The Fishy Thing About the Coolest New Rainbow Hair Trend

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Brightly colored tresses are in the midst of a serious style moment. We’ve seen unicorn hair and mermaid hair, but the latest rainbow fad taps into a slightly less mystical muse: the betta fish.

There’s no doubt that betta fish have gorgeous, technicolor scales, but these photos prove their bold hues are cause for undeniably cool style inspo. After pinning tons of mermaid hair looks with gorgeous, cool-hued effects, we were excited to soak up another underwater-inspired look, dubbed “betta-fish hair” by Roxie Darling of New York City's Haircolor Studio.

“I recently observed the organic flow of color in their bodies,” Roxie told Refinery29. “I thought there was a way to make that translate into hair, since hair is also a natural, moving fiber.”

Turns out the effects are just as pretty as they sound, as she layered color onto a blue base for a surprisingly understated pastel look that one-ups the ombré mermaid trend.

Thinking about going over the rainbow? Lots of celebs have gone before you. Check out our favorite celeb looks to decide if you’re ready to take the plunge. 

Kylie Jenner's signature teal locks had shock value but looked great with almost everything she wore. 

Katy Perry's lilac locks glowed against her dewy skin.

Hilary Duff opted for a muted mermaid green.

Classic navy blue looked edgy yet sophisticated on Demi Lovato.


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