Are you ready to dive into the mermaid hair trend and make a splash this summer with your gorgeous locks? Each year, we see hair trends come and go, and some last longer than others. One trend that seems to be here to stay is mermaid hair. One reason for its staying power is that it’s so versatile—it works with different hair lengths, textures, colors, and styles. But there’s still so much to know about it; many of our clients are asking questions about this trend.
That’s why, in this blog post, we’ll explore the magical colors, stylish waves, proper hair care, and how to embrace individuality while making mermaid hair your own.
So, let’s dive in and make that splash together!
The Enchanting Colors of Mermaid Hair: What is Mermaid Hair?
When you think of mermaid hair, what comes to mind? Often, it’s long, luscious locks that may be shimmery or in various pastel shades like pink, purple, and soft blue or green. For some, images of striking red hair might come to mind like Ariel’s from The Little Mermaid. But whatever your version and vision for mermaid hair is, we can help you get there!
Not ready to try a pastel hair color? Don’t worry, there are plenty of other ways to try this look for yourself. In fact, as you’ll see, there’s no need to color your hair at all to achieve this trend. Another way to go is to opt for loose and effortless-looking mermaid waves.
But let’s say you do want to change your hair color to something more mermaid-inspired. Achieving these multidimensional mermaid-inspired colors requires the expertise of skilled colorists who can masterfully blend shades and work with undertones.
Our expert colorists at Anushka Salon in West Palm Beach can bring your hair dreams to life.
Stylish Waves and How to Care for Mermaid Hair
The care and styling of mermaid hair are just as crucial as the coloring process. To achieve that sultry, beach-wave look, our stylists recommend using a salt spray or mousse to create more defined curls. These products help add the texture that’s integral to this look.
Creating Mermaid Waves: Styling Techniques
Mermaid waves are essential to this trend—they add that whimsical touch to your mermaid look. There are various styling techniques you can try to achieve these gorgeous waves. The options are limitless, from loose, beachy curls to playful braids and twists.
Try braiding your damp hair before bed for effortless textured locks and wake up to beautiful beachy mermaid waves. Alternatively, use a curling wand or sea salt spray to create those captivating mermaid waves that make heads turn wherever you go.
If you use a curling or waving wand, use heat protectant spray before curling. This protects your hair from damage caused by the high temperature of the iron.
Care for Mermaid Hair
Once you’ve achieved the hair of your dreams, your work isn’t over! This hair requires more maintenance than others to retain its vibrancy and health. Remember, this is true for all colored hair, so many of these tips apply to anyone who colors their hair.
Mermaid hair, like any colored hair, requires a bit more attention, but don’t worry – we’ve got you covered with these essential tips:
- Choose the right shampoo and conditioner
Start your haircare routine on the right foot by using the appropriate shampoo and conditioner for colored hair. Avoid harsh products that strip away the color and leave your mermaid hues looking lackluster.
Instead, choose sulfate-free options specially formulated to preserve and protect your hair’s vibrant tones. These gentle formulations cleanse your locks without compromising the longevity of your mermaid colors. Sulfates are found in many shampoos, so read the ingredients list carefully.
At Anushka Salon, we offer a wide range of hair care products specifically designed for colored hair. Our expert stylists help you choose the perfect shampoo and conditioner to suit your unique hair type and maintain your enchanting mermaid look.
2. Embrace the power of deep conditioning
Deep conditioning treatments are a must-have for mermaid hair. The coloring process can cause some stress to your locks; regular deep conditioning replenishes lost moisture and keeps your hair hydrated and healthy.
Look for deep conditioning masks or treatments specifically formulated for colored hair. These products often contain nourishing ingredients that revitalize your strands and enhance the longevity of your mermaid colors.
Our stylists would also love to recommend a product just right for you during a consultation at Anushka!
For best results, incorporate deep conditioning into your hair care routine at least once a week. The results will speak for themselves—your mermaid hair will stay luscious and vibrant, ready to make waves wherever you go.
3. Protect your hair from heat and UV rays
Just like you protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, a mermaid’s hair also needs protection from heat styling tools and UV rays. Excessive heat exposure can cause damage and fade your beautiful colors over time.
Consider using heat protectants before styling your hair with hot tools to prevent this. These products create a barrier between your hair and the heat, reducing the risk of damage and color fading.
Additionally, when you’re out and about in the hot Florida sun, be mindful of the impact of UV rays on your mermaid hair. Prolonged sun exposure can lead to color fading, especially for vibrant hues. To shield your locks from the sun’s harmful rays, wear a hat or use hair products that contain UV filters.
These protective measures preserve your mermaid colors and keep your hair looking its best under sunny skies.
4. Get regular trims
Mermaid’s hair is associated with luscious long locks. But your hair can become dry and brittle if you don’t get regular trims. As a result, it won’t be long before you’re dealing with split ends and breakage.
Our stylists at Anushka recommend getting a trim every six to eight weeks to keep your hair looking its best. Doing so prevents damage and helps maintain healthy growth. As counter-intuitive as it might seem, regular trims will keep your hair looking longer in the long run.
Embracing Individuality: Making Mermaid Hair Your Own
Mermaid hair is not just a trend; it’s a canvas for self-expression. It allows you to embrace creativity and personalize your look according to your unique style and personality.
Feeling adventurous? Then why not add a sprinkle of glitter to your mermaid hair before a night out? It’s a fun and whimsical way to showcase your inner sparkle and create a truly magical appearance.
Hair tinsel is another growing trend. These thin strands come in various colors, sizes, and textures, so you can express yourself any way you choose.
Dae has also recently launched its Stargloss Shine Treatment, described as a “meteor shower of shine” for your hair. While the treatment itself has glitter, it washes out when you rinse off the treatment (whether in the shower or the ocean).
So, if you’re not ready for a permanent change or to wear glitter while you’re out and about, this is a wonderful place to start. Not to mention, it will benefit your hair’s health too!
Inspiration and Trends: Showcasing Stunning Mermaid Hair
We’ve compiled a collection of stunning mermaid hair trends and styles to inspire. Whether it’s celebrities, influencers, or everyday individuals, mermaid hair is making waves across the globe.
Celebrity mermaid hair
Celebrities like Hilary Duff have rocked stunning mermaid hair, showcasing a mesmerizing blue-toned look.
Along with Hilary Duff, several other celebrities have put their twist on this style.
Megan Fox has also done her version with long loose waves in a baby pink tone.
Along with experimenting with different colors, mermaid waves are all the rage. A few examples we’ve recently seen include Rita Ora and Sofia Richie.
The Little Mermaid movie
You can also immerse yourself in the magic of mermaids by checking out the new “The Little Mermaid” movie, which promises to ignite your imagination and take your mermaid hair aspirations to new heights.
In it, we see Ariel, played by Halle Bailey, sporting hair with various shades of red throughout that has already become iconic. True to her mermaid form, it’s also very long, although you can still go for the mermaid look with the colors you choose, even if your hair isn’t as long.
Final Thoughts: Try Mermaid Hair with the Help of Anushka Salon
With mermaid-inspired hair, you can unlock a world of enchantment and beauty that allows you to express yourself like never before.
At Anushka Salon, we’re eager to help you achieve whatever mermaid hair looks like to you. From unique hair colors and waves that looked like you just stepped out of the ocean, we’re here to guide you through this magical journey.
Dive into the trend with the expert help of our West Palm Beach Salon.
Book an appointment with a stylist at Anushka Salon who will help you let your inner mermaid shine! The mermaid trend awaits; we’re here to help you make it your own.