You’re rolling your eyes right now, aren’t you? We get it: A beauty trend may seem like a strange place to find comfort, but hear us out. Hair stylist Guy Tang’s new coloring confection, Phoenix Hair, is currently lifting spirits across the Internet right now.
Why? Well, a) The name: phoenix. Phoenixes are valiant creatures that rise from the ashes, which is just what Americans need to do right now. And b) Being able to turn your hair glow-in-the-dark proves that just about anything is possible. Plus, Phoenix Hair actually radiates light—literally, it’s a glimmer of joy.
What’s best about this look though is how it truly embodies the transformative power of beauty. Wearing your power shade of lipstick or a strong winged liner can drastically lift your mood and spirits. You feel empowered and re-energized. Beauty, just like any art, is a form of self-expression. You learn more about yourself with each new hair change or mascara test. If this is true for just a lippie, it’s especially true for a hair color that’s quite literally about rising from the ashes. Your hair becomes reborn—and so do you. This is just the kind of refreshing treatment you need to feel better about any of life’s setbacks—Trump-related or not.
See it for yourself, below:
Tang achieved the look by painting (ie: balayaging) her hair in colorful orange and pink streaks. (Tang used Kenra Professional Neon Colors, if you were curious.) During the day, the Phoenix Hair just looks like any standard neon look. But by night? It rises to the occasion. Pure. Effing. Magic. Watch Tang’s full tutorial, below, to get more details.