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I have the wrong personality for colorful hair.

I’m not searching for a compliment here, I’m just being real with you (although if you feel like telling me that I’m beautiful no matter what color my hair is and that I have a great personality, you can leave it in the comments).

Deep, deep, deep, down I know I could never pull it off. Why you ask? Well, let me tell you…

– I started by asking myself WWEAD? And of course, I was like no.

– I’m not a rebel. Green hair, pink hair, blue hair, it all feels really rebellious. I never got a speeding ticket, I never missed curfew, I call my mom everyday. That’s not to say that these girls don’t call their moms, but it has this slightly rebellious undertone that I just can’t own.

– I often trip while walking. I broke my toe walking in my own apartment (and then I had to wear a velcro boot backstage at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show). I don’t think I need anything additional drawing attention to me. And you know that if you have My Little Pony hair, heads will turn. And no one wants to be the girl with My Little Pony hair that trips over herself.

– My wardrobe includes a lot of black. And I feel like if I wear a lot of black and have say, bright red hair, I will look like a) Jean Grey from X-Men or b) a reject from Good Charlotte. I think colorful hair would require a serious wardrobe revamping. Elisa and Preetma have THE wardrobes for that (aka a fun wardrobe). If they let me raid their closets, I might be more likely to reconsider…

Preetma Singh Green Hair Photo

– I also really like things to match. I spend too much time thinking about how the zipper on my boots will go with my knuckle rings. So even if I got rid of all the black in my wardrobe, I’d end up being the girl with pink hair, pink lipstick, a pink dress, pink shoes, pink nails and a pink clutch. I’d look like a crayon. (Except Elisa, she makes the matching look really, really good here…)

– I’m just straight up not cool enough. Just like I’m not cool enough for: colored fur, ear cuffs, socks and heels, and most pieces from Isabel Marant (although I mean, I wish).

Kate Foley Pink Hair Photo

While I remain deeply envious of Kate’s flowing pink strands, Preetma’s green locks and Elisa’s navy chop, I have to remind myself that it’s just not me.

What do you think of this colorful hair trend? Are you going for it? Does it fit you?


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  • J’adore la première photo, cette coupe et cette couleur lui vont tellement bien. Elle a des yeux pétillants et magnifiques!

  • i may not do it myself, but she looks GREAT doing it! :)


  • A friend of mine did the navy hair, while it is not for me I do love it.


  • I love that you are promoting owning up to your own personality. Although sometimes I feel edgy, I don’t think I could commit to any “one” look. There’s nothing wrong with saying “it’s just not me”… I know that I wear things all the time someone else might not… simply b/c it’s just not “them”. :)

  • L’autre jour je suis tombée sur une photo d’une fille aux cheveux rose pastel et c’était super beau. Pas le genre “punk à chien”, je me suis dit “et pourquoi pas ?” ah ah mais passer 40 ans je crois qu’il est temps d’arrêter les conneries ! :-)

  • Je ne suis pas une fan des chevaux colorées…
    I prefer natural colors and shades… always!

    A fashion & DIY blog…

  • Love the first look! :)
    Katharina // katinka

  • While I respect the strong and slightly rebellious personalities that can pull off colored hair, it doesn’t fit my style. Like Garance, if my (mostly black) wardrobe doesn’t do well with color, I don’t think my hair will either. Bravo to those who can pull it off, and those that notice that they can’t.


  • Hi Alex,
    I love what you say about “not being cool enough”… I have the same issue, there are all these cool, comfortable clothes and crazy looks that look great on some girls but that I feel I could never pull off (as an example, I once wore Nikes at the office, everybody commented on my shoes in a “how dare you?” way – even though they all wear sneakers – and even my boss looked at me strangely). So too bad, let’s keep on looking classical and secretly cool. And Isabel Marant clothes are overpriced anyway.

  • Je lutte contre moi-même pour ne pas me faire une teinture violine (je suis brune) mais ça ne passerait vraiment pas au bureau donc… si un jour je suis au chômage, je sais comment je me consolerai direct !

  • Hmmm, but have you seen this hair chalk stuff (does it work)? Because maybe I could do it for 24 hrs. Definitely not longer than that.

  • During my Teens and my Twens I used to have all sorts of red hair. I am really fair and have a lot of freckles and my mom is a redhead. I inherited a lot from her, but unfortunately not her nice red hair. So I tried to copy her hair color for many years, but always ended up having another red than her. I loved it, but it needed a lot of care. Seven years ago I finished with that and now I am naturally dark blond and I am happy with that.

    Greets, Anja

  • I think the last look is really nice and easy to wear and to coordinate with your outfit.
    I’m not super crazy in the color I’m wearing however I did it ( even more pink with brown hair) and it turns out that it was really cool and easy to have everyday. :)
    You can try it with a chalk and you will see ;)
    Have fun!

  • J’adore les mèches roses de Kate ! Pendant longtemps je voulais me faire des mèches roses sur mes cheveux blonds mais en ce moment je suis dans une période cheveux platines avec reflets lilas comme Zoé : http://lightningfactory.blogspot.fr/2013/09/w-e-r-i-n-g-t-o-d-y-1-5-6.html
    Mais ça reste une idée, je n’arrive pas à passer à l’acte !

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  • I have secret dreams of adding purple streaks to my hair, but I don’t know how it would go over in a workplace…or with my conservative family. Why can’t I be more of a rebel?!

    Shani x
    She Dreams in Perfect French

  • J’adore les cheveux colorés comme ça, et la première photo est super belle, tout en bleu c’est génial! Mais pareil, je n’ai pas la personnalité qui va avec, ça ferait bizarre sur moi. Ce qui ne m’empêchera pas d’essayer un jour!


  • I’d love to rock pink hair sometime, but it wouldn’t exactly suit my profession and I’m not sure that I could pull it off realistically, either!

  • Not even I have the right personality to bring this type of hair, but I love to see who knows them bring!!
    Passa a trovarmi VeryFP

  • stella White February, 26 2014, 10:56 / Reply

    Autant j’aime le rose en quelques mèches discrètes, autant je trouve que les couleurs foncées durcissent les traits et donnent un côté vulgaire, un peu “discodance has been”. Elisa était jolie en blond et je ne cotise pas du tout son nouveau “coup de boule”.Elle va certainement regretter d’ici quelques temps. Vive le naturel! Rien n’est plus élégant.

  • OMG, I spend too much timing worrying about whether my zippers/belt buckles/watch/jewellery tone all match, too! And I’m too old for colourful hair.

  • C’est drôle, on voit de plus en plus de filles avec les cheveux colorés dans les rues. Cela me rappelle dans les années 90 où c’était très à la mode aussi (j’ai eu les cheuveux bleu turquoise et vert émeraude!!). A l’époque aussi c’était très en vogue, maintenant avec internet ces tendances se répandent encore plus vite qu’avant. Personnellement j’aime bien les cheveux dans des couleurs inhabituelles, ça met de la couleur dans les villes!!

  • Moi j’ai souvent les cheveux roses comme Kate, j’adore :)

  • I too could never pull off this look. Oh well!


  • Love the blue black cropped look…. but I have to admit that it’s very rare that I see colored hair that I think looks remotely cool…. except for the aforementioned and the girl from the blog ‘We The People’ her pink hair suits her too a T!!!x


  • Zaza of Geneva February, 26 2014, 11:11 / Reply

    Pourquoi pas ?? Pas besoin de se teindre toute la tête, juste quelques mèches bien placées peuvent égayer une tenue – surtout si (comme moi) on est très souvent habillée en noir.

  • I absolutely love when and it’s subtle, just like Kate did. I think it’s the perfect in-between! And am-I going cray-cray or Luella Bartley had pink highlights at MBMJ? As for Elisa, she can do whatever she wants, she’ll always be an icone!!

  • Je peux te rassurer, moi une fois j’ai fini avec un platre au pied pendant 6semaines pour avoir glissé sur le tapis de salon a minuit 01 le soir d’anniversaire de ma meilleure amie alors que je m’apretais a l’appeler… Mourance de honte.

  • J’ai les cheveux argents – bon ok, je dois refaire ma couleur, donc disons qu’ils sont blonds platine. Je trouve qu’au final, ça reste une couleur assez passe-partout, tout en restant originale.
    J’aime beaucoup les cheveux teintés en lilas, vert, bleu, etc. Mais je n’oserais pas non plus. J’aurais également l’impression que mes cheveux ne sont pas assortis à ce que je porte ! Et puis j’aurais peur de tomber dans le “too much”. J’admire ces filles qui ont la classe avec n’importe quelle couleur de cheveux, sans que ça fasse trop ado ou trop rebelle, justement.

    Couleur Spleen.

  • Just like too, I’m just too classic! On me it would just look ridiculous at best, trashy at worst. Just not working out :)

  • j’aime beaucoup cette tendance! mais je pense qu’après 30 ans c’est mort… et ça m’arrange car j’ai 30 ans pile et je me vois pas trop avec les cheveux comme un cacatoès même si je kiffe vraiment!
    bises Garance

  • Don’t forget the opposite is also true! I bet some of these “crazy, rebellious” girls also want what you got that they don’t have ;)

  • Just as nail art : MAN REPELLER !

    But I guess you can assume that… well I wont. I’m ok with eventually beeing attractive.

  • I don’t know you Alex, but I must say, that I love your writing, your honesty and your wittiness, so no compliments about your looks here, but I can just compliment in what I know of you ;-)

    Elisa looks fantastic with her new hair! Love it! But the colorful hair trend is not for me, not anymore. I did that years ago, hahaha now I sound like a grandma…. but it’s the truth… I’m done with it and stay with my Aveda blond to cover up my grey hair bits…. xxx

  • A reject from Good Charlotte—bahahahahahahha.

  • Tu n’es “pas assez hype”… TU N’ES PAS ASSEZ HYPE ??!
    Mais si toi tu n’es pas assez hype, qu’est-ce qu’on est nous ? (je cours m’enfouir sous terre)
    Ceci dit, pas assez hype pour la fourrure de couleur, c’est peut être juste une question de bon goût, non ?

    (Pour les cheveux je passe mon tour, j’ai un léger problème de légitimité en ce moment)

  • I’m with you: not a rebel, always black… I spent one year thinking about chopping my locks and it took me two yers to get ombre hair (I did it just when it started to feel oh-so-2012).
    No colours, no bright hair for me. I’m comfortable with my brown medium lenght hair thank you very much.
    Now I’m going to put on my pijamas, prepare a hot beverage and spent my afternoon at home.
    Yeah, that’s me: living la vida loca!!!!

  • je pense que j’aurais du mal a passer le pas aussi, mais en temporaire les pojntes rose pale ou mauve sur du blond pour l’été why not! bon apres pas sur que cheri cheri accroche

  • HappyLilly February, 26 2014, 12:28 / Reply

    Comment ça “pas assez hype”?! Toi?
    J’ai moi aussi envie de cheveux roses mais je crois sincèrement qu’il faut avoir une véritable allure. Et être jolie.
    J’ai connu un garçon avec les cheveux bleu marine assortis à ses yeux. C’était d’une élégance. Si si!
    Depuis quelques semaines, je suis fausse blonde et rien qu’avec ça, je me sens “avant-gardiste”! Moi, je ne suis pas assez hype!
    Mais, cet été, je me dis que les mèches roses, c’est pour moi! (ce ne sera pas trop tard?)
    (et j’aurai alors 2 fois 20 ans)

  • Apropos of today’s post, this just showed up on my twitter feed: http://www.luckymag.com/beauty/2014/02/nicole-richie-purple-hair

    Apparently, Nicole Richie’s hair was colored via photoshop. You could try doing that as a fun, no risk test run. But, honestly, it’s really good to know who you are and you do!

  • I already had the pastel pink last year for a while, ususally I have the platinum blonde short pixie cut, but every now and then about every two years, I need a clean slate and just shave it all of and go back to my natural greyish dark blonde. It feels fresh and clean (and always funny reactions by everybody who knows me less than 2 years, haha).
    It doesn’t really matter the only important thing is that you like yourself and feel pretty as you are :)

  • Je craque pour la premiere photo : cheveux, yeux, boutons (!) et ongles dans differentes teintes de bleu !
    Absolument genial mais absolument pas pour moi : j’ai passe l’age et je n’ai vraiment pas l’allure rebelle !

  • I wear loads of black; I think it’s actually easier to have bright hair if you do. I’ve never dyed my hair a bright color because I, too, can’t imagine trying to make pink and red work together. I’ve always wanted to have colorful hair, though, so I’m going to try it out this week. I’m going to try for a more subdued look, but I’m paranoid that I’m going to mess it up so I’m going to dye the ends only–that way, if it’s a horrible disaster, I can just chop it off. I would recommend trying a dye that slowly washes out for anyone with lighter hair who wants to experiment, but my hair’s really dark so I have to just bite the bullet and go for it. I think with the range of color options out there and celebrities who’ve rocked colorful hair, anyone can pull it off (yes, even the non-rebellious) with a little confidence.

  • En soit je trouve ça vraiment joli, malheureusement ce n’est pas trop compatible avec un job hyper corporate, donc je ne pourrais pas sauter le pas.

  • I think this is the kind of thing wigs are great for – the kind of thing you would love to experiment with but don’t want to live with permanently or maybe just physically can’t do. A persona you want to just try on for a day (or many personas!).

    They can be really transforming, I think (as any big hair change – loved your cut, btw, G!), but you’re not stuck with the look. They don’t have to be expensive, either! Here’s one I like (a long wavy brown wig instead of my regular blond curls), and I think I am hardly recognizable in it:
    I love it, though! Not looking like myself is a key part of the appeal.

  • J’adore! L’été j’ai souvent un ombre hair rose pale, et depuis que j’ai un carré court je me suis décoloré les cheveux du dessous, genre la nuque en gris-mauve, c’est trop trop cool haha

  • Ca fait des années qu’on voit ca, les heveux de couleurs. Au debut je trouvais ca cool, un peu rock. Mais maintenant j’en ai juste marre. Et il faut etre hyyyper sofistiquée pour pas avoir l’air de sortir d’un concert de Good Charlotte. Pas pour moi.

  • O M Geee! Alexa’s navy looks so damn cool! So different!
    With love,


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  • I love it on other and especially the white blonde/pink and black/blue is gorgeous. Never really got the green but still. I’m back to blonde since a few weeks and that’s crazy enough for me ;) xx


  • Pourquoi ne pas tenter quelques en mèches en plume colorées dans les cheveux ? C’est plus discret mais ça donne quand même un petit côté rock mais pas rebelle.

    Je conseille le site de Clio, http://www.kazaee.com, chez qui je me sers depuis 2 ans, qui a de la très belle marchandise.


  • I’ve spent my life feeling envious of those more rebellious than I. As I was nearing 40 (gasp!), I decided to try out the colored hair thing – JUST ONCE – kind of like a Living List moment. So I didn’t. I got a magenta streak in my hair. And I felt completely rebellious. I loved it. Friends and family responded with much more of a “meh” than a “woot.” And because my hair is super-fine and porous, the color was barely noticeable within weeks – but I knew it was there. :) AND I got my fix. Now I’m back to my natural strawberry blond.

    As I approach 80, I may try jet black…

  • Juste non…même sur fille canon, je trouve ça définitivement pas beau… Bon après, moi j’ai un problème: j’ai fait une décoloration blonde platine qui m’allait…sauf que dès l’instant où c’était fait j’étais gênée par le côté très peu naturel de la chose, j’ai vraiment eu un ressenti d’une très forte contradiction entre l’image que je renvoyais (et pourtant que j’appréciais) avec “moi”… Un peu comme toi et les cheveux de couleur. Bizarre cette manière d’apprécier qqch et en même temps de savoir que non, pas pour nous…

  • Chère Alex,
    Dans un autre contexte, comme une parenthèse, 2 mois de dolce vita dans un endroit cool (ex: la côte ouest des US ou en Amérique du sud) près de la plage en été je me verrais encore bien avec quelques mèches rose. Sinon dans ma vie actuelle, ça ne me tente pas, je suis trop classique, ça ne va pas avec mes vêtements et ça risquerait d’avoir un impact sur ma crédibilité au bureau (mes collègues sont encore bcp plus classiques).

  • J’adore la coiffure de la 1ere photo, un peu moins les autres …

  • My sister had multicolored hair for a while in high school and my husband had Smurf blue hair for a while in high school and both of them could still pull off the crazy hair color look. But not me, I’d rather be with the bright hair peeps than be one of them – I just don’t like attention drawn to myself. But I think they look fabulous.

  • You are right, you have to feel like it. Also, you have to have the confidence for it. Simple. You have to be confident to be THE you that you truly ARE.

    I Did a super short cut last spring and I LOVE it. And now I am in love with Elisa’s blue chop, I may go for smth like that… or I may not, it all depends on the mood, because I do have the confidence to do whatever feels right and not care what others will think. Whatever I do with my appearance is for myself not for strangers to judge.

  • Moi j’adore et j’en veux, ça me tente énormément!! Mais j’ai peur de rater et de devoir couper mes longs cheveux que j’ai mis tant d’années à faire pousser. Cependant, cet été sera sans doute le bon!

  • Catherine February, 26 2014, 3:26 / Reply

    Oh! “My Little Pony” Hair! I actually snorted I laughed so hard.

  • You make me laugh. Out loud. So yes, you do have an awesome personality haha!

    Love the ‘I broke my toe in my own apartment so I don’t need to draw more attention to myself’ – I FEEL YA! I somehow manage to walk into the wall in my hallway, even though there’s a good 1.5 meter clearance..!?! What the?!

    Although I think that some people can definitely pull off coloured hair (I had a friend that I had a simili-bob haircut, but it was longer on one side, where there was also a bright pink strand of hair beneath the layers…SO nice) I don’t think it’s for everyone. Some people do make it look cool, others just look ridiculous! I think it all depends on how you wear it, and simply what style you have!

    As for you, I’m the same, my wardrobe is mostly black or super dark colours. But I’ve been trying to make a bit of a change and I’ve been adding touches of colour here and there. I started with nail polish, then lipstick (which is still intimidating…) or a scarf..then a belt…and now, I wear red pants with a leopard belt! (And a black top and shoes to tone it down, mind you!) but it’s a start and I see now that I’ve been limiting myself with all-black all the time! Just a thought ;)

    Love your posts so much – i look forward to reading them all the time!!


  • oooooohhh how beautiful is elisa with exactly this chop and exactly this color!!!!!!!!!!

  • J’adore mes cheveux verts!

  • I love the trend, but I haven’t touched my hair (in terms of dye) since I was very young, so I don’t believe I would actually go through with dying my hair blue. However, with the recent emergence of hair chalk, I’m tempted to experiment.

    I also feel that I’m not cool enough for this trend though, so even with the non-permanence of hair chalk, the experiment may never see the light of day.

  • princessglee February, 26 2014, 4:32 / Reply

    If I could find a color that’s rarely seen on hair then maybe I’d do it. Better yet–I’m looking for something new in colored hair. Trying to think of something or “borrow” inspiration from a great mind amongst us out here in humanity.

  • Hi Garance,

    I tried it out recently, I got a dip dye in navy blue. (I have chin length almost black hair) So it was super subtle & kinda fun. It did feel rebellious, I’m a mum with 2 kids (I called it my mid-mum crisis) HOWEVER I soon got bored, found it hard to ‘match’ to my outfits especially for things like weddings. So… glad I did it, but getting it cut out next week !

  • Perso je trouve qu’il faut pas ce poser 1 millions de question la vie est trop courte! J’ai les cheveux pop et j’arbore tous les style, je ne me prend pas la tête. Mais je suis d’accord avec toi sur le fait qu’il faut supporter le regard des gens dans la rue car les cheveux pop ça interpelle, pour ma part je le vit bien! ;)

  • J’adore les cheveux bleus de Lea Seydoux dans le film ” Adèle ” ! Superbe .

  • j’ai exactement l’idée inverse pour ma part : je passe ma vie en jean / tshirt / chemise en jean / boots, je porte quasi uniquement du gris et du marine.
    et c’est justement pour ca que, même à 30 ans passés, j’ai toujours des coupes de cheveux improbables, qui vont du bleu clair aux dreads en passant par le undercut selon les saisons :-)

    j’adore le contraste avec mes vêtements très classiques mais très moi, ce serait tellement moins drole si j’avais un look de punk à chien.

    je deteste pourtant attirer les regards, mais je suis toujours ravie du moment de doute que je vois dans les yeux des gens qui me croisent pour la première fois, ne sachant pas trop dans quelle case me ranger :-)

    d’ailleurs, sur des filles avec des fringues excentriques, je trouve que ca fait too much !

  • Trop beau! J’adore!!! Ca met de la couleur et une touche d’originalité dans un quotidien souvent gris et noir!

    Pour ma part, j’ai déjà eu les cheveux oranges. Pas roux, pas rouges, ORANGES!!! Pas voulue sur le coup, et même catastrophée au résultat de cette coloration maison, je me suis dit “Bon, c’est pas tous les jours qu’on peut dire qu’on a les cheveux oranges, quitte à les avoir, autant en profiter un peu!”
    Réactions en chaîne au travail (je suis vendeuse dans le prêt-à-porter) “Mais qu’est-ce que tu as fais à tes cheveux???” mais tant pis! J’avais l’impression d’être Katy Perry ^^

    Par contre, comparé à mon brun naturel, on ne peut pas porter toutes les couleurs de vêtements près du visage… Ciao les pulls aux couleurs vives pour ma part! Si on ne la joue pas sobre ou carrément pop, une faute de mauvais goût est si vite arrivée.

    Du peu que je l’ai gardée, cette couleur m’a bien plue! Atirer les regards ou susciter la discussion ne me dérange pas. Mais j’ai d’autant plus apprécié de retrouver mon brun profond d’origine :)

  • I actually feel that coloured hair looks best on women who have a classic look, kind of like Kate in the last photo. Otherwise, it’s just too extreme. But someone with a very subdued, understated look and then that pop of colour…very striking and very cool. So I don’t think only rebels can have this colour. It’s just that more “classic” women are v reluctant to try this look and that’s totally fair. But I still think it works better on a classic look – the contrast is super cool and totally pulls you in.

  • I’m just like you! Plus, I tend to think that if my hair was born this colour, it’s meant to be the best fitting my skin. Let’s say my skin tone isn’t easy to define so I just prefer to avoind any regretful mess with colours, but those who do, girls I wish I had that *rebel* gene also ;)

  • I’ve been every colour – including blue – in Shanghai – in the 1990’s when there were very few Westerners there – now that stopped traffic. You do have to re-think the colours you wear when you change your hair colour, for clothes, lips, eyes. It’s fun. But the bright colours don’t tend to last very long, so it’s back to the hairdresser every four weeks. High maintenance.

  • Oh, I’m so right there with you! A girl I know has this amazing dusky grey hair that ombrés into a light violet color… I’m so jealous because I love it, but know I could never pull it off! Although, I like to think that it’s not because I’m not cool enough as much as it’s because I’m just a totally different type of cool (and I suspect the same can be said for you!). So there it is – the best advice I can ever give anyone: know your own type of cool and totally embrace it! :)

  • Made me laugh out loud. My little pony hair!! Thanks for your blog it’s always a real pleasure to read.

  • I’ve done it before and I loved it, but I’m an actor who auditions for a lot of commercials so I can’t right now. However, I have to admit that lately I’ve been dreaming about giving it up and letting my hair go gray! I’m only 30, so I feel like it would be the ultimate act of hair rebellion- haha!

  • I hate coloured hair except for one darling girl in a shop near me. She has fluffy pale pink hair (over v. v. blonde) and it suits her ultra femininity.

  • Love the trend, but agree with you, I’m just not badass enough to pull it off. I also don’t know if my boss would approve, and it’s certainly not badass to ask your boss’ permission before you dye your hair is it?


  • Sébastien February, 27 2014, 6:36 / Reply

    Très joli sur une fille de 20 ans. Après c’est plus difficile, à moins d’être performer ou peintre. Mais ça a le mérite de ne pas durer et d’être provisoire… A l’inverse des tatoos…. je vois de plus en plus de corps vieillissants et tatoués à la piscine. Le prochain business ce sera de monter une clinique de détatouage… ça vieillit hyper mal : flou, bleuâtre, fripé….

  • Je comprends tout à fait ce que tu veux dire !! Je trouve ça canon, mais pas sur moi.

    Ce que je préfère ? Les mèches roses, bleues, vertes, violettes sur un blond, très californien :)


  • Oh I love colored hair! Most of all the one of the first photo, that blue is absolutely amazing. Said that, I would like to try but two things prevent me from coloring my hair: 1) It’s very expensive and 2) I’m afraid my hair will be ruined.
    But Alex, if you really want to do it, then do it! Who cares if you are not a rebel? Who is nowadays?
    You like to dress in black (I do, too) so it would be nice to give yourself a touch of color via hair!

  • I too was never rebellious growing up and perhaps that’s why now (in my *ahem* mid-thirties), I’m giving myself permission to try the things I was too scared to back then. Two summers ago, I dyed the bottom several inches of my long auburn hair a deep, dark cobalt – and I loved it!

    Because the color was so rich and I still stuck with my fairly classic wardrobe, it didn’t feel as crazy or not-myself as I worried it might. Plus, I was able to just cut off the colored ends when I got tired of it.

    I’m not sure what the ‘personality’ is of a person with non-natural colored hair is, but I enjoyed it as just a fun little change just for me. It may not be the last time either… Right now I’m rocking the Garance haircut, so that’s the hair fun I’m having for now!

  • You’re really getting me these days, guys! First Garance yesterday with the denim on denim, and today you, Alex, with the rebel hair! Now say, if you did want to play with the colorful hair, Davines make a conditioner that’s BRILLIANT for a project like this, I think. And temporary :)

    For me, it was a temporary-rebel-for-a-few-days wish come true! Worked out pretty well, and most importantly I was smiling every time I looked in the mirror :) What do you think?


    The conditioners come in different toning colors, but the most fun is definitely the red one!

  • QuiteLight February, 27 2014, 1:07 / Reply

    I did it 9 years ago, & loved it. Dark purple on my long Bettie Page bob. It looked amazing with my mostly black wardrobe. It was temporary, to see if I liked it, & because I wasn’t sure how it would fly in my academic workplace.

    What I didn’t love:
    -An additional 10 minutes or more on my makeup so I didn’t look completely washed out. (I’m a very pale dark blonde by nature.)
    -When the colour stained my blonde hair for months on end. I was a luscious dark violet for about 2 weeks, then months of pastel purple, to pale pink, to pale puce… Not good. Not me.
    -Limiting my colour palette.

    I’d do it again if the urge took me, but I wouldn’t go all-over dark again. I just do not have the patience to redraw my features in daily.

  • La première photo est très belle! C’est Elisa Nalin, n’est-ce pas? J’adore!

  • Girl, I think you should go peroxide blonde! You always talk about it… Even peroxide blonde with dark roots is hot. While your hair is short, I say take advantage and get a little experimental. A good sense of humor and great style will balance out any creative hair choices that you may not be 100% psyched about. I’ve also imagined you with the haircut the model Nadege had in the 90’s… that super close crop. Why not? Carpe diem!

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