Have you ever come across a beauty, fashion, or hair trend that makes you think, “That looks cool today, but if you ask me again tomorrow, I’ll be over it”? Well, allow me to introduce you to one of those trends.
Meet the “xpresionpixel” look, created by Spanish hair colorists Jose Luis Almendral, Marco Antonio Restrepo, and Jorge Cancer of Madrid’s X-presion Creativos salon. The goal is to make the hair appear as though it’s been pixelated.
Here’s the look in bright green:
I think it would be cool to see on the runway, but I’m not so sure the trend has staying power or any place on the average person’s head. Judging by the overwhelmingly positive comments on X-presion Creativos’ Instagram page, I’m in the minority when I say I’m just not that into it.
I will admit, however, that the good people at Revlon executed the look too much success in their fall/winter campaign. Click here to check out a Revlon model rocking the look in bright purple.
Amazing, no? I might be a little biased because that shade of purple happens to be my favorite color of all time, but I’d still say that this look is much better than the ones above. I think it’s about placement–the purple pixels in the model’s hair are very particularly placed, and they’re bold, not faded. It creates a much more deliberate, clean, and wearable look, don’t you think?
Even those who love the trend would have to admit that it would be super hard to maintain. You’d have to style your hair the exact same way every single day to get the desired effect. Imagine our friend the Revlon model was like, “Screw it, I want to put my hair in a ponytail today.” Well, she certainly has the length to rock a fantastic ponytail, but she’d be left with some weird, chunky, purple blotches on the side of her head. Even changing up the placement of your part could cause problems.
I have a sneaking suspicion that this trend will go the way of the mushroom cut very, very quickly, but what do you think? Am I being too harsh? Hair’s just hair, after all–you can always dye it back. Would you give a pixelated look a try?
(Featured image via Instagram)