Beyond Fine Art: Book Covers for Hair Color Inspiration

Thanks to a Laughing Squid post I became aware of the very talented and awesome Ursula Goff— a hair colorist who sometimes finds color inspiration in famous works of art.

Like Vincent van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’– I mean look at those colors!

Ursula Goff hair colorist Starry Night by Vincent van gogh

Ursula Goff hair colorist Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh

 

My two favorite art inspired color jobs by Goff:

Ursula Goff hair color The Kiss by Gustav Klimt

Ursula Goff hair color ‘The Kiss’ by Gustav Klimt

 

Ursula Goff hair color The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli

Ursula Goff hair color ‘The Birth of Venus’ by Sandro Botticelli

 

To blend colors that perfectly you need to be incredibly talented and have an artist’s eye, which it turns out Goff has: I found her explaining in a 2014 Good Morning Kansas interview that she has “a strong painting background.” And it shows!

In case you’re wondering I am the friend who always shouts YES when someone asks “Should I dye my hair (insert any color considered “unnatural”).” Which combined with my love of art, and color, the only thing missing from this story was books. But not for long. I immediately started thinking of book covers that could be great inspiration for hair colorist and anyone looking for a new do.

GHOST SUMMER- STORIES by Tananarive Due

listen slowly

brown girl dreaming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ghost Summer by Tananarive Due
Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

 

The Year 200 by Agustin De Rojas

The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry

The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Year 200 by Agustin de Rojas
The Love that Split the World by Emily Henry
The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku

 

The Birds of Opulence by Crystal Wilkinson

speak

Disgruntled by Asali Solomon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Birds of Opulence by Crystal Wilkinson
Speak by Louisa Hall
Disgruntled by Asali Solomon

 

The Glass Kingdom by Chris Flynn

Song of Summer by Laura Lee Anderson

Pawpaw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Glass Kingdom by Chris Flynn
Song of Summer by Laura Lee Anderson
PawPaw: In Search of America’s Forgotten Fruit by Andrew Moore

 

The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma

Blood-Drenched Beard by Daniel Galera

Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma
Blood-Drenched Beard by Daniel Galera
Bleeding Violets by Dia Reeves

 

Go forth and color the world! (Sorry beautiful pastels, I went loud this time.)

 

What book covers would you recommend? Have you ever dyed your hair inspired by a painting or a book cover? Are you inspired to now?

 

 

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