This Crazy New Hair Color Trend Is Lisa Frank-Approved
Rainbow hair trends have been inspired by a lot more than just rainbows lately. Mix the seven streaks of color with the classic ombré technique and you have colombre. Paint on softer, almost-iridescent hues like those of a gemstone and you have opal hair. But it seems the newest ways to technicolor your tresses are based on of your favorite childhood DIYs. First, there was sand art hair, where bold colors blend seamlessly into layers of color just like the craft. Now, hair colorists are using *tie-dye* to take your hair game to the next level. As you’d expect, the results range from totally trippy to straight-up magical.
This look is definitely not for the faint of heart — big swirls of fluorescent colors make a pretty bold statement reminiscent of your favorite Lisa Frank buys. In other words, this is a ’90s girl’s dream — that is, if you have lighter hair (sorry, brunettes, light blonde hair is needed to achieve the required level of color saturation).
Hair-stylist extraordinaire DJ Victory has perfected the tie-dye technique that gives the signature swirl effect. From the photo above, it looks like she squirts different colors of dye straight onto the hair on foil to create those psychedelic patterns that look like something straight out of Miley Cyrus’ style book, but can also look super pretty and delicate when loosely braided. Check out some of the pics below — and her Instagram page — for serious inspo/hair envy.
Loving this look? If you’re feeling nostalgic and ready to rock this adventurous style (maybe along with a tee or two), take a peek at Louisiana-based stylist Rickey Zito’s tutorial, but don’t try this at home. If you ask us, it’s best you leave this DIY up to the pros.
Would you rock tie-dye tresses? Share your thoughts in the comments!
(Photos via @djvictory)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)