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You & Your Hair Colour

What does your hair colour say about you? There are so many stereotypes associated with colours, and whilst the majority of them are just made-up thoughts, we have come to accept some of them as being true.

Hair colour that you choose, be it your natural or something created for you is a very relevant aspect of how we define ourselves, and also how other people categorise us.

Throughout the years certain colours have become linked with various human characteristics, and studies show that hair colours carry certain perceptions.

Stereotypes are associated with natural hair colour: we all recognise the age-old ideas that blondes are dumb, brunettes are smart, and redheads have fiery tempers.

Blonde hair is often perceived as sexy and glamourous. Since the early 1930’s when Jean Harlow featured in the film Bombshell, the phrase Blonde Bombshell has stuck, describing blonde women as being sexy, exciting and, as the famous saying goes ‘blondes have more fun’. And let’s not forget the world’s most favourite blonde Marilyn Monroe and how often she has been copied over the years …. Yes, we are talking about you Madonna!

Brunettes are seen as smart and more serious wholesome like the girl next door. Before the advent of amazing colours that emphasise the warm tones of brunette hair, think chocolate and toffee tones, brunette was considered to be dull, as in ‘mousey”. And yet, ironically, throughout history, dark hair has always been seen as a handsome trait for men. Personally, we love the variety of tones found in brunettes and how rich and luxurious hair colours can look.

Only 2 – 3% of the world’s population has red hair, and it’s fair to say a large portion of those people live here in Scotland.

Natural red hair is very powerful and individuals with it are often thought to be impulsive, quick-tempered, hot blooded, fiery, passionate, and wild.  And yet, some of the most popular colours requested in salons are reds and coppers. When you decide to go copper or red, you are making a real statement of intent.

So, do you agree with these characteristics? Do you recognise yourself in what blondes, brunettes and redheads are supposed to be like?

We believe that the colour of your hair does not define the person you are, but we know for a fact that the colour you choose to have has an impact on how you feel about yourself, and it’s always a positive feeling.

Based on an original article by Karen Stollznow

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