I thought I would dedicate a post to my hair colour change, to purple! If you’ve been with my blog for a while, you may have noticed my hair timeline in the last six months. During this time, I’ve kept my hair length fairly simple. Past the shoulders, a little layering, no fringe. Simple and boring.
But when it comes to colour, I have had a bit of fun this year! I stepped out of my comfort zone and I love it!
I started blogging with ombered hair. I fell in love with the look back in 2012 and I had been rocking it ever since. I had my natural hair colour on top with foils through the ends. The best thing about this hairstyle was the upkeep. Slim to none! I little toning every six weeks and I was good!
After a bit of a orange hair disaster which I DO NOT classify as one of my hair looks (haha) I went bright blonde I really love being blonde, I always get the most compliments with this shade of hair. I’ve been told I look similar to Billie Piper (which I get pretty chuffed over) when it is this colour. Obviously upkeep increased but I don’t really mind
I then had a brief stint with pastel pink hair. It lasted probably about 2 weeks and I really loved the look. I felt like a little troll doll in this picture! The only thing I didn’t like about this pastel hair was it left me wanting more pink. MORE MORE MOOOAARRR. Hehe.
Enter the Pink Lady. This bright Flamingo Pink hair was the shit. I had some issues with cleaning afterwards (hey, who doesn’t want a pink bathroom?) and I also received some negativity from work colleagues. I was even approached by a manager who stated that if I was to have pink hair I had to keep my roots impeccable. Like… 2 weeks of regrowth would not be acceptable. Is that even legal? I am not sure. Meanwhile there were blondies running around my office with eight week regrowth, but because this is deemed to be more ‘socially acceptable’ it’s all good. /end rant.
Despite the majority of people loving my hair (including my clients) I made the decision to change back to blonde. Frankly I was sick of being talked about behind my back at work, which is a bit sad really. I suppose when you work in an industry that I do, anything remotely scandalous is grounds for continual bullying.
After six weeks of blonde hair, I am ready for another change. I have a month of annual leave beginning on 13th December, which means I have free reign to do whatever I damn well please with my hair again. Freedom baby. I decided on a light pastel purple colour to ease the co-workers into it.
And here we are! My current hair colour in all it’s glory! It’s a nice, blue-toned purple that I think is really fun, and what I thought would be more ‘socially acceptable’ than pink. However, I was pretty wrong, resulting in a lot of continued back-stabbing, whispering and scoffing. Oh well
What’s next in store for my hair? I am not sure. What do you think I should do? Play it safe to keep my nosy coworkers at bay? Or should I attempt to shake it up a bit?
Have you ever received negativity towards your appearance, hair or body modifcations? What are your thoughts on being an individual within the workplace?