Quarantine Hair Transformations

Kara Allelunas, Student Writer

It’s no shock to anyone that has been on TikTok or social media recently that people everywhere are drastically changing their hair in as many ways as they can. Their reasoning being that they are bored, finally have the opportunity to do something they’ve always wanted to try, or just need a haircut. People generally are all for others cutting of dyeing their hair with 82% of people supporting others in their hair changes. My personal opinion is to try whatever makes you happy, just don’t do anything you know you will immediately regret, but use this article to urge you to pick up or put down those hair dye brushes or scissors.

If you don’t want to change your hair, you are barely in the majority of 57%. At the forefront of people opposing this change are hairdressers. Suzanne Magnuson, co-owner of Big Hairy Monster in Denver said, “remember that what you spend $5 on at the grocery store right now, you’re going to spend $200 at the salon to fix later.” Although coloring your hair isn’t permanent, certain box dyes contain loads of chemicals that can damage your hair in the long run. Cutting bangs are an even more permanent change to hair taking an average of three to four months to grow out. Even people all over twitter are tweeting things like “Personally I believe wanting bangs is almost never about wanting bangs and if you want bangs you should go to therapy first,” said Allie Wach. Cutting or dyeing your hair is overall a risky choice and may not pay off in the end.

But, there is also a chance that changing your hair may turn out to be the best choice you’ve made during quarantine. Maddie Banks noted that, “now would be the best time to try out new things with your hair because dyeing hair isn’t permanent, and we have time to let it wash out if you don’t like it.” Many people agree with this point and know that in all reality, they are the only ones seeing what their hair looks like. Also in this time of uncertainty, people are taking control of what they can by doing their hair and feeling spontaneous while doing it. At the end of the day, you can be impulsive and cut or dye your hair the way you’ve wanted to do it or let your hair grow out naturally. Just be yourself and make the choice to do something that can make your quarantine more interesting.




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