My costumed dye job is coming to an end as the blue is fading away.
Having turquois hair taught me several things.
1) Colored hair is actually quite socially acceptable, when done well
People who color their hair are generally looked at differently. The genre of people who color their hair in vibrant shades are generally making a statement. I was inspired by Lyndsey Sterling in her Christmas music video from 2015. A gorgeous teal shade, well blended with purple and blue.
Lighter hues of color instead of primary shades also work out better for you.
2) Your attitude and how you carry yourself matters
I’m a classy sort of person who prefers to look nice when throwing clothes together. If my hair isn’t looking so great, I wear crotched caps. I do need more colored caps, but I have a white one, a designer black one, and a plain black one. These look especially great with t-shirts.
If you have a polite, well mannered attitude with charism, more people are drawn to compliment you.
3) Guys really liked it
I looked like an anime character, yes. But guys everywhere seemed to adore the blue hair. I was complimented left and right. Guys in business suits, guys from cars in parking lots, older guys passing in the store. The blue hair was a definite win.
4) Women roll their eyes
A great deal of women visibly disapproved. Oh well. Their loss.
5) Your wardrobe becomes super limited
I have muted colors in my wardrobe. A lot of black, and gray, but darker greens and burgandy too. Not all of these wanted to blend with the blue. I looked clownish in some things, it was terrible. If I wore one of my hats or a neutral headband it wasn’t so bad.
Would I do it again?
In a heartbeat. Thanks to Manic Panic vegan colors at Sally’s Beauty, I will definitely be trying it out again.