Friday, February 13, 2009

from Rogue to rouge

After 2+ years of having 20% more fun, I finally decided I needed a change from the blonde streaks. Behold, my new (non-Jamaican non-alcoholic) red stripe...



As much as I loved my pale Rogue streaks, 2+ years of bleaching totally puts a strain on the hair... I'd been thinking of going to a darker color for awhile now cause my hair definitely needed the break. I always knew I wanted to try red but wasn't sure which shade... I wanted something that would still be high contrast and I am happy that I found just the perfect color for what I had in mind.

Red dye is a bloody (pun intended) mess, though... my bathroom looked like a murder scene when I was done.



My hair has grown out a little too, and I am liking the length right now... I can get a little more girlygirl with it if I wanna. I can't wait to try putting up those 2 little front pinup twists in my hair now that it's red- it's gonna look like little devil horns mwahahaha >:D

Funny that I have come full circle with the red; the first time I bleached out my streaks originally, I got a very um, interesting reddish hue, unintended and unwanted...



It took many months and many bleaching/toning sessions to get the red out (sorry visine) to the point where it finally looked blonde...



A few more months got it to a pale-white blonde at last, I loved it but it was a lot of upkeep to keep it that way, James Marsters I feel your Buffy-era pain.




So last year when I needed a big change, I chopped my hair off for the first time in over 10 years... 10 years!! Whatup, shorty?





And I am loving the shorter do, especially when I think about how I have cut my shower time down by like half a freaking hour (waist-length hair is a damned pain to wash-rinse-repeat) It was just time for another change. And the red was it. What do you think, dahlinks?

*heads off to jam out to Moulin Rouge soundtrack*

5 comments:

Eli said...

LOVE it! So much.

Anonymous said...

I think it is a MOST marvelous change, and more proof that you are the coolest living dead girl ever to dye.

I lerve the Shades, and all her shades, and I'm gonna BE YOU when I grow up. ~Randitaaaaa

Newt said...

Looks great! And I feel ya on the red dye. It either gets on more surfaces or it's just really, really noticable.

nik said...

Love the change, You are so right about the red dye getting everywhere.

Super Kawaii Mama said...

Very Nice. Can't wait to see some pics of how it looks up in rolls.