2016 certainly hasn't disappointed in the hair experimentation stakes, featuring everything from glitter roots, rainbow dip-dye and rose gold highlights. The latest trend taking over our Instagram feeds? Hair stenciling.
Now, this isn't exactly a new trick: It's been doing the rounds for a while now, but the latest batch has taken things up a notch, with the most intricately precise patterns and shapes that are more hair artwork than anything else. Like the creations of California based hairstylist, Janine Ker (@janine_ker_hair), such as this one.
And this one...
And one more for good luck...
Then there's London stylist Brad Baker (@bradbaker), whose playful designs are festival season gold.
Want to give it a go? The good thing is that you don't need to be artfully skilled to do it. It's simply a case of resting a stencil against your hair and applying a coloured hair spray over the top to leave behind your chosen pattern. We'd imagine things get messy pretty quickly, so maybe give this one a go in the shower so you can easily wash away the aftermath.
If it still all looks too fiddly and complex for your liking, we love this simple glitter heart by @thecraftbeauty for festival season.