From Rihanna to Alexander Wang, bleach was on everyone’s brain for 2016, with pink coming in hot on blonde’s heels after Elle Fanning, Hailey Baldwin, Bella Hadid, Pyper America, and more took the plunge. Thus far, however, 2017 is shaping up to be the year of the brazen buzz.
Thanks in large part to Daniel Moon—the colorist responsible for the baby blue heart at the nape of Zoë Kravitz’s neck and Adwoa Aboah’s abstract, MoMA-level dye job—hair is being treated more like a medium for artistic expression rather than a material on which beachy highlights are applied with surgical precision. With his bold lines, vivid colors, and unabashed spirit, Moon approaches hair almost like Keith Haring would a blank canvas. When his work is done, pastel, neon, and every hue in-between fit together like pieces of an abstract puzzle.
For those who don’t like to freestyle when it comes to dye, consider Fendi’s more structured, stenciled-on strategy. At the recent Fall 2017 menswear show, logomania was taken to a new level: “Fendi” was scrawled across models’ freshly shorn fuzz in taxicab yellow and traffic-cone orange. (We imagine branding yourself at the salon is still a hell of a lot cheaper than buying a knit headband, hat, or fluffy shower shoes bearing the house’s name in block letters.)
But no matter which school of thought you follow when it comes to hair color, the key is to express yourself…or dye trying.