I don’t typically make a habit of envying teenage girls (mostly because I distinctly remember how hard it was to be one), but when I do, that envy is usually aimed at Sasha Obama. Aside from having Barack and Michelle as parents, Sasha is beautiful, poised, well-adjusted, and as if that weren’t enough, she now has one of the coolest hair-color looks I’ve seen recently.
The younger Obama sister was spotted in the VIP section of Washington D.C.’s Broccoli City Festival with a group of her friends last weekend, enjoying performances by artists like Daniel Caesar and H.E.R. She was looking casually fabulous with her extra-shiny lip gloss and trendy white Le Specs x Adam Selman sunglasses, but what really stood out was her mostly blue hair. Worn slightly wavy, the almost-teal tone started several inches from her roots and reached to the ends of her mid-back length.
It’s unclear if Obama’s color was done with a permanent dye, a semipermanent color cream like Manic Panic, a color conditioner like Overtone, or a temporary spray, but what is clear is that the hue is definitely having a moment. Cardi B also attended the Broccoli City Festival with blue hair, opting for a more denim-like shade for her performance.
The two actually hung out backstage later that day, along with Cardi B’s fiancé, Offset, giving me yet another reason to envy the 16-year-old. (And I’m clearly not the only one who feels this way; People on Twitter pretty much lost their collective mind over photos of the three together.)
I was fully unprepared for this sudden and urgent desire to dye my hair blue. If you’re feeling a similar hankering, consider testing it out temporarily like I plan to do with Hush Prism Airbrush Spray in Blue Moon ($24, sephora.com).
Get more blue-hair inspiration here:
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- Ocean Hair Is the New Color Trend That’s Making Waves on Instagram
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