April 4, 2014
I Have Teal Hair Now
Yup, that's me, with teal hair. I actually went to the salon on Tuesday (April 1st!), but I didn't think you'd believe it was permanent if I showed off my ombré locks on April Fool's Day.
You might by wondering . . . why?
I'm turning 30 in June. 30!! My twenties were awesome, so I figure thirty can only be better. But there's something about leaving my twenties that has me feeling really bold - like there's no time to waste. I want to do everything I've always wanted to do, before I run out of time. This is just one of those things.
Getting these ombré locks was a neat process. It was also a lot more labor-intensive than I imagined and my derriere was totally numb from sitting in the salon chair for so long (at least they had Elle Decor). My stylist mussed up my hair a little and bleached the bottom. By messing it up (back combing a little), the bleached section didn't become a hard line but was more feathered. After bleaching the bottom half, she applied blue to both the bottom section of my naturally brown hair and the beginning of the bleached area, and then applied a more green-tinged turquoise toward the bottom. There's a lot of variation in the colour, but my stylist says blue has a hard time sticking so who knows how vibrant it will stay.
It's a running joke between Hubby and I that anyone can get me to agree to anything if turquoise is involved. If he's trying to convince me of something he gets this glint in his eye and sort of screeches the word "turquoise!!". Jokes on you, Hubs.