Rainbow ‘sand art’ hair is Instagram’s latest beauty trend

Here's how to get hair that looks like a My Little Pony mane.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw


Published Jun 17, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 1:40 pm CDT

Rainbow hair is the dream of any kid who grew up with My Little Pony or Jem and the Holograms. When you’re six years old, however, this goal is sadly unattainable. But now that we’re all grown up, there’s nothing stopping them from living out that dream now.

The “sand art” hair trend involves dying individual locks of hair different colors, giving you the appearance of a whimsical, rainbow-headed cartoon character. The style is named after those craft kits people use to make bottles of stripey, multicolored sand—possibly a familiar sight if you were a #90skid.

Do it. Dye your hair 15 colors at once. Fulfill that childhood dream of being Rainbow Brite.

Screengrab via PRAVANA/YouTube

Share this article
*First Published: Jun 17, 2015, 1:03 pm CDT