Dye hard dip-dyers flaunt their multi-colored hair

Charlotte Smith, features editor

As a teenager surrounded by a sea of students with variations of red, blonde, brown, or black hair, some strive for individuality among their peers.

Lately, instead of coloring their entire head of hair, students have been dyeing solely the ends of their hair.

The style has gone nationwide as stars including Dakota Fanning, Drew Barrymore, and Miley Cyrus recently donned their two-toned locks on the red carpet.

This trend, known as the “dip-dye” technique, allows students to experience a multitude of hair colors without the worry of over-grown roots.

The technique ranges from the use of professional hair dye, available for purchase at any drug store, to Kool-Aid and a blow dryer.

Senior Myra Richardson decided to try the dip-dyeing method, although she could not decide on the color.

“A part of me wanted to dye it lighter, but another part of me wanted it darker,” Richardson said. “I ended up dip-dyeing the bottom half of my hair darker and the top half lighter. I’m really happy with the way it turned out.”

While some dyers strive for a somber look, where a darker color fades into a lighter one or vice versa, others dye their ends bold colors, such as pink or purple.

Sophomore Victoria Rice, a natural brunette, uses her red tips as a form of self-expression.

“I randomly decided to dye my hair a week before school started,” Rice said. “It makes me standout from the crowd and look different from the rest of my peers.”

Some veteran hair-dyers have also been experimenting with the dip-dye style.

“I really wanted my hair to be a different color than I dyed it before,” sophomore Savannah Gilkes said. “I would always dye it darker. I wanted a bright color this time, so I dyed my ends pink.”