Hair Colorist Goes Viral On Instagram With Her Stunning Nature-Inspired Looks


There are many different ways that we define our looks but perhaps the one that makes the biggest difference is our hair. After all, we can grow it to different lengths, style it with curls, waves or even wrap it into ponytails or braids. It is especially the color, however, that defines our overall look, although some people wait until the gray comes in before they start experimenting.

More than likely, you have a friend who has played around with their hair color. Even if you haven’t tried it as of yet, it has probably been tempting to try a change. This isn’t only true of changing from a blonde to a redhead or something similar, it could be going for an unusual shade of purple or perhaps even a unicorn look.

As you look down through these images from hairstylist and dye specialist Ursula Goff, you are going to be left with a genuine case of hair envy. Her designs are so beautiful that you might have a hard time believing they are real. Perhaps you might even consider taking a trip to her Kansas salon to see what she can do with your locks.

Most of the inspiration for that Goff does come from artwork and nature. The hair is nothing short of impressive but when you see the side by side images with the inspiration and the finished hairdo, it’s incredible.

The Northern Lights

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So here’s the hair I shared in my stories yesterday. Tasia said she wanted something with blues and greens, so I figured it was a good opportunity to continue to explore different ways of conveying the northern lights, as I’ve had this particular concept and color scheme in my head for a while but hadn’t had any candidates for it. She already had some faded mint, so I left a little bit of that but also mixed up a darker version with @matrix Cult in neon blue, neon green, and clover green, substantially diluted. And that gorgeous cobalt was created from mixing Admiral Navy, Retro Blue, and Royal Purple with a little bit of dilution for the brightness, and diluted further with water on the top parts to blend. Also, her hair is about 3.5 feet long! I am always excited to color it. #matrix #matrixpartner #socolorcult #northernlights #auroraborealis #northernlightshair #bluehair #balayage #beautylaunchpad #behindthechair #americansalon #modernsalon #fckinghair

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Living Coral

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Unintentional match! My husband used to be a graphic designer, and so he actually understands color really well (maybe better than I do, since he also had to work with subtractive color a lot and I have very little experience with that). So he worked with @pantone colors all the time, and sometimes if we were discussing colors, he’d try to explain a color by using the Pantone numbering system and I had to be like, dude…those numbers don’t mean anything to me. But I can see a color and know what its undertones are and how to mix it, just sort of intuitively. It’s so strange how we both have completely different modalities for understanding color, and of course mine is nebulous and sort of winging it, and his is structured and systematic. So unintentional match doesn’t just refer to the photo, but to my marriage, too. Never would have guessed he was “my type”, despite the fact that being involved with “my type” historically ends VERY BADLY. Sometimes, your “type” isn’t similar to you, so much as a complement to you. Like this teal and coral combo are complementary. See how I tied that all together? I can BS With the best of them; my college professors loved me. 😁 #pantone #coral #teal #livingcoral2019 #colortheory #graphicdesign #marriage

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Rainbows

Poinsettia

Opals

Monet’s Water Lilies

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Monet throwback. Does this sound familiar: Don’t post anything too upbeat or cool because you look like you’re showing off. Don’t complain because then you’re a downer. No one wants to see all those photos of your baby. Or your food. But also, don’t be so serious. Don’t take things too lightly. Quit being political! But don’t be apathetic, either. If you share photos of yourself, you’re vain. If you don’t share any, then you must be ugly. If you rarely mention your spouse or family, your home life must be terrible. If you DO mention them, you’re just overcompensating because your home life is terrible. See where this is going? There will always be someone bitching about something, so you might as well be yourself, in person and online. Sure there are assholes, and we can’t change that. So what? They’re not in charge of you! You’re the boss. If you wanna get where you’re going, you’ve gotta start with being real, whatever that entails. Even if you suck, you’ll never be able to find out and get better if you aren’t real with yourself and everyone else. Besides, everyone can tell when you’re faking, anyway.

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Painting on Hair

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I follow almost exclusively comedians on Twitter, and it’s increasingly becoming one of my favorite places to hang out online. Laughing is one of the most important things in my life, and I’ve decided to make a greater effort to foster that more consistently. It drives my husband nuts to sometimes hear me giggling to myself after we’ve gone to bed, but it seriously does help me relax and get to sleep quicker when I scroll through my Twitter feed. And it’s just that much faster I can wake up three times to pee and then go to the fridge to sneak some hummus and then sleep in till 10:37. #matrix #matrixpartner #socolorcult #northernlights #hummus #sleepingin #tinybladder #comedy #isnortwhenilaugh #iceland #icelandhair #paintingsonhair

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Stained Glass

Mother of Pearl

Seashells

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PRESENTATION MATTERSSSS! Same hair in both pics. Nothing changed except the style and the lighting. This is important because not only does good presentation maximize the quality of your portfolio, but it also helps your clients see their hair at its best. This is especially important for new vivid clients who might need a little bit of emotional nudging as they adjust to a new look. Do not let them leave with wet or unstyled hair! Make sure they look absolutely as fabulous as possible so they can know what the possibilities are. Include the cost of the style in the service so they don’t need to worry about extra charges; I always tell them, “you’re paying for a style whether you get one or not, so you might as well take it”. Also, you need to make sure that their hair is doing what it needs to do – colors and cuts both look very different wet versus dry, so this is to make sure you’ve hit your target. If there’s something that ends up ultimately bothering them about it once they get home, you’re gonna have to eat that and fix it later, so just don’t even allow for that to happen. Further, show them what products and equipment you’re using to style them, and give them tips to make it easier for themselves so they can make that look happen at home. You wouldn’t believe the number of clients who say, “no one has ever showed me how to style my hair before” !!!! Don’t take for granted that they know what you know – you’re the professional, so help them make your work look good when you can’t be around. #seashells #seashellhair #iridescenthair #opalhair #beautylaunchpad #behindthechair #americansalon #modernsalon

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Roses

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“Every time I think of you, I feel shot right through with a bolt of blue…” Heard this song on the radio today so naturally that means it’s going to be stuck in my head for the next 7 months. Debbie here is coming for a new design tonight…what do you think she’s gonna get? Btw, painting on left is a watercolor by me. I had intended for it to be a preliminary study before I did a more detailed painting, but liked it so well that I never finished the final painting. But don’t ask me for a painting – I don’t take commissions. I only do it for fun. #neworder #roses #watercolor #painting #naturehair #art #hairtattoo #beautylaunchpad #behindthechair #modernsalon #americansalon #paintingsonhair

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