BLONDE // Before and After

“There’s only one sort of natural blonde on earth – albinos.”
Marilyn Monroe

“I’m not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I’m not dumb… and I also know that I’m not blonde.”
Dolly Parton

I figured what better way to begin this post than a couple funny sayings from some very famous blondes. I LOVE being blonde. I can’t really express how much it changes my mood. My hair is easier to work with and I’m just really generally happier. It’s strange how much a good color and cut can impact how you feel.

My “natural” color is a very dark blonde, kind of a golden/mousy sort of mix. I just like to call it boring. I have not had fully natural hair color since high school. So…yep…this is one of my senior pictures. Don’t you just love the gentle lean on the hand. Classic! hahaa oh how things have changed. :)

Needless to say, I’ve evolved since then. I’ve gone through a lot of different hair styles and colors. I used to go to Ohio to get my color done but the drive just became too much and my roots just kept getting SO out of control so I tried out a new place this time and OH MY WORD she did an amazing job. This is certainly the best color of my life, and like I said, I’ve been through a lot with my hair.

I believe that people specialize. I’ll never go to the same person to cut and  color my hair. Brandi from Panopolous in Muskegon is just freakishly talented on my cut. She takes her time and is super picky about every single hair probably because she knows I’m picky but I love her for it. I got it cut a couple days after getting the color done and I just  feel like a whole new person!

My new color person is Jennifer at Eblazon Salon in South Bend Indiana. It’s only about an hour and a half from kalamazoo and the drive is quite easy. It was my first time going to her so to do such a major change should have been scary, but I felt really confident. It was totally worth the drive because she just did the best job ever. It’s the perfect balance of everything I wanted.

This time, I was coming from like 3 or 4 inches of roots in some places and then a more golden blonde. The back of my hair has one long blonde layer that goes over a lot of very short hair and all that was completely dark. My hair was heavy, flat and sad. haha

My roots are going to grow out in a real bad way, but thats ok, this color is worth keeping up with for a while because it makes me feel so good.

May 16, 2011 - 10:16 am

Kirsten Mavric - GORGEOUS!!! I am a natural brunette too. I went blonde for 10 years then foolishly went brunette again. This week I went blonde again and am over the moon. So much happier and ‘lighter’ in my mood ;)

May 16, 2011 - 7:48 pm

katie - Holly – I love you new hair cut and color. You look beautiful. I like it best styled straight like the first picture and the picture in the teal plaid.

May 16, 2011 - 7:52 pm

katie - Holly – I love your new cut and color. You look so beautiful. I like it best styled straight like the first picture and the picture in the teal plaid.

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