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Pink Hair: The Latest Must-Have Accessory

Pink hair has been tweeted, pinned, and blogged too many times to count. It’s incredibly “in fashion” and “of the moment” and has even been the choice of celebrities such as Kelly Osbourne, Katy Perry, Rachel McAdams, and others. This is all to say this somewhat extreme trend is not going anywhere too quickly. If anything, pastel hair color – such as pink – is becoming more mainstream fashion and more widely accepted as the seasons go by.

After seeing it so much and on so many people, I’m starting to wonder – is pink hair becoming the latest must-have accessory?

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To be completely honest, I’m not sure how I feel about it. Sure, it would be fun for a night our or for a music festival, but I don’t think it would be all that easy to pull off on a day-to-day basis. In photographs and in the right setting it could look absolutely gorgeous, but I just can’t picture it going over well at work or when visiting with grandparents! Yes, I know different people have different social and work environments and might be able to get away with bubblegum colored hair – but I’m guessing the vast majority can’t.

If I were to advise any of my friends on the trend, I’d recommend going with a non-permanent option – like a Kevin Murphy colorbug or clip in extensions. That way, you can put them in when you please and take them out just as easily. Like I said, some pink streaks or a bubblebum ombre would look fabulous at a concert, day at the beach, or night on the town – but there are likely some scenarios in which you’d feel better off with less extreme locks.


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What causes me the most hesitation is how difficult it would be to maintain the color. There’s a major difference between freshly colored pink hair and the faded results you’d be left with after 6 weeks of washing. Plus, you’d have to lift your roots to be light enough to take the pink if your hair is naturally dark. It sounds like a lot of work to me!

And, what happens when you no longer want pink hair? If it doesn’t wash out on its own, you’d need to re-bleach to return to blonde or dye over it with a darker color – something you might not want to do. On the other hand, you might find pink hair to be your “thing” and want to keep it forever. I suppose it depends on the person at the end of the day, but if you’re thinking about trying it out – you’re probably best to test it with something removable before playing with anything that reads “permanent” on the box.


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What do you think? Is the work worth it? Would you ever rock pink locks? Let me know in a comment. I’m really interested to know your opinion!