It solely takes one excessive haircut to completely reframe your perspective on hair. 5 years in the past, throughout her study-abroad semester at sea, Reanna Peters, the star of this week’s episode of Hair Me Out, determined to participate in an historic maritime custom and shave her head whereas onboard the ship. The expertise of buying and selling her lengthy blonde hair for a buzzcut was formative. The takeaway: Hair is simply hair — you’ll be able to chop it brief, dye it a enjoyable shade, and it simply grows again.
Right now, Peters’s pure blonde hair has grown again, and after this previous 12 months — which noticed over a 12 months of quarantine and the lack of her grandmother — she’s prepared for one more huge transformation. This time, she needs to dye her hair pink.
“Pink is slightly out of my consolation zone as a result of I affiliate it with being tremendous girly, which I’m not,” Peters explains, however provides that she’s leaning into the discomfort, viewing it as a possibility for a significant refresh. “My present look makes me really feel simply okay; I’m tremendous used to it and I’m prepared for a change. Life is just too brief. Additionally, I’m doing this as an ode to my late grandmother: She at all times needed to do one thing enjoyable together with her hair, whether or not it was blue or pink, however she by no means obtained to try this, so I’m doing this in her honor.”
For her blonde-to-pink shade change, Peters heads to Santa Monica’s Tabb & Sparks Salon, the place she meets hairstylist and colorist Toru Fujisaki. The four-hour course of entails bleaching the hair, portray on pink dye (Fujisaki makes use of a customized mix of two completely different pink shades for dimension), firming, glossing for shine, after which styling.
Ultimately, Peters obtained precisely what she needed together with her pink hair: a recent change and a confidence increase as well. “I’m going to need to keep away from mirrors as a result of I may be watching myself just a bit an excessive amount of,” she jokes. “I really feel like I might cry proper now, however I’m going to maintain it collectively. This makes me really feel alive, vibrant, and stuffed with vitality — I’m so completely satisfied I went for it.”
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