If you've ever been on Pinterest, you may be familiar with ombre hair, the transitional color from darker hair on top to a light, often bleached-blonde hair color on the bottom. @suite102salon_alli / Via instagram.com The lower half of the hair is bleached, which can result in a harsh changeover in the middle of the hair. Over time, the ombre got a lil' more subtle. @liorahairboutique / Via instagram.com Colorists figured out techniques like hair painting and balayage highlights to get a less striking transition between shades. And now, we've reached peak hair goals: COLOR-MELTING. http://@singi.vo.peters / Via instagram.com Don't worry. It's not actually about melting the hair. Colorists have been developing the skill for a while, and it's incredible. "Melting is a technique that blends the highlights with the base color of the hair so you don't have any harsh lines," George Papanikolas, Matrix StyleLink stylist, tells BuzzFeed Life. @candicemarie702 / Via instagram.com It's all about that soft gradation effect, regardless of whether you're getting blonde highlights or pastel hair color. Advertisement See how smooth that transition is? You can't tell where one color begins and another ends. @minaaminpour / Via instagram.com "The difference between this and regular highlights is that you use multiple shades to create the 'melted' effect," Papanikolas says. @hairbypaigenicole / Via instagram.com It's a technique that makes literally any hair color look like it ~could~ have happened naturally. @krystie__nicole / Via instagram.com See what I mean? @hairordyechick / Via instagram.com Advertisement Melting all of the colors together makes the final result look beautiful AF. @expensivetaste310 / Via instagram.com So the next time you go to the salon... @hairbyfitz / Via instagram.com ...ask to have your color melted. @hair_by_ali_g / Via instagram.com Share On facebook Share On facebook Share On vk Share On vk Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On lineapp Share On lineapp Share On twitter Share On twitter Share On email Share On email Share On sms Share On sms Share On whatsapp Share On whatsapp Share On more Share On more Share On tumblr Share On tumblr Share On link Share On link Share On copy Share On copy Omg It's Prime Day!