Mermaid Hair Ideas for a Captivating ‘Do

You may not be able to transform into a mermaid (bummer!), but at least, your hair can look the part. Check out these gorgeous hairstyles and hair colors.

When you hear the term “mermaid hair,” what comes to your mind? Do you think of long, wavy, flowing locks? Or maybe hair that looks magical because of its vibrant color? These characteristics all describe mermaid hair, but there are countless ways of wearing this look. You can even come up with your own version!

If you used to dream of being a mermaid when you were a little girl, now is the time to live it out. No, we’re not telling you to grow a tail and jump into the sea. Just transform your look by going for mermaid hair. Here are some ideas.

1. Long and Curly Mermaid Hair

Asian woman with long curly mermaid hair
Put your curls on the spotlight and nail the mermaid look. Credit: Dennie Ramon

Got natural curls? Perfect! Wear your hair long and rock mermaid hair effortlessly. Part your hair on the side to showcase its volume, and scrunch your curls to fluff them up.

Editor’s tip: Keep your curls healthy by using TRESemmé Detox & Nourish Shampoo. It has green tea extract, which has antioxidant properties, Hawaiian ginger root extract that soothes and moisturizes, and tea tree oil, which is known for its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. This shampoo gently cleanses your hair to remove impurities. It brings back lost nutrients, leaving your hair clean and nourished. 

After shampooing, use TRESemmé Detox & Nourish Serum Conditioner. It coats and nourishes each strand of your hair for nourishment and protection without weighing your hair down. 

2. Copper Curls

Woman with long copper mermaid hair
Exude a laidback, seaside vibe with copper curly hair. Credit: Credit: Tomaz Barcellos from Pexels

Jazz up your kulot hair by dyeing it copper. This reddish-bronze hair color gives you mermaid princess vibes. It also flatters morena skin, giving it a warm glow.

Editor’s tip: Coloring your hair can cause extreme damage, especially when you bleach it. Nurse it back to its healthy-looking state by using Dove Keratin Repair 1 Minute Serum Conditioner. It has keratin-infused capsules that go deep into your strands to repair damage from within. It leaves your hair recovered, beautiful, and resilient in just one minute! 

3. Long Curly Hair With a Top Knot

Asian woman with long curly hair with a half up top knot
You can put your hair in this easy half updo when working from home. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

If you’re busy and you want to keep strands off your face, you can simply take a section of hair from your temples up to your crown and put it in a small bun.

4. Long Straight Hair

Asian woman with long straight hair
Pay extra attention to the tips of your hair, as they tend to get dry when your hair is long. Credit: Dennie Ramon

You don’t need to have natural curls or waves to sport mermaid hair. Long straight hair works, too. Just keep it soft and smooth so it moves with you when you let it down.

5. Long Mermaid Waves

Asian woman with long mermaid waves
These waves can add texture to flat and limp hair. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Creating chic, loose waves can be done without the use of heat-styling tools. You can simply put your hair in twin braids, spritz hairspray all over your hair, and then, unravel your braids to reveal loose waves. Finger-comb your hair to make them beach-y, and you’re done!

Editor’s tip: Do you often see a lot of strands on your hair brush? Your hair might be weak and prone to breakage. Use Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Hair Fall Defiance Ultra Conditioner. It has revolutionary fiber actives that penetrate up to a cellular level to strengthen your hair and prevent breakage. 

6. Long Hair With Full Bangs

Asian woman with long hair with bangs
Blow-dry your fringe down and straight to keep it in good shape. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Think of this as a sophisticated mermaid look. You get to showcase long, flowing locks and a straight, full fringe that will certainly turn heads.

7. Half-Up Boho Braid

Back shot of an Asian woman with a half up boho braid hairstyle
You can curl the tips of your hair to add texture to your ‘do. Credit: Natasha Estelle

This half-up braided hairstyle gives you a laidback, romantic vibe. You can also style your hair this way when you’re attending a wedding or a daytime party.

8. Multi-Colored Hair

Asian woman with long unicorn tresses
This look is playful and edgy at the same time. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

Create a magical look by combining different colors or coming up with unicorn hair. Try various shades of blue and purple to create a whimsical color combo.

9. Green Hair

Asian woman with green hair
Unleash your artsy self with green mermaid hair. Credit: Eunice from Pexels

This bold color gives your hair an ethereal vibe like you’re living in a fantasy. Choose deep, jewel tones like emerald green and teal to nail this look.

10. Long Brown Wavy Hair

Asian woman with long brown waves
Combine medium and dark shades of brown to give your hair color some depth. Credit: Panadda Suwnjundee

Shades of brown can also give you the mermaid hair that you’re dreaming of. Go for rich hues like chocolate and coffee brown, create waves for texture and volume, and add shine.

With mermaid hair, you’ll be able to show your personality through your crowning glory. Prepare to stand out and turn heads wherever you go.

 

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