black is the new red

you all know i love the red, but it was time for a change. the maintenance for red hair is really high, and i just don’t have the time for constant color touch-ups right now. (even doing it at home myself.) it was also time for a decent cut, since this mane will not be tamed.
so last weekend i colored it at home, and then went out (to an actual salon for once!) and got a really cute new style.

my new cut and color has an edgy quality that i can play up with a straightener and some wax if i want to:
or not:

i like it. i will probably add some bright red in the bangs or something soon, though, since i can never leave well enough alone.

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13 thoughts on “black is the new red

  1. Love the new color and cut! You’re so brave. I’m just sticking to my same ol same ol hair color sometimes I hilight, but NEVER myself! Right now I’m going all natural. I’m afraid to try a color! I’m not afraid to try new cuts just color. Your new do looks GREAT! Is it hard to do your color and color touch ups?

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  2. at first, coloring it yourself is pretty much one big mess :)but i have gotten the hang of it by now, and can do an ok job of getting it (mostly) even.i am hoping i will just have to touch up the black every 2 months or so, instead of every month like the red.the only thing i don’t like about coloring is that i have to darken my eyebrows when i wear makeup so that they match my hair :)you always had such a pretty hair color. if i had your hair, i would go natural, too! :)

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  3. I agree with MB, you look good in any hair color! So not fair! :) Do you do highlights yourself? I’ve done my own hair for 3 years now and would like to do highlights, but am too afraid and unskilled! HA! I wondered if there’s a good one to try for highlights….

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  4. thanks, guys :) although mb, that’s not true – remind me to dig up a picture from when i attempted to go blonde! yikes!dmoms – i have a memory of you from when i was like 7 or something, and you were at my house doing your hair, and i thought it was sooo beautiful and you were so cool! i couldn’t wait till i was older so i could use a blowdryer and do all that :)jtaco – i haven’t done actual highlights on my own hair in a loooong time. but now there are tons of good products out there that make doing it at home a lot easier. you should try it! and then let us know how it goes :)

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  5. okay, it is so unfair that you remember those things and I don’t. We had such an awesome childhood growing up where we did. At least I thought so. I desire those same experiences for my kids but unless you are living on a farm, it is hard. We also tell my mom and dad that we loved where we lived in Oxford.okay, this got a little mushy sorry.

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  6. dmoms, we did live in an idyllic place to grow up. that is one thing i wish my kids had – more grassy and hilly space outside to just run and run. i did love those farm days. and tell your parents i loved their place, too – it was always so much fun whenever we went down to ‘the end of the little road’ :)

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