Blue hair is definitely on the wilder side of hair color options. Nothing about it comes close to looking natural, and that’s why it’s so stunning. Yet, if you’re required to be in more conservative environments like certain offices and professions, then dyeing your hair sky blue might not be in the cards right this moment.
That’s where peekaboo hair comes in. It’s simply a way of dying your hair blue so it can be hidden or downplayed when needed. For instance, the bottom layer of your hair might be bright or maybe just a few chunky strands so your hair can be worn down or tied back to hide the blue part.
To get this look, you’ll need an at-home hair bleaching kit such as the Manic Panic Flash Lightning Hair Bleach Kit if you don’t already have very light hair. A brilliant, unnatural color isn’t going to show up on un-dyed (or “virgin”) hair.
You’ll then need to bleach the part of your hair that you want to be blue. I recommend pinning back the hair you’re not dying or using foils on the hair you are bleaching while it processes to avoid bleaching unwanted strands. Once the bleach has processed and you’ve washed it out, you can apply a fashion dye like Arctic Fox in the shade Poseidon or Keracolor Clenditioner Hair Dye.
Want to skip the bleach? If you’re going for a dark blue, Splat has a Midnight line of fashion hair dyes designed for dark hair with no bleach needed, and there’s a “Midnight Azure” shade. You can find this hair dye on Amazon or your local department store such as Target or Walmart.
Now that you know how to get this look, there are tons of ways to apply it. Below are some ideas to get you inspired.
Brown Hair with Pops of Color
One of the most subtle ways to rock blue hair is to have a few chunky highlights in the lengths of long, brown hair. Put your hair up in a bun, and the highlights are almost or completely hidden.
Blue and Violet Under-lights
A popular look on Pinterest is to combine blue hair with violet highlights. This look goes on the lower layer of your hair so that hair has to be pulled up for the colors to show. What a fun way to get creative with your hairstyles and color!
Blue Under Blonde
Hair doesn’t have to be super dark to wear this look. Under-lights also work in blonde hair. A white platinum and blue look stunning together!
Another super subtle look, this style just involves one chunk of bright blue underneath the rest of your hair. Pulling your hair up will reveal this fun little accent highlight and give you some extra flair.
Yet another way to hide this bold color is to have a few on the bottom layer of your hair around the ear. Pulling up the top layer of your hair reveals blue hair just on the sides.
Muted Blue in Dark Hair
Another idea is to do a muted denim blue in the lengths of your naturally dark hair. It’s a fun look for those wanting to try something new without being too loud.
Neon Wispy Highlights in Black Hair
A popular look is neon blue, wispy highlights that sit in midnight black hair. The highlights aren’t right at the roots, and they’re under a light upper layer of hair. The black base makes the color really pop and gives you a stunning overall look!