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Hair! Enjoy the Orange...

Thursday, March 18, 2010

And no, not the musical. My own.

It started last week getting my hair cut. It went really well! (Excuse the no make-up... only to share myself with you do I defile myself on a public blog.)


Super cute, right???

And then mom and I were having a discussion about hair and what I want to do with it - as in go blonder for summer. We also discussed how she didn't get her hair professionally colored until she was much older than I am now.

So... I decided to experiement. I mean... it is just hair... I figured I want to go lighter for summer, so I'll highlight my hair. I did not do blonde, I got a caramel brown highlight kit from Harris Teeter.

Here's a fun one of me... with the highlight cap on and my hair sticking out...

(Excuse the blurriness... it is a camera phone after all... the blackberry doesn't take such hot pictures)

And then I drove to Joe and Derrick's place. And this is how I went out in public...

And... it...


Blonde and...

ORANGE! I kid you not.

Suffice it to say... the experiment did NOT go too well...

Sad part is, I'd love this pic if my hair were normal. I look so sneaky... and I'm clearly howling with laughter at myself.

Upshot is, I'm going by my fabulous hairstylist today to notate that no longer will I be trying to save money and what can she do to rescue it for now. I'll deal with highlights for graduation.

More pictures when it gets rescued. Whenever that may be...

I hope you all enjoyed the debasement of me, myself, and I.
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    Love the cut....highlights at home aren't always the best idea...haha. I think I shared my college story with you. Hope you get it to a shade that you adore!
    3955 days ago
    Your haircut is so cute!!
    Hope you get the color fixed how you want it!
    3956 days ago
    The first time I did hilites they were a little orange-y, but they faded into a color I liked.
    3956 days ago
  • TREBLE02
    OH MY!!!! LOL....LOVE the pics and LOVE that you share those with us! Youre hair is AWESOMELY textured (thats the best word I could come up with...hehe...xoxo)
    LOVE the cut! cant wait to see how your hairdresser fixes it up! hehehe
    3956 days ago
    You're funnee! :D I personally don't think it looks at all bad. I remember the first time I tried to highlight (from a box) and thought I was supposed to use all of the goo. I had ORANGE hair but left it cos it was summer and my hair grows really fast!

    Good luck with your reprocessing tho :)
    3956 days ago
    Good times with DIY hair coloring! emoticon
    3956 days ago
    Great haircut and I think the color turned out OK but you look great with dark or light hair! emoticon
    3956 days ago
  • AWOLF24
    I don't think the pictures look bad at all but yeah, we've all been there with the self-color episodes.......... Cute cut though!
    3956 days ago
    I have SO been there!!! (And that is why my highlighting appointment to get my summer color done is next week... lol)

    When you're bleaching (because that's all highlighting is, really), if you get an orange-y result, that means you didn't leave it in long enough. Next time (if you do attempt it again), make sure to check a test strand -- that way you'll know if it's "ready" to be rinsed!

    Your professional will probably use a toner on your hair to calm the orange. For what it's worth, you did a really nice job with the distribution of the highlights!

    3956 days ago
  • DIANNE023
    As the daughter of a hairdresser I have done my share of experimenting as well! In my 6th grade picture I have frosted hair with a hairpiece! Thanks for sharing.
    3956 days ago
  • SUGIRL06
    LoL! Cute haircut. Have fun getting it redyed!!! I still am a bottle girl but I just go darker so I can't mess up too badly! LoL.
    3956 days ago
    Actually... your hair looks good in the pics! emoticon

    I am sure the hair professional will do wonders for your color. You are doing a great job keeping a sense of humor.

    Can't wait to see the new updated pics.
    3956 days ago
    We have all had those experimental moments! I am brave enough to shave my head though if it goes terribly wrong! LOL I have shaved my head in the past for cops for cancer and to support my mom when she started to lose her hair from Chemo. Hopefully the hairstylist can fix things for you! Have a great day! emoticon
    3956 days ago
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