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Embracing The Queer Hair Coloring Revolution

by Saumya Rawat on May 31, 2023

Explore the intersection of hair and queer identity, and how hair coloring has become a form of self-expression.

What’s your outlook on your hair? Do you see it as being at par with societal norms and taming the beauty standards or does it mirror your persona and is a reflection of your vibe? 

Whatever your relationship with your hair, all we know is that it is deeply personal, sometimes, even bittersweet. And for some of us, it is a form of self-expression, rebellion, and exploration. 

Especially for our Queer individuals, hair can be a powerful form of their identity and in some ways a proud badge of honor. It can also be a symbol of resistance and revolution, challenging traditional gender norms and expectations. Making their hair coloring journey an important pillar of self-assertion.


Exploring The Hair Coloring Journey In The LGBTQIA+ Community

For many LGBTQIA+ individuals, hair color serves as a gateway to discovering and embracing their true selves. Through this journey, they often find the freedom to express themselves in ways they feel at home, to break free from the confines of binary gender norms, and to embrace their unique identities.

In the end, the hair coloring journey for queer individuals is a testament to the power of self-expression, exploration, and identity. It's a symbol of the resilience, strength, and beauty of this community, and a reminder that we should all have the freedom to express ourselves however we choose.

Some Queer Icons And Their Hair Color Journeys

David Bowie: The late musician always stood out and made a statement with ever-changing hair colors, often using them as a form of expression and to push gender boundaries. This icon introduced the world to the flaming red dyed hair era in 1972, way ahead of the times before when it was selling looks. “Bowie was a redhead not because of genetics, but because he wanted to be.” 

A boy with Rubra Red hair color by Paradyes.
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Madonna: The pop icon has experimented with numerous hair colors throughout her career, and carried them with confidence and as a mirror of her persona. Being a natural brunette, this American singer-songwriter has always been seen rocking the beach blonde waves and strawberry blonde hair color. Madonna’s most recent hair look is an inspiration for everything Copper.

Hayley Kiyoko: A proud supporter and member of the LGBTQIA+ community, this singer, dancer, and actress have been known to sport bold hair colors, such as bright pink or rainbow, as a way to assert her individuality and challenge beauty standards.

RuPaul: The drag queen and television personality is known for his iconic blonde wigs, which he has used to create his larger-than-life persona and to push gender boundaries.

Girl with Honey blonde hair color and Lighten up bleach kit by Paradyes.
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These queer icons and many others have used hair coloring as a way to assert their individuality, challenge societal norms, and express their unique identities.

Their courageous looks have inspired countless others in queer communities to do the same and represent their true selves the way they want. And more importantly, push beyond labels that never fit into a box and embrace boldly and proudly queer identities.

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