My friend passed away suddenly October 2016. She and I used to have competitions at church of which hair colour would shock the old ladies the most. I was winning with green highlights, then she dyed her hair bright aqua colour which took the winning spot.

A week before she died she’d had to dye her hair a bog standard brown to be a bridesmaid at a wedding. All I could think of during her funeral and still to this day is that she died with a hair colour that didn’t match her personality, and it didn’t seem like she would be dead because she needed to re-dye her hair like she’d planned and shock the ladies one more time.