Live Out Your K-Pop Dreams and Try a Bold Color
I spent one week as a pink-headed badass in 2016 and it was glorious (unfortunately, my boss did not think so). Order some pink hair dye and live out your princess unicorn dreams. If you have a Zoom meeting, I strongly suggest the potato filter and a simple "oops, not sure how to change it back...oh well". Here's a tutorial
Cut Your Own Curtain Bangs...If You Fail, Just Hide Behind Them
Ah, the cutting of the bangs - the most classic life-crisis-hair-cut there is. Luckily, curtain bangs have a pretty generous margin for error and look super effortless and cool. Worst case, you let them grow out over the next few weeks and do the old behind the ear-tuck.
Crimp Your Hair, Click Your Heels 3 Times, and You'll Find Yourself Back in Simpler Times
Do you have 90s crimping PTSD? I think we're all in agreement that the tight crimp has no place in 2020, but I'm honestly not mad at a loose, beachy, wavy crimp. It takes far less time than a curling iron and looks super cute in a pony-tail the next day.
It's Not Regrowth, Its a Root Stretch...It's Different I Promise
By now, your roots are inevitably creeping in...let them. Order an at-home hair dye that matches your natural color. Apply it to the base of your hair, wait a few minutes, and brush it out to seamlessly incorporate it into the rest of your hair. And voila, you are now a low maintenance queen! Here's a tutorial.
To Be Blunt, Everything Sucks Right Now So Give Yourself a Blunt Cut in Solidarity
Put down the bowl. This is not your mums bowl-cut. This is a sophisticated, blunt chop that will have your ends feeling oh-so fresh *warning* you WILL swish your head side to side and run your fingers through your hair while brushing it like a Disney princess. Here's a tutorial.
Combine the blunt chop with the curtain bangs, attempt a root stretch and throw some pink tint over the top, crimp your hair and you will be a quarantine goddess. Who knows, maybe you'll love your new look so much that you'll wear it proudly into our post-quarantine world. Until then, experiment and have some fun. This is a unique opportunity that we must harness; find moments of fun, light, and positivity during this dark time.