‘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 Beauty Editor / August 08 2022
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 some 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.
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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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Florence Pugh may have made waves when she chopped her brown locks off to rock a bixie hair cut earlier this month, but the actress just took things a step further by dousing her strands in fire engine red hair dye. We’re waiting on bated breath to find out if this new look is connected to an upcoming role (the next Black Widow movie perhaps?), but until we get clarification on the ‘why’, we’re more than happy to just stare at the 25-year-old and her fresh dye job.
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It seems Euphoria star Barbie Ferreira is celebrating the wrap of the show's second season with a fresh hair hue: vibrant garnet. The star shared a snap of her chic new shade via Instagram Stories, and while we were obviously downright obsessed with her OG jet black colour, this may be our fave look on her yet.
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The latest star to switch to Ariel red? Karol G, who debuted this fiery scarlet shade via Instagram Stories.
Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.