by Christian Allaire-Vogue
On the runways, pastel and neon hair continue to make the case for ditching conventional coloring: whether it’s the cotton candy bouffants seen at Marc Jacob’s Spring 2019 show, or model Soo Joo Park recently going atomic orange for the H&M x Moschino runway spectacular, experimenting with shocking hues is a undeniably appealing for its bold, impactful end result. But leave it to an It girl such as Bella Hadid to continue the movement in a way that feels less committal and, well, completely wearable. The trick? It’s all in a subtle sleight of hand.
This morning, Hadid stepped out in Tokyo to attend the Dior Homme show. For the event, the supermodel dabbled in a case of Kool Aid brights with a single magenta streak, which was woven discreetly into her spiky updo style for a flash of did-she-or-didn’t-she color. Her formula, a more real-life ready counterpart to going full rose, offered the ideal solution for switching up one’s look without experiencing post-traumatic dye job shock. (A real thing—as bad, or worse, than sticker shock.)
As to whether the pink swath of hair is actually dyed, or a case of an ingenious clip-in? Whatever the case, playing with a Crayola-inspired palette—or a one-night-only bolt of color—has never looked so convincing.