Why Rainbow Hair Carving Is The Awesome Shaved Head Hair Art You Need To See

Like the most beaut rainbow topiary for your head - hair carving is the latest trend making us want a buzz cut ASAP

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Although buzz cuts are totally having a moment right now (K-Stew we're looking at you) and we've always admired women that take the plunge and go for the shave, Natalie Portman circa V For Vendetta is serious hair (or lack thereof) goals, if we're honest with ourselves the thought of lopping all our hair off is still a little scary.

A shaved head is something that looks amazing on Charlize Theron, but with our forehead to tiny eye ratio just isn't going to work out.

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It's something that our super cool beautiful artsy house mate who's a part time hair model would make look casual, but on us would seem like an accident that forces people to ask, 'Did you know you have no hair?'

To conclude, we're just not sure we could pull it off.

Until now.

We've discovered the whole new world (apologies for the Little Mermaid moment) of rainbow hair carving. Less dangerous than it sounds, the hair cutting technique combines graphic designs being shaved into hair using a razor, with multi-coloured pastel dyes to create an uber-feminine pastel printed buzz cut.

Pioneered by artist turned hair genius (and the woman responsible for our hair stencil obsession) Janine Kar, rainbow carved hair involves everything from Saved By The Bell style triangle designs to seriously beautiful floral prints.

Yes, it might seem a little extra, but we reckon it's a go bold or go home situation.

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And it looks really fun. Can anyone say conversation starter?

Side note: If Taylor Swift got a buzz cut would it be totally fair game to sing 'Shave It Off' at her? That sounded better in our heads...

Moving on...

So how does it work? Like any designer worth their salt, Kar starts by getting her design down on paper and illustrating her next creation.

Next, it's time to get the clippers out and shave in the design, bleach sections (or your whole head) and apply a whole rainbow of pastel hair dyes to colour in the design.

Check out the full transformation from beginning to end below...

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