We thought hair stencils were cool, but hairstylist Ursula Goff has taken hair designs to a whole new level by recreating famous artworks onto her clients' hair. She can reproduce Pablo Picasso's work on your head using hair dye and a paintbrush.
Goff got the idea after a project where she dyed clients' hair based on the color palettes of masterpieces from world renowned artists. "I wondered how hard it would be to actually paint Starry Night — the painting — onto some hair," Goff wrote on her blog. "I thought it might be fun to try painting on hair instead of a canvas."
The idea eventually evolved into a project where she would pick artworks, create a mock-up, and then reproduce the work onto someone's hair using actual hair color.
"I typically watered them down a little, and then applied them to blonde hair with a paintbrush. I freehand them — no projectors and NO STENCILS. I lay a drawn or painted mock-up underneath to sort of 'trace' it," she wrote. "I've also learned a lot about each artist and their style in the process of doing the paintings, and that has been a cool and unexpected side effect. I feel more appreciative of their work and process now."
You can check out some of her hair paintings below:
Andy Warhol's "Gold Marilyn Monroe"
Edvard Munch's "The Scream"
Wassily Kandinsky's "Color Study: Squares with Concentric Circles"
Vincent van Gogh's "The Starry Night"
Mark Rothko's "Blue and Gray"
Pablo Picasso's "La Reve"
Roy Lichtenstein inspired pop art
"In this case, I thought I was working on a Lichtenstein, but my research has not yielded whether or not this was actually one of his pieces," Goff wrote. "Regardless, I finished it anyway and liked the outcome."