The Sweet Reason This Expecting Mom Dyed Her Hair

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One visit to the hair salon doesn't just change your appearance, for some people, it can also change your life. Earlier this year, a middle school teacher dyed his hair pink to support a good cause with his students' help. In Hollywood, singer Katy Perry regained her confidence by getting a pixie cut. The power of a hair transformation is real, which is why one expecting mother enlisted the help of her longtime friend and hairstylist, Janeese Murphy, to dye her hair for her baby’s sex reveal.
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This week, Murphy took to her Instagram to share a video and images of her client Dantrielle’s appointment: “I did a hair color gender reveal for this beauty, and it turned out amazing,” she wrote in the Instagram caption. “Thanks for letting me be apart of this special moment, Dantrielle!”
According to Yahoo Beauty, Murphy was able to successfully pull it off by mixing the dye in the back of the salon and then blindfolding her friend during the dye process. (For anyone worried about the chemicals, she added that the dye used on Dantrielle was completely safe for pregnant women. “My client’s hair was already blond, and we didn’t use any bleach,” Murphy told Yahoo Beauty. “The color used was ammonia-free and never touched her scalp.”)
The result: A stunning, hot pink dip dye — because (spoiler alert!) it's a girl. Upon the reveal, Dantrielle began to cry tears of joy — and positive comments from other Instagram users poured in. “Wow that's such a creative way to do a gender reveal. That color looks good too, sis,” one user wrote. Another noted, “This was so beautiful and creative! Great job!”
There's a chance this might be one of the coolest hair transformations we've seen in a while — and if Dantrielle's daughter is half as spontaneous as her mother, we can imagine she'll be doing some of her own in due time, too.
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