A redheaded high school student in England has been banned from classes for being too ginger, the devastated teen said. Emily Reay, 17, of Cumbria, was scolded by teachers who told her she couldn't come back to the Trinity School in Carlisle until she gets rid of her natural bright auburn locks or "tones it down considerably," according to reports. The burgeoning musician's hair, which has hints of orange, had been a "bone of contention" since the beginning of the school year, the news site said. It reportedly falls under the category of "unnatural" hair colors like blue or green. But the Monday news still stunned the teen, who won an award for best hairstyle during prom. Her standout mane is part of her identity, she told the Irish Mirror. Emily hopes she'll be able to get away with pinning up her tresses so it's less visible.
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Being a redhead is part of year-old UK student Emily Reay's signature style. Her hair is naturally auburn, and she lightens or darkens it, while still keeping it a gorge ginger shade. The talented singer rocked her red hair for three years, until one day after Easter break, her high school teachers randomly told her that her hair color was inappropriate, and she needed to tone it down before she returned to school. Emily was so upset, bursting into tears when teachers told her. If I had to dye my hair brown, I would lose this. So, why now, when she's had red hair for years? Emily's mom is supportive of daughter staying a redhead, saying: "They do not realize what her hair means to her.
Music student Emily Reay is a natural redhead who has tweaked her auburn tresses into a more fiery red shade. Not a problem until recently her school told her to 'tone it down' — or leave. Her trademark vibrant locks, that she ironically won 'best hairstyle' for at prom, have suddenly been deemed inappropriate for sixth form studies. It's because the school's uniform policy objects to unnatural hair colours, but defining this has caused controversy. Emily's mum responded in her daughter's defense; "Is ginger not a natural hair colour?
A redhead teenager in England claims she is being banned from school because of her hair colour. Emily Reay, 17, said that although her hair is naturally auburn, she has sported lighter flame-coloured locks for three years, and with no comment from her teachers at Trinity School in Carlisle, Cumbria. But when she returned to school after the Easter holidays, the school decided the colour was inappropriate, and ordered her to tone it down or she would be barred from lessons. Ginger hair was her trademark, she said. For me it is a confidence thing. If I had to dye my hair brown, I would lose this. Reay said she offered to tie her hair up or wear a beanie instead, but her teachers still refused. When her parents went to the school to discuss their daughter's hair they were told it needed to be changed or she would not be able to stay at the school.