Stylist Shelley Gregory has taken the latest trend for dying hair in varied colors and given it a pastel spin that turns those fibers growing out of your scalp into a yummy-looking treat. Gregory told Cosmopolitan that the braided gradations were in part inspired by a bakery she visited in France, where they were selling the beautifully displayed macarons:

I went there a few years ago and I remember loving the color palette. Everything from the crown molding and the way they display the macarons — it sticks with you. It's kind of like Disneyland, where it's magic. I wanted that feeling when you look at this hair.

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In her Instagram feed she calls the style all kinds of things, so who knows if that's true or just an artist discovering her brand, but one thing's for sure: it looks delicious.

 

In the process ... hair coming soon

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K last one ... Promise

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The braiding seems pretty important for the full effect, but even when down the color looks like it should be wrapped around a lollipop stick:

 

K I'm in love with this #candyunicornhair get ready for lots of pics #sorry

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But the woven candy illusion is definitely where it's at:

 

Knotted pastel rainbow braid

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Sources: Shelley Gregory | H/t Cosmopolitan