Trace Mobile presents the Neon Run ™ a 5km run & music festival that’s glowing up Wanderers, Johannesburg on Saturday the 14th May 2016. The Neon Run ™ is all about creating a complete lumo look and what better way to glow all out than to try the new neon hair trend? Here are the Trace Mobile presents Neon Run ™ top tips and products to get your glow on from top to toe!

The Glow Down:

Wild hair colours are taking the fashion world by storm from pretty pastels to vibrant locks in every colour of the rainbow. But the most exciting, and recent 2016 hair trend is neon hair or black light hair.

This new trend for glow-in-the-dark shades has lit up salons and social media with hundreds of Instagram users posting images of their new neon hairdos. This trend is all about fun-colored hair during the day and party hair at night. The look is achieved using special black light sensitive hair dye to make tresses glow under UV light.

This color trend will totally amp up any style – from colourful crisscross braids to transforming your curls into rings of light:

Whole Head: For those who glow hard, why not try a full head of phosphorescent pink, green or orange?

Bright Braids: Not as bold but want to brighten up your look? Why not add various streaks of colour, then braid across your crown or down your back.

Dip Dye: If dying your whole head scares you a bit, then why not try dip dyeing your hair, neon tips are just as cool but less of the commitment!

Glitter: If this trend is a little too wild for you, you can always just touch up your roots with some uv-glitter.

Some Dye-IY Tips:


  • To use this at home, do a strand test first, taking a small portion of hair from behind the ear and monitoring the progression of colour.
  • Always wear gloves when applying temporary hair dye, comb your hair thoroughly beforehand and don’t get any mixture in your eyes.
  • Apply mixture evenly and thoroughly to your hair and leave in for around 30 minutes, at room temperature. Gentle dyes such as Manic Panic can be left in for hours to result in a more intense colour without any damage to the hair.
  • Expose your hair to natural light for a while before it will glow in the dark. The longer you expose the hair in natural light the brighter it will glow in the dark.
  • Condition, condition, condition!
  • Make sure you’ve got your tickets to the Neon Run 2016 to enjoy your new look in all its glory.

Some Styling Stockists:

This look can easily be achieved at home by using Punked Hair or Manic Panic UV reactive dyes:


Punked Hair are proudly South African hair dye gurus with a passion for hair that stands out from the crowd. Their neon hair collection is something to behold with colours like orange, pink and lime green among others. They come in washout powders, giving you the chance to try them all! Check out for their full range of epic neon hair colours.

Manic Panic

Brought to South Africa by AnonaMiss, Manic Panic. Manic Panic was founded in New York and is known the world over for it’s bold colours that are “Tested on Celebrities, not on Animals. Their range offers strong pigments, off-the-wall colours and neons that glow under blacklights. View their full range and stockists at Their selection of Glow products, come in an array of neon colours in the Manic Panic semi- permanent hair dye range, Dye Hard styling gels, clip-in synthetic hair pieces, false eyelashes and cosmetic glitters glow under UV light. The options are endless with Manic Panic’s Glow Range.

That’s all you need to get glowing with the neon hair trend, so that when the lights go out at the Neon Run 2016 and the UV lights switch on, your hair will transform into tresses that will light up the night.

The Trace Mobile presents Neon Run ™ will take place in Johannesburg on Saturday the 14th May 2016 at Wanderers Stadium, starting from 2 pm – 11.30 pm. Gates open at 2.00pm with a wide range of bar areas and a dedicated food zone available for some pre and post-race refreshment. The race only starts at 6.00pm, but get there early so that you have time to get your glow-jo going full force.

Tickets will be released in batches starting with a crazy early bird special. Early Bird tickets prices are R165 and on sale now! Tickets can be purchased online at

The Trace Mobile presents Neon Run ™ will only take place in Johannesburg this year, so grab your friends and get those entries and before tickets are sold out.

For more information and tickets, visit

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Find the Neon Run on Twitter: @NeonRunSA

And on Instagram: @NeonRunSA

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