Betta Fish Hair Is the Newest Hair Color Trend
Mermaid hair is awesome, but it’s looking as though the colored hair community is now expanding their source of inspiration to other aquatic creatures. The next animal to influence colored ‘dos everywhere? Betta fish. The colorful fish commonly found in aquariums have served as the inspiration for a stunning blue and yellow look created by Hairstory Studio’s Roxie Darling.
When blown out, the colors blend together beautifully. While they don’t necessarily create an ombré effect, the colors are soft and totally integrated with each other. However, when hair model Gina pulls her locks up into a top knot, you can see that most of the blue lies underneath. When styled this way, the two tones look more dramatic, almost like a new take on the split hair trend we saw a while back.
In a Facebook post comparing the fish to the model’s dual-toned look, Roxie Darling explains, “I picked a betta fish as a reference for Gina’s hair because I really like the way that the colors in their tails flow organically when they’re swimming.”
When compared to the sand art hair we saw earlier this month, we see a definite common denominator: movement. Rather than a simple, single hue or ombréd blend, the next evolution of colored hair seems to not just be about how it looks when styled down but rather how the color moves. The varying and seemingly random placement of color creates an added layer of dimension we have yet to see in rainbow hair.
Would you try this new hair color? Share with us in the comments below.
(Photos via @hairstorystudio)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!