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BEAUTY BAR: Fusion Fuchsia

Just because winter is coming, it doesn’t mean the fun has to end! This Fashionista proves that bright hair isn’t just for the summer by having fuchsia strands atop her head. Against the cold, grey skies of Kent, the juxtaposition of her hair color with the neutral tones of her outfit make her a stand out in a crowd. And by breaking up those tones with a black and white cardigan, this Fashionista adds a twist to an outfit otherwise camouflaged by the brown stone of campus buildings.

These days, as unique hair colors are becoming more and more normalized, it’s no longer unusual to see someone willingly sporting silver hair at the ripe age of 19. With colors like neon green, white and turquoise available in any hair supply store, people readily have more chances to change up their style within a few hours.

A change of hair color is a great way to accessorize yourself without much daily effort while retaining individuality. I love to see students rocking outside-of-the-norm hair colors whenever I’m walking on campus. It always inspires me to think about the possibilities of what I could achieve with my own hair. This Fashionista was no exception, and definitely made me think about switching it up. Against the bright white snow I’m dreading, maybe a pop of color on my head is just what I need!

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR: In any situation where you’re going to dye your hair, some kind of lightening agent will be involved. The primary product of choice is bleach. Yes, bleach can be damaging, but if you’re really committed—go for it! Just make sure you go to a professional. If you’re looking for an alternative, hair extensions or “weave” can be a great way to achieve a new look without harsh chemicals! Other methods such as hair chalking, temporary spray or even Kool-Aid can also be fun ways to experiment.