I completely forgot to post these pictures. Tessa Marie colored her hair; little Roxy Mae followed suit. I know there are a lot of nay-sayers who are wagging their fingers right now, but I think it’s important to let kids express themselves outwardly (within reason). It’s just hair, it washes out. There will be a time when they have a stringent dress code to adhere to, and their chosen careers might not allow brightly colored hair. Maybe Roxy got a bit of a head start, but there’s no time like your youth.

As a matter of fact, I was a member of the blue hair club when I was a teenager (as well as bright red and purple) – and I turned out alright. My sisters and I have been lucky to have a mom who gave us creative freedom and embraced our innocent phases (the less innocent were dealt with in a proper manner). It only makes sense that Amanda has chosen the same parental role. I think Roxy’s color has since washed out, but I rather enjoyed my little candy land girls’ rainbow hair.

Love love and candy colored tresses,

Keiko Lynn

Edit: When I was coloring Tessa’s hair, a family friend was in the other room telling Tessa’s dad that she is probably “trying to find herself.” When they called her into the room, she yelled, “Hold on! I’m trying to find myself, give me a minute!” I love her

  1. Michelle says: May 30, 201012:34 am

    I think it's adorable and that it looks amazing! (Of course, I'm biased, as a blue haired individual myself.) Do you know what blue dye they used on Tessa's hair? It turned out GREAT!

  2. Kate Rose says: May 30, 201012:36 am

    aw, they look so happy!
    letting kids "embrace creative freedom" is definitely the best way to go. SIGH I've always wanted to dye my hair blue, but my parents would probably object too much D:
    child/teenager-hood is the perfect time for having fun and experimenting, no one to judge or people to impress

    Tessa looks like such a mermaid!

  3. Keiko Lynn says: May 30, 201012:39 am

    Michelle: I used some manic panic color on her. It washes out pretty quickly, so you have to touch it up often.

    Katy: If you use a temporary dye like manic panic, it washes out after a few weeks!

  4. Marie says: May 30, 201012:44 am

    your sisters are so cute. i love my baby sister too. aren't sissies just the best?

  5. Trishna says: May 30, 201012:56 am

    She looks beautiful. I want to grow up to be a mom like yours, strong but loving. 🙂

  6. Vintage Vanity says: May 30, 20101:07 am

    I never comment [save the time I told you you were a ray of sunshine I wanted to keep in my pocket] but I read everything you post – and you know I read as much for these amazing little posts on your family as I do your take on all things fashion. I love that Roxie is such a little Sprite and your relatiosnhip with Tessa is so much like mine with my baby sister – in short, your blogs always make my day a little brighter and I adore you!

  7. Jenni says: May 30, 20101:14 am

    How awesome! I think I colored my hair every color in the rainbow when I was in high school. You are totally right–kids should have a chance to have fun and experiment with things!

  8. Marley says: May 30, 20101:17 am

    They look fab. I love Roxie's hair; I think she looks adorable. Who cares if she has pink hair? I worry more about the trend of dressing little girls like twenty-something club goers. Roxie just looks like a happy, beautiful little girl. And Tessa does look like a mermaid with her hair! It's great!

  9. Chaucee says: May 30, 20101:48 am

    Love it : )

  10. Iva says: May 30, 20102:25 am

    I think she is darling! and I think it was done very nicely and tastefully!

  11. Miri says: May 30, 20102:34 am

    I totally agree, let kids be kids. My mum used to always let me use wash-out hair dyes to play around with. Because as you get older there is less of a chance to do crazy stuff like that!


  12. Jesucita says: May 30, 20102:44 am

    When I saw the last 2 pictures I thought "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"! I love that movie and love the girls hair!

    I wish I had waves like that! Super envious!

  13. Leah says: May 30, 20103:51 am

    oh, so gorgeous!
    you're absolutely right, i've never understood parents who won't let their kids do anything 'out of the ordinary'.
    the importance of having parents who can help you with looking awesome, growing into yourself well and fighting through the horribleness of insecurity and self-loathing can't be understated.

  14. Colleen says: May 30, 20104:28 am

    aw! so cute. i always wanted to dye my hair a crazy color…but now i work in an office and i can't! or at least, i probably shouldn't

  15. libys11 says: May 30, 20107:31 am

    aawww beyond adorable!!!! 😀 it must be so amazing to be your sister! 😀

  16. Chelsea says: May 30, 20109:27 am

    I used to dye my hair purple in my early teens and I had a large pump pack of the Fudge dye. My dad was rummaging for some hand soap in the bathroom cupboards aaaaand grabbed the dye, washed his hands and had to explain at work (he's a fireman) for the next week why he had purple hands.

  17. Justice Pirate says: May 30, 201010:38 am

    oh how very cute they are. The blue hair is very bright! It reminds me of how when I was in seventh grade I went and dyed my hair pink in the school bathroom and got so in trouble for it. They did not like that I had pink hair at all, and what was worse, that I did it on school time. oh pish posh!

  18. Yellowine says: May 30, 201011:31 am

    Awww, the younger one is so cute! Tessa is also very beautiful girl. I remember how I used to dye my hair pink when I was something like 11-12. My parents weren't very happy about it, but it washed away! Since then I have permanently coloured my hair orange, red, purple, black and multi-coloured… Pretty much everything. Nowdays I prefer just natural dark brown. Good bye to those crazy days!

  19. Il Mare Atelier says: May 30, 201012:01 pm

    Wow, there is great style in these colored hair! And coloring one's hair is a great way to "find yourself"! 😉

  20. Glamour Bbey. says: May 30, 201012:59 pm

    You're right miss! It's very important to let them express themselves! And I love it!


  21. Gypsy with a Camera says: May 30, 20102:13 pm

    Amen! I wish my mom let me do that! I just wrapped up coloring my hair crazy colors and off to my natural hair. I started at 13 with that spray bottle of sun kiss spray.

  22. Molly says: May 30, 20102:32 pm

    I couldn't agree more. I was lucky enough to have parents who let me wear whatever I wanted, when I wanted to. I think it's so important to let kids express myself. Besides, both of their hair looks stellar, so who's to judge?

  23. Chinese Junk says: May 30, 20103:32 pm

    i also did that kind of stuff when younger. actually, i would sometimes, but im supposed to we a grown up now…

  24. Sorcha says: May 30, 20104:10 pm

    If we can cover kids' faces in thick, oily face paint then I don't see why some wash-out hair dye could be all that bad. I was of the lucky sort whose parents gave them lots of creative freedom with dressing and makeup growning up and I definitely think it's important.

    Plus those pictures are adorable!

  25. Shayela H. says: May 30, 20105:45 pm

    They look gorgeous. Nice work on the dye jobs — so much better than my formerly purple hair, but I still miss it.

  26. ittybittykitty79 says: May 31, 20105:16 pm

    It's so funny to run into this, my 11 year old is bugging me to let her dye her hair. I feel that since I had to wait until I was 16 to do it (Manic Panic Rubine, also this was the mid-90's and in my South Texas town it was utterly shocking at the time) she needs to wait too. At least until she's in high school. Maybe I am being too strict or maybe I'm jealous that kids today can do things at a younger age and it's generally more accepted. Maybe after seeing your post I'll relax for the summer. 🙂

    PS: Your nieces are adorable!

  27. Katie says: June 1, 20107:05 am

    Aww Roxy's hair just looks amazing, bless her!

  28. Tara Galuska says: June 2, 20108:43 am

    Too cute! I wasn't allowed to colour my hair as a youngster but I am now loving being a grown up lady with pink in her hair. Wish I was as adorable as these two though!

  29. monkeyandsquirrel says: June 2, 20102:13 pm

    i had blue hair once too… and fire engine red, hot pink, orange, and violet. i turned out just fine as well. it was a phase and i'm thankful that my parents let me go through it!

  30. Becky says: June 2, 20108:17 pm

    They look adorable. I think that hair is so fun to dye. I've had mine just about every color in the book and no one got hurt 😉

  31. TessaMarie the Extraordinary! says: June 3, 20103:55 pm

    Thank you for helping with my hair Keiks!!!! I do feel like a mermaid!:D

  32. Jonna says: June 3, 20104:09 pm

    So cute!

  33. claire says: June 4, 20106:28 pm

    Roxy's hair is soooooooooooo adorable!!!! It's too bad I didn't see it…): Tessa's hair was AMAZING!! We dyed it again and it look amazing….still. I lurve it!! xoxo, ClaireBear(: p.s. Tessa's dresses are so beautiful!!! You did a wonderful job!!

  34. Erin Cathleen says: June 4, 20107:42 pm

    Aw… this story reminds me of the time I dyed part of my hair fire engine red in junior high (probably used Manic Panic as well). I went to a conservative private school, and the prinicpal had a fit and called my mother. He was going to write me up for dyeing my hair an "unnatural color," which violated the dress code. My mom snapped back, "Excuse me, but last I checked red IS a natural color!" Needless to say, we won. 🙂 And the dye did, of course, wash out. Naturally. 😉

  35. gayle says: June 6, 20102:32 am

    my gosh! blue hair never looked as good on anyone! she pulls it of so well!


  36. TessaMarie the Extraordinary! says: June 7, 20103:33 pm

    Why thank you Gayle! And yes Claire! I need your help with my hair again soon! We need to stripe my bangs for the 4th of July!!!

  37. Justice Pirate says: July 6, 20107:21 pm

    I dyed my hair pink when I was 12, So I have no problem with such a thing. hehe. In fact, I did it during school and got in big trouble.

  38. WendyB says: July 17, 20107:34 am

    LOL @ "Hold on! I'm trying to find myself, give me a minute!"