And We Have Our First Out-There Hair Trend of 2016

Danger! Danger! High Voltage!

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Oh, you thought rapid fire hair trends were a thing of 2015—no, no, they're just getting started.

Marking the first color-happy Instagram hair trend of 2016, glow-in-the-dark rainbow, AKA blacklight hair, is the dye job du jour. This, thanks in no small part to Star Wars franchise, which is inspiring out-of-this-word beauty at every turn. 

We dabbled into the high-octane look with neon streaks (opens in new tab) back around Halloween, so we can personally attest to its double-tap-beckoning powers.

According to Mashable (opens in new tab), it's Manic Panic's High Voltage Classic Cream Formula Hair Color (opens in new tab), which comes in eye-popping shades like Hot Hot Pink and Electric Lizard that's behind the madness. 

If you're going to give it a go at home, besides making sure you've got rave-worthy blacklight, you should also condition the bejesus out of your strands before it meets these Lite-Brite pigments. 

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Lauren Valenti
Lauren Valenti

Lauren is the former beauty editor at Marie Claire. She love to while away the hours at coffee shops, hunt for vintage clothes, and bask in the rough-and-tumble beauty of NYC. She firmly believes that solitude can be a luxury if you’ve got the right soundtrack—that being the Rolling Stones, of course.