‘Harry Potter hair’ exists, but we’re not entirely sure it’ll catch on
A Gryffindor-inspired hair colour is sending social media crazy, but unsurprisingly, the look isn’t entirely wearable
Most Harry Potter-inspired inventions see a collective hurrah from the internet community – be it the Bothwell School of Witchcraft that opened earlier this year in East Sussex, or 2016’s Hogwarts-inspired beauty trend – which saw everything from Butterbeer-flavoured lip glosses to wand-shaped makeup brushes appearing on social media. So it’s no surprise that the internet has gone a little crazy for hair colourist Crystal Casey’s latest look on Instagram, which was inspired by Harry Potter’s very own school house, Gryffindor.
Hair colourist Crystal’s colourful look
The colourful creation, which uses a unique horizontal striped placement in orange, yellow, blue and green tones, is certainly magical – and was directly inspired by J.K. Rowling’s mystical stories, according to the hairdresser. “The placement of this color was 100 percent inspired by my friends Kristina Cheeseman and Caitlin Ford,” she told Allure. “The colour itself was inspired by Gryffindor from the Harry Potter movies, with my own twist of course.”
Looking at the crimson robes from our favourite Hogwarts house, we can see where Crystal was going with her fiery look – but this is certainly no bronde balayage, so the style is probably best left for only the most dedicated of Potter fanatics. “Since a lot of the natural brown base is left untouched, just about any skin tone can wear it,” she explains.
The stylist later shared a video on how she created the look
In her original post, the hair colourist shared that she had pushed herself out of her comfort zone to create the unique look. “Art is expression, it’s creative, it’s not a safe bet wrapped in a little bow. Art is your perception of perfect. Not what the industry standards are,” she wrote alongside the snap. So, who’s up for pushing the boundaries a little? It’s what Harry would want…
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