A hair stylist in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is getting a taste of fame after creating a look based on Starbuck’s Unicorn Frappuccino.
Kelly O’Leary-Woodford was working at her salon, the Sapphire Hair Lounge, last Wednesday when she heard about the limited-time drink.
“A radio station said it was giving them away, so I let them know I’d make someone’s hair look like a Unicorn Frappuccino,” O’Leary-Woodford told HuffPost. “Luckily, I had a blonde customer who just got a new job and was up for some fun colors.”
In order to get the colors right, O’Leary-Woodford sent out for one of the freakish frapps ― and extra straws.
“It cost $10,” she said, adding that she couldn’t help by take a few sips.
“It was better than I thought,” she said. “I thought it would be like a milkshake, but it was more like a sour candy.”
The Unicorn Frappuccino was criticized for being basically a sugar bomb, thanks to its mango syrup base, sour blue drizzle and vanilla whipped cream topping ― and, of course, sweet pink and sour blue powders.
O’Leary-Woodford promises her hair style won’t add nearly as many calories.
“My hair coloring is definitely healthier than the drink,” she said. “If you color hair nice and slow, it’s fine. Plus, the ingredients I use help condition the hair.”
O’Leary-Woodford’s hairstyle went viral, but no one else has asked for it. That’s a good thing, she said, since the Unicorn Frappuccino hairstyle isn’t for everyone.
“It depends on how you’ve colored your hair before,” she said. “Plus, it’s easier for people with blonde hair.”
The Unicorn Frappuccino was only served at Starbucks for five days, and O’Leary hopes her hair-raising interpretation has an equally short shelf life.
“I think its day is done and I’m moving on to the next thing,” she said, before pointing out another Instagram video in which she made the back of a customer’s head look like a slice of pizza.