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 it...one 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?)

6 comments:

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!

Debbie 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 it...you 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.

Ellen said...

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

Nicole Willard 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!