Where do I get the dye?
Why did Verlaine never get the success he deserved?
He was always chasing Rimbauds!
And in conclusion, blue shades tend towards hideous staining, just so you know.
And I'm not sure about work-safeness. We don't have an explicit bar against unnatural hair colours, but I don't want to be the reason they bring one in, either.
when I had my pink mohican I went job hunting. My very posh suit and glowing CV didn't stop the arogant lady at Office Angels told me 'I don't think you'd understand the office invironment' ??!!
Oh, and when I had purple hair (with my bosses supossed permission), I worked at a news-agents, when I left my boss told me he was happy cos I'd been scaring the customers!!!
As far as I knew all the old ladies loved me, and the only person who didn't lke me was the mental patient who'd roll on the floor screaming when I told him 2p wouldn't buy magazines and sweets. >:-(
I miss my silly hair cuts and colours, but a sensible job requires semi natural hair. Reds can be got away with quite easily though.
Probably red then, and I think I'll get it done properly. Assuming I can be bothered, this is.
Not sure, but if you use a permanent dye, do a skin test with it first. I can't dye my hair with most dyes now, because last time I did, I ended up in much pain, even though I'd used the same kind of dye before without a problem. It's very annoying.
I've not actually dyed my hair before (!) so will probably be going for temporary or at most semi-permanent to begin with.
Semi-perms will drastically restrict what colours you can go for.
And they will also drastically restrict the chances of massively screwing up my hair due to inexperience.
I gather you are planning on doing this yourself rather than going to a salon?
Not sure, even that I will.
The evil chemical is called paraphenylenediamine (PPD), so watch out for it.
I don't think you can ever go too far wrong with red...
Red. Or purple. Or reddy purple. Or purpley red.
If you're going for semi -perm, then reds often work quite well. I used them for years.
Be aware as I think you have quite light coloured hair that some of the semi-permanent stuff may stay in your hair for rather a long time. Two friends who have paler hair than you died their hair red and it stayed that way for ages, even tho it was as temporary as you can get.
Do a strand test, and leave it a few days to see if it goes orange or something...
Other than that, red/purple is my favoured colour spectrum. Blue also looks cool, but fades horribly and would almost certainly stain your hair a dirty grey colour.
I got accused of being blonde the other day (apparently because my hair is "shiny"), which quite confused me. It seems to look darker when its bunched together.
on the other hand, my natural hair colour is simlar to yours and any thing other than semi-permanent (24 washes min) doesn't stay without bleaching.
My hair's been pretty much every colour under the sun, but for work related colour, I'd suggest the blue-black/red-black type dyes, and as far as I know the permanent ones fade quite easily, and they're natural enough for not pising the boss off.