Over the weekend, Kylie Jenner broke out a brand-new wig. It wasn’t an attention-grabbing cotton-candy pink or a bright mint green. It was a deep navy blue. And from some angles, it looks like a dark brown or black, but with a hint of shimmery navy blue. It’s really pretty:
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Some people have been comparing it to the popular denim-hair trend, which is pretty valid. But Tokyo Stylez, the person who made Jenner’s wig, said that the color was inspired by a wig he created for Lil’ Kim back in 2014 at the Soul Train Awards that Jenner liked:
Unfortunately, Stylez won’t share the exact technique he used to dye the hair on Jenner’s wig, but we reached out to two pros to get their best guess on how to re-create the color on your real hair (or you could try to find a similarly hued wig). Aura Friedman, a colorist at Sally Hershberger in New York City, and Sheenon Olson, the creative director at Atma Salon in Miami, both recommend one hair dye to achieve those deep-blue highlights— Manic Panic High Voltage Classic Cream Formula in Midnight Blue:
“In some cases [like those with very dark hair], someone would need to be prelightened first. In other cases a direct dye blue, like the Manic Panic in Midnight Blue, can be put on the after minimal prelightening,” says Friedman. Olson says this look will work best on hair that’s already dark since it minimizes the damage.
“To create this look on dark hair, you’ll need to get superfine highlights that must be light enough—without any warmth—that they don’t counteract the blue color,” says Olson. “You’d add the blue on top of those highlights to create the bluish-black look.” People with light hair, Olson says, might just be better off trying to find a similar wig. “If you have light-to-medium hair, I definitely recommend seeking a professional, and even then, the steps that would be involved to create this look might ultimately leave your hair very damaged. You’d have to darken the hair, then strip the dark hair for highlights, and then add blue.” If you’re tempted to go the wig route, you could try to persuade Stylez to create one for you, but he works with clients like Jenner and Kim Kardashian—we wish you the best of luck.
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