Ok, so I have to admit, the wacky bright colored-hair thing hasn’t really been my cup of tea. I guess I sorta feel like “been there, done that”. To explain, at 16 (eons ago) my hair had already been just about every color of the rainbow: clown red, dark purple, cobalt blue, hot pink, clover green etc. All very saturated colors. While brightly hued locks don’t really do it for me now, I definitely appreciate them on others mainly because it reminds me of the 90’s when I was growing up – it was the grunge/rave/goth trend, and errrbody was doing it (and if you weren’t, you just weren’t that cool).
That said, I think the pastel version happening lately can be effing GORGEOUS – when done right of course. I searched high & low and found A TON of really bad versions, as well as models with purple hair that had been photoshopped in (annoying). I did come across a few that I’m pretty sure are the real thing (not photoshopped) and wanted to share with you my favorites.
I love how modern these feel – from crisp pastels to smokey, pale hues that look multi-dimensional, like quartz – the result is fresh, complex and maybe even slightly sophisticated.
Now that I’m platinum it would be relatively easy to go pastel (seriously, listen to me, as if I know what I’m talking about) but to be honest I’m a little hesitant to take the jump for fear of how hard it would be to switch back to blonde. My hair is pretty fragile in its current state, I’d be worried that once I got sick of the lilac (which I know would probably happen fairly fast) it would fade to an ugly drab color and then whilst bleaching said drab color out, it wouldn’t lift evenly, or worse, my hair would melt off. ACK.
Would you ever dye your hair a fun color? My trade lies in the creative field, so people almost expect me to look a bit cray, but I totally get that some of you wouldn’t be able to show up for work one day with mint hair – your boss be like, “so fired”.
Whether or not we take the leap into the realm of My Little Pony, we can always gaze dreamily at these beauties. Enjoy.
ps: thanks to the black holes of pinterest and tumblr, I couldn’t find a few of the sources. If you happen to know, please leave in the comments so I can give proper credit. Thx!
1. Sheer neon lilac. Might be a wig but I love the hue. 2. Smokey lilacy-rose quartz, & 5. smokey grape, both from In The F Row. 3. Ultra pale lilac (couldn’t find the original source). 4. Messy lilac with streaks of blonde (sorry, another missing source). 6. Platinum with lilac tips.