For the third and final post of tonight (insomnia is turning out to be quite productive now!) I figured I do a hair history post, since I think these are fun and I've made some, um, interesting choices in hair colour in my life:
Natural: a cool-toned dark brown! Here I am, young and innocent:
My first foray into hair colour was in grade 10, with an eggplant-like shade which can be seen (fading) in this photo:
After this I dyed my hair dark brown with red streaks through it, and sadly the only picture I have on this computer from that phase is this one, in which I'm apparently doing some sort of an "emo kid" impersonation:
Next up was the obligatory "terrible blonde highlights" phase, that I think everyone has been through at some point in their life. Mine was in grade 12, this is me at prom (with black hair and yellow highlights. Attractive.):
But oh wait, the straw yellow hair saga continues, when I dyed my hair dark brown and just left a couple of blonde streaks in the front. Here I am enjoying a (not so enjoyable) drink:
Did I learn my lesson from straw yellow hair? No, I did not. It got worse (and I got blue contacts):
Finally, having learnt my lesson, I dyed my hair almost black:
Then, after a few months, I met my wonderful hairstylist boyfriend. Some thinking and almost 5 hours of colour stripping later - soft brown hair with caramel highlights. I went from about a level 2 darkness up to a level 7 in one sitting (hair dresser talk).
At the end of summer we dyed it all an even toned brown:
Next up was one of my favourites (and I may go back to this in a few months), the "tone on tone". An alternating medley of browns in my hair, leaving a dark fringe and dark sections underneath the hair:
And finally last but not least, the move I made last month to be a redhead! I look like I'm Casper's cousin in this photo, but nonetheless, I love the hair colour!
I (well, by I, I mean my hairstylist) have since then added thin soft orange-red highlights at the top to brighten things up a bit. What will happen next? Nobody knows!!
I hope you enjoyed my travel through hair past, and let me know what exciting hair changes you've made in your life :)