June is a special month due to the sunny weather and vacation vibes and because this time of the year has been recognized as the LGBTQ Pride Month. This was announced in honor of the Stonewall riots, which took place in June 1969 in New York City. No wonder LGBTQ events gain even more prominence during this time. In fact, you may find the rainbow flag displayed on houses, stores, etc. the rainbow flag has come to symbolize the LGBTQ movement, first used in 1978 by the renowned artist Gilbert Baker.
Unaware to many, the rainbow flag is not just a colorful symbol but represents entities such as harmony, art, nature, spirit, etc. The pandemic might have made it challenging to organize and participate in Pride walks, but that shouldn’t hold you back from showing your support to the movement with some funky rainbow-inspired hair ideas! After all, Pride Month is all about embracing your true self.
Let’s look at some of the best rainbow hair ideas that you can recreate this Pride Month to show your support towards the cause:
Make a Pride Month statement with rainbow bangs that lend a fun look to your hair. You can flaunt these with elan, irrespective of your face shape or hair color. Many salons offer free bang trims, so make sure you schedule an appointment as soon as your favorite salon reopens!
Rainbow Buzz Cut
Dare to step out of your comfort zone and try a buzzcut to be a standout. This style has been increasingly popular with women, who are experimenting with different color pops. If you can pull this off confidently, this bold hairstyle will surely make you a show-stealer.
Simple yet fun, this hairstyle perfectly shows off the dimensions of your gorgeous rainbow locks. You can try a wide variety of braids, ranging from a three-strand braid to a Dutch braid or a fishtail braid.
Pastel Rainbow Curls
This is bright, bold, and extremely vibrant! If you have curly hair, this will look all the more eye-catching! We bet you’ll be a head-turner with this rainbow hairstyle.
Pastel Rainbow Ombre
Of course, we aren’t talking about basic dark or light ombre hair here. This is more on the lines of pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple hair dyes; throw them all in together and what you get is a stunning hairdo!
Metallic Rainbow Hair
This newly emerging trend has taken the social media storm. Hairstylists, influencers, fashion gurus have all been replicating this style, but why should that deter you from giving it a shot. Ditch the bright neon colors and pastels, and go for hand-painted blues, purples, and pinks that this technique involves. Your metallic hair will sport a vibrant three-dimensional look, resembling light coming out of a prism.
Vintage Rainbow Waves
When it comes to waves, the trick is to figure out which updo will highlight your hair color to the best effect. If you want to get the perfect rainbow mane and don’t mind spending the time and money on it, you should go for the classic Hollywood glam wave.
Mermaid Rainbow Hair
The beauty community has always had a soft spot for fairy-tale creatures. The latest trend to join the bandwagon is mermaid’s hair! You can twist it, especially for Pride Month, by adding highlights in turquoise, green, and aqua shades.
This style looks excellent on women with long, wavy strands. Unlike the conventional rainbow hair, mermaid strands start with a blue-green base that lends an aquatic tint. You can opt for a navy base or some bright shade.
Rainbow Peekaboo Highlights
This rainbow hairstyle has come into being to let you flaunt multi-colored hair without screaming for attention. For this, your stylist will part your hair, just like they do, to give you a half ponytail and apply the kaleidoscopic hues in a line.
Cotton Candy Hair
This hairstyle hit social media a few years ago, and in no time, became a rage! If you have a weakness for pink and blue, you cannot resist this one! This hairstyle is all about the soft, cloud-like color that surrounds the face. It gives a miss to bright hues and distinct color patches and settles for well-blended pastel shades.
When done right, cotton candy hair can lend you a really fanciful look. If you’re trying to recreate this look at home, make sure you start with a white blonde base. The brighter the color you start with, the better the results you’ll get.
Saturated Rainbow Dip Dye
Dare to experiment with your hair this Pride Month? Try dip-dyed rainbow hair! Best for women who don’t want an entire head of brilliant hues, this hairstyle involves creating a rainbow that begins in a straight line about two-thirds of the way down your head. If you have lobs or blunt bobs, this is the perfect pick for you.
Bring the vibe of a warm summer sunset to your hair with this style. You can ace that dream look of yours simply by having a prior consultation with your stylist as to whether you want deep violet, tangerine, or anything in between those two shades!
Like all Instagram-friendly hair looks, rainbow hair surely needs time, money, and patience; you’ll need to commit to these if you want to ace an eyeball-grabbing look. You can try the above hairstyles, no matter what hair length or texture you have. Pride Month should be all about standing out rather than blending in.