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 back around Halloween, so we can personally attest to its double-tap-beckoning powers.

According to Mashable, it's Manic Panic's High Voltage Classic Cream Formula Hair Color, 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

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