True story: When I briefly dyed my hair blue nearly two years ago, I thought the pastel trend would surely fade within a matter of months. The same notion occurred to me again last year, when I opted for a shade of rose gold. And yet, months later, rainbow-hued strands are still everywhere—and every sub-trend seems to be more innovative than the last.
Take this holographic variation, for example, which has been dominating Instagram over recent weeks. First spotted at Ross Michaels Salon in Seattle, the hue features a silvery base with sheer, opalescent colors layered on top. The result: an otherworldly aesthetic that would do Lisa Frank proud.
(Bonus: Your CD emoji is now somewhat relevant!)
The salon reports that this rendition of the ethereal trend was created using Pravana shades of violet, lavender, and blue over a platinum base. But the beauty of this color (and the pastel trend at large) is that it's endlessly customizable. If you wanted something a little more subtle and opalescent, for example, you might opt for something similar to the look below.
Either way, just remember that pastel colors tend to fade very quickly. Keep those candy hues looking vibrant with a solid lineup of color-saving products, and you'll make it last—at least until the next out-there Insta trend hits your feed.
Prefer something a little more low-key? You need to get to know this L.A.-loved color trend.