bright hair

Brights and pastels are taking over Hollywood. What started as an edgy trend worn by stars like Kelly Osborne and Demi Lovato is becoming mainstream, at least among celebrities. Even Kelly Ripa has jumped on board! But the trend is still a fringe movement on real girls. Why isn’t this trend as popular on the street as it is on the red carpet? Click the style notes for my take.

Real girls have jobs many of which require a somewhat unobtrusive appearance. Whether your a teacher, chef, lawyer, or even an artist, pink hair may not convey the seriousness that you want at work.

Real girls hate maintenance, and lets face it bright colors require a lot of upkeep. They fade every time you shampoo, usually require a 2-step process and make your roots really obvious. So unless you have an entourage of beauty pros, keeping brights bright costs too much time and money.

Real girls have real clothes and can’t afford to buy a whole new wardrobe to match a hair color that clashes with everything. When you’re hair is making a statement clothes need to be neutral, which gets boring pretty quickly.


Special thanks to Laura Martin for this post. Laura is a professional hair stylist, former senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, and a creative non-fiction MFA student at Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA. Follow her inspirations on twitter.

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