We can always rely on the world of Instagram to inspire us with totally head-turning hair colour trends. From chocolate cake brown to rose gold, Scandi blonde to periwinkle purple, this season is hair is taking cues from fashion and embracing all the colours of the rainbow.
This season is no different, as we welcome a fantastical new colour fusion into the mix: opal hair.
The key to this look is all in the name, blending a mixture of soft pastel pinks and purples for a look that serves dreamy opalescent magic.
A muted version of the vibrant hues we saw in last year's craze for unicorn hair, opal hair is the next-gen trend that's reinventing multicoloured locks in a softer, more subtle way.
According to , achieving the look is actually way easier than it might appear at first glance. Quite simply, opal hair is achieved by applying violet-based toners to pearly, platinum blonde hair for a pastel coloured finish.
Depending on the toners you use, the colour spectrum ranges from subtle precious gem shine to kaleidoscopic hues reminiscent of a Lush bath bomb.
As usual, we can rely on Instagram to give us some truly individual takes on the trend, ranging from old school Hollywood glamour to nu-age witch. Trust us, these opal-inspired looks will give you all the hairspiration you need this spring.
Hairstylist Lindsay Wolf took us to the land of make-believe with her interpretation of opal hair that she dubbed "Rainbow River."
Kansas-based colorist Ursula Goff applied metallic Redken Shades EQ metallic on top of faded pastel colour for a major holographic effect.
Channelling old school Hollywood glamour, the Ross Michaels salon in Seattle used Pravana ChromaSilk Vivid dyes to create a blush pink look inspired by tropic beaches in the Bahamas.
Atlanta-based stylist Latise Stewart took this pixie crop to fairytale heights with a mixture of opalescent pinks, purples and blues.