I Wanted Little Mermaid Hair Color For 15 Years — Here’s How It Finally Happened

In college I tried, with little success, to achieve my aesthetic dreams using box dye and crappy rubber gloves — I was almost always disappointed. The color would wash out, turn pink, or just end up too dull. Never did I get the glowing red hair of that iconic mermaid. So I gave up, grew out my blonde hair, and buried that hidden desire to be someone different.