Contemplating this hair color trend? Here are 5 things you need to know:
Unicorns are mythical creatures, and in the same vein, Unicorn Hair Color is otherworldly. These hair color shades aren’t found in nature—rather, they span the fantastic realm of the color spectrum—pink, lilac, aqua, pistachio, buttercup. Tonally, they may range anywhere from the softest pastels to vivid and bright or even neon. Design-wise, you might rock a few Unicorn Hair Color balayage highlights, or you may opt to go full Uni with a root-to-tip color melt blend. Unicorn Hair Color can be contrasting or harmonious, and many Unicorn designs are true feats of hair color artistry by hairstylists. What’s more, professional hair color palettes have become so expansive, varied and nuanced, the shade possibilities are now literally endless. The Unicorn Hair Color movement also transcends age, gender and nationality. Anyone can be a unicorn!
With blonde, brunette or red hair, shade selection comes down to harmonizing your hair color with your skin tone and eye color. Believe it or not, the same holds true if you’re planning to sport Unicorn Hair Color. So if you have fair, cool skin, you’ll glow in shades like light pink, peach or tangerine hair. If your skin is fair and on the warm side, try Unicorn Hair Colors like lavender, robin’s egg blue or aqua hair. If you register medium cool skin, try deeper jewel tones like amethyst or ruby hair. If you’re medium and warm-skinned, you’ll look amazing in saturated shades like sapphire, aquamarine and emerald hair. Cool, dark skinned beauties can rock lilac hair, and if your dark skin is on the golden side, try plum hair.
The pale subtlety of pastel hair color gets an upgrade with a sophisticated array of colors.
Put your unicorn hair color on mute with a subtle gradation of a single shade from dark at the roots to light on the ends.
Look for hair color designs with a subtly shiny finish, like stainless steel.
Unicorns go industrial in glowing shades of indigo, purple, emerald and magenta hair.
A seamless blend of transitioning hair colors employs any palette—from subtly natural to soft pastels to iridescent jewel tones.
The day may come when you and your Unicorn Hair Color are ready to part ways. Again, says Keasling, start by seeing your hair stylist. Attempting to change your hair color, or bring it back to your natural hue at home could result in some very unexpected outcomes.
Start by letting the Unicorn Hair Color fade naturally for as long as possible. This will jumpstart the process. Then one of the best strategies is to neutralize the magical shades with their opposites on the color wheel (green to neutralize red for example) and then dye your hair a warm or cool shade of brown. If you want to be blonde, you will have to remove the existing hair color with lightener, which means going back to the process of assessing your hair health and settling in for multiple processes of bleaching…if your hair stylist greenlights the process!