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
OK, it's finally here, people, the moment we've all been waiting for: THE MERMAID HAIR REVEAL.
Claire said she was terrified to take the plunge (heh), but loves the new mer-her.
Lara can't stop looking in the mirror since her mermaid transformation but was surprised by how much the bleach dried out her hair.
Pablo felt an instant boost of confidence with his new look, and he's glad he took a risk.
As these three have learned, having mermaid hair ain't easy, so here are some tips to keep your hair healthy.
And some A+ product suggestions straight from Daniel himself.
Watch how it all went down here:
Aaand one more time for the cheap seats:
Have fun out there, mers.
Video: Nicolette Daskalakis
Coloring services were provided to BuzzFeed free of charge.