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Fan Girls: We Love Good Dye Young!

A few weeks ago, we met up with Hayley and Brian from Good Dye Young at their studio in Nashville, Tennessee. GDY was recently in our Oui Fresh beauty box and they are a local business that we absolutely love. They make fun semi-permanent and temporary hair dye. I love that it is naturally scented with bergamot and orange essential oils! It’s pretty rare to find hair products that are naturally scented that aren’t marketed as “crunchy,” if you know what I’m saying … so I fully support what they are doing!!

I brought Nova along with me because I thought it would be fun to try some temporary hair color on her white hair. As a new mama, I always want to look for ways to involve her in my business life if it’s just for fun and it’s something she could enjoy! It’s something I want to be intentional about as she grows up.


Brian let me choose what color to use for Nova’s hair and I chose purple, so he mixed together the blue and pink poser paste.

What a cutie!!!!! She spent the whole rest of the day saying “purple hair … purple hair …”

I spent time chatting with Hayley and Brian about their friendship (they met 12 years ago and are best friends—he travels with her band, Paramore, and does her amazing stage looks as well), their new business and some reallyyyy exciting new products that they’ll be rolling out soon (I’m not sure if I’m supposed to share, but I’ll tell you it’s not hair dye and I am 100% going to be a customer). We also talked about the emotional aspects of hair dye, and hair changes. I know it may sound petty to some, but hair can be a powerful force for self-esteem and a symbol of a new season in life!

As someone who gains her super powers from my hair extensions, I can relate (ha!).

I always wanted pink hair—growing up and in my 20s, and if I’m being honest … still today. Bleached hair isn’t my best look, but I’m happy for Nova that she’ll be able to change her hair on a whim (without bleach!) and as many times as she wants. I fully support this type of self-expression (as long as it’s non-toxic and scented with essential oils—haha!).

My mom never wanted me to dye my hair, but she let me begin in seventh grade and I never stopped. In all my teen years, I wore the most hideous outfits, but she only told me to change my clothes ONE time. Respect! I want to be like her and support my children as they express themselves through fashion and style.

Look how everyone only cares about Nova. This is my life now! 🙂

Thanks for letting me share about a company I love! This post is not sponsored. Brian and Hayley are so sweet and I’m really inspired by what they are doing. I am so proud of the green beauty “scene” in Nashville. NOT BAD AT ALL. I hope some of you will find a new brand to love from this!

Let me know what other types of green beauty posts you’d like to see! xx – Elsie

Credits//Author: Elsie Larson, Photography: Keely Rust. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.




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