At what point does the wearing of pink streaks in your hair cease to be adorable?
Is it when you pass the age of 25?
Is it after your marriage to the Sk8tr Boi ends in divorce?
Or is it when your entire punk-meets-cute image becomes so grating that even your 14-year-old fans move beyond glitter embellished Airwalks and neon tinged sweatshirts?
Whenever that point is, Avril Lavigne has definitely passed it.
A woman who is on the sharp drop to thirty has no business streaking her hair with baby pink highlights. Avril is stuck in a time warp called 2003 hoping that the rest of us will stay in the past with her. But music fans embrace artists who evolve (see: Madonna) and leave behind those who stagnate.
It’s a fine thing to have a look that works for you or a signature that is just yours. But at some point, you have to ask yourself, “Is this look dated?” And if you’re a divorcee, in your late-twenties, with neon streaks in your hair, the answer should be yes.
It’s a difficult thing to grow up, especially when you peaked in your late teens, but unless you’re Peter Pan it has to be done. So put away the hair dye and dress your age.