Pastel hair is an odd thing to want or like. Whether it be a full head of hair or only on the tips, I would never dye my hair such a hue. I hated my hair color when I was a little one (click here to see pictures of a mini-me) but I now consider my red hair precious and too unique to tamper with.
Historically speaking, women have dyed their hair for ages. The Egyptians used berries, the bark of trees, nuts, herbs, and leaves to dye their hair and the Roman used henna to change the shade of their tresses. But all shade changes were of “normal” colors – red, blonde, black. Few and sporadic news articles indicate that pastel hair was “it” in the early 1900s but none that were of noteworthy importance. And who remembers Jean Harlow, Katharine Hepburn, or Marlene Dietrich with pink hair? The trend seems to be a new phenomenon. Gwen Stefani, Avril Lavigne, and Dennis Rodman a la 1990s were early pioneers of the trend and as of late, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Nikki Minah and the lovely blogger Katy at Scathingly Brilliant are the sporters of the trend. Also, designers such as Zac Posen, Giles, Richard Chai, and Prabal Gurung are beautifying their models with tresses dyed funky colors. But this trend isn’t for the uber celebritous crowd, my old friend from high school, Becky Hardin (I was always secretly jealous of her perfectly coiffed locks), dyes strips of her hair funky colors in the perfect real-world manner (click here to see). Is the trend just plain weird or high fashion? My verdict is not decided. Regardless, the trend is something to admire, like 5 inch Louboutin’s or harem pants. It’s cool, I give credit to it, and I even like it, but I would never do it.
It’s a short and sweet What I Heart Now but I did include some eye candy. Click on the image above for a slideshow of women and men with pink hair.
Oh, and all pictures in the image above are compliments of the amazing blog, KRISATOMIC (check her out. I know you’ll love her).