I caught a clip of Raven-Symone on Oprah’s “Where Are They Now?” that made the rounds, and grabbed these screenshots so you could see how to WERQ the hair color trend that’s been getting more popular.
THAT is how it’s done, pigeons. Sticking a few strips of vibrant color in the hair and then leaving it frizzy, damaged, unstyled and sitting on the top of your head to make some kind of statement about your creativity doesn’t make any kind of statement at all except, “I had an accident with the hair dye.” It looks immature, unflattering, and calls attention to blemishes and bags and dark circles under the eyes. So depressing!! Something that is meant to be a calling card for spirit! and pizzazz! communicating “yikes!” and “I’m kind of a mess!”
Vibrant streaks of color in the hair are a grooming responsibility, darlings, just as platinum blonde hair is. You want a great lightning bolt of violet to announce your fabulosity to the world? Good! Fine! Your general styling – hair, face, clothing, shoes, accessories — better live up to what you’re announcing.
Miss Raven-Symone is flawless. I don’t love the grey all-over color she has chosen for herself (thank you to Miss Kelly Osbourne for that trend) but the hair is shiny and beautiful, she’s got gorgeous make-up, she’s got the nails. She’s got the buttoned up black shirt with the sexy collar because she wisely understands that with hair like that, you don’t need one more bold thing on your body. People who do the wackadoo hair color AND the big patterned garments AND the funky elf shoes AND the brightly patterned tote bag? They could save so much time just wearing a sandwich board that says, “I AM DESPERATE FOR ATTENTION.”
One lightning bolt per outfit, kids. One. And if it’s permanently affixed to your head, keep everything else chill.