Silver hair, it鈥檚 time for you to step back, because these days everyone is loving bright hues for their locks. A 鈥榙o that鈥檚 all the colors of the rainbow is the latest and greatest hair DO, and we鈥檙e here to show you how to get it 鈥 we鈥檝e covered permanent rainbow hair inspo, shown you how to get semi-permanent rainbow hair from home and now have the scoop on how you can get the look for a day. Seriously.


Meet Darnell Wold, (no, not pictured above ;), hair stylist + wig artisan extraordinaire. He has more than a decade鈥檚 worth of experience in the hair industry in coloring and styling. Using his combined hair expertise 鈥 and an imaginative mind 鈥 he makes the wigs of your dreams a reality. We鈥檙e not talking plain pinks or basic blues, either; these wigs feature totally multi-dimensional looks that you can鈥檛 help but notice.

The wig industry is old, and the model is broken (why would anyone want to wear a generic, made-in-bulk, low-quality item on their head?). Most wig lines sell stock wigs 鈥 which are exactly what they sound like 鈥 that are already pre-styled and colored. You鈥檙e creatively restricted (something we are ALWAYS AGAINST!) and aren鈥檛 left with many options. Darnell鈥檚 line offers 鈥渃omplete creative control鈥 to the client, allowing one to customize the color, cut, styling, texture, density, lace color, scalp color and even the hairline.


There鈥檚 no doubt that trends in hairstyles + colors come and go, but the 鈥淕ranny hair movement,鈥 that silver/gray聽hair trend we鈥檝e been seeing for the last year, has gone viral. 鈥淚 love the fact that society is becoming more daring and experimenting with their hair,鈥 Darnell tells us. 鈥淵ears ago, anyone who colored their hair an unnatural shade was instantly labeled 鈥減unk鈥 or 鈥済oth鈥 so it鈥檚 refreshing to see how much hair has evolved over the years.鈥

Speaking of show-stopping hair colors, Darnell鈥檚 Instagram (how we 鈥渄iscovered鈥 him!) is an endless visual journey into his wild world of wigs. Something that is unique to his line is the customizable part and hairline. His favorite wig 鈥 not coincidentally the one he credits with really launching his wig career 鈥 was a custom U-part wig for makeup artist @missjazminad. He used a color block transitioning technique (yeah, color blocking has moved from clothing to hair) to flow from teal to purple with lavender-tipped ends. This next-level peacock-y color combo remains one of Darnell鈥檚 most requested to date.


So, you鈥檙e sold and want to buy a wig. There are a number of factors that one should keep in mind when wig shopping, according to the expert himself: cost, materials, maker, etc. Darnell recommends starting the process with an in-depth consultation with a professional wigologist (jk, that鈥檚 not a word/profession, but it should be!) to discuss which type of wig is best for the look + vibe you鈥檙e going for. Next on the list is ensuring you have a perfect fit 鈥 this can be achieved by having a custom wig made to fit your exact head measurements. If a wig doesn鈥檛 fit properly, it can actually cause tension on your real hair and scalp, and we know you鈥檙e not interested in any of THAT. Improper installation or abuse of wig glues/adhesives can do serious damage, y鈥檃ll. Just go for quality here, wig wearers of the world, as they鈥檙e a versatile and protective style that can help you avoid damaging your real hair. A wig of this nature will cost you anywhere from $1,000 鈥 $10,000 (!!), Darnell told us, depending on the quality and craftsmanship.


Oh, and one main piece of advice from Darnell for those of you that want to take a bit more of a risk and actually dye your hair: go to a professional!!! You and everyone else will really see the difference when a reputable pro works his/her magic on achieving a complex look like multi-dimensional rainbow hair. That being said, it鈥檚 more than just the fab look you鈥檒l achieve with a professional 鈥 they will protect the integrity of your hair. Darnell reminds us that achieving short-term satisfaction with a look (especially such a trendy, out-there one) isn鈥檛 worth long-term damage to your hair in the grand scheme of things. Words to live by, people!

Would you get behind the rainbow hair trend? Let us know in the comments!

(Photos via @hairhegoes and @missjazminad)