This viral hair coloring technique has Denver roots

What started as one Denver hair dresser's creative experiment is now a very popular salon trend.

When Taylor Rae started pouring red, orange, and yellow hair dyes on a mannequin, she didn't think it would turn into the next big thing in hair coloring.

“Honestly, I just kind of wanted to see what would happen,” Rae said.

Now, nearly six weeks later, she’s performed the technique on four different people, inspired other stylists to try it, and has caught the attention of Good Morning America, Insider, Glamour and Allure.

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Rae starts the process by dividing the hair into small sections. Then, she pours the dye onto the hair from above and lets it drip down. To make sure the colors blend well and fully saturate, Rae uses a wide-tooth comb on each section.

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The Denver stylist, who has more than 100,000 Instagram followers, uses social media to share her work, attract clients, and gain inspiration from others.

“I’ve had people come from New Zealand and Germany to see me, which I just think is crazy that people across the world are seeing my work,” Rae said.

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Not all feedback on the technique has been positive, she said. Some people are concerned about the amount of color Rae was using, saying it could be wasteful. In response, Rae said all of her color is diluted with 80 percent water in order for it to flow through the hair, and therefore, not much color is wasted.

“Some have said that I was torturing my client and dripping color all over her face, but clearly that is not the case,” Rae said. “My clients are always fully caped up with masks across their faces.”

According to the Rae, she hopes to inspire other stylists to try new techniques and help this one evolve.

“It’s nice to share what I’ve learned in my personal experiences with things, and I think as a community we need to love and support each other so that’s kind of what I want to do,” she said.

She works at Taylor Rae Salon located at the 16th Street Mall in Denver.