But I digress from today's important topic, don't I? I told y'all last week about my new haircut and radical new hair color, and I've had some public and private requests for pix. Fair enough, since I piqued your curiosity.
My hair color previously was a dark, kind of neutral brown with a LOT of fairly chunky blonde highlights that were getting almost straw-colored. I'm Irish and my natural hair color (last time I saw it -- who can remember anymore?) is dark brown, but more of a chestnut brown and with some auburn in it.
My previous haircut, as I've told y'all, can best be described as Shaggy Sheepdog Needs a Clip.
Hair Hero (if you don't know who this is, read my post here) diagnosed my color as too flat, too ashy-brown, too light-blonde -- generally just all wrong. :-) He thought the cut had too many layers, all the wrong layers, wrong pattern for my bangs (you see a wrongness theme going on here??) and he declared that I'd have to lose some length in order for him to start repairing my cut.
So here's what he recommended and I said "WTH, why not" to doing:
(Sorry about the overexposure. It's so dark in my office because of the gloom outside and the flash on my computer's camera is so bright -- I can't seem to get the lighting right.)
(And y'all, also sorry about breaking the blogger's rule re: showing your face, but otherwise I couldn't have really shown you the cut, ya know? Forget you ever saw me. This conversation never happened.)
And from the side, back and top (so that you can see the lowlights):
The red glaze, I have decided, may be a bit much for me. But it'll shampoo out slowly but surely, and the lowlights underneath it are quite caramel. So we'll see how that comes along.
All in all, I am very pleased. Despite the fact that, in order to become very pleased, I think I single-handedly paid half of Hair Hero's daughter's fall private school tuition. ;-)