I Love My New Purple Hair!

photo by Rina Dee

I've been playing around with this idea for a while and I finally pulled the trigger on a fun new hairdo.  My Pixie cut has finally gone through all the awkward growing out it's going to do and is just about bob length, but all that awkward growing out left me feeling like I had Lady Politician hair.  Lady Politician hair on a quickly approaching 35 woman who feels like she's still 23 just won't do, so I had to make a big change.  Enter Rina Dee from Kat's Meow Salon in Houston, and BOOM!  Purple hair.  This will come as no surprise to you if you're following me over on Instagram, and if you aren't (why aren't you?!!?) go follow me now, so I don't drop purple hair bombs all over you.

This isn't my first forray with rainbow colored hair, but it is the first time I've done my entire head.  And. I. Am. LOVING. IT!!!  In highschool and my early 20's, I'd typically do one thick streak at the front of my hair and I'd change the color to match the holiday (I'll find some of those pics the next time I visit my Mom), so I'm already thinking about what my next color is going to be (but I'll probably keep it like this for a while - bleach does a number on your hair).

Bye, bye, Lady Politician Hair

I'm lucky that I have a job that lets me be myself with funky hair, facial piercings, and visible tattoos.  If you're not quite in the same boat (and things are changing and have changed a lot in the last decade), there are still ways you can rock some fun hair colors.  Clip in hair extensions is a totally non-permanent way to add some fun to your 'do.  I got these extensions for all my bridesmaids.  They can be cut and styled with heated styling tools.  You could also add streaks of color in an under layer of your hair that would pretty much stay hidden with some hairstyles and then on the weekend, pull your hair back and WOW, colored hair!!!  I also have a friend who is in corporate America who is rocking super skinny blue and purple highlights in her hair.  It's so subtle you miss it at first glance.  And then she goes into the sun and it's all HELLO BLUE AND PURPLE!!!!  

I look like Jared Leto in Fight Club
Also, I suck at selfies

And don't tell me you can't pull off rainbow hair.  I've had a ton of people tell me that they like my hair but feel like they couldn't rock the same look.  Now I know rainbow hair isn't for everyone, but if you've always wanted to try it and you like the way it looks, then you, too, could pull off rainbow hair.  I promise.  Am I loud and crazy and goofy and out there?  Yes, yes I am, but not to any sort of extreme (there are waaaaayyyyyy crazier and wilder people out there then me - I'm offbeat-lite).  You don't have to go for a whole head transformation.  Try pink highlights or purple streaks or blue ombre tips.  Have fun with your hair!!!  And don't be afraid to experiment!!!  When I was a teenager with crazy hair back in the '90's, in small town Louisiana, I was a pariah and people treated me differently, made assumptions about me, gawked, and made rude comments.  Things have changed a lot since then.  People don't even comment on my nose ring anymore.

now I look like Zorg from The Fifth Element
photo by Rina Dee
It's only been a couple of days and I'm having so much fun as a purple head.  Have ya'll ever had an extreme hair color?  Considered it?  Plan on going through with it?  If you're in the Houston area, I HIGHLY recommend Rina Dee at Kat's Meow Salon!!!  Go like them on Facebook to show them some love, too!  Their brother shop, Big Kat's Barbershop is where I went to keep my pixie in line while it grew out.




4 comments

  1. I love this look on you. I think rainbow colors are fun. "Lady politician" - that is the exact phrase to describe my natural hair color. Thanks for that. :)

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  2. Your hair came out so amazing! I use to dye my hair crazy colors in high school, but what a difference to have it done professionally!!!

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  3. Thank you! It's been a loooong time since I've done anything this fun with my hair. Great minds think alike - perhaps we should run for office.....

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  4. I'm terrible at doing my own hair, and while I know lots of people have terrific luck dying their hair at home, I'm 100% positive it would be a disaster if I attempted it.

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