Erykah Badu Painted Her Hair and We’re Mesmerized

Hair coloring usually goes something like this: you mix together a few boxes of dye, apply it to your strands from root to tip, sit under a dryer and rinse. 

And because this is the most familiar process, Erykah Badu’s latest Instagram adventure may seem a tad eccentric—but then again, that’s what makes it so cool. 

Last night (January 18), the 2017 ESSENCE ‘Black Women In Music’ honoree added paint to her vibrant locks in just a few easy steps. Seriously, this is a DIY method that any hair novice could pull off. 

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And while there’s no word on what inspired Badu’s latest hairdo, we’re completely enamored with the finished look.

First, Badu created a palette of primary colors and two pastel shades.

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Next, she gathered the hair over her shoulder, and began to apply the paint with a brush.

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Here’s the end result:

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We’re definitely bookmarking this one for festival season.

Move over mermaid and unicorn hair; this may be the next big color trend.


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