Brunettes, Blondes, Red Heads or Purple Heads?

When coloring your hair, you literally have the option of every color in the rainbow. But coloring too often can be unhealthy for your hair, so make sure you’ve put some thought into it before you go for the dye.

Blonde is an always-popular choice, but because of its popularity, it can also be predictable. Going lighter, especially so much so that “bleaching” is involved, is even more harmful to your hair. Just be aware that if you stick with going lighter for a long period of time, it may start to dry out your hair. A less damaging alternative can be to highlight your hair.

A rich brunette color looks exactly that: rich. Brown hair can be striking and set you apart from all the blondes. With brown, there are a range of shades from which to choose, and you don’t have to pick just one. You can throw in additional browns or highlights too.

Red hair is tricky because even with the best hairstylist, it tends to look fake. Therefore, rather than trying to pull off an unsuccessful natural red, it may be best just to intentionally look unnatural with a bright or deep red.

Finally, you have all your unnatural hair color options. College is the perfect time to experiment with these unconventional colors because many employers will not allow you to do so or will strongly frown upon it. With that said, if you’re in your senior year and starting to interview for jobs, you may have missed the boat on this one. Employers tend to be wary of hiring young people with little experience, so the last thing you want to do is show up with pink hair, making yourself appear even younger. When picking a hair color, don’t forget that the more drastic the color from your natural hair color, the more often you’ll have to touch it up without it looking like the roots of your hair are striped.

After selecting a hair color, next decide if you’re going to do it yourself or go to a salon. Doing it yourself can be very tricky because the color you’ll end up with varies depending on if you already have color in your hair, what color hair you’re going from and what color your natural hair color is. Going to a salon and leaving this to the professionals is probably your best bet.

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