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Stylist recreates iconic paintings using hair as her canvas

This artist has just taken bleaching, dying, and balayage, and turned it into an art form.

Sure, this year we’ve seen some pretty impressive hair. We’ve had galaxy hair, unicorn frappucino hair and even Nutella hair, but this woman is literally turning hair into a canvas.

Artist Ursula Goff has taken to her canvas and created a whole bunch of styles inspired by famous paintings, mermaids, rainbows, galaxy trends, and a so much more.

Goff takes pride in her one-off art works of colourful hair, however she is also inspired by famous paintings such as Edvard Munch’s The Scream, Andy Warhol’s pop art, and Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night.

I think I want to paint this on one of my dresses. #thescream #edvardmunch #screamhair #artonhair #finearthair #behindthechair #beautylaunchpad #americansalon #modernsalon

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Mosaic #mosaichair #hairtattoo #haircarving #behindthechair #americansalon #beautylaunchpad #modernsalon

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How bout some pop art in your hair? Some people think that Roy Lichtenstein unfairly appropriated and profited from comic book artists, while others say he brought attention to comics as an art form and elevated it. It gets even more meta when you take into account that I am now appropriating it for weird hair projects. Maybe someone could take it a step further for me by doing a sculpture of this? #popart #roylichtenstein #comics #hairart #paintingsonhair #behindthechair #btconeshot_unconventionalcolor17 #btconeshot_vibrant17 #arcticfoxhaircolor #manicpanic #nrage

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Goff’s blog states that she’s into a whole lot more than hair, which, unsurprisingly, inspires her hairstyles.

“I like science, social issues, politics, all different kinds of psychology (particularly behavioral economics and community psychology), other cultures and languages, food, homeschooling and unschooling and other aspects of education, art, music, and…lots of other stuff,” she writes.

When your client's color fades to abalone #motherofpearl #abaloneshell #abalonehair #holographichair #hologramhair #pastelhair #metallichair #behindthechair #modernsalon #americansalon #beautylaunchpad

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Soooooo….Debbie wanted to try a new piece of artwork and decided on a Warhol. Thankfully, I received a metric ton of color today, very generously provided by @changecosmetics, so I had some pretty new colors to play with. The yellow and red are Change Cosmetics brand, the blue is Ion, diluted with Change white and with two drops of Change yellow added, the skin is Change white with a drop of fuschia, and the black outline is @arcticfoxhaircolor in Transylvania. We are pretty happy with it, and it was super fun to do – I FUCKING LOVE MY JOB!!! PS I think as her cowlick grows out it will start to look like David Bowie so that's technically a TWOFER. Check out @atlaspherehair for the original buzzed hair art. #warhol #popart #rainbowhair #neonhair #finearthair #sponsored #changecosmetics #marilyndiptych #behindthechair #modernsalon #americansalon #beautylaunchpad #fckinghair #fiidnt #nothingbutpixies

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Her work is absolutely incredible. We are in awe.

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Bronte is a media student at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). She enjoys music, fitness, and exploring the city.

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