Here’s Why (and Where) You Should Finally Get Your Hair Dyed This GCQ

If there’s anything we’ve learned during our agonizing months in enhanced quarantine, it is that life is short and time is precious — and you should probably get that dream hair color before it’s too late.

As risky as it sounds, following that gut feeling can actually do you wonders. Experimenting with your looks can help you find your voice, see which style suits you best, and express your individuality in the most unique ways possible. If done right, the end result is huge boost in confidence, and the start of many fights against the urge to do it again.

So, whether you’re heartbroken, having an identity crisis, or simply feeling a bit creative — here are three reasons why dyeing your hair should be in your GCQ bucket list.

Stand out from the crowd

Growing up with pop culture — designer clothes, onstage flair and all — we’ve all had our fair share of wild hair goals from our idols. From Taylor Swift’s classy blond curls to Hayley Williams’ fierce red shaggy, to signature cuts and colors fabulized by K-Pop stars, such bold looks became what established these celebrities as some of the style icons of today.

We’re not saying that you could get famous by styling as they did, but you could get head turns for sure. If you’re not into too much attention, just a few understated splashes of nude colors here and there could definitely enhance the beautiful features you already have, for a fresh natural look that’s easy on the eyes. Point is, don’t be afraid of getting stares for doing something new and out-of-the-box. If it’s the change you want and deserve, step out there and rock it!

Have fun in the process

As exciting as it may seem, the coloring process is rigorous and can be quite intimidating, especially for first timers. Just the thought of dousing perfectly fine virgin hair in bleach can be terrifying for some of us. There will always be that lingering fear of ending up with a chemically-fried frizzy mess, or dealing massive damage without ever achieving desired results. Luckily, the online community is always up and ready to help. Do your research and do it well, follow the correct procedures down to the smallest details, and be as PATIENT as humanly possible. This way, you can enjoy your journey towards your wildest hair goals while having more fun than hassle!

If you’re feeling adventurous enough to take the DIY route, go check out Rainbow Head. Have fun browsing through their extensive collection of vegan and cruelty-free imported hair dyes, from Arctic Fox, Manic Panic, Lunar Tides, and more. Make sure to grab your first bleaching kit, purple shampoo, and treatment conditioner on your way out!

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You are too unique to be basic

If you feel your current style doesn’t express you well enough, why settle for it? Hair isn’t meant to be kept in a mould set by society’s standards. It is meant to flow freely — just as you are. You can use your own hair as a canvas, a statement, a way to show your individuality to the rest of the world.

 If you don’t trust your own hands enough yet, leave it to the crazier and more experienced members of the club. Be it ash gray or pastel pink, be as weird and extravagant as you want, and have it done by the quirky ones at I Wanna Dye. They will definitely understand.

Photos by I Wanna Dye MNL

Starting off as a “meme-savoring salon page”, a group of art and pop culture enthusiasts founded I Wanna Dye — not just as any typical business that uses viral marketing, but as a creative pursuit advocating diversity, inclusivity, and mental health awareness. Their witty and eccentric approach on delivering such topics made them appeal to a wide Millennial and Gen Z audience, while also garnering a fan following due to their one-of-a-kind salon service.  Along with chill vibes and an at-home ambiance, they’ll make sure you’re as comfortable as possible — with snacks and Netflix on the side – as they expertly work their magic on your hair, letting you walk out satisfied with an experience worth every penny!

Business name: I Wanna Dye
Katipunan Avenue corner Aurora Boulevard, 1108 Quezon City,
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When it comes to dyeing your hair, don’t think of what will go wrong. Think of all the things you’ll learn, all the memories you’ll make, and the priceless freedom and satisfaction you’ll get by figuring out which style suits you best. Don’t worry about what other people might think or say. If it ends up making you happy, liberated, and more confident than you’ve ever been, just do it!

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