Hairstylist’s Painted, Rainbow Masterpieces Have Roots In Small Town

By Kaitlyn Alanis
The Wichita Eagle

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Hairstylist Ursula Goff has more than 102,000 Instagram followers who are treated to photos of hairstyles that include died polka dots, mosaic designs and even painted eyes.

WELLINGTON, Kan.

Ursula Goff has brought waves of color to small-town Kansas, and the rest of the nation.

She was recently on the Rachael Ray Show with a segment featuring her rainbow hair art.

“The rainbow hair trend has been flooding our social media feeds for quite some time now, but one extremely popular hairstylist from Kansas named Ursula Goff, has truly taken the phenomenon to another level,” Cristina Corvina wrote for the Rachael Ray Show.

Goff has more than 102,000 Instagram followers who are treated to photos of hairstyles that include died polka dots, mosaic designs and even painted eyes.

“It kind of just started small with little streaks of color here and there,” Goff told the show, “(but) now I do all kinds of weird stuff on anyone who will let me.”

Goff has been styling hair for about 16 years, but she didn’t start to “go viral” until about three years ago.
The reactions were not always positive in rural Kansas.

“As time goes by, I get more positive feedback than anything,” she said. “There’s always people who don’t like it or it’s not their thing, but they aren’t my market, so it’s no big deal.”

She said she embraces what some may consider weird or crazy. It’s “color and art for the sake of color and art,” she said.

Goff said she finds her inspiration from “almost everything,” including colors, patterns, textures, science and other pieces of art.

“It’s fun and lucrative,” she said. “I get almost complete creative control, it’s just challenging enough, and it’s given me fantastic travel, exposure, and income opportunities. Obviously, that not only benefits me and my career, but my family also, and they are ultimately who I answer to and who motivates me.”

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