Brightly colored hues are all the rage right now, with everything from rainbow pastel hair to fire hair to sand art hair showing up in beauty reports. Celebrities like Kylie Jenner, Kelly Osbourne, Demi Lovato, and Nicki Minaj are bringing blues, greens, pinks, purples, blues, and other hair shades to the forefront. Yet despite how popular unusually colored hair is right now, it has been limited to mostly women. Until now. Enter the merman hair trend. Men all over are getting in on the bright hair color game, looking every bit like the mermen of our dreams.
The merman trend gets its name from some of the more popular colors being used: Aqua, turquoise, sea foam, green, and even lilac or lavender. Some men are choosing a single, bright color like a shining aqua, while others are choosing a more subtle look, with faded greens and blues on top of natural roots. Some are experimenting with multiple shades that mimic the look of the waves or even the scales on a fish, such as silver, lilac, and blue. Of course, depending on your job title, this may not help your chances of being promoted and may not even be allowed at whatever school you attend, but it IS the hottest look in color right now!
Here are a few ways you might try out this trend for yourself:
You can make a big impact by choosing a single, bright color. The more unusual, the more of an impact it will make. Color all the hair on your head, and if you have facial hair, color that, too. Touch up the roots every two to three weeks to maintain the look.
Split the Difference
You can turn heads by strategically dying your hair. You can dye just your beard or mustache and leave the hair on your head natural, or you can dye your facial hair a different color than the hair on your head.
Just the Tips
Just want to experiment with the merman look without going all in? Just dye the tips of your hair. You’ll get the look without making a major commitment. Fortunately, this look is NOT damaging and with the right consistent conditioning, can actually make hair look shiny and healthy.
If you’re really feeling adventurous, you can try out several different colors in your hair. Dye different strands for a sand art look, or dye different sections for a color block look.
Try the merman trend, and you’ll have an eye-catching style that will let the ladies know you’re not afraid to push boundaries. What may be a short lived trend could easily turn into the ‘it” fad of the decade.