Wednesday, February 6, 2008

New Haircut

Today I got a new haircut and color! I haven't done this for myself for quite some time. Like I mentioned a few posts ago, it was my gift to myself when I reached my 30 pound goal to get a bit of a make-over. Ryan was really nervous about it. He always is when I get antsy to do something to my hair. I was really excited because I have been so bored with my hair and it just gets tied in a knot on the top of my head every day because I don't know what to do with it and its so boring. So here is a before picture. (my hair was in a braid all day before this, thus the weird texture)

I hadn't had more than a trim in a long long time, so this is way over due! And the after:

I love the cut. Its not too drastic, I probably would have gone shorter, but to spare my husband I think its just right, I can still put it up if I want to, but its good for going curly or for straightening. The only thing I'm a little unsure about is the color. I asked the girl to put some red and blonde in my hair, just for a little something different. I didn't tell her how much of either color, just kind of let her go with it, and i'm practically a blonde! Okay, maybe i'm exaggerating. Its hard to tell in the pictures above, so I took a few picture of the top of my head to give you a better idea of the color.

I've never had quite this much color in my hair, definitely not this much blonde anyway! I like it, but I'm just not totally sure about it. The poor girl who did it could tell I was freaking out a little and offered to have my come back and add some more brown back in to darken it up a little. I told her to give me a few days to adjust and see what I think. I might adjust and decide I like it just fine, who knows!? It really is pretty, its just so different from my normal flat brown hair that I don't know what to think of my own refliection! The overall look is beautiful though and I'm happy I took an evening to pamper myself a little. Now I just need a new outfit to go with that actually fits! (Oh, and do you think I should have her cut some shorter pieces in the front, you know those trendy side swept bang kinda things? or just keep the cut the way it is?)


Summer said...

Cute hair and cute Valentiney blog background! About the bangs - I debate getting bangs every now and then and I always decide against it. I can't stand hair in my face. If you get bored with your new look, then go for the bangs - that's my vote. I can't wait to see you in person!

Anonymous said...

Diane your hair is gorgeous! I know what you mean about getting used to highlights though. I've had highlights before where I just had to go back because I couldn't get used to made a good decision to give it a few days though. You might just love it!

You look great!

Emily said...

you look great, diane! love it! i say leave the blonde. it'll grow out and fade and then you can try something different! i was blonde when i met dave and he was so surprised that i had brown hair! it's fun to try at least once! as for the bangs, i'd say no. they are cute and trendy but SUCH A PAIN, especially if you don't know how to trim them yourself. just my opinion, though.

em said...

I love it! As you probably can tell I love colors. My hair is my expressive outlet. I also love the front bang swept look. Try it. It'll grow back.

Unknown said...

Looks great, and i say yes on the bangs, you can always grow them back out

Nicole said...

I wanted to talk to you at church yesterday! The haircut looks great & girl... you are SKINNY!!! You look wonderful! I need to jump on the band wagon NOW!!

See you tomorrow!