Fashion Friday:

Holographic Hair Trend

Magical Unicorn Hair While You Can Get Away With It

Jena Apgar
3 min readJul 2, 2020

Meet my Covid-19 2020 look.

This is the kind of look you can only get away with if you are in the middle of a pandemic, don’t have a real job yet or work in one of those creative fields.

As I carried around my unicorn in the critical lockdown, shelter in your house, and stay put part of quarantine, I thought to myself… would I like to wear all the colors of the rainbow in my hair like my stuffed unicorn? Yes! Why yes I do!

This is me!

The Instagram influencer celebrities have gone crazy for this new holographic color, and this is probably one of the most beautiful works of art have seen in months.

To get the opalescent and color-shifting effect, you use multidimensional metallic or pastel hues with a special technique called hand-pressed coloring.

This technique uses methods similar to screen printing artwork and t-shirts. You master colorists applies different dyes to a sheet of Plexiglas and then presses a section of hair onto the glass.

That’s how the dye gets onto the hair. The process is repeated several times using pink, blue and lavender hues on different sections of hair. Sometimes the patterns are applied on the same section to intensify the color. It may seem strange, but this technique is faster and easier to use than balayage and other fancy options.

Hairstylists have the freedom to experiment with different sections of hair, turning it into something beautiful.

There arent many hairstylists that have mastered this particular technique, but but many are learning and catching on quick. Of course, this trend only works on the lightest of hair, preferably the platinum blond or gray levels.

If you do not have a white level of blonde hair, you’ll need it for this look. Are you ready to bleach your hair to the point of damage? If yes and you’re looking for the full unicorn mermaid treatment, this is the trend you need to follow at the moment. It’s so perfctly pandemic quarantine style!

If your hair is already gray or platinum blond, congratulations, you are halfway…



Jena Apgar

Marketing Strategist, Interior Designer, Mother of 4 dragons, and Social Media Weirdo with a weakness for Mint Green Tea and Dallas-esque Champaign Campaigns.