You may have noticed the hashtag #HairStencil popping up on your Instagram newsfeed, and it's so bold, it makes Kylie Jenner's candy-coloured locks look #iwokeuplikethis-worthy. After celebs like Aishwarya Rai, Bianca Balti, and Miley Cyrus hopped on the blue shadow and glitter roots beauty train, we thought we had seen it all. But like any trend, those days are already behind us, as progressive beauties move onto the next head-turning 'do.
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What is #HairStencil, you ask? As the name suggests, it's a trend made popular by hairstylist and artist Janine Ker, who uses stencils to paint works of art on her client's hair. While Ker uses actual dye on her clients, you can DIY the look in time for festival season using stencils and coloured hairspray.
Although this over-the-top look may not seem practical for everyday wear, with accounts dedicated exclusively to the daring style, if you're going to go for it, you may as well do it for the 'gram.
To achieve this look, start by placing a stencil over the area on your hair that you want coloured. Next, spray the coloured hairspray or other dye product of choice onto the area. The time it takes to complete the process is completely dependent on your desired intensity. If using dye, rinse your hair, and voila! You're stenciled! But if you're only feeling the look as a temporary statement, opt for a temporary colour that will fade after a few shampoos.