Apr 14, 2012
So on May 5th I'll be graduation from my undergrad program and I'll be starting my Master's in the fall. I'm going into education, a field I feel really passionate about. The only downside is that I have to look pretty conservative.
So, for my big celebration blow-out after 5 years of undergrad, I'm going to dye my hair blue for the summer!
I've dyed my hair black for a few years now, but I've never done an unnatural color. I want to go to my local Sally's for the supplies, if possible.
For people who have done this before: what do you suggest? Which products should I get, and what do I need to do to take care of it?
(PS not washing my hair every day isn't an option. I work landscaping 40 hours a week over the summer and I get really dirty and sweaty.)
Apr 15, 2012
Is your hair still brown? If so you're going to need to lighten it. Directions hair dye is probably the best I have used and they have a few different shades :)
Yeah, it's pretty dark brown. I was planning on having to bleach it out beforehand, but I've never done that before.
I'd go to a professional then :)
You should definitely go to a professional. Brown hair has be bleached and toned because it usually has a tendency to lighten to a brassy shade. Brassy + blue= muddy color. You want the hair to be as cool toned as possible for the blue to look its best. Hope this helps! What kind of blue are you going for? I currently have dark real highlights, and it looks pretty conservative until I go out in the sun.
Apr 16, 2012
You'd be surprised about how the educational field has progressed over the years! I had a highschool teacher that had shaved the sides of her head and had just the top of her hair slicked back - and it was dyed blue. She even changed it multiple colors of the course of the year, and the best was when she dyed it w/ rainbow colors for the Rainbow Youth Alliance club at our school. =)
You'll never know, but if your educating skills far surpass your appearance, you should be able to have your personality shine through and still be respected as an educator. =D
100% agree with you Soma :)
Oh I wish! I'm really happy that my current school for student teaching has let me keep my lip ring, none of the other schools would. I think, if I'm at a laid back school and AFTER I establish myself as a great teacher, I can try to push things! Other than that, I've heard terrible things about young teachers who try to be creative with their looks. The field itself is still very conservative.
Apr 19, 2012
Whatever you do, WATCH THE CLOCK! I have black hair that I tried to dye blue once. I bleached it, applied the blue dye, then played The Sims 3 without setting a timer. It came out kind of green instead of blue, which (fortunately) still looked kind of cool, but not what I wanted. :(
Also, I have a friend who's in a Masters program for Biology. She teaches a Freshman class, and her hair is usually streaked with pink or purple. She also has tattoos and piercings. Yay for open-minded universities!
Apr 22, 2012
definitely go with professional...you'll have to lighten your hair as much as possible and get all of the orange and yellow tones out of it!
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