We've all seen those insanely gorgeous sea-inspired mermaid hair masterpieces that fill our Instagram feeds, but have you ever wondered what's it like to actually get the multicolored hair of your dreams IRL?
*whispers intensely* We have.
Three BuzzFeed employees — Claire, Lara, and Pablo — dedicated their time (and hair!) to find out jusssst how much work it actually takes, with the help of LA-based hair colorist Daniel Moon from Ramirez | Tran Salon.
Before the fun starts, you need to get real with your stylist about your past hair-coloring experiences. (Don't lie about that box dye!)
Then, the hardcore bleaching begins.
After all that work, it's time to werk...
AKA take some VERY SERIOUS fashion-y snapshots, like this.
All right, now it's (finally!) time to add those super vibrant shades.
Here's the complete rundown of every single color used, if you're into that.
Roots: Manic Panic Atomic Turquoise