Underlights may be the most genius coloured-hair trend yet (PHOTOS)

Jan 29, 2016 at 1:01 p.m. ET

We've heard of highlights and lowlights, but we never imagined underlights until right now — and they are awesome.

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If you're looking to change up your hair for the summer season with something bright and fun, but you're not ready to commit to mermaid hair or a funky undercut (or perhaps work would have your head if you did), then the hair trend you've been holding out for is here.

Say hello to underlights.

It's basically the new way to wear unicorn-approved hair, but in secret. The process involves colouring the underside of your hair in the bright colours of the rainbow, and the results are absolutely stunning.

You can pin the top layers of your hair so that only your rainbow locks show...

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Try out multiple shades...

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Go full rainbow!

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Or start off with something a little more subtle...

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Yes, this is definitely the making of a baby unicorn...

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This look is so magical...

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Forget Fifty Shades of Grey — it's all about 50 shades of pink!

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This is a guaranteed showstopper...

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Phoning my hairdresser right now, because I must have this look...

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Perhaps one of the best things about this trend is that it's not limited to lighter hair shades.

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If you want to make a statement, this is definitely one of the easiest trends to try out.

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The trend is really taking off, and it looks to be the next hot look for 2016. But would you try underlights? Let us know in the comments below.

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