The color purple

 I am so excited I had to share!
 First of all – that is not editing, yes my hair is shades of blue and purple!
I have been wanting to do this for so long and now I don’t know why I waited!
I love it! I draw all these girl with such fantastic hair color and now I have 
creative hair of my own! (Yes hubby thinks I am a little nuts! LOL! But that’s ok!)

 Here is another look – it is getting long. The entire underneath is dyed but the
back looks normal. It is fun when I put it in a ponytail and half is blue and purple!
I love it so much that the next time I am going to go 
for it all the way around. I have a few highlights on top as well…
I did it myself (My DD helped in the back)-I used a brand called Special Effects,

 I did my oldest daughters as well – but she wanted a hot Pink color.
 I did bleach our hair first.
I used another brand before and it was so dark purple
that it looked black and it wasn’t vibrant like this.

What does this have to do with artsy stuff – it’s artsy hair of course!
And I have always loved purples and blues…
In high school I had a small streak of purple – back in the day only a hairdresser
could do it. (I did it in Hollywood!)
Then I went away to school, (Massachusetts) joined the swim team and after one
dip in the pool my gorgeous purple hair was white! In Mass I could not find a hairdresser
that had purple, I had to settle for Hot Pink – I was not happy!
And it didn’t match my purple Vans and jeans! :0
(I am not, nor have I ever been a pink person-it’s just not me.) 

I am a purple girl- even my luggage is purple! 
Speaking of which I am so sad that the zipper on my suitcase is broken.

 I have never seen such cute purple luggage
since I bought these years ago from the Disney store.
(Tinkerbell was bonus!) They don’t carry this anymore, but I have
to say it has lasted through lots of flights and trips!!!
I am on the hunt for equally cute, functional and affordable luggage-
I am partial to purple (as if you haven’t noticed) but I am open to blues
and greens as well. Or just something different!
(Maybe I might have to paint on it?)
If you see any please leave me a link!!

Here is one of my fairies in purple.
I just love color. Vibrant, rich colors.
How about your favorite colors?
Would you dye your hair that color?
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Rita Barakat is a Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator, Designer and Educator. From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacturer websites and magazines. She designs, teaches workshops and and freelances for a variety of manufacturers. Not anywhere near a local event? Sign up for her newsletter and receive a Top Secret Mixed Media Class in your inbox! 


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6 Responses

  1. I LOVE your hair and am amazed that you do it yourself! I’ve had purple hair, red, blonde, blue, etc. Right now it’s my all time fave….teal and blue! It’s awesome! Here’s to color!!

  2. Your hair looks cute! Many other popular artist do that with their hair too so its very popular! My favorite color is blue but I would not add it to my hair because it would stand out to much being a blonde. Your fairy is so pretty!!

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