Hair Me Out
I Got A Mermaid Hair Dye Job — & This Is What I Look Like Now

This is what rainbow mermaid hair looks like.

See more about this Episode
For Caroline Xia, a hair appointment is more than just a routine beauty treatment — it's part of her identity. "I feel like if I went back to black hair it would just make me very average again," she says. "[Dyeing my hair has become] a lot more of an identity thing, because I wanted to stand out."
Xia's been dyeing her hair since middle school — and she's been countless colors — but there's one look still on her hair bucket list: a mermaid-inspired hair transformation in pastel colors. Naturally, we couldn't miss an opportunity to capture the whole thing, so we grabbed a camera and followed along.
For the makeover, Xia headed to Brooklyn-based WHITEROOM Salon to sit in the chair of co-founder and colorist Elisabeth Lovell, where she faced the extra-long process of bleaching her hair, coloring it gray, and getting rainbow tones. "I've never done this sort of rainbow tones in my hair, so I think that's going to be really exciting," she says before getting her color transformation. And her new look comes just in time to join in on one of the latest trends in Hollywood that has celebrities like Cardi B and Amandla Stenberg serving up all the magical vibes on their strands.
Watch the video above to see the final product and Xia's reaction to one of the biggest hair transformations of her life. Warning: It might inspired you to try something new, too.

About Hair Me Out

What better way to discover a whole new you than to completely transform your hair? These women take big risks — for a major reward.

Rainbow Mermaid Hair Transformation VideoReleased on August 21, 2018
Hair Me Out
About
What better way to discover a whole new you than to completely transform your hair? These women take big risks — for a major reward.

Watch

R29 Original Series

Watch Now
Documentary
Five love stories behind diverse, multicultural marriages.
Watch Now
Lifestyle
Life experiments, 5 days at a time.
Watch Now
Fashion
The style of subculture.
Watch Now
Beauty
Viral trends, tried and tested.
Watch Now
Documentary
From vibrators to lipstick, learn how your favorite products are made.
Watch Now
Documentary
Extraordinary, one-of-a-kind individuals
Watch Now
Documentary
The latest stories to watch.
Watch Now
Lifestyle
Inside the homes of millennial women — & what they paid for them
Watch Now
Comedy
Let's talk about sex, baby.
Watch Now
Documentary
Female artisans around the world
Watch Now
Politics
Made by and for smart, opinionated women.
Watch Now
Film
We helped 12 female directors claim their power.

All Shows