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Yup – it's just about hottest hair look of 2016… indeed this video of one young woman's super-long, Rapunzel-like dye-job has is HYPNOTIC

And when it comes to the rainbow-hair, there’s good news and bad: the good all those gorgeous colourful hues aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

 

New hair color xD

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The bad? Well, as anyone who's dabbled in the trend will know, maintaining those purples, teals, reds, and greens fades FAST. Aka this is one look that quickly gets VERY expensive.

Luckily, inventive fans of the trend in the Philippines have come up with a way to DIY-dye for just a few euro: tissue paper.

As one beauty blogger explains, after putting bright strips of the paper into a saltwater solution and letting the dye bleed out, you can stain the ends of your hair by dipping them in the mixture and letting them soak.

Hurrah!

Others wrap their hair in the saltwater-soaked tissue – much like your hairdresser would if you were going for a full head of highlights.

Of course, it’s unlikely that the colour will actually last very long BUT for a quick ‘n’ easy weekend dye-job for a night out – this is pretty perfect.

 

If you're trying out this trend this weekend – make sure to email your photographs to hello@shemazing.ie

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People all over the world are intent on finding a way to achieve the most Instagram worthy hair colour. The lengths people will go to in order to achieve the kind of locks that would make Ariel well jealous are reaching new highs.

The latest innovation is “fluid hair painting”. Yes, it involves the kind of labour intensive colouring techniques you were expecting.

However, you won’t have to spend hours sitting staring at your cloaked self in the mirror. KL Christoffsen, the legend behind the latest viral trend told Modern Salon that clients need to be “reclined”. “Because their hair is fanned out, it gives me the ability to thoroughly look over every strand to see how the colour melts from top to bottom,” she explained.   

“It’s easier to see the colour fluidity when you have that elevation. You’re able to have more control,” the colouring genius added. The “colour table” definitely looks amazing and we wouldn’t mind having a little lie down while our hair undergoes an amazing mermaid transformation to be honest.   

 

  A photo posted by KL Christoffersen (@mermicornhair) on

 

Admit it, you’ve caught yourself dozing off while having your shampooed, it can be very relaxing.

The technique also means that it is more controlled than the usual balayage method, which creates the super soft colour melt everyone is lusting after.

KL adds: “What I love about using this technique is that the final results are endless – from mimicking sun-kissed baby highlights to creating a multi-colored rainbow explosion. It’s really quite versatile!”

While we are feeling quite tempted to take the plunge and finally embrace the bold trend, KL does warn that people should not try this one at home.

“It’s not just laying down and slapping color on the hair. You should definitely see a licensed professional for this method.”

Not worry though, because colourists all over the world are mastering the technique so it might only be a matter of time before you’re heading down to your favourite salon for a quick nap and a hair transformation.

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