balayage (a free hand color technique) can also be used to great effect. In this example, the platinum blonde base color has been infused with soft purples, yellows, pinks and greens to create a look that demands a second look. Muted colors such as this would be perfect for the first time rainbow seeker.
# 25 Psychedelic Princess
This playful palette is made picture perfect with the addition of braids, plaits, ringlets and an intricate hair clip. The way you style your rainbow hair has an effect on how it is viewed by others. This fancy hair is awash with neon pink, honey blonde, sea blue, purple and cerise shades that produce a look fit for a fairy princess!
So are you now ready to rage in a rich rainbow colored style? Vertical or horizontal, dappled or bold – it’s all up to you! Why not try contrasting colors together or pretty pastels over light colored locks? Anyway, you look at it, rainbows are girly and fun, and far too pretty not to recreate in your hair!