I have two bright raspberry streaks in the lower layers of my hair right now, probably because I wasn’t allowed to put them in when I was a teenager (thanks to my parents and the school I went to), and then I got a job in college where the bosses wouldn’t have been too thrilled with bright, unnatural hair colors.
A bleach job that accidentally left about half my hair a little peachy made me paranoid that my supervisor was going to tell me to damage my hair some more by dumping some brown dye on top of it all. I’ve always loved pink hair, but until recently, wasn’t able to have my own.
Now that I work from home and can play around with the Manic Panic, I’m probably too old to do so. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not stopping me. I figure, if I’m too old now, I’ll definitely be too old later and I might as well go for it. It helps a little that decidedly non-punk (for lack of a better term) celebrities have been sporting colorful hair lately, so it makes me feel like it’s easier to get away with now than it would’ve been even ten years ago.
I think of stars like Rachel McAdams and January Jones, who also had pink in their hair recently. They’re not exactly Katy Perry (love the purple!) or Lady Gaga, two women who do quite a bit, looks-wise, just for the shock factor and theatrics, and yet McAdams and Jones still pulled it off.
What do you think, ladies? Should moms steer clear of the Manic Panic and Punky Colour since they’re “all grown up” now, or is it still completely fine to experiment? Ã‚Â I don’t really care if moms want to walk around with all their hair colored blue or purple, personally, but I’ll stop at the semi-hidden chunks because I’m pretty shy and don’t want to call that much attention my way.
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