In Tokyo, city of neon lights and magical things and opportunity, a hair salon is mixing up custom dye blends designed to mimic the hair colour of his clients’ favourite anime characters. But wait, you say. Isn’t anime in 2D? How do you turn real, living hair into the fantastical hair colours of anime?
Head stylist Shiga Naoyuki calls his creations “2.5D Colour”, a nod to its anime-inspired roots. It’s amazing how accurately he can reproduce the colours in real life, like this gorgeous pink ombre from Macross Frontier.
According to Rocketnews24, one of the most requested colours is the light beige of Kotori from Love Live.
Shiga can even capture the subtle nuances of blue and black hair.
Sometimes he takes a bit of creative license with interpreting hair colour, like he does by imbuing Menma’s silver hair with light blue highlights.
And how about this Raichu-inspired look?
See more of Shiga’s creations on his Instagram, or take a look at the salon’s other gorgeous hairstyles. The hair salon, Wille, is in Shibuya’s Jingumae district. But if you can’t make it that far, why not show this article to your favourite stylist and see what they can do?