Alyssa is such a colorful person and her style is 1000% mermaid status. We asked her about her life, her goals and her hair.
Who is @purplesneakers_?
My names Alyssa, I'm an artist from Cleveland Ohio and I'm 23.
What's the first thing you did this morning?
The first thing I did this morning was shovel down 3 cups of coffee lmao! Gotta have my caffeine.
Tell us something weird about yourself.
Something weird about me that most people don't know is that I was homeschooled most of my life.
What do you love to do in your off time?
In my off time I love to take photos and I also love to paint and draw, I am a very artistic person. I would describe myself as a free spirit, I love to explore and travel to new places.
Who is your style icon and why?
My style icon is probably Gwen Stefani. I love how edgy her style is!
You can only wear one outfit for the rest of the year. What is it?
If I could wear one outfit for a whole year I'd probably chose anything black with my leather jacket.
You've had amazing pastel purple hair for a while, is it your favorite color?
Yes I love purple! However my favorite color is actually mint green, if I were to try another color I might try that next!
How long have you had fashion colored hair?
I've had purple hair since high school, I've always loved being different.
How do you get your hair light enough to color it like you do?
For me I just bleach my hair with 30 volume and then use a purple shampoo. If my hair is dry I will add in some Opalex.
How would you describe your aesthetic?
I would say I have a vibrant and artistic aesthetic. Remember when you were little you painted the sky purple, then someone told you it's supposed to be blue.... but you did it anyway. If I want to wear light up shoes or bright blue lipstick one day I just do, I don't think about what anyone else thinks.
What's the most fun you've had at a photoshoot?
The most fun I had at a photo shoot would be at an abandoned theme park location 💜 It was so cool to walk around and feel like a child again.
What's the craziest thing you've ever done?
The craziest thing I've ever done would probably be wearing a wig to work so I could keep my purple hair 💜
What are you working toward in the next few years?
in the next year I would really love to start working on more makeup tutorials and working on my video skills.
What do you love about Arctic Fox?
What I love about Arctic Fox is how it is vegan and I also love how I can see the passion and hard work that Kristen and her employees put into the brand.
What's your favorite thing that happened in 2016?
My favorite thing that happened in 2016 would probably be going to the Pocono mountains!
What are you looking forward to in 2017? Anything in particular?
I am looking forward to going to Canada for the first time.
Find Alyssa on Instagram: @purplesneakers_, and be prepared for amazing mermaid overload 🌈