Hello, Orange! - The Dainty Squid

Hello, Orange!

Monday, November 10, 2014

orange hair, pink hair, purple hair, short colorful hair
orange and pink hair
I've shared photos of my new hair color already but I do like making an "official" post about it after each big change. Even if only so I can document the colors I used. I mix shades like crazy so without making note of it somewhere I have no idea for future reference. This is definitely one I'll be keeping for a while, and coming back to time and time again.

Orange, pink, and purple aren't necessarily three colors I would normally put together but a few weeks back I was riding my bike around downtown when I looked up at Terminal Tower. Terminal Tower is a 52 story skyscraper, essentially it's Cleveland's centerpiece. The building has 508 LEDs that are lit up every night, and often change colors. That night when I looked up Terminal Tower was orange, pink, and purple. It looked so beautiful. The second I saw it I knew those had to be my next set of hair colors.
Since this was a spur of the moment dye job - when is not? - I had to settle with whatever colors I could get my hands on. I really wanted to use Special Effects Hi-Octane Orange for a more vibrant shade but of course, nowhere around here sells that. Here's the list of what I ended up using...

Manic Panic Sunshine
Manic Panic Hot Hot Pink
Manic Panic Pillarbox Red
Manic Panic Pretty Flamingo - in two different shades?
Color Jamz Yellin Yellow
Punky Colours Fuego
Punky Colours Purple

I mixed all the reds, oranges and the yellow together with equal parts conditioner for my orange shade. It ended up maybe a little bit peachier than planned but still beautiful. Pretty Flamingo was/is kind of baffling. One of the bottles was orange, the perfect color, and the other was peachy pink. Had that been something I ordered online I would have been mad. (So, beware that you may not get the color pictured if you do buy that color online!) But even with settling for colors I used, I'm pumped about the results.
orange, pink, purple hair, dainty squid
This is probably my favorite dye job is a loooong time. Its always fun to try something a bit new and out of my comfort zone.
xoxo

For tips on getting hair colors to last, check out this post

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55 thoughts

  1. I find the colors beautifully and how they overlopen! I together would also like to dye my hair but dare not.

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  2. I'm really curious how you get your old colors to bleach out so well. No matter how much I fade, I can't get this blue to bleach out. I'm totally afraid of running the bleach through the ends too many times. Any advice?

    These new colors look fabulous!

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    1. I just make sure I fade them intentionally A LOT before going anywhere near my hair with bleach. Tons of conditioning treatments, and hot showers in the week leading up to bleach day. :)

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    2. Ok I will definitely try that next time! I usually fade with hot water, but I need to do the conditioning treatments more I think. Thank you!

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  3. Ahh, so pretty! You can get away with any colour, I'm sure. :)

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  4. I love pink and orange together and it looks even more amazing in your hair :)

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  5. You always give me serious hair envy Kaylah! This looks absolutely beautiful. I wish I could go back to having brightly coloured hair but my current job just won't let me, I'm having to put up with a dark purple which is kind of straddling the lines of acceptability. Will definitely be checking out your last post - I want to know how to keep my hair in that good condition while dyeing it!

    Alice
    www.pretty-confused.com

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    1. Thanks, Alice!!

      Well, dark purple is better than no color at all! :)

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  6. Wow, I really love this color combo!

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  7. Fabulous colors and a great inspiration story!

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  8. Sooo pretty! Like a gorgeous sunset or a toasty fire, love it :) xx

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  9. Yeah, well, those colors together just sort of look like your personality, which is why I like it.

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  10. Wow, I love it! It's like a super cool sunset!

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    1. Haha, when I got my hair cut that's what the floor full of my hair reminded me of too!

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  11. It's a very pretty combo, I'd expect pink orange and purple to work so well.
    Betty

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  12. So obsessed! Makes me miss when I had orange hair, long ago! <3

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! Orange is a favorite of mine, I always love coming back to it!

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  13. So good! It looks like the kind of hair colour thats going to look amazing when its faded.

    chloe
    www.bythelock.com

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    1. Thanks! I was definitely thinking the same thing!

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  14. Definitely a killer orange-y peach! Next to your teal hair from awhile back, this is my favorite of your looks. It's a soft color, so the variations that pop through are that much more vibrant. Nice job! Your hair tips and tricks are really inspiring, keep sharing!

    http://throughthereels.blogspot.com

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  15. I love this color combo so much!!!

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  16. It looks awesome!! I really like the peachy color, even if you didn't plan on it!

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  17. I'm really digging this combo. You've got the perfect complection for all these vibrant and radical colors. I've got to say I'm inspired. ^^

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  18. I had the same thing happen to me with a Manic Panic color! One was an orangey-red and the other was like a light peach. It still looked good, but I was kinda disappointed that I couldn't replicate the same color I had before.

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    1. That is so strange! I can't believe they don't do anything to ensure that their colors are all the same!

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  19. Your hair looks absolutely amazing, the colours really suit you!x

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  20. Your hair is so gorgeous! I love all of those colours together. :)
    polkaspotsandfreckledots.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. Love love LOVE this combo!! It's like a gorgeous, sherbert / sunset shade. :) I think a lot of people find the idea of orange hair intimidating, but I have to say one of my own fave hair colors I've done was fire ombre - fading from black (roots) to red to orange to yellow. <3

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    1. Thanks, Kelsea! Yep, orange is one of my favorites too! :)

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  22. GAH! I love seeing your hair dye transformations! And I agree, I LOVE this color combo. It reminds me of a sunset. :)

    <3
    kimberrleigh

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  23. IT LOOKS BEAUTIFUL. I think it also requires alot of talent to blend it like that. great job! x kayleigh // mylittlejeans

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  24. I love that you mix your hair colours, I used to do the same when I had brightly coloured hair. I really miss it but the upkeep was getting ridiculous, these colours looks great on you, I've got major hair envy haha.

    Kirsty x

    www.kirstytalks.co.uk

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  25. I love the hair color. The dyes really do blend together well.

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  26. I love this hair color combination a lot! You are a master at mixing hair colors!

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  27. Your hair is incredible! Orange, pink and purple look so good together!

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  28. Where's the "Hello" top from? Love it!

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    1. http://hellomerch.com/collections/helloapparel
      :)

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