2.24.2012

Return of the Pink


I don't know what it is about pink hair, but if you've had it and then changed it, you always want to go back! At least that's how it is for me. It makes me feel more like myself than any other color. It had been over a year since my last goodbye to pink (the end of 2010!) and I was seeing pretty pictures of pinkies all over the internet. Also, I was days away from a trip to Las Vegas where I'd have another chance to see Kat, one of my favorite pink ladies (more on that trip later!). So after a late night impulse purchase of a long brown wig from Vogue for work, I had made my decision; there was no going back! I took the plunge, made an appointment at HepKat, and was once again back in the land of pink. It seems like pink hair is sort of a "thing" now, especially in the world of girl bloggers. So many lovely ladies are turning rosy! Here are a few of my favorite females who have pink hair, or have had it sometime in the past, including my number one pinkspiration since high school, Gwen Stefani.


Kat - Mab - Kate - Jenny - Abi - Elycia - Gala - San - Gwen

Of course I love real-life pinkies, but it is always nice to see pink haired beauties represented in art as well. Many of my favorite artists have produced gorgeous work involving my favorite hair color. I'd love to have a whole wall dedicated to some of these wonderful pieces someday!


Fawn - Caitlin - Danny - Mab - Knee - Kris

For anyone interested, my stylist uses Special Effects brand hair dye. It's much longer lasting than other brands I've used. In the past, Atomic Pink was the color I used, and it has amazing staying power, so much so that there were still traces of it leftover from 2010 after the stylist bleached my hair out last week! The salon was out of Atomic Pink when I went to have it done, so she used Cupcake Pink on top and Virgin Rose underneath, which is exactly how my hair was done for our wedding. I wanted a cotton candy pink, but it will fade closer to that shade since these colors don't stick around forever like Atomic Pink does. Next time, I'll be diluting it with conditioner so it's lighter.

29 comments:

  1. LOVE it!!!!! I love seeing pink hair... it always has such a dreamy quality to it.

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  2. pink hair looks so beautiful and natural on you! love it :)

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    1. Aw thanks, Maria! I feel like it's more natural than "normal" colors, hehe.

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  3. Love your pink hair,beautiful post full of amazing pink girls,I really like your blog!
    xxx

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  4. I love it!!! It looks so natural on you :)

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  5. It looks gorgeous and yes, pink is always the colour that I go back to! I first put pink in my hair around 10 years ago and I honestly feel pink is more my natural colour then the colour I was born with!

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    1. Thank you! I feel the same way, I wish pink would just grown straight out of my head, it'd be so much easier. ;P

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  6. How were you able to find a salon that works on hair in those colors? I usually end up bleaching my hair myself for a cheaper alternative but I'm never able to get it as even or as light (I have really dark hair) as I'd like it to be. Perhaps it's time to give in and find a professional...

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    1. The salon I go to is in a college town and it's sort of an "alternative" salon I guess you could say... it's inside a rockabilly clothing and accessories store. They carry colors like pink and blue and will do pretty much whatever. I have also been to other salons in the past where they'll do those colors as long as you bring your own dye. I've never tried to dye my own hair because I know I'd be terrible at it, but I wish I could!

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  7. It looks great!!! I completely agree about feeling the need to go back to pink if you've had it before. I tried light brown, red and dark brown after pink and I just couldn't take it! Had to go back :) It's weird how I feel more like myself with pink hair than my natural color.. I wish it could just grow in pink! :D

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    1. I wish it could grow in pink too! You wear it so beautifully!

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  8. Yay! It's so good to see you with pink hair again. :D
    -Andi x

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  9. I wish I had the guts to change my hair colour to pink, it is such an awesome colour! <3

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    1. I don't have a whole lot of guts, but when it comes to going pink, I always seem to jump right in!

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  10. You should check out Sherri Dupree Bemis from Eisley, she is a cute pinkhead too! And I loooove your new hair miss! <3 http://www.flickr.com/photos/photostoshare1/

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    1. Oh yes, I remember her... she seems very cool! And thanks San!

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  11. omg your hair looks SO SICK!!! I used to have pink hair a looooong time ago. And Special Effects was def the best! My hair can't take all that bleaching nowadays so I have to live vicariously through you and other pink ladies!

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    1. Thanks Marie! Go SFX! I do know you looked pretty darn amazing in those pink wigs from your Madonna Inn photos!

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  12. Pink is so you! So glad you are rocking it again. :)
    j.

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    1. Thank you Jennifer, it does feel like it's more "me"!

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  13. I Love it So much!!!! I wanna be Pink!! xx

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    1. Thanks Kim! You would look gorgeous with pink, but really you look stunning all the time!

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  14. Oh my goodness gracious!! How random and fun!! I was just over on Love ELycia...and happened to see your adorbs lil pic in her followers...:) Clicked over and what a sweet surprise! Gosh! yes yes!!! Pink is soooo your color!! So incredibly perfect! :) So sweet of you to post a pic my hair! :)

    I can't imagine going back to blonde. Pink forevz! :)

    If ever in NJ/NYC you must let me know..we should have cupcakes and do some shopping and crafting! :)

    xo Jenny

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    1. That's awesome! Aw thank you Jenny! I've always loved your pink hair! It's so natural and lovely on you.

      I've never been, but I would totally love to do that whenever I finally get over to the NJ/NYC area, hopefully sometime fairly soon! :D

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  15. Pink would suit you best... looks great on you, too! I had pink for a spell six years ago. Seems like ages ago.

    http://www.grrlstar.net/diary/tankshirt.jpg

    Ages ago. Hm.

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