Let’s be honest: I have wanted pink hair since I was 12 years old. I dreamed about vibrant pink ends, but my intensive ballet training and performance schedule would not allow for such a risqué look. I went through high school with my naturally strawberry-tinted hair in pretty much the same variation of side bangs with longer or shorter locks – never above my shoulders. When graduation came, I needed a change so I ombréd my hair for the summer, and then chopped my hair above my shoulders and reombréd it for my freshman year of college. I got tired of the style, and eventually felt like the light blonde ombré was a bit too harsh on me. I chopped off the blonde ends and spent a year growing my hair out from a chin-length bob. This summer I got bangs, and now I decided to add a touch of pink. My point is, I’m not afraid to change my hair.
I was never the type of person to cry about getting an inch cut off my flowing locks, and I have enjoyed trying out all sorts of bangs. I love my bangs now, but who knows how I’ll feel about them in a couple months? I am no Samson. My hair makes me feel powerful because I wear it however I feel like it. Cutting it and changing it only makes me stronger.
I really believe that every woman should have a dramatic hair change at least once in her life, and that doesn’t mean that you have to be extreme. Whatever hair color, cut, or style you’ve ever dreamed of – just give it a go. Even if you don’t keep it forever, at least you will have tried.
Hair grows back. Take advantage of that.