Friday, March 27, 2009

No Longer a Virgin

No longer a permanent hair dye virgin that is! hee hee hee (wasn't that title so risque?)
Approximately a year ago I was at my 'One and Only Trusted Salon' getting my hair cut by my 'One and Only Trusted Stylist,' Travis, when a fellow woman stylist came up to me and said, "You should totally get a glossing treatment done! You know when we start getting older, we lose the shine in our hair and a glossing treatment would make your hair so shiny!" My heart sank. I knew it was just a ploy to get me to spend money on another treatment, but deep inside I thought, " Has my wonderful hair really lost so much of its beauty that it is getting noticeable? I really am getting old!" That was the last time I set foot in that place.

Now I've only ever had a permanent treatment done to my hair once. I got highlights a few times probably about 8 years ago, but I didn't like them much, so I've kept my hair 'au naturale' since then (save a couple times I used the store bought 'wash out gradually over a month' kind of dye).
Dying your hair is so high-maintenance. That's the main reason I hadn't done it yet. But, we all know I'm no spring chicken. I have yet to see my first grey hair and I figured if I start dying it now, maybe I'll never see one!
Since that episode a year ago, I have found a new 'One and Only Trusted Salon' and 'One and Only Trusted Stylist,' Tawnya. I always get so bored with my hair the same way for an extended period of time and I didn't think going back for another cut was going to ease my boredom. Plus it seems like a waste of money to go and pay for "a trim." I thought about getting a 'glossing' treatment done, but heard it was basically the same chemicals used to dye your hair but without the color. Why not just dye my hair too? I've always envied people with darker hair... I think it's so beautiful (i.e. Rachel, Collette, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Julia Roberts...) so I finally decided to take the plunge and just do it.
After doing hours of extensive research online and pondering what I thought would look good, I ended up showing Tawyna a picture of a color I liked in a Cosmo magazine sitting in the salon waiting room. Two hours later I was strutting out of the salon with the most fabulous hair in the world. Ok, maybe that's a bit of a stretch, but I really like it.

Ok, maybe YOU can't tell much of a difference, but I can!


Allison Claire said...

I love it! I think it looks awesome. I am glad you made the giant leap to the promiscuous hair side. :)

heidi said...

I LOVE it! It's gorgeous! It is very close to the most fabulous hair ever! (I humbly, objectively claim my own the most fab... merely cuz if it isn't my husband Paul's going to start "redirecting" the $100+ I spend on it per visit. Only the swankiest place in the (Treasure) valley has been able to meet my exacting requirements.)
But about YOU and your gorgeous new locks--the darker color IS a definite contrast from the old look, and... it really suits you! (I can totally see the "Collettedness" of the darker 'do... I "yelled" when I saw what was posted & Paul came over to look--and said HE could see the Co. "influence" and I'm quoting HIM about the "it suits you" stuff. He knows that Hair is Important to Me.)

Very brave, daring, awesome! Same thing month, year after year, can get boring--and... Well, truthfully, it does look NATURAL, like you were "supposed" to look this way!

I'm glad you dropped the un-nice "trusted" place that told you needed "glossing." You SO did NOT!

You are TOO a spring chicken. But you deserve all the pampering you can get! (Or, afford...) But, I think, it's worth it. Getting "glammed" up helps us females enjoy our "plumage" (Co's word) while distracting us from the SO-CALLED "flaws" we're supposedly full of.

Hooray, You!

--hair-lovin' heidi

Seth said...

Its a good thing I read this post because - up until now - I didn't fully comprehend the significance of this hair color change! But yeah... I think it looks great! Very beautiful and sexy! :-)

It's Me said...

Really cute Karen! You look like a model....I like it a lot!

Rachel said...

(Wolf Whistle)

You look great, though I must say I think your hair was perfectly shiny before.