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By on July 15, 2010, with 42 Comments

Pat Toner found this interesting outdoor execution, and thought it would be a great addition to our billboards section! Look at the first photo below. At first everything appears normal, but if you scroll down and see the rest of the gallery, you’ll quickly realize how smart their idea really was! The company behind this produces some hair colorants, and I couldn’t think of a better way to identify natural colors, than with the nature itself! I’m always supporter of great ideas, specially those involving optical illusions! Sadly, I’m never compensated for mentioning these kind of ads, even though many of you brought this up in the comments section. Btw, other were also interested how to submit illusions – I thought the Contact link in the footer was visible enough, but you are always welcome to use our Facebook group if it feels easier…

Hair Colorant Poster Illusion
Hair Colorant Poster Illusion
Hair Colorant Poster Illusion
Hair Colorant Poster Illusion

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42 Responses
  1. colin says:

    that is awesome
    nice job

  2. iIlusionist says:

    nice one!

  3. Luver.of.Pie says:

    Wow. Very imaginative. I would love to meet the person who designed that billboard!

  4. I had to look at this post today because I thought that maybe it would be an advertisement from a product line my company uses, and sure enough it is! I wonder where this billboard was…

  5. tinkerer says:

    wow thats a really neat idea!

  6. Awesome Anonymous says:

    You Mean, If i use their hair colourant, I will Have The SUN in My hair. NICE =)

  7. SDER says:

    Very nice, it’s a great concept!

  8. galloots says:

    now thats smart

  9. sal5000 says:

    i see that i’m not the only one who visits failblog and moillusions everyday. this was up last week on failblog for a WIN of course.

  10. Brian says:

    I must say I never did see a “contact link” at the bottom of any footer. I have seen the “speak your mind” link, but one has to go into the posting proper, rather than on the page with the ‘short’ version…. Admittedly, I am relatively new to the site, but making available to everyone (even sorry folk like me) will get you many more comments. Just like recycling, it has to be easy (and even then, not everyone will participate)….

  11. Jacob says:

    Sick. Period.

  12. Davor says:

    I was wundering what the illusion was, so I clicked on it, and I like it. Thanks for posting, well done.

  13. Great idea. Another great illusion put to commercial use. Keep it coming!!

  14. Wow! This is one great creative billboard! Greeat Job guys!

  15. qwertyuiop says:

    thats so cool!

  16. Ian MacDonald says:

    It gives the illusion that a gust of wind would snap that forehead piece off. Must be reinforced.

  17. @Ian

    its not a cutout, but a transparent material for the hair. So it will be as sturdy as any other billboard.

  18. John Citizen says:

    koolz

  19. Digit says:

    what a breath of fresh air this ad is …..

  20. Emma says:

    Wonderful concept!

  21. Latisha says:

    the most perfect ilusion I’ve evr seen ;D

  22. Chloe says:

    Wow. At first, I couldn’t figure out what was different with the picture even after scrolling down to see the other pictures.

    Anyway, this illusion is pretty neat when you figure out when the creators have done.

  23. peraltr says:

    the coolest thing is that it also tints your eyes, nostrils and mouth!!! whoaaaa!

  24. M says:

    The same hair stuff is also used for mouth, eyes, nose…

    :P

  25. Marcus says:

    @Ian,
    It does not have to be some kind of paper. Could be solid steel or anything like that too.
    Or just cut-out paper between two plexiglass pieces…

  26. kidsrock12347 says:

    it looks so amazing!! it also really wants you to look at the ad!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!

  27. T.Moon says:

    Cool billboard… now I can say may hair is storm-cloud gray and be able to back it up! NICE!

  28. Beautiful! I’m totally impressed! What can I say, you have done it again!! Keep up the great work!

  29. Care Bear says:

    Reminds me of the fancey ways you can carve a pumpkin.

  30. Bowser says:

    transparent much?

  31. anon. says:

    i love them

  32. vinoban says:

    good and imginative work-
    keep

  33. Kyle Victor Jose says:

    Wonderful! Nature not only colored the hair, but also the eyes, the mouth, the nose and the chin. :)

  34. ME says:

    I see a rabbit…

  35. Like a Sir says:

    I see what you did there.

  36. Anonymous Girl says:

    This is a brilliant ad for hair dye; good work to whoever snapped this pic.

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