Hair Trends: Underlights

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Written by Renate O'Connor

Dubbed the ‘safe for work’ hair dye trend of 2016, ‘underlights’ involve hiding secret layers of crazy coloured hair, underneath a natural top layer. So basically, you’re business on the top and all things unicorn, rainbows and awesome on the bottom – the perfect mix.

Simply get your stylist (or if you’re brave enough to give this a whirl at home, I’d definitely get a friend or two involved for the extra arms) to pin up a top layer of your current hair and bleach only those on the bottom. How you dye the underside is completely up to you, but as you’ll see below, the more adventurous the better!

Top tip: Make sure your pinned layer is full enough to cover all of the hair left out. Especially if you’ll be showing up to work, important uni presentations or job interviews anytime soon.



In love with the newest trend underlights #2016hair #instahair #underlights 

A photo posted by Tiacharbonneau (@hairbytiacharbonneau) on



Base Balayage and Fashion Colors and loved every minute of it 

A photo posted by Rachel Prince (@beauty.byrachel) on


Imagine the reaction you’d get running your hands through this madness!

This style also looks incredible with a bolder top colour, worn in a braid or shown off in a top knot…



My little 

A photo posted by Shelley Gregory • HAIR (@shelleygregoryhair) on



Beautiful Colors! Hair by the Mermaidian of December: @shelleygregoryhair #Mermaidians 

A photo posted by ???Mermaidian Hairstyles??? (@mermaidians) on



So now you know what they are, will you be giving underlights a go anytime soon? 

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