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Beth Ditto’s Hair Color Secrets: Notable Quotables

Notable Quotables is a weekly series featuring a great quote. Whether it’s the founder of a beloved beauty brand, an eccentric makeup artist making headlines, or even a super-stylish celebrity, our favorite tastemakers always have something worth sharing.


Beth Ditto, Gossip singer and the most recent MAC collaborator, is anything but reserved when it comes to her hair and makeup. She certainly isn’t afraid to experiment and get a little out of the box—a quality we love! A few weeks ago she spoke with Into The Gloss’ Emily Weiss about everything from her high school beauty aspirations to a secret trick for getting the most out of Kool-Aid hair dye. It’s potentially useful information since the dip-dyed hair trend clearly isn’t going anywhere.

"I really enjoyed the whole Southern beauty thing—I probably had big bangs for way too long because I loved doing it so much, huge bangs. Sometimes I would put Sun-In in. And then the Kool-Aid thing came along. I tell you what—I was really good at doing Kool-Aid in my hair, ‘cause other kids were actually trying to pour it in their hair when it was watered down, but I would mix it with Noxzema so it was really concentrated, and then put it on. I would Sun-In my hair first, and then I would put two packets of red Kool-Aid into a little thing of Noxzema and put that on my hair and let it dry. I got mildly made fun of, but not as much as my bandmates did."

—Beth Ditto to Into The Gloss

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