Mermaid Hair Is The Winter Beauty Trend We Didn’t Know We Needed

It’s entirely possible that our recent preoccupation with Harry Potter makeup brushes, heart-shaped highlighter, and literally anything having to do with unicorns is a telltale sign that we’ve subconsciously decided to skip that whole adulting thing — and we’re fine with that. Now, there's a new trend adding fuel to the fairy tale fire: mermaid hair color. Beauty vlogger Nicole Guerriero has gone full-blown Little Mermaid with her latest hair change, and it’s only adding to our desire to shirk all our responsibilities and live in a la la land full-time. (If only.)

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Guerriero took her two million followers by surprise yesterday when she unveiled the look via Instagram with a photo that perfectly captured the nuances of her new violet hair color. Soft, ethereal waves? Check. Dimensional highlights and lowlights? Check. Mermaid-worthy length? Check, check, check. The only thing we can't understand is why she captioned the pic with the unicorn emoji.

Mermaid, unicorn, wizarding school student, whatever look she's after — we’re into it. The pop of purple is a huge change from Guerriero’s natural brunette shade, and given her A-list influencer status, we have a sneaking suspicion that she’s about to kick off a serious trend. We’ll be keeping an eye on the #mermaidhair hashtag for the foreseeable future, just in case.
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