A statement-making look, in all aspects.
Mermaids, unicorns and now, rainbows—oh, my! It’s a great time to be alive, and though this trend’s Instagram-worthiness is not lost on us, it’s the bigger conversation it embraces that we’re truly grateful for. Pride hair, or hairstyles dyed in rainbow colors akin to the symbol of the LGBTQIA community, have been taking to the streets long before we celebrated Pride Month last June.
Pride Hair: Celebrating Life in All Colors
Bright, creative, original and most importantly, a show of solidarity and support for diversity (hence its many colors), Pride Hair in its truest form pays homage to the gay pride flag, which first became the symbol of the gay community in June 1978. Originating in San Francisco, it has undergone several revisions due to fabric unavailability and is now made up of six colors, with a meaning assigned to each stripe: red (life), orange (healing), yellow (sunlight), green (nature), blue (peace and harmony) and purple (spirit).
And just as the beloved ROYGBIV stripes have found their way into fashion and pop culture (Shirts! Coffee mugs! Bumper stickers!), countless versions of rainbow hair have also been spotted, with people taking to social media—and yes, the streets—to show off their awesome hair color. Whether you’re building on its political backstory or simply want to go against traditional convention via what’s certainly a head-turning look, we’re taking it all as a testament to seeing things beyond just black and white.
From the classic eight-colored arc to pastel and even neon mash-ups, here’s to celebrating a fabulously multi-faceted existence—and one that encourages us to live and love happily and freely, regardless of gender, sexual and lifestyle orientation. Love, peace and hair grease! ✌🌈
Pride Hair and Other Rainbow Iterations We Love:
We’re all about this classic pride rainbow look, as shown via some colorful streaks.
The Queen of Rainbow Hair Color, Ursula Goff, shows some striking twists on rainbow hair:
On the streets, in full effect:
Love the rainbow look, as well as other multi-colored hairstyles? Check out this stunning geode hair trend that’s as original as it is fun.