September 17, 2015

{STYLE} Do Pinks Have More Fun?

When I first decided to go blonde from the Christina Hendricks inspired red I had been rocking, everyone around me was asking if it was true that blondes have more fun. It's a cliche, but at the time it felt real: a lot of things were changing in my life rapidly, far greater and more important than my hair color, but I was having more fun, and it was hard not to attribute some of that happiness to my bright, new, super fabulous hair color. But like the highlights I begged my mom for when I was 13, I knew that lightened locks were mostly a foundation for more fun and more opportunities, so soon after going blonde I dipped into the territory of lilac locks and pastel pinks - but only for short periods of time. I have a long history of experimenting with my hair color - and I guess this is the first time I'm admitting to my mom (hi mom) that my early foray into highlights was a super manipulative tactic to then start the process of testing out every color of the rainbow. My first experiment, of course, was with pink - and then I ventured into cherry red (short lived for a competitive swimmer who couldn't keep up with the pace of that cherry red turning fire cone orange), and then royal purples and navy blues.

I took a break from crazy colors while in college and doing a rotation of internships in super professional settings, and then starting my career in the creative-but-very-corporate design world in New York, but once I set my eyes on freelance life, I again dabbled with adding streaks of blue and purple to my then jet-black mane.

Now, with mine and Ali's wedding behind us and a lot of adventure on the horizon, it seemed like as good a time as any to have some fun with pink hair - my perennial favorite hue. It felt pretty serendipitious when I got an email from Pravana asking me if I wanted to come in to their studio to try something new.... duh. I entrusted their master colorist/super talented multi-hyphenate Jamie to use a mixture of Pravana Vivids Magenta, Pink, and Neon Pink to create a super dimensional head of hair. Now that it has faded a bit, I've been maintaining the color using Pravana Vivids Pink to achieve the perfect shade of cotton candy pink... and I couldn't be happier.

Do pinks have more fun? Probably. I'm really, really loving this more than I've loved most colors I've had in my hair. And it doesn't hurt that I had a couple of little girls ask me on the street if I was a princess... The answer to that is a definite yes.


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