‘Ariel red’ is the urban mermaid hair trend you’re going to want to try ASAP
“I want to be where the people are..”
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Content Producer / August 27 2021
In terms of famous redheads, there's something sweetly nostalgic about the lobster red hue of The Little Mermaid’s hair. And now, Ariel’s seriously impressive crimson mane is jumping off of our screens and out of our childhood imaginations, landing straight into the streets of the cities we live and walk in everyday.
The irony that someone so obsessed with legs would have such an influence over street style is definitely not lost on us. In fact, we’re dubbing this fiery hair hue the ‘urban mermaid trend’ in honour of the underwater princess and her glorious strands.
Here are 12 modern interpretations of the mermaid’s memorable shade of ruby red for you to try.
Need something a little more natural to get away with a strict office dress code? This hue leans copper for that hard-to-detect natural look that’ll have HR doing double takes.
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Make the most of a dye job gone wrong by taking cue from singer Shakira who tried to dye her hair pink only to have it go a little darker than intended. The happy mistake just happened to eventuate in a stunning shade of magenta.
Image credit: @shakira
Got some stunning blue peepers like Aussie model Abbey Lee? Red’s your best friend and will only amp up your icy blue ocean eyes.
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She may be small but Penelope Disick is making mighty moves at the tender age of nine. The reality star just dyed her locks for the first time and she selected a particularly impressive shade of scarlet (very on trend P, we see you). Penelope modelled the transformation for the world to see on her mum’s Instagram and it is very evident that P is feeling her oats in her new look – as she should TBH – make them eat it P.
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Briar is a Content Producer at BEAUTYcrew. She is a self-professed skin care obsessive, always on the hunt for the perfect mascara, and can't go past a plumping lipgloss.