How To Be A Redhead

How To Be A Redhead

S4, Ep 5: How To Heal From Bullying + Trauma with Guest, Dr. Marianna Strongin

March 11, 2022

This is one of the most powerful episodes we have ever recorded. We're talking about bullying + trauma, and how to get the tools to heal.

Dr. Marianna Strongin is a natural redhead and a licensed clinical psychologist in Manhattan. She’s the founder of Strong in Therapy ( She is trained to treat mood and anxiety disorders and a variety of life transitional issues. Through exploration of feelings, behaviors, and life choices Dr. Strongin helps clients become stronger and more confident individuals. 

She has an incredible story. She immigrated from Moldova to the USA when she was 8-years-old. Her first language is Russian and she did not speak English when she arrived. On top of being the only student who didn't speak English, she was also a redhead. “It was awful. I was called 'Big Red' 'Flame Crotch' 'Red' etc,” says Dr. Strongin. “Being called out for being a redhead significantly diminished my self-esteem growing up.”

She says her mom worked really hard to equalize it by emphasizing how important being different was. Now she values her differences and her red hair is the thing she loves most about myself. She uses her background and experience of feeling "different" to further understand and feel for her patients.

We’re excited for Dr. Strongin to give How to be a Redhead’s listeners tools to value their differences, boost their confidence, and love their red hair, too.  

Today is also the launch day for Finally Have Brows Volumizing redhead eyebrow gel! It's the second drop in the Finally Have Brows series and is specially formulated and curated by us, Adrienne and Stephanie. Finally Have Brows is available in the original Longwearing version, and now in a Volumizing option too. Both options tint and provide perfect redhead eyebrows! You’re unique, your eyebrow products should be too. Shop Finally Have Brows Longwearing and Volumizing.

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