About Your Hair Dye

In our world, no trend ever ends. You can still buy tape decks and wear baggy pants and publish a blog and unironically listen to Guns’n’Roses. Trends don’t stay the same all the time: They start small, they spread, they become part of the mainstream – and then, at some point, they go underground again. But they don’t end there. They might just become a nerd hobby. Or they do return: After a period of flying under the radar of mass culture, the cycle begins anew. I know a guy who has been getting the same silver-colored hair dye ever since the 1990s. It was the shit then. At some point, it will be again.

Just a thought I wanted to share with you in case you ever feel like a weirdo. It’s not you. Just give it a while. Chances are, your look will return. Big time.


  1. Hi Fabian,
    Wonderful post! I am old enough to have lived through the first cycle of punk fashion, and have been secretly wanting to have blue hair since the 1980’s. Two months ago, with unusually-colored hair now all the rage in Canada, I jumped off the cliff and now sport a subtle — but still noticeable — patch of electric blue curls that start underneath my glasses and end at my chin. It has been so much fun to do this that I wonder why I waited so long! Even my stuffiest colleagues approve. Thank you for a post that made me laugh out loud — you are right on the money. Happy Sunday!

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