It’s official: These days, bold rainbow hair colors reign supreme. But despite their popularity in the beauty world, office environments aren’t always quite as welcoming to imaginative hair color. That doesn’t mean you can’t try the latest hair color trends. In fact, there are a few subtle ways you can incorporate a pop of rainbow color into your hair while still maintaining a super-professional appearance, such as opting for hidden rainbow hair. Below, we’ve rounded up five ways to wear rainbow hair colors at work. Whether you want to rock hidden rainbow hair or create an allover wash of rainbow color, we’re telling you how. Get excited to join the rainbow hair color frenzy!
WHAT SHOULD YOU KNOW BEFORE GETTING A RAINBOW HAIR COLOR?
Keep in mind that if you’re going lighter, you’ll need to bleach your hair first—and the darker your starting shade, the more work may be required to reach your desired rainbow hair color.
Just because your rainbow hair is hidden doesn’t mean you shouldn’t follow a hair care routine for colored hair. Look for a system of shampoo, conditioner, and hair mask formulated for color-treated hair.
RAINBOW HAIR COLOR IDEA #1: RAINBOW UNDERCUT
Since some offices simply aren’t on board with the whole rainbow hair color trend that has taken social media by storm, it’s time to get a little creative. This hidden rainbow undercut is a great way to do that. With an undercut, the bottom third of your hair on the underside of your head is shaved off. You can get custom patterns shaved into this section of hair and, best of all, you can create one-of-a-kind colorful looks that will be hidden from sight. Until casual Friday that is—in which case, show your hidden rainbow hair color off!
RAINBOW HAIR COLOR IDEA #2: HIDDEN RAINBOW LAYERS
Not ready to shave off a third of your hair? Girl, we feel you. Instead, consider getting a hidden layer of a rainbow hair color instead. To the naked eye, your hair will look totally professional—but as soon as you have the opportunity for a hair flip, you can let your pretty rainbow hair color stand center stage.
RAINBOW HAIR COLOR IDEA #3: HIDDEN RAINBOW ROOTS
We understand that dyeing your hair a rainbow color can be a little intimidating. If you’re not quite ready for a full layer or rainbow hair or a hidden undercut, consider getting hidden rainbow roots. Only visible when you run your hand through your hair, rock braided hairstyles, or perform the occasional hair flip, this hair color idea is perfect for those who want to experience the magic of a rainbow hair color without going all in. To get the hidden rainbow roots look, bleach your roots and paint them with the rainbow colors of your choice. Since hidden rainbow roots can be tricky, you always have the option of visiting a professional colorist.
RAINBOW HAIR COLOR IDEA #4: PLATINUM BLONDE
If you’re in the market to change up your hair color, why not embrace one of the lightest, brightest hair colors that’s a mainstay on fashion models and celebrities? We’re talking about platinum blonde. Of course, platinum blonde is a super-light rainbow hair color, so not only does it require bleaching, but it’s also very high maintenance as root re-growth is quite visible.
RAINBOW HAIR COLOR IDEA #5: ROSE GOLD
If you really want to fully embrace a rainbow hair color that’s not too bold for the office, you can’t go wrong with rose gold hair. This pastel-metallic hybrid is incredibly head-turning and well accepted. Since it has a reddish blonde base, you can always say that it’s simply your version of strawberry blonde hair.