Emoji have come a long way over the past few years. We’re (finally!) seeing some equality in the form of the professions female emoji represent and the types of couples they take after. For the dreamers among us, there’s even hope of a mermaid pictorial on the horizon. Now, the beauty-savvy may be on the verge of some good news from the Unicode Technical Committee (the folks who give the green light for new emoji), as the team may reportedly soon be taking our individual hairstyle into account, as well.
According to a proposal that was just released by Jeremy Burge, founder of Emojipedia and a member of the Unicode Subcommittee, you might soon not only see the redhead emoji that has been sparking buzz, but white-or gray-haired emoji, curly-haired emoji, and balding emoji adorning your texts. And that’s not all: The proposal states that each one should have variations for gender and skin tone as well (think Jessica Chastain and Ed Sheeran).
We likely won’t see an update until mid-2018, as that’s when Unicode updates generally occur, but people are excited, nonetheless. Burge specifically states that the proposal doesn’t include “non-naturally occurring features such as blue hair, piercings and tattoos,” (aw, rats!) but hey, there’s always next year, right?
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(h/t Allure; Photo via Getty)