Post # 46
FantasticFawn: my hair is this color purple but all over color. It looks black in dim setting but in light its really purple.
I’ve had a wide range of colors from blue to green, gray to pink. I’m about to be 29 so the color is toned down, and if I were to add bright colors again I wouldn’t go blonde next time. A little more subtle now that I’m a bit older
Post # 47
MarmotaLinda: thank you very much for sharing. i am glad there are companies out there that are open to less conservative dress code.
i work for the federal government and the culture is quite conservative. i pierced my nose as a tribute to my father when he passed away a couple of years ago. when i came to work after i had to done, i was afriad the big boss was going to tell me to take it out. instead 2 other coworkers were inspired to pierce their nose.
a friend of mine is a teacher at a private school and she isn’t allowed to wear any earrings that hang passed her lobe. they are very strict at her school.
Post # 48
It’s not my style. It also wouldn’t be acceptable in my very professional office environment — I honestly think that if someone came in with pink hair for an interview, they wouldn’t get hired.
Post # 49
SandyBee23: I loved the trend a few years ago where people had lower layer of hair dyed a crazy color. An accountant at my last job had fire-engine red under her otherwise light brown hair — she looked awesome.
A friend of mine from high school is wrapping up her PhD and teaches Art History at the university where she is studying and has multi-colored “peacock” hair.
Unfortunately my hair is very dark brown and it would require bleaching for me to pull it off, though I would do lavender or mint green if I could! Though my job is pretty conservative so even if I could do it, I’m not sure it would go over well.
Post # 50
I think 98% of people with crazy hair look terrible– juvenile, tacky, and it tends to clash with what they’re wearing.
But 2% maintain it well and style it really well, and then it’s ON POINT. I have seen maybe 3 examples of this in real life.
Post # 51
SandyBee23: I’ve never colored my hair anything crazy, but I love the trend and I love seeing it on other people. My sister frequently colors her hair a multitude of different colors and she rocks it and looks great. Also, for the record, she has a kick ass executive job–so definitely not holding her back and people take her seriously. My best friend, and officiant, had purple hair when she married us–I think she looked amazing! As for me, I’d love to, but after a bad incident coloring my hair blond about two and a half years ago, my hair is seriously still recovering–I won’t touch it again.
Post # 52
I find it beautiful but in most industries it’s utterly, totally and completely unprofessional. Does that mean I wouldn’t do it in 20 years when I retire? Nope, I would in a heartbeat. In the meantime, I won’t becase I won’t jeopardize my career.
Post # 53
Honestly? Like really honestly? No. It’s inappropriate on anyone over 18 years of age.
Post # 54
I love pastel mermaid hair. I want it, but I have a professional job where that wouldn’t be accepted very well.
Post # 55
Firstly, if the hair isn’t on my head it is not my issue.
but since you askedddd…….
To be fair I have seen some of it done really well and it looks beyond amazing. However, more often than not when I have seen adults with colored hair it is done poorly and looks cheap. I think it is the type of thing where you needto choose the right color and have the right hair cut and hair texture to keep it looking classy.
In my line of work I could never get away with it. There are all sorts of temporary options, however, which I am totally down for! Because why the heck not.
Post # 56
I would love to have colored hair, but I’d like to do it tastefully… as in nothing super crazy and something that goes well with my natural hair/skin coloring. Suggestions for a pale girl with medium brown hair?
Post # 57
I love it! I naturally have dark blonde hair, but dyed my hair dark purple in high school. I can’t wear colorful hair with my job (government attorney) but if I could, I absolutely would rock mermaid hair or have colorful pieces in it. Sometimes I have a streak or two of color hidden underneath for fun 🙂
Post # 58
I would LOVE to go crazy with my hair color. The closest I got to changing up my brown was to go a dark red that seemed super bright in the sun. Loved it so much. Red is a ton of maintenance though. Since we’re renting now I don’t want to mess up their shower either lol. Anyone have suggestions for a shampoo or hair treatment that prevents the color from running so much? I don’t want to take cold showers whenever I want to change my hair color. I’m loving on that oil slick trend and dark purple. Or light pink highlights! I work for the gov’t so I don’t think I would be able to 🙁 These are just some I’d really want to try:
(all pics from the Interwebs)
Post # 59
I keep reading that it’s unprofessional, why? Why is it ok for a brunette to bleach their hair blond but it’s not ok to be an unnatural color? I work in a professional office, and I deal with customers and vendors on a weekly basis and never have any of them bat an eyelash at my pink hair. I think it’s wrong to judge a person by the color of their hair or what tattoo/piercings they have. It doesn’t mean I am not as smart as the next person, in fact, I think I’m more intellegent than the average person.
Why cant people be who they want to be and leave the judgement aside?!
Post # 60
I adore it. However all that bleach really wrecked my hair when I went to silver/ lilac and rose gold. So I chopped it and I am growing it out fresh and undamaged. Plus it takes a TON of maintenance and the color gets on your light clothes, pillow cases and towels when you wash it. But I miss it so much. After the wedding I will do something crazy. I just really want nice hair that hasn’t been colored 54541151 times until right before the wedding.