Not to throw shade on winter, but summer has the tendency to bring out the most fun of beauty looks. Bright makeup palettes are brought out from the back of bathroom drawers, neon lipsticks are thrown into bags, and colorful hair becomes the look du jour. That’s why the neon peach hair trend is going to give you life these next few months. It takes beauty lovers’ obsession with pastel hair colors and electrifies the hue to create an amazing summertime shade.
Allure first discovered the shade when they stumbled across Jessica Jewel, a Los Angeles–based hairstylist who custom-mixed the color at her salon, the Butterfly Loft Salon & Spa. According to Allure, she created this amazing color by specifically using Pulp Riot’s Neon Electric dye collection, but also first prepped the client’s hair with some platinum.
“She started by dyeing a customer’s virgin hair platinum blond, and then followed up by mixing two shades from Pulp Riot’s Neon Electric line — four parts Candy (a bright pink) and one part Lava (a striking orange). Once processed and rinsed with icy-cold water, her client was left with utterly electrifying strands,” PopSugar reported. The end result was an eye-popping hue that would make a highlighter look subdued.
If you’re itching to recreate this hue on your own locks, you’ll definitely have to go to a salon to achieve it, especially if you want to use Pulp Riot. “Pulp Riot is only sold to professionals, so you’ll have to make an appointment at a salon that stocks the Neon Electric collection to get this neon peach fantasy,” Allure pointed out.
While there are DIY hair colorants you can use at home — like Lime Crime’s Neon Peach dye — if you want results that last longer than a week you should go to a salon.
“Coloring your own hair can be risky business,” Sarah Ramos, the hairstylist and manager of MacKenzie Hair Parlor, tells Bustle. This isn’t just so salons can charge you five times more than an at-home kit; coloring your hair an electric shade…