I have a 13-year-old daughter. I also have a 7-year-old, a 17-year-old and a 5-year-old.
3 out of my 4 kids have dyed their hair in very interesting shades/patterns. Before “The Last Airbender” came out, my son had a blue arrow down his head. He also has had kind of blue polka dots. My daughters bangs are purple at the moment, and the rest of her hair is reddish, about to be black.
We have always told the kids that for the most part, their hair is theirs, so as long as they have their own money, they can get it cut/dyed/anything but shaved.
I say all this because it seems that more and more people are dying their hair, wearing weird stuff (lady gaga), customizing their cars/license plates, piercing everything, etc.
Remember when the only people who had blue hair, were the old ladies in the old-blue-hair-lady jokes? When did all this stuff become normal? (ok, so lady gaga is still not quite normal). Now, don’t get me wrong, I like individualism, and I don’t have a problem with most of the things people do to themselves. I just think it is a little strange how strange people are. I guess pretty soon the “weird” ones will be those in jeans and t-shirts. It is a crazy and fun world.