Legally blonde

About two months ago I decided to cut all my hair off. Well, not all of it. But it’s pretty short. But still very feminine. I would describe it as pixie-ish.

That apparently set off some sort of chain reaction in my brain because I then began flirting with the idea of going blonde. I was a towhead for the first few years of my life, so I figured I had the right coloring to start with to not end up looking like a freak.

Yesterday I took the plunge. Having never had my hair colored, it was a real education. Over the course of three hours, I had bleach spread on my head in two separate sessions, some heat lamp time, non-culinary use of Saran Wrap, then the spreading of blonde dye color, and the renewal of my pixie haircut, with multiple washings inbetween. I caused quite a stir, since I’m known at the salon as a normally quiet, reserved person, and my hair is — while not brunette — a subdued brown to start with. Such a radical departure ran counter to their expectations of my personality, it seems.

The intial bleaching revealed an interesting color — sort of an Edie Sedgwick/Annie Lennox white-blonde with buttery overtones. We debated keeping it that way, but ultimately decided it didn’t go with my warmer skin tone. So we went with a straw-colored blonde. It’s very light. So light that I’m practically Finnish. An interesting side effect is that my normally mushy-colored hazel eyes now look very green.

I’ll post a picture or two soon.

9 Responses

  1. Congrats on the new ‘do! I did the same thing last year. It’s a bit of upkeep but great fun as a radical change. Bet you look gorgeous with your newly greened eyes. Hurry up with the pictures!

  2. Thanks, Flo. And I’m very sorry to hear about your friend. I don’t know you, but my thoughts are with you and her this Thanksgiving.

  3. FOTO(picture)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;-).
    You do lot off thiks new, change?.
    Groet Rinus.
    http://rinusrunning.punt.nl/?home=1

  4. Yes, Rinus. Here in The States we call it a “mid-life crisis.” :)

  5. Thanks for the sweet wishes, girl.

    Had to laugh at “mid-life crisis”…that was totally my reason for going blonde, too. Ah life. :D

  6. It beats having an affair, in the “turning life upside down” category. Or going back to school, for that matter.

    Can’t wait for photos!

  7. Three hours! You could run a marathon in that time.

  8. Yes — three hours — total waste of time. Not like running a marathon!

  9. How cool!! I love changing my hair color. Sweet, wait till you get to to work on Monday, everyone’s gonna freak!

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