If This Is Dyeing I Think Much of It

100 A.D: Those few women who dye their hair are known as one thing: Prostitutes.

2015 A.D: 92% of women admit to coloring their hair at some point. To walk through campus halls and not see some outlandish color gracing the heads of women or men would be an unusual and off-putting experience. What is it about such unnatural hair that so attracts us, transforming a once unique style statement to a usual, if eventful, occurrence?

Even in such an integral part of us as our fashion, teenagers have always been ready to try new things. For many, dyeing their hair is just something to try on, see how they like a change. Nothing meant to last. But for others, this statement is a sign of rebellion, a much more meaningful intent. However, any personal reasons for such a transition is individual, and not fit to be discussed so unknowledgably. What we can decide on our own is this: Is a change of color attractive?

While both genders can sport a dyed hairstyle with no problem, it is a much more prevalent trend for females. While how attractive the style is can change based on beholder and beauty, an obvious indicator is the color chosen. As a generality, vivid colors such as bright red, hot pink, and greens are much harder to appropriately “rock”. For girls with lighter complexions, light colors can add a sense of fun and individuality; such tones as silver, pale blue, and light pink are good choices. On the other hand, for a more drastic disparity, dark colors such as purple are also available, but to be treated with caution. For a darker skin tone, deep reds and full blues are wonderful options.

While such unnatural styles may be unliked by some, and seen as an act of rebellion towards more conservative guardians by others, it’s a trend that can be easily appreciated. Hopefully such a personable display will only help to reveal the wearer’s character, while simultaneously proving a point of fatal attraction. This is one trend I hope our age will never see the end of.