If there’s something most of us share in 2017, it’s our unrequited love of rainbow (or unicorn) everything. Rainbow hair is a major trend right now — we’re seeing hair dyed in every shade of every colour you can think of. To bring you one step closer to your dream hair, we’ve rounded up 10 movie characters to inspire all of your rainbow hair dreams.
Ruby Rose in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage (2017)
For the role of Adele in the third movie of the xXx series, Rose’s infamous dark locks underwent some serious TLC and the result was a punky jade green. Paired with a choppy bowl cut, Rose’s character is suited to take on the world of crime in style.
Meryl Streep in Into The Woods (2014)
At first glance, Streep’s character looks like she’s been living without a mirror — which makes sense seeing as she’s a cursed witch living in a forest — but if you can get past the unruly mess on her head, you’ll notice the ethereal faded blue-grey colour of it. Once the curse is lifted and the witch returns to her true self, Streep rocks a v. cool teal blue balayage.
Zoe Saldana in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
For every superhero with badass moves, there’s another with the moves and a swoon-worthy head of hair. In Guardians of the Galaxy, Saldana plays Gamora, an alien assassin with an enviable dark-brown-meets-fuchsia ombré. The galactic babe is all work and no play, but her locks make up for it.
Kate Winslet in Eternal Sunshine for the Spotless Mind, (2004)
Winslet plays Clementine in this romantic dramedy, a high-spirited woman with a troubled memory and a routine affection for rainbow hair. In the film, her hair changes from a grown-out acidic green to a fiery red, a bright orange and finally a cerulean blue with peeking blonde roots. The rainbow hair was actually achieved through wigs and not dyeing, but if we didn’t know any better we’d think otherwise.
Elizabeth Banks in The Hunger Games series (2012-2015)
You may know Effie Trinket as the woman who announces tributes in The Hunger Games series, but she’s also known for her over-the-top hair. She’s experimented with almost every colour in the rainbow, all in pastel hues of course. Some of her best looks include an all-over icy blue and curled-to-perfection platinum blonde hair with baby pink tips.
Milla Jovovich in The Fifth Element (1997)
What if we told you aliens looked like Milla Jovovich, had electric orange hair and defended planet Earth instead of taking it over? In the sci-fi film The Fifth Element, Jovovich plays Leeloo, an alien babe sent to Earth to fight evil aliens and restore peace while stunning in a blunt orange ‘do.
Natalie Portman in Closer (2004)
If a wig is the secret to the bubblegum pink of Natalie Portman’s fringe in Closer, we need to get our hands on one ASAP. The actress channels a mysterious, sensual woman named Alice vying for the attention of her love interest. She turns to a pink wig (which does her wonders btw) in hopes of turning up the heat.
Léa Seydoux in Blue Is The Warmest Colour (2013)
In this coming-of-age romantic drama we see Adèle (Léa Seydoux) navigate the realms of love and desire when feelings for another woman surface. The blue denim-like hair colour she sports in the film wasn’t easy to maintain and had to be dyed everyday while filming. And thank god they still did it — this blue is to die for.
Margot Robbie in Suicide Squad (2016)
Who would Harley Quinn be without her signature two-toned pigtails? For Suicide Squad, Robbie rocks platinum blonde hair with hot pink and teal blue dip-dyed ends. This look reminds us of a Kool-Aid hair DIY — something to try for Halloween perhaps?
Franka Potente in Run Lola Run (1998)
In this indie flick, Potente’s locks are fire red, we kid you not. In the film, her character Lola sprints through the streets of Berlin to save her boyfriend’s life. Some argue her flaming red locks aren’t just for show, and that the colour symbolizes broader themes in the film (her fiery personality, maybe?). But whatever the reason Lola’s hair is the way it is, we’re here for it.