At the end of last week I did something I’ve always wanted to do…dye my hair a crazy color, well in my case I did 3 crazy colors, purple, pink, and blue. My stylist referred to it as “unicorn hair” and I loved that name so much that’s what I’m calling this color.
A little over a month ago I did blonde with very pale lavender highlights and it was beautiful but it made me want more color. I went in this time thinking I would maybe just get more colored highlights then at the last minute decided, “Let’s do this!” and presented a picture of what I wanted.
I told her this is why I don’t have tattoos because I think once I got started I would be hooked.
I love the colors! I’ll do another pic tomorrow because it’s fading beautifully. The end product was a little brighter than I thought it would be because apparently my hair loves color, so even diluted 75% it came out hot pink instead of cotton candy pink. I think if I do brights like hot pink I’ll do highlights underneath or with brown or black hair instead of blonde.
I don’t know why but I thought it would feel weird to have an unnatural hair color and I was worried people might treat me differently. I expected more looks of disapproval but if anything it appears to make me more approachable and it’s a great conversation starter. Good or bad I’ve had more random conversations with people this week because of my hair.
Even though I look in the mirror and realize I have rainbow colored hair it feels normal to me.
It doesn’t affect my ability to do my job.
It doesn’t change who I am as a person (although it does make me just a little bit happier).
It doesn’t mean I live some crazy alternative lifestyle.
It’s just hair.
I understand it’s not acceptable in many workplaces and I’m lucky to be in a place where it is acceptable, although I know as I climb the ranks I’ll need to tone it down but that’s why I’m getting it out of my system now. My plan is to let this fade out then do a full head of either lavender or pale pink but we’ll see what happens because it’s also not free and I don’t want to bankrupt myself because of a hair color addiction XD
I have more posts planned for the rest of this week and will be doing some serious writing today. I had to attend training yesterday out of town, which I knew was an all day event with a 3 hour drive home at the end so I took today off. It feels random having a day off in the middle of the week and I feel like I should be productive but I also just want to relax because I have a busy weekend planned 🙂
Happy Wednesday!! Feel free to share any thoughts, questions, comments. Have you or do you dye your hair crazy colors? What are your thoughts about unnatural colored hair in the workplace?