By MELISSA WELLHAM
A DIY rainbow revolution is upon the country. After the move by the NSW Government to remove the rainbow crossing at Sydney’s Taylor Square, people in Australia – and now the world over – started creating their own chalk rainbow crossings on streets, and uploading the pictures to social media.
The rainbow crossing in Taylor Square was originally painted as a part of this year’s Mardi Gras festival and, despite community objections, it was removed two weeks ago.
Undeterred, people have continued sharing their vivid chalk masterpieces in the name of supporting equality, diversity, and love. I personally added a more hirsute contribution to the rainbow revolution. Except not with soluble chalk, and not on the ground.
Instead, I now have DIY rainbow hair.
In the interest of full disclosure, ‘do it yourself’ is a misleading phrase, because I most definitely did not do this myself. All credit must go to the world’s most patient hairdresser (who is probably also the world’s best hairdresser, as evidenced by the fact that she often provides cupcakes with EDIBLE GLITTER for me to nibble on while she puts outrageous colours all over my head).
In the gallery below, you will see my transformation from bleach blonde locks, to rainbow tresses. This transformation was anything but instantaneous, and took just about 3 hours.