Pink is a hugely popular color. It’s traditionally used for little girls’ clothes and décor; as a symbol of gay awareness, and as a symbol of breast cancer awareness. Some pink flowers (specifically dianthus) are even nicknamed “pinks”. And so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that pink hair dye is also immensely popular – as a symbol and as an attention grabber.
Celebrities often dye their hair to draw attention to themselves. It’s called marketing! Admittedly some of them opt for wigs – so they can change their look and color frequently (like Lady Gaga), while others go the whole hog and take on a new color persona.
Lady Gaga chose a pale pink hairstyle for the cover of Hair, a hugely successful single she released in 2011. In the song she expresses the dislike, as a teenager, that she felt when he parents made her dress the way they wanted – rather than allowing her to express her own likes and dislikes. So she turned to her hair for self-expression.
Gwen Stefani is another star who has expressed herself in pink. A natural brunette, Gwen went platinum blonde nearly two decades ago (when she was 20-something) and subsequently has worn her hair both pale pink and blue.
Lily Allen, a popular British pop star reportedly copied Britney Spears when she dyed her hair (at home) bright magenta pink a few years ago. Ironically, it turned out the Britney had been wearing a pink wig!
American singer-songwriter Alecia Beth Moore (better known as P!nk) does sometimes dye her hair pink, though she’s one of those people who changes hair color quite frequently.
Another American singer-songwriter, Christina Aguilera, has also dipped into pink hair dye – though the most publicized look she has sported was primarily blonde with striking purple and pink ends.
British singer Ellie Goulding went pastel-pink (when she visited the USA), as did Demi Lovato, who frequently sports unusual, sometimes outrageous hairstyles with touches of color. Popular dark-haired American singer Katy Perry turned blonde and then bright pink before going blue!
If these celebs inspire you to adopt a self-liberating, individualistic approach to hair color and reach out for pink hair dye, there are a few things that you need to consider.
There’s a lot of choice when it comes to pink color, from candy pink and pretty girlie pink, to deep magenta and traditional shocking pink. The makeup of pink hair dye also varies considerably. Some types are organic or vegetable-based, while others contain chemicals to create the color. Some dyes are permanent while others will eventually wash out.
In addition to this, you need to be aware that unless you have naturally platinum blonde (or grey) hair, you’re going to have to bleach it first. If your hair is dark the pink won’t show up, and if you have yellow-blonde hair, it is likely to turn an apricot or peachy color.
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