We’re a fan of unique color trends, so when we saw MODERN SALON Artist Connective member Hailey Mahone’s recent lemon drop transformation, we felt like we were watching something big unfold. After all, it’s hard to ignore the sudden multiplication of all things bright, sunny and unapologetically yellow on Instagram.

When you think about yellow hair, the first thing that comes to mind is brassy, bleached hair - however, this 2021 color is anything but. Illuminating yellow was actually announced as one of Pantone’s colors of 2021, and in recent years more celebs have been spotted playing with this cheery shade.

Hailey, a balayage and blonding specialist based in Texas, is no stranger to creative color and defining trends of the year. She’s anticipated sought after blends with everything from bright reds and greens to (yes!) neutrals, and this yellow mane was a natural next step. Mahone perfectly balanced the pop-art yellow using Goldwell’s Pure Pigments, formulated for outstanding brilliance and shine.

If you have a client that’s bored of blonde or wants a mood-enhancing transformation, show them this look for inspo. Watch below to see the sunny transformation. 

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