Saturday, September 20, 2008

Hair We Go Again

It's been a while since hair was the topic of conversation here on the old bloggedy blog, has it not?

Since the trim that turned into a short haircut that I got before I went to Europe, I've been in a hair funk and I've let the color go without touching it up since before my trip. And it's bad.

My pink extensions, which I dearly love, are about five inches too long and I don't have the heart to cut them. I've been missing my tiny bit of punky pink hair had been toying with the idea of having some pink professionally "installed" along with some nice dark lowlights & blonde highlights. I have also seriously considered going to a brown color and adding chunky blonde highlights. I know, I know, I think about my hair waaaay too much.

Anyway, I've realized how expensive it is to have either of those things done. Multiple colors and processes costs money people! Sadly, all of my spending money is currently going into the gas tank.

I was feeling pretty blah and down about the whole hair situation when I put my favorite Harry Connick Jr. baseball cap on this morning to cover up the three inch root line I've been workin' lately.

This afternoon I pulled into Wal-Greens on the spur of the moment and grabbed a box haircolor. I wasn't even considering red, but that's what I walked out of the store with.

Here are the before and afters...

Warning...what you're about to see is scary...brace yourselves. This is dirty hat hair at 6:30p.m. with only the remains of morning makeup left. Just keepin' it real y'all.






I think this picture makes painfully obvious the reason for a NEED to stop at WalGreens on the spur of the moment. I like my hair blonde, but the fact that I wait waaaay too long between root touch ups doesn't make it the best choice for me.

This is what I purchased.I was a tad freaked out at the intensity of red after the initial color. BUT adding the highlights afterwards helped .

I'm mostly happy with it. And yes, I did apply a bit of makeup(but I did not groom the eyebrows, so ignore them). I never know if I truly like a new cut or color until I see it with makeup. Weird, I know. Someone please remind me to touch up my roots in about three weeks, OK?

11 comments:

Yarni Gras! said...

yummy, I love the color. It looks very natural. I think the style looks great on you. I've resorted to box color for years and I cut my own hair. I'm not great at it but since it is curly, no one can tell when I botch it! HA!

Birdie said...

YOW!!! I'm in love with your hair color!! I've been wanting to do mine too but like you said, who can afford it with these gas prices??? I think I'll go looking for this exact color & give it a whirl. Was it hard to do the highlights?? Got any tips for me?? You look Mahvelous!

Shannon said...

Your hair looks great with that color! :)

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

WOW! Kellie, love the cut, love the colour, love the makeup and we can't tell that you haven't fixed your eyebrows..... Just beautiful, you should feel very happy.

Shell said...

You look better than the girl on the box! You look great! Great cool for fall.

Bonnie D. said...

I LOVE the cut and color. You look fabulous!!

Angie said...

Love, love, love it! It looks fabulous!

Scott and Jackie Newman said...

AAawww...brought tears to my eyes. You're so pretty!! Gorgeous color...super cute haircut! Why didn't I get these genes?? AAARRRGGG. Looks lovely. Scott wanted me to make sure I said "Scott says it looks fantastic!" :)

Patty said...

Kellie, it looks great! I love it.

Half-Past Kissin' time said...

I don't know you, but I love it!!

jennifer said...

Over from Birdie's site...

Your hair ROCKS!! Oh My Gosh that turned out pretty!!!!!

Jen