Everything You Need to Know to Get Glam Glow-in-the-Dark Hair (PHOTOS)

We witnessed a lot of bold, modern hair color trends in 2015, but none of them hold a candle to what 2016 is kicking off with -- like the glow-in-the-dark and blacklight hues that have taken over social media. This takes the rainbow shades of last year and rockets them to the moon.


So how the heck do people actually get their strands to glow in the dark? For starters, you'll want to consult with an expert. Unless you're a pro colorist yourself, this look can be a little tricky, requiring pre-lightening and a keen eye to decide whether or not your tresses are in the right shape to absorb the color in a way that will garner the end result you want.

Once you're good to go, there are myriad color choices and ways you can incorporate the neon looks into your hair, whether you want to go with one solid shade or melt hues together.

Hair-care and color purveyors Pravana boast a Vivids Neons line of hues that can help you achieve the futuristic look, and the examples they've shared were actually customized by their guest artist (and wig artisan) Darnell Wold. So, again, this isn't the same as DIYing your color at home to cover up roots or balance out a natural shade. If you want to glow in the dark (frankly, who doesn't?), we can't emphasize enough that you should consult with a color expert.

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Once you've secured your bold new hue, you'll want to protect it, so check out this how-to video on maintaining truly creative color.

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