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What is opal hair and why is everyone going on about it?

Another frontier crossed.

IT SEEMS LIKE you can’t move but for a new hair trend taking over salons and fashion media around the world – and it’s happening again.

The latest is the opal colour – the replacement for the more extravagant rainbow, apparently.

Here’s what it looks like

opal6 Source: Instagram

Cosmo declared the rainbow colour to be over this week, heralding the opal as its rightful heir

cosmocover Source: Cosmopolitan

And explained the charms of opal within:

If you’re done with silvery-gray hair and My Little Pony-esque, bright rainbow strands, you might want to take the latest color trend for a test drive. Take a look at opal, a blend of pearl and light pinks, blues, greens, and purples

The opal is a fairly unique blend of pastels and the Instagram crowd are lapping it up

opal3 Source: Instagram

Under #opalhair, you can see how many people are jumping on this trend

opal4 Source: Instagram

It’s everywhere. Articles about opal have been popping up all over the place too

elitefdaily Source: EliteDaily

So much opal, so little time.

Elite Daily says the opal is a toned down version of the rainbow:

It’s basically a toned-down version of “sand art hair,” but this particular style mixes metallic shades with all sorts of pale pinks, purples, blues and greens.

It’s certainly a toned down version, as this is one version of the rainbow in all its glory

rainbowq Source: Instagram

Compared to the opal here

opal5 Source: Instagram

People can make up their own minds on the subtlety.

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