29 October 2012

life // seeing red.

I get the itch to color my hair every autumn.  It's my way of celebrating the arrival of my favorite season.  Normally, I just go a super-dark shade of brown, as close to black as I can get without it actually being black.

The images to your left show the difference between my natural color (left photo) and my almost-black shade of choice (right photo).

This year, however, I'm considering red.  I dabbled in red in high school, but it was more of the crimson variety.  I'm having a harder time finding those pictures, so you'll just have to use your imagination.  ;)  

Once in high school, I used a different hairdresser for 2.4 seconds and she gave me very orange-red hair, which I did not like.  Part of the problem was the cut itself, but I don't want to go too orange-y this time to avoid hair color regrets.

So, I'm in this very delicately-balanced zone of not too red, not too orange.  Here are my favorite looks I'll be taking to my stylist tomorrow; what do you guys think?

I think that second image is a winner for me right now, but any of these shades would work, I think.  I'll let you guys know how it turns out...!


  1. Do it! I dyed my hair red almost ten years ago and I've never gone back. I've lightened the shade over the years and now it's almost strawberry blonde. Well, a little darker than that. Regardless, I LOVE it!

  2. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! I love that Emma from A Beautiful Mess is inspiration - she's an inspiration all around!

  3. Oh I love the red, I just get so so frustrated that it never seems to last very long ...
    can't wait to see what you decide!

  4. Love the second one! Only downside on red is that it fades quickly :/

  5. I am wanting to go more red again too...I'm naturally fairly reddish but I like the vivid dark red too.

  6. I thought the same thing- red seems fitting for the season. Although, my hair was a "do it yourself" and turned out, orange. I then redyed my hair a dark, dark brown and ended up with the color I wanted :) Dark brown with undertones of red.
    Eat Cake

  7. yep Im the same stinkin way every year for fall it gos red ha!

  8. Ah, funny! I just went from blonde to blazing red on Thursday (photos up on the blog)... I'd intended to go a less intense route but changed course right at the last minute (and haven't regretted it for a second). Great minds think alike. :) xxx, j

    1. p.s. I like the very first photo for you; I think it'd go quite nicely with your complexion. Photos, please!


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