Even though dyeing hair dates back to 1500 BC when Egyptians used henna to camouflage gray hair, many colorful hair trends such as rainbow hair and pastel shades have just become popular in recent years. We should probably be thankful to Kylie Jenner when, in 2014, she set herself apart from natural-looking hair techniques and embraced now-iconic teal blue tips. And, of course, it instantly caught many fashionistas’ attention. Taking advantage of this wave, the hairstylist Ursula Goff has drawn attention by using unusual inspirations to create mesmerizing hair looks for her clients.
The Kansas-based hairstylist creates seriously stunning hair looks which are inspired by classic art paintings, food (that’s right—one of her colorful hair looks was inspired by pasta,) glitter, galaxy pictures, and many more, but one of her favorite themes for inspiration is nature. She uses pictures of anything that you can find in nature—from volcanoes, starry nights, pearls, oceans, butterflies, and even flames—as a reference for a color scheme for her new hair designs.
Ursula has more than 150k followers on her Instagram account, so she regularly posts pictures of her new hair designs together with pictures that inspired them. I should admit that going through those amazing pictures on her Instagram account, I thought that I should just call my hairstylist and make an appointment to dye my hair vibrant colors!
“I’ve always been an artist, so it seemed like a natural transition to experiment with illustrating and painting on hair. Kind of gives me the best of both worlds; I still get the chance to paint while still doing work that is relevant to my chosen career,” the artist told Bored Panda.
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