Beauty Trivia. What Does Your Hair Color Say About You?

July 30, 2010 • Beauty


An old hair stylist once told me that he only dated women who changed or enhanced the color of their hair. He saw the puzzled look on my face, and went on to compare coloring hair to a coloring book and a box of crayons. "Not coloring your hair is like using only one crayon in an entire box to fill the pages of a coloring book, he laughed. You'd be crazy to stick with one old boring shade." Although he’s no longer my stylist, he was one of the first people to influence my decision to rock fabulous red hues, golden browns, deep mahoganies, and most recently, California blonde. While tiny drops of formula can change your look with a blink of an eye, what does your hair color (natural or not) say about you?

According to, "A lot of our self-image is based on the perceptions of other people. 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 low down:

Redheads have historically carried the stereotype of being wild with hotheaded tempers. While this may be true for some, it's certainly not the case for all. Redheads are independent, strong, engaging, and feisty. In short, she's fierce in more ways than one.

Brunettes/Dark Hues are characteristically known as being stable, down to earth, competent, and sophisticated. On the exterior, they seem pretty boring and mundane. Not the case! Hair says, "According to a study into hair colour and the intensity of attraction, 51% of men thought brunettes were more attractive." Date every night of the week? Yes, please!

So blondes have more fun, huh? But of course! The cheerful hue has always been associated with dizziness, flaky, and sometimes trashy. However, that ship has long sailed – as the modern day blonde is powerful, independent, vibrant, and damn sexy! No biased judgment here…

We'd like to hear from you! What does YOUR hair color say about you?

– Nicole L. Townsend

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One Response to Beauty Trivia. What Does Your Hair Color Say About You?

  1. Lauren-SecondCityStyle says:

    I think my hair color says “you are getting old and foolin’ nobody!”

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