Jazz up your mane with a colourful patterned undercut

The surprise hair colour trend that'll have you reaching for those sticker albums in a second!  

We know what you’re thinking: a patterned undercut for women, really? It might sound a little out there, but believe it or not, it’s fast becoming the hair trend du jour on our Insta feeds.

Inspired by Lisa Frank’s cutesy, colourful artwork and designs (remember those?), it’s safe to say this hair trend is the embodiment of the ’80s and ’90s, boasting bright rainbow, neon colours and cute animals, like pandas and dolphins, not to mention (our fave) leopard and tiger prints!

We’re really loving all these vibrant #flashbackfriday-worthy recreations and so will you. Just click through our gallery above, or scroll down to see our absolute favourites from Instagram.

Get colourful with a patterned undercut

woman with a patterned undercut, micro bangs and dutch braids
Braids, bangs and a patterned undercut! Credit: Instagram.com/piggyhuggums

Micro bangs and braids

If you’re the type to go all out with your look, then hold nothing back and recreate this Instagrammer’s incredible style.

Working on-trend micro bangs, perfectly-woven Dutch braids and a beautiful patterned undercut, this look is a riot of colour and an eclectic mix of styles. Credit: @piggyhuggums

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Neon leopard undercut for women. Credit: Instagram.com/tiffanycathleen

These patterned undercuts are often inspired by animal pattens and paired with bright neon hair colours.

This process is very similar to traditional hair colouring processes and can be done by carefully painting the desired animal print or motif, so that your chosen base colour really pops! Credit: @tiffanycathleen

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Rainbow undercut for women. Credit: Instagram.com/missrahne

Most people sporting this statement look are also working it with this season’s rainbow and mermaid hair colour trends. However, if you’re looking for something a little more discreet, we suggest creating a peekaboo effect, by working your Lisa Frank-inspired undercut with your natural hair colour. Credit: @missrahne

Read our Peekaboo highlights: The best Instagram inspiration article for more ideas of how to rock rainbow hair.

undercut tattoo and rainbow colours on woman with an undercut
Colourful hair tattoo. Credit: Instagram.com/edwardstylesyou

For those who’re a little more daring, why not try working three hair trends at once? We’re talking an undercut, Lisa Frank-inspired hair colours and swirly hair tattoos! Credit@edwardstylesyou

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Tiger patterns. Credit: Instagram.com/beautyby_brittanyjean

And if leopard prints aren’t up your street? Don’t worry, we’ve also spotted tiger patterns adding stripy interest to undercuts, too.

And the best part? You can easily conceal your Lisa Frank-inspired undercut by wearing your hair down, or show it off by tying your hair into a top knot or ponytail! Credit: @beautyby_brittanyjean

TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Shampoo

Remember: To help keep your hair colours vibrant, use a shampoo and conditioner specially formulated for colour-treated hair, like the TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Colour Vibrance Protection Shampoo and the Conditioner


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