"I Love Your Hair! How Did You Get It That Color?"
I had my sister** (Who is technically a licensed beautician, who does not actually work in the field) dye my hair.
"How Long Does It Last?" and/or "How Long Do You Plan On Leaving It That Color?"
Well seeing as I had to bleach my hair to be able to dye it this color, a good long while. Which is promptly followed by...
"You Had To Bleach Your Hair To Get It That Color?!"
Umm, yeah... I have naturally dark hair, so yeah I had to bleach it to make it purple.
And then from there we move on to the people that think they are being cute and/or witty...
"Is It Natural?" followed by an awkward laugh
Do you really think you're the first person that thought it was cute to ask me that? I've had a dozen other people say that to me. You are not original.
"Isn't Halloween Over?"
I didn't dye my hair purple for Halloween. I was actually planning on dying my hair purple back in April/May but Justin proposed to me and I figured it would be best to wait on dying my hair an unnatural color before the wedding -- Not that I would have cared if I had a weird hair color in my wedding photos***.
He has nothing to say about it. It's just a fact of life that he accepts.
"Do You Have A Job?"****Yes I have a fucking job! I have purple hair, a job, a BA in English and a MA in Library and Information Science with a focus on School Media -- I had to stop myself from cursing out the person who asked me this.
In addition to the above I have people tell me my hair is awesome, they love it and then 90% of the
So yeah, those are just a handful of things people ask when you are rocking an unnatural hair color.
* This is not the first time I've had an unnatural hair color since I've been working as a librarian.
** My sister dyes my hair 95% of the time that I have it colored. The other 5% I do myself.
*** I'm in my cousin Lisa's bridal party and she is terrified that I'm going to have an unnatural hair color during her wedding.
**** This one was asked while I was at the post office and not in the library.