Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

Creator, The Undocumented Individuals

When did you first begin coloring your hair?
I’m 31 now, however I began dyeing my hair my freshman 12 months of school. My dad and mom are South American immigrants and evangelical, and although the aim on the time was J. Lo’s highlights from the Jenny from the Block music video, I informed my dad I had been impressed by Rachel Ray.

Do you suppose you’ll ever cease?
I’ve a ton of thick hair that by no means falls out. I perceive that bleach is damaging however I like the feel it offers—my hair naturally is so straight that I seem like an excellent lady, and I’m not lady. If anyone concern-trolls me about this, I am going to bleach my eyelashes with 40 quantity.

What’s your hair colour proper now?
If you see me with darkish brown hair, like I’ve proper now, that is me attempting to cease and embrace nature. I wish to seem like the form of lady who makes her personal nut milks and marmalade. To me, that lady simply lets her hair be and piles it on high of her head.

Which hair colour have you ever appreciated probably the most? And the least?
My favourite hair colour was pink carried out on my own, on high of a blonde I had carried out professionally. I believe pink appears probably the most pure on me. It fades fantastically and appears totally different each single day, so I all the time see any person new however acquainted once I look within the mirror.

I have never hated any of them. You’ll be able to serve a glance with any colour in case you have charisma.

What’s the shortest period of time you’ve ever had your hair be a sure colour?
I used to be about to pitch a present in LA, and I had pink hair on the time. For a short second I believed, what if I wish to seem like what they suppose a Latina appears like? I dyed my hair with darkish brown field dye, however due to the colour wheel my hair turned inexperienced. I went to see my pal and mentioned, “My hair is inexperienced” and he mentioned “It isn’t inexperienced,” however everybody on the studio agreed it was. That night time, I dyed it black.

Did your model change while you had totally different hair colours?
The make-up I put on to speak my nut milk vibe is 2 dabs of the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter to paint appropriate, some Saie highlighter, and the Westman Atelier Lip Suede blotted on my lips. No mascara. I believe I’ve higher liberty with colour when my hair is blonde or darkish. I’m extra prone to put on my hair longer when it’s a pure colour—when it is one thing like purple or inexperienced, I put on my hair in a bob.

Did folks deal with you in a different way when your hair was totally different colours?
Artwork in your physique looks as if it is meant to be remarked upon, so folks really feel entitled to. I grew up sporting gold nameplate rings and bracelets, and my dad and I fought so much about which approach they need to face. He used to inform me to put on the letters going through exterior, however why ought to others have the ability to learn them and never me? The tattoos I’ve that comprise textual content additionally face me, as a result of I don’t give a shit if folks on the L prepare can learn them. Each of these issues imply so much to me, when it comes to claiming possession of my physique and residing for myself. So if I’ve realized something it is that typically you’re freaky for your self and to not be another person’s freak present.


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