Natural or color treated, your hair color affects how the world sees you... and how you see yourself!
Believe it or not, a lot of our self-image is based on the perceptions of other people. Regardless of your arguments of individuality, you partially view yourself through others' eyes and act accordingly. That's why the color of our hair tends to stereotype us. Here's the deal of what that means for all of you redheads, blondes and brunettes. I also have tips on how to keep your hair looking shiny and gorgeous, whatever the color.
There are very few natural redheads in the world – only a mere 3 percent of the entire world’s population is said to have fiery red locks. For centuries, redheads have had to fight stereotypes. For many, red hair atop a female head automatically conjures images of wild women, hotheads, femme fatales or sexpots.
Redheaded women are often portrayed as strong, independent women. They are usually seen as feisty Irish "tough girls".
"Red is the new blond," says Tim Rogers, editorial stylist and spokesman for Charles Worthington hair and beauty salons in London. "She is a head-turning hybrid between the moody brunette and the bubbly blonde. She's not afraid to have fun and get noticed."
Red hair compliments brown which seems to be the color in fashion this season. Brown hair with brown fashion can look dull, while red adds more depth and contrast. Red hair also seems to have more shine, which can make your hair look more healthy and beautiful. The down side to adding red color to your hair is that it is the fastest fading color. But there are ways to maintain it.
RED HAIR CARE TIPS
Accentuate the fire and shine of your red hair with color stay shampoo and hair treatments. The best way to stop color fade is by using products specifically designed for colored hair.
Do blondes really have more fun? Well, maybe. Blonde is a happy color that reminds us of sunny days at the beach and youthful, care free frolic.
People see blondes as having more youthful vitality than other colors, and blonde hair can make you look younger. There's a subtle correlation between youth and blondness, since babies and children tend to have lighter hair than adults. However… blondes are frequently targeted as dumb.
Why did the blonde put lipstick on her forehead?
A: Because she was trying to make up her mind.
She was so blonde; she stood staring at the frozen orange juice because it said "Concentrate".
Do we really think blondes are dumb? Many people say we don't anymore. The Dumb-Blonde jokes are old. Modern blondes are perceived as powerful, independent and of course, still very sexy.
Blonde hair tends to require a lot of attention to keep it looking glamorous and healthy, so blondes can give off the impression of high maintenance.
BROWN HAIR / BRUNETTE
Brunettes project a grounded, stable image. Darker colors also denote earthiness. If you desire a more serious, sophisticated look, try a darker brunette hair color.
76 percent of American women think the first female president will have brown hair, according to Allure magazine.
According to a study into hair color and the intensity of attraction, 51% of men thought brunettes were more attractive. Brunettes were described as intelligent, independent and self-sufficient. Two-thirds of the men said that brunette women appeared stable and competent.
Women with medium-length darker hair such as Sandra Bullock and Jennifer Garner are perceived as smarter and more fun loving.
If you are currently unhappy with your hair color and are looking for a change, visit Christopher Stephens Salon and Spa.