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Manic Panic Celebrates Thirty Years of Wild Colors

If you ever fancied yourself an outsider, a rebel, a rocker or any other sort of daring type, you're probably familiar with Manic Panic hair dye. The semi-permanent colors span the spectrum, going from bright white to lime green to cotton candy pink and everything in between. Manic Panic celebrated its thirtieth anniversary this weekend, and since I hadn't thought about the dye since my teenage days of bright pink hair, I decided to see what they're up to.

It turns out that Tish and Snooky, the sisters who started the company, have opened a chain of salons in Tokyo (and one in Los Angeles). What's more, Manic Panic now has a line of vegan color cosmetics. As you'd expect, the colors are more daring than demure, but even if you're not looking for anything wild, it's worth a look. For instance, the extremely light face powders would work for you pale beauties out there—if you can deal with a compact that reads Vampyre's Veil, that is. I've gotta know: Have you used Manic Panic? Do you use it now? Any disaster stories? (You tell me yours, and I may be compelled to confess the story of How Teenage Bella's Hair Unintentionally Turned Green...)

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