As seasons change, hair changes!

My hair has undergone a vast transformation over the past year. Since April 2020, I have experimented with five different colors–purple, pink, dark brown, black, and blonde. Some of it has been temporary and some has been permanent. 

In a year where I had no control, my appearance was one of the key factors I could manage. As long as i didn’t do anything too risky, my hair would recover from some experimentation. 

It all started with an Instagram ad for Overtone, a leave-in conditioner which tints your hair. I loved the purple look so much that I continued to try it out with pink. My hair was my outlet for self-expression and gave me a reason to get ready when I was home for so long. 

When summer arrived, I tried going dark brown and loved the contrast. It was that decision that influenced me to go jet black. Although I have the blonde for comparison now, the black was something I enjoyed trying during fall 2020. With masks in public, many people I knew took a while to recognize me. 

The black lasted for a while, but once again my creativity got the best of me and my wallet. Blonde was the next route. This color was by far the most tedious to curate and maintain, but it is by far my favorite. I owe it all to Sierra at Mina’s Studio. She has helped me achieve a beautiful platinum look and keeps it healthy. 

The blonde is my favorite look ever. This includes my natural color.  I feel that it matches my older personality, one which matured rapidly during lockdown. 

While I don’t plan on changing it any time soon, I am thankful for the creativity and confidence changing my hair so much has given me.

With gratitude,



Published by oliviaccohen

My name is Olivia Cohen and I am an Advertising/PR major at UNC-Chapel Hill. Go Heels! My passion for storytelling consumes me, as I am dedicated to learning how to share impactful messages through a variety of mediums. Throughout my education and work experience, I have dabbled in journalism, creative writing, copywriting, and vocal narratives. My goal is to never stop learning. I aim to use my outgoing personality and competitive nature to help companies share their stories in a concise and impactful manner.

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