Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Hair Change

So, for the last 2 years or so, I have been trying to grow my hair out. I usually keep my hair pixie short, since it takes forever for my hair to grow. I always get to a certain point and then chop it all back off. I have never had long hair, EVER. Even when I'm pregnant, my hair does not grow fast. All of these women talk about how long and luxurious their hair gets when they are pregnant, and I just don't have that luck! The process is slow, but I have stuck with it this time.

I decided a while ago that I wanted to change something up, so that I didn't get bored with the whole "growing my hair out" thing. When I was in my early 20s I liked to color my hair all different colors. I have mellowed out a lot as I've gotten older. I don't even highlight my hair anymore, and I usually only get it colored once a year around the winter time. The rest of the year I'm in the FL sun all of the time, and my hair just naturally lightens. Purple has been my favorite color since I can remember, and its like the one color I never put in my hair! I decided that when fall/winter time came around this year, I would dye my hair dark like I normally do, but this time I would also have a couple of purple streaks put in as well. So, last week that is exactly what I did! I had my hair cut, colored dark brown and had a couple of purple streaks put in. The streaks are kind of hidden, so its not super radical. I just knew that I wanted to try this though! I love how it turned out. The purple will fade quickly since it is a semi-permanent color, but I love it just the same!

17 comments:

ADAM, JESS & NAOMI said...

cute! and i can't believe you're pregnant in that picture. you look awesome. isn't it crazy how many people are having boys? 6 of my friends, including you, are pregnant with boys. no one is having a girl. weird. take care! you ready for baby to get here?

A and A said...

Yea for changing your hair! I loved when I worked in the salon and people would come in and tell me to cut off all their hair and change the color to something crazy. You definitely would have been a favorite client of mine! But your hair looks super cute and I love the purple!

Lindsay said...

I LOVE it!! That is SO cute! I definitely have to try the dark and purple. I've been itching for a hair color change myself....thanks for the great idea. You look gorgeous!

MotherBeck said...

I love the purple streaks. If I could do dark hair like that I would sneak all kinds of colors in.

rebecca said...

WAY cute!

shay said...

You'll look back when you're 80...(with your blue/purple hair) and laugh! It looks really good on you though! And Izzie wants to know 'who that girl is' with the short hair. She didn't recognize your pixie style! Fun!

Faith said...

Seeing the two cuts (with long hair) next to eachother like that really shows how awesome your new cut is! I thought it was cute before, as one lentgh, but the layers and angles now add so much more! I don't think I am gonna let mine get to one length after seeing how great layers and angles look! Your hair actually has grown a lot in the last two years. I think maybe since it was so short it doesn't seem like it, but it has! I like you with short hair.:) And tell Matt I said, for the final time, "NO, you cannot come to Twilight with us!"

The Jones Family said...

I like it, and I LOVE that you added streaks of purple, that's awesome! I used to be all radical with my hair too, short and blonde, bleach blonde, dark dark... I've definitely mellowed out. but I don't want to be a boring hair kind of mom! lol

you don't have much time left, just a few weeks till he's here!!!

Hatsuho said...

you look awesome! You can pull off so many looks so well.

America said...

That's awesome! Looks great :)

katierasmussen said...

Cute! You're so brave! I think it really compliments your skin tones. I would love to do something like that but I hate all the $$$ it takes to keep it up!! You look great!

Emily said...

Looks great! I put red, and I mean RED, streaks in my hair once. It's always fun to change things up a bit.

Maria said...

I like your new look. Very cool to have the purple streaks. I've always liked your hair even when you had it short back in the day.

Carley said...

Cute hair, but I want a belly shot. I sure do miss you.

Jill and Kevin said...

The new do does look great. Your hair always looks so cute. Have a happy Thanksgiving.

Teresa Brower Timms said...

I love the idea of purple streaks - however I'd just look like a little ol' white haired lady having a bad hair day. (BUT... maybe I'd blend in better out here in geriatric land) Enjoy being sassy!

Marsh Family said...

Your hair is awesome. I love the purple! You're such a hottie.