Non-Traditional Hair Color, Highlights & More

It’s officially been 4 years since the last time I dyed my hair, and I am openly admitting that I am ready to rekindle my relationship with hair color.  I first got my hair dyed in high school, and I wanted a deep red tone, but unfortunately my beautician was not the best hair dyer, and it did not come out to my liking.

So when college rolled around and I had enough money to choose my own beautician, I dove straight into dying my hair.  I was too ready to create a new look for myself because, I got tired of looking like everyone else.  And so I started with a honey blonde color on top and black at the bottom.  I even ended up with a Keyshia Cole type of Cherry-red and blonde creation, which happened by accident, but turned out very cool.  I had several shades and really enjoyed experimenting with colors, but this all came at a high price.  A price called MAINTENANCE.  As a college student, I could not keep up with properly moisturizing my hair and all that it took to keep a healthy head of hair that was not only being dyed constantly, but also being flat-ironed everyday.

So I took a break….. A long, well needed break from dye.  My hair needed it BAD.  Since then, I began to wear my hair in its natural state for the first time ever in my life.  And within the past couple years I have learned how to manage, groom and nourish my hair according to what it needs and not what seemed convenient.


With that being said, I think its time for me to take a dip back into the color pool.  Because I am honestly a very colorful person at heart and as you get older your preferences, style and many other things change…. But I have always loved hair color.  It adds personality to a person’s look, it defines who they are or what they are feeling at that moment.  It is your trademark, your “stand out” factor.  So I am pretty sure I’m ready to get things kicking again.

The pictures I have in this post are a few of some of my favorites that display hair color and highlights in ways that I love; my inspiration.  Growing up, artists like Lil’ Kim, Nivea and Kelis were some of my favorite artists that weren’t afraid of color.  Although many people still see wearing pink and green hair as opposed to a medium brown or black as wacky, they did it anyway and this became a part of their signature look and style.  And in recent pop culture, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, have been two of the most visually intriguing artists, especially with their hairstyles and color.  It seems as if they change it almost ever other day.

And as for myself, I have ALWAYS loved blue hair (it is my favorite color).  And I always wanted to get a midnight blue/indigo hair color that looks very dark, but from certain angles and in certain lights you can see its true blue shade.  And I finally got around to finding a dye that I felt satisfied my taste; as well as, would not be harsh on my hair (like in previous years).  So I went along with Manic Panic, one of the most well known hair dye companies that aims in pushing the envelope when it comes to hair color.  I chose their color Shocking Blue (modeled below) and I really don’t know when I’m going to put it into my hair, but I am very excited.  I am SO looking forward to getting more colors, as well.  Pink, Lavender and maybe Orange.  But this time around, I am going to take things SLOW.

What would the world be without color?
I hope we’ll never know.  😉

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