How is it going out in public with bright colored hair?
At first it takes a bit of adjusting, people will stare whether it be good or bad, however you do get used to it. The nice comments you get are always a bonus
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For me it also motivated me to be on my best behavior so people would see that I'm not a rebellious bitter teenager, but a responsible young woman. You are so much more visible with bright hair, so everyone remembers you, God forbid you do something stupid...
Its fun, you get lots of looks which takes a little getiing used to, but you also get loads of compliments:). i love going out with crazy hair :)
I've never had a negative experience. No one's complained, but lots of people have said how awesome my hair looks! And when I visited my grandmother in her long-term care home before she passed away, even all the old people loved it and thought it was super cool. I don't really like to be the center of attention or anything but I really don't have problems going out with my hair all brightly coloured!
Today an old woman in the train came up to me and said "You would be a gorgeous girl if you wouldn't do such stupid things to your hair!" .......
I have no idea who it was and sat there like WTF?!
But overall I get nice responses, people stare but you get used to that. It's just fun to have bright colours in your hair.
Less is more. Except for you hair colour, be as crazy as you like.
It's fun! People will give you lots of compliments, believe me :)
Depends a little on you and your personality. For a first time or the first few years, takes a little getting used to kind of like trying out and getting used to a new pair of shoes.
Negative comments treat like water falling off a ducks back and just ignore or walk away. Not worth my time to even peep at negative people. Positive compliments I absorb like water into a sponge. In any environment likely you will receive both.
Also has motivated me to be on my best behavior. I always say please and thank you, tip well when service is good, always try and brighten another persons day.
One of the nicest compliments received from a fellow clown, they said, "Part of the fun of coming to clown camp is seeing what colorful creation you will come up with."
It certainly gets a lot of attention, which I personally dislike. It is mostly positive, the only time I have had negative comments was when my hair was green (coincidence, or do the general public struggle more with green hair than other colours?) If you dye your hair a bright colour you have to get used to strangers who would never normally approach you asking questions about your hair.
I did then what I knew then, & when I knew better, I did better.
— Maya Angelou
The number of positive compliments outweighs the negative ones by a landslide. People do stare, but you really do get used to it and start ignoring it. Sometimes people have shouted at me "Nice hair!" or similar, which is a little uncomfortable, but mostly people are polite. Children's reactions are probably the best - and most frequent - though. Usually exclamations to their parents like "Mommy, look at her hair!" "That girl has blue hair!" Sometimes they just stare in awe. I like to think I'm helping to raise a generation that will embrace unnatural hair colors. ;)
Hello, I'm Blu! And very often blue.
You get glares and smiles, compliments and rudeness, giggles and outright outlandish remarks! One of the nicest compliments I had was a mother of a little girl on the train. "My child and I couldn't stop staring at your hair! It's absolutely marvellous!" On the other hand, the worst comment I've ever gotten was "So, does the carpet match the curtains?" I had my fire hair so I just looked at that man with a raised eyebrow. Yes, that's the worse I've ever gotten. Oh, and people also want to talk with you endlessly like you're the most interesting person in the world! I got caught in a 2 hour conversation about my hair once and no matter how much I tried to tell the lady I had to go (even though I had no where to be and I'm not going to lie about having to be) she kept talking.
A colour filled journey!
I got complimemts everywhere I went. Everywhere. People would shout out their car windows, or stop me in grocery stores. It eventually gets to the point where you've heard it all so frequently that you just dont know what to say other than thank you. Most of the time if someone has a negative opinion on it they're not gonna stop you to say so. I've never been all that observant of ppl staring at me, bc I really don't care about what other ppl are thinking...but I'm sure it happens 2 or 3 times more often than I notice.
"If you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there." <---Lewis Carrol
I’m now 38, but have been dying my hair every color imaginable for over two decades. When you’re younger, people pay less mind. Also, it depends on your line of work once you get settled... Though bold hair is more commonplace and ‘trendy’ today, as are once ‘fringe’ statements like tattoos...
I look younger than my age, so I don’t get many (noticable, at least!) negative stares. In fact, I get a fair amount of compliments, though it does depend where you live (i.e city vs rural town).
That said, I have an obnoxious, busy body neighborhood who goes out of her way to interject an innocuous ‘Insult’ whenever I get stuck interacting with her. I’ve had at least 5 hair colors since knowing her, yet EVERYTIME she sees me, she finds it necessary to throw in an “Oh, your hair’s a different color” (in a judgemental tone) with no further input as to whether or not she thinks it looks good (not that I need nor expect her approval). The clincher was when I dyed my hair black after having it peach over the summer (which I received several compliments on, btw) and the first thing out of her mouth (before “hello”, even!) was “Your hair’s a more normal color...”
Ew. Just realize there are petty of simpletons like this out there you may or may not have to deal with. The problem is theirs, not yours. If I have to see this individual, I politely say hi, then excuse myself with the “I have a ton of errands to do” excuse and call it a day. People like this are clearly miserable and feed off of any uncomfortable energy or vulnerability you expose to them.
Wear your desired hair with pride. Attitude and the right shade make all the difference and set you apart while looking unique, lovely or, most importantly, just plain "you" (which is your best look!)
Do you and to hell with anyone who tries to make you feel awkward - and this is coming from someone who is quite shy and introverted. As long as you feel beautiful, then it should radiate from within outwards... Any negativity from others is their lack of inner light... Always remember, it's their issue, not yours. And, trust me, it took me years to accept and come to peace with this concept on many levels...
Don't let anyone dictate how you feel about yourself and how you wish to express that aesthetically or as an extension of your true self...
Best of luck and happy dying! ❤️
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