What used to be a dreaded result of low resolution, has been making its way off screen for some time now. We’ve seen the blurred boxes pop up on everything from custom portraits to panties (yes, panties). But one place we never expected to see pixels? In your hair. That’s exactly what the folks over at X-persion Creativos have managed to do to pretty gorgeous results.

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X-Presion is a Madrid-based, avant garde creative studio that focuses on innovation and creation of new hairdressing techniques. After a quick glance at their portfolio it’s evident that X-Presion doesn’t treat hair like a basic part of the body, but rather like a blank canvas. You won’t see any ronze locks here, but rather tresses painted with script and even a braille-like texture. For the studio’s latest breakthrough, they’ve mastered a “coloring process that achieves a new chromatic dimension and color pixelated effect on the hair, while playing with movement and transforming these textures into the appearance of the pixel effect,” Estetica Magazine says. Basically, hair magic.


The look was featured in Revlon Professional’s latest collection and has been blowing up all over Instagram under the hashtag, #xpresionpixel. While you probably aren’t going to be able to go ask your stylist for this tomorrow, the folks over at X-Presion are hosting a seminar next month in Madrid on the technique and we’re guessing it’s only going to get more popular after that. We say, keep those ecaille locks for now and maybe you’ll be able to dip your head in a rainbow of pixelated pastels by the time Easter rolls around.

What’s your take on this innovative new hair trend? Would you rock it? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

(Images via Prosthetic Knowledge, @xpresioncreativos, Estetica Magazine, h/t Estetica Magazine)