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Care About Hair?

The Marlborough planner states that all “hair color should be natural, not artificial.” This is a rule that many students dislike. Not only can colorful hair dye be attractive and a great way to change up your style, it is a fun way to express yourself. Different colors have different connotations: red can be associated with fire and passion, while blue is often related to calmness.

According to the School’s student handbook, colorful hair dye is inappropriate at school because it can be distracting. Natural hair dyes seem to form a compromise. Students can still be expressive with their hair colors, while not coming off as out of line. In other words, they show off new trends and styles without being distracting.

Currently, brunettes are dyeing or bleaching the ends of their hair blonde. Natural highlights have also been popular throughout school. This year, gray hair has been a big trend.

Throughout Marlborough, students and teachers alike have been wondering whether gray hair is a natural hair color. On one side, since gray hair is a hair color that most people get at a certain point in their life, it is a natural color, and students should be able to dye their hair that color; on the other side, gray hair is a color that is not usually present in students ages twelve through eighteen. Gray hair is often regarded as a color, brought on by stress (something almost all Marlborough girls experience) or old age.

Dyed gray hair could come off as offensive to others with actual gray hair since it might seem like dyed gray hair is mocking people with actual gray hair. Also, dyed gray hair can look silver or blue, which are not natural hair colors. I personally I believe that dyed gray hair should be allowed, because it is a natural hair color, just like brown and blonde.

In conclusion, I think that gray hair should be permitted, since it is a natural color and a new and different way to express yourself.