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Manic Panic Turquoise Fuchsia Shock

I’d wanted to change my hair up for a while now, but I’ve been sick so I didn’t want to breathe in any chemicals. Finally yesterday evening I decided I’d be brave and lighten my hair.

As you remember, my hair was:

So I used Ion Sensitive Scalp 40 developer with Blue Tonal Powder Lightener to lighten my hair. Here I am in between colors, after I’ve lightened.

After thinking about my hair cut and how I wanted the color, I planned out 3 sections of color. On the back of my head, lower part of my hair, I wanted purple. On the top of my hair I wanted Fuchsia Shock. Around the majority of my hair I wanted Atomic Turquoise. I did a sort of starburst pattern to gather up the hair for the top knot section.

I wasn’t sure if the Fuchsia Shock would be a bleeder (OMG it is) so I wanted to make sure that whatever I used as the top color would mix well with Atomic Turquoise. When you combine reddish-pink and blue you end up with purple, so I knew I’d be happy if that happened.

I liked my new hair, but I felt like the Fuchsia Shock was competing too much with my eyes, so I decided to add more Atomic Turquoise to the front section and a bit on the side, basically making it dark purple in those places.

I’m quite happy with my hair now!

Really you could get away with using just Manic Panic Atomic Turquoise and Fuchsia Shock for this look. You could mix the two shades together for the back of my hair (I used up some leftover purple that I had in a jar that was Ultra Violet, Purple Haze and a Punky Color purple).

I really love the darker band of purple near the front. I think my hair looks pretty awesome.

I need to point out that Ray was really awesome. He applied the lightener all over my hair. He also helped me apply the color exactly where I wanted it, since it’s not always easy to see the back of my head on my own. When I re-did the section of color today, I was on my own, but I wouldn’t have gotten it to look like this without Ray helping me last night.

Manic Panic is, of course, cruelty-free.

Products purchased by me. All opinions are my own.

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    • http://liquorlubeandlipstick.blogspot.com/ adri

      OMG, I love this this! I really like how the purple peeks out from the Fuschia Shock.

      • Phyrra

        Yay thanks Adri!

    • http://www.makeupzombie.net MakeupZombie

      The finished product is truly amazing. I think this is the best color I’ve seen on you so far. :D

      • Phyrra

        Thank you! I’m in love with my color!

    • Tracy

      Love it!!!!

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Tracy!

    • http://www.cinseven13.blogspot.com/ cinseven13

      looks fantastic!

      • Phyrra

        Thank you Cin <3

    • http://lacqueredpaintedpolished.blogspot.com/ Jessi M

      It looks so gorgeous! You do th emost amazing things with your hair.

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Jessi!

    • http://noirekittenrevenge.blogspot.com/ Marasy

      You always have such interesting and unique hair! Neat combination!

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Marasy :) I have fun with my hair!

    • http://pearlsquirrel.blogspot.com Pearl Squirrel

      This looke awesome! This is a really daring combination, but it worked out great. The front section with the turquoise and purple going over into the fuchsia is so pretty :)

      Now I wish I could dye all of my hair in a bright color too, but i was told to not go overboard with colors, and have to wear red at work so this doesn’t leave many options..

      • Phyrra

        Clip ins are always a great option if you can’t do bright all over :)

    • http://plannedresilience.net/ Eleanor

      Love your new do! Those colors are terrific together and on you! I really like your cut too. I might take your photo in to my stylist, so that he can do my sideburns a bit more like yours. It frames the face better than the way he has been doing mine.

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Eleanor! I love how the side frames my cheekbone :)

    • http://tallulah-bonvivantbeauty.blogspot.com/ Lulubelle

      That is so cool! No way I could get away with it, but I’ve been wanting to add a streak of color to my blond hair. I’ll have to go with something that washes out, as I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t be embraced where I work.

      • Phyrra

        Clip ins are a great alternative if you can’t do full on color :)

    • http://icynails.blogspot.com/ Ice Queen

      Your new colours look fabulous and suit your complexion perfectly.

      • Phyrra

        Thank you Ice Queen!

    • http://acidwash06.blogspot.com Sandra

      You look amazing! I think you’d look good in any hair color ;)

      • Phyrra

        Aww thanks Sandra!

    • http://www.letthemhavepolish.com Cristina LTHP

      I am so insanely jealous of your awesome hair!!!! I swear… The second I can quit this job you are SO doing my hair in colors again! <3!

      • Phyrra

        I will, I promise!

    • Shannon

      LOVE IT!!!!

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Shannon!

    • http://collegemakeupbudget.blogspot.com/ Beauty on a College Budget

      So I’m thinking of adding a bit of color to my white blond hair, I don’t want anything too permanent and I heard that manic panic does fade. So my question is does it fade and do you think it’s damaging?

      • Phyrra

        It will eventually fade, depending on how long you leave it on and how frequently you wash. I don’t really feel it is damaging, because of its ingredients.

    • http://segnoseven.com/blog Tea

      Yay! You did use all of it! :D :D :D <3 <3 <3

    • blauriche

      I love that color. I wish I still had a job that allowed me to color my hair. I guess that’s something to work toward…

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    • http://moirahasslermua.com/blog Moira

      Love the new color! I’ve always been a fan of mixing pink and blue to create purple. =) You rock it well, love!

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    • http://justmeleah.blogspot.co.uk Leah

      I love it! I can’t dye my hair so I love looking at yours. Your blog is my favourite of all because you cover so many different aspects of life.

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    • http://libbyspinkvanity.blogspot.com Kimberly

      This look is crazy awesome on you. The colors worked together perfectly.

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    • http://puglyslut.wordpress.com Melissa W.

      You look great!! I love it!

    • http://vulcanbutterfly.blogspot.com Vulcan_Butterfly

      I LOVE how this turned out! Great job!