Pick a Color, Any Color

Happy hump day! Here are 5 reasons to come on in and get your hair colored:

1) It's a fun, refreshing change of pace. It can bust you out of a rut if that's what you're looking for. Maybe add some fiery red. Maybe you're blonde and want to try being a brunette for a while. Maybe you want to look exactly like Miley Cyrus. We're not here to judge you. The season's are changing so why not try a new hair color?

2) Aside from plastic surgery, what other way is there to completely overhaul your image in a few hours? There's a reason the first thing a fugitive does is dye their hair: it completely changes your whole look. And it doesn't matter what your reason is, getting your hair colored has to be a better choice than going under the knife.  You don't even need to do something drastic like going from dark brown to platinum blonde. Just a subtle change can brighten your face, even out your skin tone, and just generally make you look like you're being bathed in candlelight like some type of Hollywood movie star.

3) We'd like to take a moment and emphasize the "come on in" part of the intro. Because if you're looking for a good color job that won't wash away after a few shampoos than you're going to need professional help. Every colorist has their own special cocktail of chemicals that they prefer (peroxide and ammonia are the two basic ingredients), and this is basically what happens when they color your hair: Tiny molecules enter all the way into the center area of each strand of hair, called the cortex, where they react and expand until they can't be removed. You probably don't want to try that at home.

4) Hair turns grey. It just does, that's part of life. But luckily a French chemist named Eugene Schuller created the first safe commercial hair dye way back in 1909 so you don't have to enter that part of life until you're good and ready. And it's nothing to be ashamed of. Hair coloring is a hundred million dollar industry. It can make you feel young and strong. Warriors in ancient Greece used soaps and bleaches to redden their hair and change it to the color representing passion, honor and courage. It's human nature.

5) It's a patriotic thing to do. Egypt, Syria, Iran, Saudi Arabia: most people there can't even imagine some of the freedoms we take for granted. Okay, listen, this last one is a stretch. The list probably should have stopped at three and definitely should have stopped at four and nobody wants to make light of what's going on in the Middle East. But still, be an American and get your hair colored just because you can and nobody can stop you. It's what the Founding Fathers would have wanted.

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