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People are dyeing their hair like space, and it's awesome.

Some intentional, others by accident. All gorgeously sciencey.

People are dyeing their hair like space, and it's awesome.

Who says that space can't be glamorous?

OK, OK — no one has said that, but maybe this is a topic worth discussing.

Because ... LOOK.


Instagram photos used with permission, featuring (clockwise from lower left) @tbmhair, @skittles.senpai, @theleopardloungemach, @ghostiee.

SPACE HAIR IS A THING.

A beautiful thing. So I looked into this. There are a handful of specific space hair moments, but there are droves of beautiful hair colors that look downright galactic.

Looking at all the hair-color trends out there, I couldn't help but think, "I SEE SPACE, PEOPLE."

Here are just five of the many many beautiful colors of hair that can mean only one thing: Space hair is happening.

1. This hair might not have intended to be inspired by Charon, Pluto's moon, but can you deny the resemblance?

Image via NASA, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, and Southwest Research Institute.

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A stronger color at the roots and classy gray. Werk!

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Charon the moon no longer gets to say it orbits a planet due to Pluto's demotion, but still, it's lookin' good immortalized in hair.





2. And here we have the Veil Nebula of hair-colors.

A photo posted by @its_lindsay_again on

Image via NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage Team.

Right?!

According to NASA, "This close-up look unveils wisps of gas, which are all that remain of what was once a star 20 times more massive than our sun."

Whoa!

3. If you squint, this woman's head IS the Northern Lights.

A photo posted by Samantha Daly (@bottleblonde76) on


4. NASA just got images from the Hubble telescope of the Twin Jet Nebula, a binary star system that also goes by the name of PN M2-9. And lo, this gal is rocking it in hair form.

Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA. Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt

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5. Here we have an uncannily accurate representation of what NASA describes as "planetary nebula called NGC 6818, also known as the Little Gem Nebula." Also — hair!

Image by ESA/Hubble and NASA with acknowledgement to Judy Schmidt.

NASA describes it adorably:

"This colorful bubble is a planetary nebula called NGC 6818, also known as the Little Gem Nebula. It is located in the constellation of Sagittarius (The Archer), roughly 6,000 light-years away from us. The rich glow of the cloud is just over half a light-year across — humongous compared to its tiny central star — but still a little gem on a cosmic scale."
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The cosmos has some really good color theory.

Space-aholic Neil deGrasse Tyson often laments that the wonder at space is disappearing from our lives.

We don't tilt our heads up in wonder at the complexities, the vastness, the coolness of space and the cosmos.

But there's space and the cosmos, re-appearing in a pretty special place ... hair salons.

Will a bunch of brightly colored hairdos help the space program or teach us enough science to explore space? Probably not.

But it just goes to show, we've still got space love in (er, on) our heads.

And that if we put our heads together (even if they're not dyed to look like nebulae), we still sometimes look up in wonder.

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Often, parents of children with special needs struggle to find Halloween costumes that will accommodate medical equipment or provide a proper fit. And figuring out how to make one? Yikes.

There's good news; shopDisney has added new ensembles to their already impressive line of adaptive play costumes. And from 8/30 - 9/26, there's a 20% off sale for all costume and costume accessory orders of $75+ with code Spooky.

When looking for the right costume, kids with unique needs have a lot of extra factors to consider: wheelchair wheels get tangled up in too-long material, feeding tubes could get twisted the wrong way, and children with sensory processing disorders struggle with the wrong kind of fabric, seams, or tags. There are a lot of different obstacles that can come between a kid and the ability to wear the costume of their choice, which is why it's so awesome that more and more companies are recognizing the need for inclusive creations that make it easy for everyone to enjoy the magic of make-believe.

Created with inclusivity in mind, the adaptive line is designed to discreetly accommodate tubes or wires from the front or the back, with lots of stretch, extra length and roomier cut, and self-stick fabric closures to make getting dressed hassle-free. The online shop provides details on sizing and breaks down the magical elements of each outfit and accessory, taking the guesswork out of selecting the perfect costume for the whole family.

Your child will be able to defeat Emperor Zurg in comfort with the Buzz Lightyear costume featuring a discreet flap opening at the front for easy tube access, with self-stick fabric closure. There is also an opening at the rear for wheelchair-friendly wear, and longer-length inseams to accommodate seated guests. To infinity and beyond!

An added bonus: many of the costumes offer a coordinating wheelchair cover set to add a major boost of fun. Kids can give their ride a total makeover—all covers are made to fit standard size chairs with 24" wheels—to transform it into anything from The Mandalorian's Razor Crest ship to Cinderella's Coach. Some options even come equipped with sounds and lights!

From babies to adults and adaptive to the group, shopDisney's expansive variety of Halloween costumes and accessories are inclusive of all.

Don't forget about your furry companions! Everyone loves to see a costumed pet trotting around, regardless of the occasion. You can literally dress your four-legged friend to look like Sven from Frozen, which might not sound like something you need in your life but...you totally do. CUTENESS OVERLOAD.

This year has been tough for everyone, so when a child gets that look of unfettered joy that comes from finally getting to wear the costume of their dreams, it's extra rewarding. Don't wait until the last minute to start looking for the right ensemble!


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