Glow-in-the-dark hairstyles
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Your guide for glow-in-the-dark hairstyles (it’s a thing)

End up at a lot of black light parties? Skip the lame white t-shirt for a glowing experience, and go with one of these glow-in-the-dark hairstyles. Application is like any funky hair color. You’ll need to bleach your hair if it’s not already super light, and then apply a dye product that’s labeled to glow in the dark. Examples include Splat’s glow-in-the-dark line and Manic Panic’s UV reactive shades like Hot Hot Pink. A lot of these brands are temporary, so they’re great for the special party. Once you understand the basic application, there are tons of ways to apply these glow-in-the-dark hairstyles.

  • Only bangs: Include a fun pop by just going for glow-in-the-dark bangs.
  • All over leading to complementary ombre: Finding two complementary shades and having one lead into the other in an ombre look would be stunning under a black light. Pink leading into red or vice versa would look hotttt.
  • Glow-in-the-dark underlights: Have a pop of color under the hair that reveals itself once your hair is in a half updo.
  • Wispy highlights: An ethereal look would be to just go for light highlights all over. You’ll look like a dancing fairy.
  • Dip dye: Having a crazy color on the bottom, plus it glows in the dark? Too cool.
  • Paired with glow-in-the-dark makeup: One stunningly wild look you’ll see on Pinterest is glow-in-the-dark hair with glow-in-the-dark makeup, like lipstick, eye shadow or even face paint.
  • Highlighted at the bottom: Go for wispy highlights just on the bottom for a subtle accent.
  • Highlighted at the bottom and pulled up: Similarly, hair that is highlighted near the bottom and pulled up in a half updo looks incredible.
  • Chunky highlights: For a rainbow look, do contrasting colors in chunks across your hair.
  • Glow-in-the-dark braid: Highlight your hair so it covers most of the hair that goes into the braid.
  • Curled and pulled up: Highlighting the hair and curling it gives a fun, wavy look in UV light.
  • Splatter: Apply contrasting shades of the dye all over so you end up with a look like someone splattered UV reactive paint on you. It’s very psychedelic.
  • Allover wild: Go for one color through your hair for a wild night with one shade that people won’t be able to look away from.
  • Complement with glow-in-the-dark nails: Glow-in-the-dark nail polish is another look you’ll see combined with glow-in-the-dark hair for a festive accent.
  • Rainbow streaks: Streak hair with vertical stripes of contrasting color to look like a dancing rainbow sprite.

Michelle Lovrine Honeyager is a freelance writer living in Southeastern Wisconsin. You can find out more about her at https://www.clippings.me/michellelovrine.