BULLYING IS A BIG PROBLEM
70% OF YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE WITNESSED BULLYING.
ONE IN FOUR YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE BEEN BULLIED.
BULLYING DOES SERIOUS HARM.
IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY
Bullying is a big problem in the world today. Some redheads have experienced redhead bullying first hand, and it is something that needs to stop. Part of our mission at How to be a Redhead is to give confidence and empowerment to those with red hair; so when a beauty brand comes out with a hair line with its target message about ending bullying, it hits a special place in our hearts.
Paul Mitchell’s newest NEON line is all about making women feel beautiful on the inside and outside, with a strong message that the world is a “bully-free zone”. It has a strong message about “You Do You” and embracing “Stand Out Style.”
Since November is a big month for How to be a Redhead, with National Love Your Red Hair Day falling on November 5th, we wanted the November H2BAR Box to have a strong message. That’s why we’re so excited that Paul Mitchell NEON took over the H2BAR Box this month, with 6 full size products! And we included the “I’m Really a Mermaid” travel makeup bag, along with tutorial pamphlets. Adrienne & Stephanie even shared their bullying stories with subscribers.
If you visit Paul Mitchell NEON’s website, you will find statistics and information on bullying. One of our favorite pieces of information are the top 5 tips for banishing bullying:
1. MAKE IT YOUR BUSINESS
If you see someone being bullied, you may think, “this isn’t my business” and keep on going–especially if you don’t know them. Don’t! Instead, support them. Walk with them, talk with them, show them that they aren’t alone. (However, don’t intervene in a physical fight–call a teacher or other adult in charge to come stop it instead.)
2. BE A FRIEND
If you know that someone is being isolated, gossiped about, and made fun of, get to know them. Listen to them. Sit with them at lunch. Remember, bullies can’t turn people into outcasts unless everyone else goes along with them. You can be the change.
3. MAKE KINDNESS GO VIRAL
When you see someone being cyberbullied, write something kind. And/or let the bullies know that what they’re doing isn’t cool.
4. GET YOUR SQUAD ON IT
Let your friends know what you’re doing to help those being bullied, so they can help, too. It’s way easier to stand up to bullies when you have plenty of backup.
5. GET CONNECTED
You can start a bullying prevention program in your school or workplace. There are many fantastic national anti-bullying organizations that can help you out with ideas and resources.
Head to How to be a Redhead’s -Confidence Section- to read more stories to keep you uplifted during tough times. And always remember to turn to @HowtobeaRedhead’s social channels, as well Paul Mitchell NEON’s (@neonhair), to interact with positive communities of acceptance.
In the meantime, enjoy the Paul Mitchell NEON ‘Short & Sweet’ redhead hair tutorials below:
Rock it like a Redhead!