Marble hair dye is everyone’s new favourite trend on Instagram.
Beauty trends have been cycling through ever more colourful and exciting trends, from marble nail art to the rainbow unicorn trend and all things colourful. Now, we have a combination of the two: the marble hair dye that will allow you to colour your hair in the most marbleous way possible!
This new trend has been introduced by hair stylist Ash Fortis. Fortis was inspired by marble nail art videos on Instagram and decided to test the limits of marble art on hair. If it can be done on nails, why not hair?
As you can see in the photo below, Ash has definitely succeeded.
First and foremost, it needs to be pointed out that this trend is very unpredictable. The technique involves swirling colourful dye to create the marble effect, and because of this, you never know how the hair is going to turn out. It could be a very light look, or it could be dark at the roots and then lighter at the ends.
Despite this unpredictability, the process of making the formula looks very fun and artsy. You just never know how the results will turn out, which makes it a truly unique look.
To create the formula for the dye, Fortis places shaving cream onto a mesh strip and then, using dyes from ‘Pulp Riot dye’, she swirls the colours into the shaving cream. This then creates the beautiful marble effect. Once she is happy with how the marble patterns appear, she then sections the hair off, places each tiny section of hair onto a strip, and then covers it with plastic. At the end of the process, you get a colourful hairstyle that is yours alone. Very cool indeed!
Thankfully, the new treatment isn’t too ludicrously expensive, so you don’t have to feel bad about experimenting.
Ash charges between $250 and $400 for marble hair, so it seems safe to assume that other salons would match that price. Ash’s salon is called Xo Hair Studio, and it’s located in Virginia beach in the US, so it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to get your hair done by the master herself. Ash suggests visiting your nearest trusted hairdresser and asking them to duplicate the look.
Fortis suggests that “you should ask your stylist to look up Xo’s Hair Marbling technique (on Instagram)”. That way, your stylist will be able to visualise what look you’re trying to achieve. We’re positive your hair salon can do the exact same look without having to leave the country.
If you’re ashamed to tell your stylist what you want, or you just prefer your own touch, you could always do it yourself. All you need it shaving cream, mesh strips, and the Pulp Riot Dyes in a couple of different colours. To swirl the dyes around, you can simply use the end of a chopstick or even a tooth pick. You may need a friend to give you a hand sectioning off hair, but otherwise this could be a straightforward DIY look.
One thing is for sure, this hair trend is definitely not for the faint-hearted. You need to be brave and bold to give this hair look a go!