Pixel hair trend: The latest hair colour to takeover Instagram!

Pretty pixelation coming your way!

The pixel hair trend may have grown in popularity on social media, but you’d be forgiven for still not knowing exactly what this look entails. Luckily for you, we’re on hand to explain! This latest hair colour craze from Instagram draws inspiration from the pixelated retro video games of the ’80s (think Pac-Man, Tetris, and Space Invaders). And while we know that it doesn’t sound like the most appealing way to decorate your tresses, trust us when we say, that this pixel hair trend is actually quite pretty!

So, if this has intrigued you to find out more about pixel hair, keep on scrolling to discover exactly why we love it so much.

The pixel hair trend taking the hair world by a storm


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Pixel hair trend: The trend is inspired by retro video games. Credit: Instagram.com/queendom93

Not a lover of retro games? Not to worry, the beauty behind the pixel hair trend, is that literally anyone can rock this colouring technique in their tresses! And while it looks amazing in rich, brunette coloured locks, blondes most definitely aren’t exempt from the trend – they simply need to ask their stylist for darker coloured pixels, instead. Credit: @queendom93

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Pixel hair trend: Pixel placement is everything. Credit: Instagram.com/kasperthomas

As with many colouring techniques, placement is key when it comes to nailing the pixel hair trend – so, give careful consideration to where you would like to wear your chosen motif! And if you’re currently rocking a beautiful blunt fringe, try working in some colourful pixels all the way down your bangs, for an easy way to jazz up your look. Who knew pixels could be so versatile, right? Credit: @kasperthomas

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Pixel hair trend: Temporary hair colour sprays also work a treat. Credit: Instagram.com/yamilechapa1

Are you a bit of a hair colouring novice, and feeling a little unsure about whether this innovative look will work for you? Well, in that case, try using temporary hair colour sprays and stencils to tap into this look, instead! This way, it has zero hair commitment and can be removed by simply washing your mane. Hooray! Credit: @yamilechapa1

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Pixel hair trend: Don’t forget to use a shampoo and conditioner specifically for coloured hair. Credit: Instagram.com/ashyrootz

Editor’s tip: When getting any hair colour put into your tresses, remember to switch your regular shampoo and conditioner for one specially formulated for coloured locks. We suggest trying the TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Colour Vibrance Protection Shampoo and Conditioner, to help keep your hue looking vibrant for longer. Credit: @ashyrootz


Has this pixel hair trend got you dying for more creative and colourful ways to rock your mane? Then you need to discover the art of nailing Manga hair, right here! Trust us, with these stunning ‘dos, you’ll be ready for any Comic Con event in no time.

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