Friday, November 18, 2011

New haircut (and color).

I haven't colored my hair in ages. Five months, to be exact. Usually I'm pretty good about getting my hair color done every two or three months, but it was nice to let nature take its course and turn my super red hair into a strawberry blonde that was more natural-looking as it faded. Plus, this poor grad student couldn't keep up with hair coloring. I've been super broke lately.

However, ever since fall hit, I had been itching to color it dark again and today I took the plunge. This color is definitely darker than I had anticipated, but I'm used to hair surprises. It's a whole new adventure in my book!

I pulled up my hair board on Pinterest when I was in the salon chair, and decided that the girl in the navy peacoat would be my color inspiration and the lovely Kirsten Dunst would be the style inspiration. I'm going to wear my hair wavy nearly every day this winter. Now I'm looking forward to being dark-haired and using pretty blushes and lipsticks when I'm all bundled up. (Yeah, it gets cold in Florida too!)

When I first came home, I wasn't sure if I would know how to handle it being so dark. But now that's I'm adjusted to seeing a ton of dark around my face when I walk by a mirror, I'm starting to feel more like myself again. Isn't it funny how a dramatic new haircut can disorient you a little bit? The best part about my new hair color is matching Matilda.

Tonight I get to go to dinner with some of my favorite people in the world. Then it's off to a busy, busy weekend. I'm going to try and tackle a few DIY Christmas gift ideas I've had rolling around in my head for awhile, and I have two or three parties to attend. Don't mind if I do!

What are you up to this weekend?



  1. Your new do looks amazing! I'm loving the dark hair! I am sure you will get used to it after a few days. YAY for winter looks!

    I wish I could dye my hair dark, but I'm just too much of a scaredy cat to do so!


  2. Chels, your hair is such a signature look about you! I think you'd be able to go dark, definitely, but your blonde is the prettiest ever.

  3. Your hair is fantastic. And thanks for your sweet comment friend. :-)

  4. It looks so good! I totally know what you mean about being disoriented, especially if you change a few things up at once. Sometimes it can be kind of comforting if you just want to be someone else for a little while.

  5. I googled navy hair and you came up! Thanks for the inspiration. I'm looking for something brownish with purple, violet navy, indigo tones.