All across the beauty sphere, images of spiky hair, soaked in dye and sprawled across a table have been circulating like crazy. Upon first glance, this hair coloring technique looks more like a scene from a sci-fi film than a salon, but the outcome is undeniably impressive. It’s called “fluid hair painting” and it looks like this:
A little weird, right? Originally created by KL Christoffersen, owner and stylist of Cheeky Strut, the technique is similar to the painting method of balayage, only in this case, it involves reclining the client’s chair so their head can lean on a table, then coloring the hair.
“Because their hair is fanned out, it gives me the ability to thoroughly look over every strand to see how the color melts from top to bottom,” Christoffersen told Modern Salon. “It’s easier to see the color fluidity when you have that elevation. You’re able to have more control.” The results: customizable, multidimensional color that looks stunning both on the table and, of course, when it’s all done.
The technique probably isn’t available at your local salon yet, but you can at least take a look at all the mesmerizing process pics — and their results, of course. In this photo, Christoffersen shows what fluid hair painting looks like from the top down:
And here’s what it looks like when it’s done:
This technique isn’t just for going blonde, either — check out how stunning it looks on in the before and after of this brunette’s hair makeover:
Clearly, this is one instance where the process is somehow as cool as the results. The only question we have: doesn’t your neck get tired?