This Glow-in-the-Dark Dye Job Is Breaking the Internet

It's black light time.

Glow-in-the-Dark Hair
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Over the past few years, we've seen more than our fair share of rainbow dye jobs (there's sand art (opens in new tab)tie-dye (opens in new tab)hidden rainbow (opens in new tab), and galaxy hair (opens in new tab) to name a few). Before today, we'd have even gone so far as to say we'd seen it all. Ha!

The latest technicolor trend that has Instagram double tapping, and subsequently jumping on its bandwagon, is Phoenix Hair. And trust us when we tell you, it's no ordinary burst of vibrant shades...

Created by celebrity hairstylist Guy Tang (opens in new tab) (the man behind many a new trend), the high-octane dye job is a dimensional swirl of orange, red, yellow, and purple neon pigment that...wait for it...glows in the dark. Think Lisa Frank goes raver chick.

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To achieve the black-light-ready look, Tang used Kenra Professionals Color Creative Neon Collection (opens in new tab), letting the color transition from "fuchsia" to a "fiery concoction."

And while the color itself is gorgeous, there's also the powerful, rise-from-the ashes energy attached to the Phoenix. Seems pretty fitting for the times, ay?

As our last Harry Potter marathon reminded us, a phoenix periodically bursts into flames and regenerate itself. So does that make grow out a non-issue? We kid.

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Lauren Valenti
Beauty Editor

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.