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After being cut from American Idol back in Season 8, 24-year-old Lacey Brown is back this year with a new look to accompany her new edgy, punk rock shtick.

Singing the Rolling Stone's hit "Ruby Tuesday" last night was fitting for the Texas girl with the bright red hair. Or was it magenta? Either way, it stood out far more than her performance which the judges said was "sleepy" and "50/50".

Regardless of her reviews, Brown's funky, edgy cut combined with the bold color may have inspired the inner punk rocker in many of us. But take warning fellow punks, this look is not for the faint of heart -- or hair.

Referred to as "fashion red" by stylists, Brown's color is part of a series of vibrant dyes, like blue, violet or bright red, that are not naturally occurring colors. They may not be found in nature, but shades of soft pink, hot pink and red-pink have been spotted in Hollywood with celebrities like like Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera, Lily Allen, Pink and Duffy sporting these hues in the past. It's a strong, bold and playful color choice for people who want to express their inner rebel or rock vibe.

While drugstore brands of these electric shades are available, the result can often lead to a bad hair month until it washes out -- or several months if it's a permanent dye. Better to leave this one to the professionals. Experienced stylists know how to apply beautiful fashion colors densely and evenly. Not that it will look natural, but at least you won't end up with the wrong shade or splotches of color in the wrong place.

If an all-over fashion color is too bold, you can always try extensions or highlights in one of these shades. They will still add a hint of punk while being easy to take out or change before that big job interview!

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