On a whim, I tried to imagine my wife with blue hair. I’ve discussed this with some friends and we all came to the general consensus that my wife with dark blue hair and light blue highlights would actually look really good and that she would be able to pull it off really well.
As an artist, the idea of a wife with hair color pushing the boundaries of acceptable and yet having an undeniably aesthetically pleasing look to it intrigued me. I’ve approached her with this idea several times, and she always gently reminded me that blue hair is what many consider as an “extreme hairstyle.” To this end, many people would most definitely think she wouldn’t deserve a temple recommend, and in the temple she would most definitely garner more than her fair share of staring.
I contemplated this idea, for it deeply disturbed me that one could be denied saving ordinances for simply possessing an “unnatural” hair color. After all, women who dye their hair brown or black or blonde can go into the temple just fine, no questions asked. And it’s definitely not an issue of looking natural or unnatural, unless women naturally grow bleached blonde highlights on a regular basis.
I then thought about the slew of billboards that have cropped up between Provo and Salt Lake City advertising breast enhancement procedures. As far as I know, if you get a boob job, to put it in the vulgar, you can still gain a temple recommend and attend the temple and very few people will hassle you.
In my opinion, elective breast augmentation for the purposes of merely looking more attractive is the epitome of Isaiah’s prophesy that the daughters of Zion would become haughty – to the point of spiritual death. So does this seem right? Is blue hair the greater sin compared to a boob job?