Bright blues, radical reds and the perfect deep purple: They’re all shades we’re craving for our tresses this fall. That’s why we’ve assembled a gallery of boldly colored dyed hair as inspiration. From unnatural oranges to the starkest white, we’ve got the shades you crave.
One word of warning: In order to get any of the colors in this gallery, you’ll likely have to bleach your hair first, which can cause a great deal of damage and breakage to hair.
And tell us: If work and school didn’t care, what shade would you dye your hair?
I’m currently in the throes of growing my hair out, which requires patience, precision and a will of steel. It’s all I can do to not chop it all off into a pixie cut again, but then I remember that my ultimate goal is to have long, flowing hair, so I can do fun stuff to it. Fun stuff like dye it multiple pastel shades or a bright, bold color. Culling through these pretty pastel-flavored hair shots makes me practically itchy with glee. So while I sweat out the next year of hair growing to get my long waves back, I’ll be keeping these tacked up to my inspiration board.
Tell us: What’s the craziest color you’ve ever dyed your hair?
Goths are a very dark and secretive group — and they’d probably want to crawl up in a hole and die if they knew we were suggesting you emulate their makeup stylings. However, goth make up — in doses — is really awesome. Who doesn’t love a dark eye, or a dark lip, every once in a while? It’s so dramatic! We scoured Tumblr to find some images for gothy inspiration and came up with a few to get you on your way. The key with goth makeup seems to be eyeliner, eyeliner, eyeliner. Play around with it — use your eyeliner as an artist’s pencil, and have fun! It’s not life or death (even though some goths might have you believe otherwise).