Whether you believe in the power of crystals or not, you have to admit they’ve quickly, fully taken over the beauty world. There’s shimmery crystal makeup, plenty of crystal-infused skin-care products, and, of course, hair inspired by the sparkly stones. Gem roots are the latest multi-coloured hair trend. Created by Las Vegas-based hairstylist Chita Beseau, the look combines the rainbow roots, muted pastel tones and crystal trends that are all blowing upInstagram.

Gem roots

Not 100 percent sure what rainbow roots are? It involves colouring only the root area of someone’s hair with every shade of ROYGBIV. Now that we’re on the same page, let’s get back to gem roots.

Looking to recreate the colour effect seen in geodes and other crystals, Beseau painted purple, mint, and pink dyes onto her client’s platinum blonde hair. Typically, these colours are applied all over or just at the ends. Focusing them just on the roots is a fun way to try out the muted pastel trend for spring without having to colour your whole head. When they fade away, you’re once again left with blonde hair.

Not only was the overall look inspired by crystals, but the Pravana dyes that were used by Beseau also pay homage to the spiritual stones. The purple she applied to her client’s roots is called Purple Tourmaline. She chose this as the darkest shade of the trio to go on the roots “to create depth as I have seen in geodes and other mineral rocks,” she tells Allure.

If you’re not into the natural, dark root look, why not consider gem roots as a unique alternative the next time you’re getting a touch-up?

Melissa Reid

Melissa Reid

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