Remember when you were a kid and there was that one toy that you just loved, because of its shiny vibrant hair? Maybe it was your Cabbage Patch doll, or a Barbie. Maybe that toy was a plastic pony with wings, or a much-loved unicorn. Was the hair pink? Blonde? Bright purple? Did you braid it, cut it, or put too many miniature rubber-bands in it?
What happened to those days? A new trend in the beauty world is, fortunately, bringing them back in all of their innocent, playful luster. Just check out Lime Crime’s Unicorn Hair Dye colors and you will see what I mean. Waves of nostalgia for bright Lisa Frank binders and stickers swell up but quickly fade and give way to pure, kid-like excitement. “Strawberry Jam” (yes, just what it sounds like), vibrant pink ”Pony” and for perhaps the more aquatic among us, deep green “Dirty Mermaid” are several examples of the Unicorn-inspired colors.
Unicorn Hair Dye has been three years in the making by adorable purple-haired CEO of Lime Crime, Doe Deere. It is professional grade conditioning hair dye that is specifically designed to fade gracefully over time. Can’t wait to try it out? Here’s what you need to know. For the best results, the company recommends that you start with hair that is already lightened to a blonde. If you’ve got dark locks, and aren’t ready (or don’t know how to) lighten your hair first, you can start out by trying some of the more full coverage shades, like “Gargoyle” or “Blue Smoke”. This will show up as a tint. How awesomely non-committal is that? Because, as this trend affirms, we’ve all got an inner kid and sometimes kids really stink at making choices. So try them all! Start out with a tint and if you love it (and I bet you will) move on to lightening your hair and upping the ante. Bunny, anyone?