Show your pride and your support for the LGBTQ+ community with the ultimate rainbow hair inspo
While Pride Month celebrations may be a little different this year, the annual global occasion marks a great opportunity to support the LGBTQ+ community. Many of us are familiar with the colourful marches through city centres each year, but June also provides countless other ways to celebrate. From parties and brunches to talks and poetry nights, there’s plenty of ways to get involved and show your pride. While you grab your diary, we’ve rounded up the best rainbow hair to inspire your Pride Month style.
Created by Becky Sutherland, of Pink Lemon Hair in Meadowfield, The Slither is an on-trend way to add a snaking pop of colour to blonde or brunette hair. “The Slither technique incorporates a section of hair colour in a juxtaposed hue to the rest of the hair. It works best on a full head colour with the slither effect almost peeking out of the main style,” says Becky. Much like a ‘money piece‘ or popular face-framing techniques, The Slither really makes a statement when coloured using a contrasting shade, such as vivd brights or pastels.
The rainbow frame uses horizontal application on vertical placement of colours, with over ten shades used to create the most epic rainbow hair transformation. Created by award-winning colourist Casey Coleman, the look offers a new take on traditional face-framing brights, which use just one or two colours, Casey added a vivid rainbow pop to the client’s front section. A deep crimson shade was used throughout the rest of the hair, but the colour placement would work well for other hair colours too. Perfect for those looking to experiment with the face-framing trend , it offers a unique way of embracing rainbow hair without committing to a full-head of colour.
Perfect for those who want to start wearing vivid colours, this option means colour can be hidden 95 per cent of the time. Youu can then show off the colours when hair is worn down, with a few tiny styling adjustments. Jaymz Marsters is the brains behind the technique, which he created as a lower maintenance colour option for his client. Due to the placement of the rainbow, when the colour starts to fade it’s less obvious and looks more natural. It’s also perfect for those returning to offices who want to switch up their look on the weekend.
Looking to add a colourful kick to your strands for a special occasion? Here’s some short-term solutions to make your rainbow dreams a reality…
Wella Professionals Color Fresh Mask
Perfect for maintaining, transforming or enhancing your colour at home, the Color Fresh Mask is a temporary hair colour depositing mask. Designed for weekly use, results are visible in just 10 minutes. The conditioning formula doesn’t damage strands, is easy to apply and leaves hair feeling hydrated and smooth. Available in seven natural shades and four vibrant tones, it’s easier than ever to create a bold transformation for a special occasion.
Indola Color Style Mousse
This smart styling essential is a mousse with implemented direct dyes to style and colour in one easy step! With 15 shades to choose from, there’s endless opportunities to get creative, with colours lasting up to four washes. The mousse also protects hair against blow-dry damage, and provides extra volume and body.
A non-permanent, spray-on colour, you can experiment with your strands without commitment. Suitable for lighter and darker hair, the temporary colour is easy to apply and remove, plus it’s waterproof and pillow-friendly. The intensity of colour can also be increased with the amount of colour used. It also works perfectly with use of styling tools. Choose from 13 shades, then get ready to spray and slay.
Schwarzkopf Professional Chroma ID Bonding Color Masks
A low-commitment option, the range of masks is great for an at-home colour refresh or adding some pastel tones. The pigmented mask cares for hair, and the pastel and natural shades are intermixable with each other. The colour will last up to 15 washes, leaving hair damage-free thanks to the semi-permanent formula.
L’Oréal Professionnel Paris #Colorfulhair Flash Pro Hair Make-Up
A super speedy option, you can transform your look in just 30 minutes! The hair make-up coats the hair with a styling polymer that seals in pigment to prevent transfer. The jelly texture ensures precise application with brushes or hands, with no gloves required. Meanwhile, the gentle formula coats the hair fibre to leave the hair feeling soft and conditioned. Choose from a vibrant line-up of shades, which can easily be removed with shampoo.