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Re: Women / girls with blue, red, green hair
« Reply #50 on: May 27, 2018, 01:31:49 AM »
That first merman guy above looks amazing - love it. 

MayDay and others - you have to realize that not all professions are as liberal about appearance as engineering seems to be.  My boss had me chat with an intern in our office once because he wore white jeans to work, tons of hair gel, multiple ear piercings and lots of jewellery (yes, he looked like a young George Michael).  Apparently, that didn't fly in our work place.

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Re: Women / girls with blue, red, green hair
« Reply #51 on: May 27, 2018, 04:43:40 AM »
After 32 years (28 on active duty) of Uncle Sam telling me how long my hair could be and where I could grow it on my face, I'm looking forward to growing a beard and mustache.  Not going for the merman blue hair look, I think I'll stick with the grey/salt and pepper look that is natural.
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Re: Women / girls with blue, red, green hair
« Reply #52 on: May 27, 2018, 05:32:03 AM »
That first merman guy above looks amazing - love it. 

MayDay and others - you have to realize that not all professions are as liberal about appearance as engineering seems to be.  My boss had me chat with an intern in our office once because he wore white jeans to work, tons of hair gel, multiple ear piercings and lots of jewellery (yes, he looked like a young George Michael).  Apparently, that didn't fly in our work place.

Of course there is variability from indurstry to industry, region to region, and company to company, but I know plenty of day-glo haircoloured women working in high level positions in traditionally conservative industries, who work directly with clients, and they have no problem with rocking their bold looks because they are superstars who get results.

Yes, how you look will affect how people perceive you, but itís not in terms of absolutes.
I personally go out of my way to not dress professionally when I go to corporate meetings, itís part of my brand and it works for me.

Meanwhile, my tailor told me a story about a government employee who had a bunch of really nice custom-tailored suits made for his new very high level job working for our previous Prime Minister. His style was very modern and fashionable and the pants and sleeves were all very fitted and tapered. The Prime Minister noticed and had an order sent to him to get new suits that were more old school, looser, conservative, and blended in better. Weíre not talking anything super bold here, weíre talking tailoring is custom suits. Yes, some jobs require that much blending in.

In contrast, our current Prime Minister isnít conservative and is famous for his whacky socks, and I canít inagine him telling someone to change their suit tailoring. So itís still not an absolute of the industry or the job. Actually, he probably wouldnít even mind someone with bright pink hair in his office...actually, he would probably go out of his way to hire someone with bright pink hair...

Of course, overall, people should be mindful of if/how their style could be perceived by their workplace/clients, but as I said, itís not absolutes. Each individual needs to read their own situation. Some of us can manage to get away with looking bold even in conservative corporate industries in conservative regions, working for/with conservative companies/clients. Although yes, that is the exception, not the rule.

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Re: Women / girls with blue, red, green hair
« Reply #53 on: May 27, 2018, 06:02:53 AM »

Meanwhile, my tailor told me a story about a government employee who had a bunch of really nice custom-tailored suits made for his new very high level job working for our previous Prime Minister. His style was very modern and fashionable and the pants and sleeves were all very fitted and tapered. The Prime Minister noticed and had an order sent to him to get new suits that were more old school, looser, conservative, and blended in better. Weíre not talking anything super bold here, weíre talking tailoring is custom suits. Yes, some jobs require that much blending in.

In contrast, our current Prime Minister isnít conservative and is famous for his whacky socks, and I canít imagine him telling someone to change their suit tailoring. So itís still not an absolute of the industry or the job. Actually, he probably wouldnít even mind someone with bright pink hair in his office...actually, he would probably go out of his way to hire someone with bright pink hair...


Malkynn, I am so laughing at this, and remembering the press stories about the socks!

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Re: Women / girls with blue, red, green hair
« Reply #54 on: May 27, 2018, 08:19:54 AM »
This whole discussion made me go out and buy pink hair dye. I am seriously going to go for some pink now (the washable kind so it will only be temporary).

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Re: Women / girls with blue, red, green hair
« Reply #55 on: May 27, 2018, 08:52:36 AM »
This whole discussion made me go out and buy pink hair dye. I am seriously going to go for some pink now (the washable kind so it will only be temporary).

Awesome.

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Re: Women / girls with blue, red, green hair
« Reply #56 on: May 27, 2018, 09:00:49 AM »
FT - I dislike 99% of tattoos but I chose to try to not hate them or look at them much as nowadays pretty much everyone seems to have one.  I have no problem with tattoos as a moral issue but I just think they're almost always ugly.  I assume that I'm in the minority since everyone else seems to love them.

This is pretty much my opinion of tattoos as well, so you are not alone.  I realize that it isn't really my business, its their body, but I don't find them attractive either. 

Re:  Hair color.  My mom owns a hair salon and always has her hair different colors.  I am used to it.  My issue with the girls who do the blue/green/pink/purple hair is that it seems like most of them can't even bother to wash and/or comb it.  I have no issue with non-standard hair colors, but if you go to that much trouble, at least comb it and style it so that it looks nice.  If you aren't going to take care of it, why bother???   It just seems like a waste.  Again, it isn't my business, but it still bugs me when I see it.  LOL

Yeah, I feel the same way about tattoos.  I would never get one and think they are an eye sore.  Those merman pictures in this thread are even worse - I need to get that image out of my head.  I can't unsee that!

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Re: Women / girls with blue, red, green hair
« Reply #57 on: May 27, 2018, 10:45:18 AM »
Eew to the mermen, far too much hair on those guys.

I'll preface this with: I realize what anyone does with their look is none of my business, so I've never talked about it til now, don't think consciously about it much either.

A few years ago a handful of acquaintances in the education industry started dyeing their hair blue, fuschia, etc and still do. As they've aged they've gained a lot of weight, their clothing's less structured to accommodate it, and without the bright hair they'd look....frumpy. They were on the cusp of their 40s and by now are well into them. IMO it's cute on most women until early 30s but on anyone much older looks ridiculous - unless they've got a rare, truly badass style.

But these women feel better about themselves by doing it, they've both got health and lifestyle-related problems and it brightens up their outlook. And yes it's none of my business!

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Re: Women / girls with blue, red, green hair
« Reply #58 on: May 27, 2018, 12:25:07 PM »
I have no problem with blue, red,green hair on people - men or women. 

I work next door to a fairly high-end hair salon and a couple of the stylists have wild hair colours.  One has hair the colour of flames and the other has hair coloured like a yellow hilighter!  Beautifully cut and maintained too.  I especially like the flame coloured hair - really stunning.  Nothing I am interested in personally though - too expensive to maintain.

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Re: Women / girls with blue, red, green hair
« Reply #59 on: May 28, 2018, 12:39:41 PM »
Old man yells at wind.

Well, why the hell does the wind have to be so damned windy !!??

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Re: Women / girls with blue, red, green hair
« Reply #60 on: May 28, 2018, 08:55:24 PM »
I love colored hair.  And short hair. Basically anything non-traditional, I guess...I find it exceptionally attractive. Do a Google image search for Halsey or P!nk -- just...I don't have words. I love that look so much.

This whole discussion made me go out and buy pink hair dye. I am seriously going to go for some pink now (the washable kind so it will only be temporary).

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Re: Women / girls with blue, red, green hair
« Reply #61 on: May 28, 2018, 10:05:15 PM »
My son's hair is wildly wavy, long, and currently brown but has been blue, purple, black, and pink. He enjoys strange and non-conforming fashion of all kinds. His favorite t-shirt (you know, that one you're 100% likely to see on him the second it's clean again) is pink with watermelons on it.

I do think at least some of the meaning behind his hair color choice is "My dad would hate this."

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Re: Women / girls with blue, red, green hair
« Reply #62 on: May 29, 2018, 08:55:07 AM »
My sister starting in HS started dying her hair. That was before the real wild colors were around, but she did various shades of blonde, auburn (reddish) and also black hair just because. She also cut her hair. So while what she did with her hair was still acceptable job-wise, it was a way to express her mood and style, which was usually edgy. I still remember a time she came to visit me. the last time I saw her her hair was blonde, and shortish. At baggage claim I walk by a woman with almost shoulder length jet black hair wearing mirror aviators, and think to myself, well that person's not from around here. And then the person called my name which totally confused me and I realized it was my sister.

My oldest daughter when in middle school, had a sleep over, and during the sleepover dyed the bottom half a girls hair with koolaid powder, after bleaching it. All done in the bathroom. Which started a cascade of girls in that group dying their hair various colors. When my daughter was getting her haircut, she requested a stripe of color (she decided on red). To me I don't think it had any deeper meaning than experimenting with how one looks. Definitely as a parent, MUCH prefer experimenting with hair, than things that are permanent like tattoos, piercings.
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Re: Women / girls with blue, red, green hair
« Reply #63 on: May 29, 2018, 09:00:48 AM »
I have no problem with blue, red,green hair on people - men or women. 

I work next door to a fairly high-end hair salon and a couple of the stylists have wild hair colours.  One has hair the colour of flames and the other has hair coloured like a yellow hilighter!  Beautifully cut and maintained too.  I especially like the flame coloured hair - really stunning.  Nothing I am interested in personally though - too expensive to maintain.

Me too! I think they are interesting to look at but I don't want to do anything with my hair that is too high maintenance. I aim for a haircut (and now that I'm older, highlights) 1-2 x a year. So it has to grow out gracefully. I am also of the age, where I look askance at any man who spends too much time on their hair. It seems like an affectation.

Another thing I think about, is the effect of animae and cosplay.

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Re: Women / girls with blue, red, green hair
« Reply #64 on: May 29, 2018, 08:54:50 PM »
Sol, I recognize that you seem to enjoy a much more no holds bared style when it comes to discussions than I do and I've always tried to be polite in my responses to you regardless of that.

But I would never have expected the requirements of Godwin's law to be satisfied in a discussion about hair dye .

You needn't take everything so personally.  It wasn't specifically targeted at you, as an individual, so much as at you, the generic reader.  I was trying to highlight that "because I like the way it looks" can be a pretty stupid reason to modify your appearance, if you don't consider how other people will react to your choices. 

As in this specific example, if you really love Hinduism and wanted to get a tattoo of the Hindu symbol of good luck because you find it personally meaningful, basically everyone else in the world will think you're a Nazi. 

The opinions of other people matter much more than we like to admit.  Why can't we just accept that this reasoning applies to hair color (length/style/etc), too?
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Re: Women / girls with blue, red, green hai
« Reply #65 on: May 29, 2018, 09:12:53 PM »
Why do women in their 40s/50s dye their hair bright?? Perhaps to feel young, perhaps to cover grey, perhaps because the grey allows them to dye their hair without destroying it. My hair is nearly black. If I were to bleach it to the level required to go pink, it would probably fall out. You'd better believe that once my hair is grey enough I'm going to get my turn with the kool aid colors I could never manage before.
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Re: Women / girls with blue, red, green hair
« Reply #66 on: June 03, 2018, 01:43:52 AM »


As in this specific example, if you really love Hinduism and wanted to get a tattoo of the Hindu symbol of good luck because you find it personally meaningful, basically everyone else in the world will think you're a Nazi. 

The opinions of other people matter much more than we like to admit.  Why can't we just accept that this reasoning applies to hair color (length/style/etc), too?

Another example is giving your kid a crazy name. I've met so many parents who just think "well, I love this name and it's meaningful to me" but unfortunately, the kid is going to have to live with that name and be judged for it, as unfair as that may be.  For the record, my kids have uncommon names but they are actual names that people have heard before.

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Re: Women / girls with blue, red, green hair
« Reply #67 on: June 03, 2018, 10:33:48 AM »
I was at an investing conference this weekend and one of my favorite young analysts has a funky short haircut and his hair is very pale aqua right now.  In the past he has had silver, and I think a brighter blue.

The guy is brilliant though, and he wore a very nice suit.

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Re: Women / girls with blue, red, green hair
« Reply #68 on: June 04, 2018, 10:52:24 AM »
The odd color hair has progressed though.  Either people have become more knowledgeable or the products have gotten better, but when I was in high school, people would color their hair these odd colors, and it would look good for a week then begin to fade to a nasty looking color.  Today, I don't see the faded colors nearly as often. As long as the color doesn't fade to some abomination, I quite like the variety.