Coloring hair is a transformative experience and has always been integral to self-expression. It’s a process of reinvention that carries different meanings for different people and symbolizes important milestones in your life, marking the beginning of a new phase or chapter's end. It is no different than any other art form and can sometimes become your muse.
Just ask Sydney Ross, an aspiring writer, and avid supporter of oVertone, whose super soft, pastel pink locks serve as an inspiration for her writing.
“As an aspiring writer, I’m just trying to find my own voice. For me, poetry has always been a perfect way to express myself and memorialize important moments in my life.” — Sydney Ross.
Sydney left our staff in awe when she submitted a poem about her oVertone experience, capturing the essence of what it means to express your authentic self through color. In her poem, "Do it yourself is always more fun,” Sydney exquisitely describes her at-home coloring process with our Pastel Pink Coloring Conditioner, her go-to oVertone fave. From the subtle kiss of pink pigment to our hair's healthy ingredients to the super luxurious hydrated results, Sydney illuminates the intersection of color and writing and shows how doing it yourself is always more fun.
"Do it yourself is always more fun"
like a seasoned professional
foregoing gloves means
messy neon minty dye
stains the tips of my fingers -
a rather small price to pay
to be pretty in pink.
dozens of cotton candy corkscrews
balance precariously under a worn
floral shower cap, saturating color.
coconut oil and vanilla bean
are a match made in heaven
massaged into my scalp
as warm rose-tinted water
swirls down the drain.
delicate silky soft curls
rest on my shoulders -
a subtle reminder
that this satisfying
semi-permanent pop of color
will eventually fade over time:
a sweet bubblegum tragedy.
Here at oVertone, we believe that self-expression has no boundaries, fostering community is essential, and the health of your hair is non-negotiable. Everything we do echoes this philosophy, and we always welcome real people sharing stories about themselves and their experiences using oVertone. With our best-selling semi-permanent alternative to dye, you can proceed on your journey of self-discovery and experimentation, each color telling a new story about who you are.
Want to read more poems by Sydney? We got you, fam! Head to her site to get a complete list of poems inspired by beautiful moments and milestones in Sydney's life.