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Denim Hair Might Be the Most Timeless Rainbow Hair Trend

Instead, they are seeking out colorists to dye their hair varying shades of blue inspired by jeans.

By Devon Abelman, Allure

Rainbow hair trends come and go as quickly as summer rain showers lately. However, one hair dye trend in particular is just about as timeless as the piece of clothing it's based on. Denim hair has been staying strong for over a year now, and we're still here for the look. No, people aren't cutting up strips of their old Levi's to make a denim wig, although TBH that would be pretty fierce. Instead, they are seeking out colorists to dye their hair varying shades of blue inspired by jeans. It's like the hair version of the more recent denim nail art trend that our editor-in-chief Michelle Lee loves.
According to Taylor Rae, a Pravana Color Collective member and Vivids hair color specialist, the trend is still around because "soft pastel tones are very on trend for blondes in the summer." Also, she says the denim hue adds dimension to hair, while "giving an easy transition back into blonde when they are ready for something new". And of course, just like jeans, "denim hair is a look that pretty much anyone can wear and it goes with everything! Denim never goes out of style."

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Often the familiar indigo shade is artfully streaked with silver or platinum blonde to resemble ripped knees, frays, or acid wash. To be specific, "Denim hair is defined by a combination of dusty, metallic blues and grays to create a soft, natural-looking vivid color," Rae explains. "I like playing with stone-washed grays and dusty blue hues such as the Pravana Vivids Moody Blue from the new Precious Metals Collection, or even pieces of blonde to recreate the look of your favorite piece of clothing." She particularly loves the trend because it's not as vibrant as some recent rainbow hair color trends. (Um, do you think she could be referring to neon peach hair?)

That element is one of the main details that separates denim hair from the recent ocean hair trend. (The latter has green in the place of silver.) The result is pretty damn close to the real thing. Here are some of our favorite examples of the denim hair trend:


If you are going and your hair has lots of natural warmth we recommend blue grey or violet grey. Slate or silver greys can be a time bomb with yellow so cool versions will give you longer to look awesome :) #greyhair #demingrey #denimhair #bluehair

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Just imagine this hair paired with a denim dress or your favorite pair of jeans. Your look would be like a next-level Canadian tuxedo.

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Like most rainbow hair trends, Rae recommends washing denim hair only once to twice a week with ice cold water with a color-safe, sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner.
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Denim hair looks amazing on lobs, too:
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See? I rest my case that denim hair is just as timeless as the garment itself.

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Women's Lifestyle: Denim Hair Might Be the Most Timeless Rainbow Hair Trend
Denim Hair Might Be the Most Timeless Rainbow Hair Trend
Instead, they are seeking out colorists to dye their hair varying shades of blue inspired by jeans.
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