Opal hair might be void of rainbows, but it still makes a big impact.
If pastel-perfect hair sounds like something you’re interested in, this latest hair trend might be the perfect mid-summer beauty look. Enter, opal hair.
Perfected and pioneered by Mike Lowenstein and his wife, Melody, of US-based salon Ross Michaels Salon, opal “Hollywood” hair, as it’s dubbed by the stylists, is the perfect mix of pastel colouring and classic styling.
In other words, it’s opal-esque coloured hair with gorgeous old-school curls.
“We cancel the undertones by applying a heavily diluted violet-based toner, then custom mix a variety of pastel direct dyes,” Lowenstein told Allure of the process, which sees hair first dyed platinum blonde before being lightly coloured.
Taking off on Instagram, the trend has officially been dubbed the next unicorn hair, albeit a little more subtle, with the pretty peach and lavender undertones putting Ross Michaels Salon on the international radar.