A Whole New Me?

Back in April, right before my birthday, I decided to have my hair dyed very dark brown – several shades darker than my natural color. Other than one photo from that weekend’s trip to Miami, I don’t think I ever wrote much about it. I totally loved it, though – somehow the darker color made my frizzy mess of a summer hair style seem less of a disaster. It was the first time since my hair turned curly that I didn’t hate it.

Of course, because I failed Girl 101, I have no capacity whatsoever for maintaining my hair, so the semi-permanent color faded and grew out. By the time I noticed, my stylist was taking her summer vacation and was booked solid for the first few weeks after her return. I finally got in to see her today, and I’m pretty happy with the results. My hair is dark, sleek, and straight (at least for the moment) and I had my eyebrows dyed to match, because I thought they looked oddly light the first time.  I feel like a whole new person – a person who actually looks kinda put together.

Of course, I tried to take a picture of that girl, and realized I’m still the same old goof as always. Oh well, the humidity was going to destroy the illusion soon enough anyway.

It is impossible not to look silly when using PhotoBooth to take your own picture.
It is impossible not to look silly when using PhotoBooth to take your own picture.

4 thoughts on “A Whole New Me?

  1. Common Loon September 27, 2011 / 10:51 pm

    Love the hair! I did not know you could dye your brows, but I guess if you can dye a beard, well, why not? Do brows ever need touch ups? Seriously, I’m clueless! I really do love the look.

  2. Eileen September 27, 2011 / 11:55 pm

    I love the look too and am in desperate need of some color (a total make over would be more accurate but I’ll start with covering up the foot long grays!)

    Can’t wait to see it in person.

    And what is the rate of eyebrow turnover?! Do keep us posted on that.

  3. Mom September 28, 2011 / 8:01 am

    W O W !!! Love the makeover!!! I get my bushy brows “shaped” monthly (waxed) with my haircut routine. A mere $7 extra — no big deal. So, would guess color maintenance would be about that often. But how hard, how long can that be? A few mins in front of your home mirror.

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