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Purple hair. Am i being ridiculous?

(37 Posts)
Jellybabyjen Sun 09-Nov-14 21:45:13

Saw a girl in my hairdresser having her hair dyed purple, a bit like in the pic. I thought it looked really lovely. But obviously she was about 18 and very cool. Now I'm 30 and no granny, but have a sensible job etc. Is it ridiculous to dye my hair purple??

MaelstromOfLunacy Sun 09-Nov-14 21:47:24

I'm 27 and my hair is this colour but with the addition of dip dyed pink ends smile if you like it go for it!!

Drquin Sun 09-Nov-14 21:47:27


Could give you all sorts of "well, depends on your image" guff advice.
But actually, yes is enough!

SqueezyCheeseWeasel Sun 09-Nov-14 21:52:14

It's just hair, do what you want. It is likely to affect how you are judged professionally though.

bawabod Sun 09-Nov-14 21:52:31

I am nearly 50 and I have blue hair go for it. What have you got to lose.

HolgerDanske Sun 09-Nov-14 21:54:39

Depends on what you mean by sensible job, I guess?

RudyMentary Sun 09-Nov-14 21:55:39

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Pinkandpurplehairedlady Sun 09-Nov-14 21:57:13

I'm 36 and regularly dyemy hair crazy colours. You can always change it to something more normal if you don't like it.

Shakey1500 Sun 09-Nov-14 22:00:12

I'm 45 and this was my hair back in August/Sept smile

Smukogrig Sun 09-Nov-14 22:00:25

well, I wouldn't be brave enough to have purple hair but I have very green eyes and have had plum hair. I liked it.

tethersend Sun 09-Nov-14 22:04:50

I've never liked purple hair on anyone. It's a no from me.

mirpuppet Sun 09-Nov-14 22:08:24

Sensible job is only real concern.

Only you know if you can wear that style to work.

TravelinColour Sun 09-Nov-14 22:09:51

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Jellybabyjen Sun 09-Nov-14 22:09:59

Aggh even divided s&b! I've had dyed red hair for years now so it might not turn out anything like I'm imagining but I'm still swaying towards trying it.

InfinitySeven Sun 09-Nov-14 22:10:00

I love colorful hair.

I'd be a bit concerned about the Amanda Bynes purple hair thing at the moment, but my job means I need to be aware of that kind of thing!

Jellybabyjen Sun 09-Nov-14 22:14:27

Just had to google Amanda Bynes blush that is not the look in going for! Definitely darker & more subtle. Yep definitely subtle purple hair grin

MrsCosmopilite Sun 09-Nov-14 22:17:47

If you like it, do it! If people can't get past hair colour as an indicator of someone's ability to do their job, then that's their problem. It's one of the reasons I hated working in a corporate job. I was back office but was told my hair (dyed red) didn't reflect the company image FFS.

I no longer work in that industry. I'm a student (well over 40) and haven't had my hair its natural colour for many years. Once the current colour is faded I intend to dye the ends blue/green.

BogStandardOldWoman Sun 09-Nov-14 22:20:40

Do it. Unless you work in the City, I'll bet you'll get away with it for work. Have fun!

MrsMinton Sun 09-Nov-14 22:21:47

I'm 40 and have very pink hair. If work don't mind then do it. You can always change it if you don't like it.

Ihatechoosingausername Sun 09-Nov-14 22:22:19

Are you hoping to dye it yourself? If you do I'd advise using the 'Plum' shade from Directions - If you bleach your hair underneath it'll come out the exact same shade as in your photo (I used to dye my hair that colour when I was 18 and I loved it)

To be honest the colour you've chosen isn't too 'out there' I think you could get away with it smile

Ihatechoosingausername Sun 09-Nov-14 22:23:30

... I want to dye my hair purple now >.<

Showy Sun 09-Nov-14 22:27:40

I'm 33 and have purple hair. Because I want to.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 09-Nov-14 22:29:59

Oh I think it looks nice. I want mine done. I'm 39 and don't feel too old.

mupperoon Sun 09-Nov-14 22:42:53

I had British racing green hair when I was 37. I loved it and it looked great with the colours I tend to wear. I'd do it again except that the roots are a mare to deal with. I had a lot of bright colours over the years (including purple) but that was my favourite.

That purple is great, go for it!

Jellybabyjen Sun 09-Nov-14 22:43:19

Yay mass s&b purple hair dye dance I will not be doing it myself though. Previous nightmare experience resulting in half orange half diarrhoea coloured hair & huge hairdresser bill for 'colour correction '

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