Hair Issues

The side view. Ugh, I didn’t realize it was this BAD!

You know that thing where you’re totally fine with your hair week after week after week… and then all of a sudden you just HATE everything about it and can’t stand it until you finally get an appointment at the salon for a change? I’m so there right now.

For about 10-ish years I did different shades of red, occasionally spicing things up by adding streaks of purple, blond, blue, green or pink. Of course, now that I’m a “grown up” I can’t really do that any more. I DID sneak in some blue feathers over the summer, but took them out in early September.

My roots. And yes, I totally took these pictures while waiting in line at the drive-thru Starbucks.

I loved being a redhead, but my husband is not a fan. I typically ignore him on most things concerning fashion, but he truly hated the red so much that I decided to be a nice little wifey and stay away from that color. So for the past 6 years or so I’ve kept my natural medium  brown color and just added professionally done light brown/blond highlights.

Well, Jack was born 7 1/2 months ago and I’ve only had one haircut since then and NO highlights appointments. So now my hair is kind of half highlighted and half natural. Which sort of worked for the summer time where I can pretend to myself that I was rocking the ombre look. But now that it’s fall I need a change!

This is a proof pic from our family photo shoot done by the fabulous Kathleen Hertel Photography. I will be posting actual GOOD pictures from the shoot (with a link to her work), but for today’s purposes this shows the ombre look I’ve been rocking.

This is where you come in — let’s vote on hair color!

Since I can’t make up my mind on what to do, I want to know what you think. Also, if you have any salon colorist recommendations in the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area please let me know! My old colorist changed salons and I feel like it would be creepy if I showed up for an appointment at her new place when she didn’t bother to tell me where she was going…


9/28 Update: The votes said “go darker” and I did! I had about 2ish inches cut off the bottom and went “Deeply Brown”. Here is the in progress picture and here is the finished result.

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One thought on “Hair Issues”

  1. I’m totally boring with my hair. I get it dyed brown to cover the gray (because I’m neurotic about that) and then have blond highlights put in. I’m too chicken to even get bangs since growing them out awkwardly in the 8th grade. But… Maybe you could do a brown with some auburn highlights? I think that would be gorgeous and give you the best of both worlds. Just remember, it’s never a good idea to go too short for a ponytail!

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