Some of you do not know me on a personal scale like my friends do. For my new blog friends and readers you must know I am terrified of changing my hairstyle. When I turned 21, I tried a new hairstyle… I got choppy straight bangs. I liked my bangs for two weeks and realized I looked like an anime character. After that I grew them out.
Recently, I have been in a hair rut; I’ve been having the urge to chop off my long hair to my shoulders. Just so you know, I’ve had long mermaid hair for 5 years so this was an extreme decision.
Although this cut looks gorgeous, I am too much of a chicken to cut my hair. I decided instead of cutting my hair, I would add some color. I haven’t colored my hair since Freshman year of high school and my 14-year-old self made a promise to never color my hair again… Never say never- by the way, this is NOT a Justin Bieber reference. If you are going to color your hair, here are some (obvious) tips before you color your hair:
- Bring a Visual; my hair color inspiration was by the beautiful Shay Mitchell. If you are going to bring a visual of a celebrity, my advice is to find a celebrity that has a similar natural hair color, skin tone and face shape. I usually go toward Vanessa Hudgens and Shay Mitchell when making my hair choices.
- Don’t go extreme; if this is your first time coloring your hair or you haven’t colored your hair in a while, like me, don’t go too extreme. If you have dark raven hair, you don’t just jump to platinum blonde that day (or vise versa). Slowly transition your hair color. Think of Miley when she chopped and dyed her hair. If you noticed, she slowly transitioned her long brown locks to her now famous platinum pixie cut. If you like it, you can always add more color (or chop more length off).
- Colorist are key; whoever colors your hair can either make your hair look like a goddess or make you look ratchet. My best advice, when picking a hair colorist, is to look at your friends, family or co-workers hair. If you like how their hair color looks, ask them for their colorist’s number. Also if a colorist recommends that color would not look good on you, you better listen.
- Know what you’re getting yourself into; My hair color vs. hair cut situation sounded illogical; “she’s scared to cut her hair but she’s going to color it”. I have a reason though; I get my hair trim every three months. If I dislike my hair, I can trim it and wait till it grows out. By the time it’s summer, my hair would be the same length. If I still have left over color, it will just blend when the sun naturally highlights my hair.
No matter what happens, just know it is just hair and it will grow out. I’ve been annoying my friends and my mom about my hair predicament for months now; sometimes you just got to do it and try something new. I got my hair highlighted in a dark brownish/ red tone in a weave technique. I really can’t tell a difference but I am hoping it will lighten up. I think if I decide to re-highlight my hair, I am going to add more brown tones. If you liked today’s post, make sure to comment below and share with your friends!
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