I am going to lie to you all week.
And now that I have your attention, let me explain.
It’s all because of my hair color. You see, I went to get it done originally last Tuesday, and remember, I’m a hair color virgin. Still, I was very good and researched and brought loads of pictures which I showed the stylist. (Mind you, I’d never met the girl; just chose her via a Groupon). I was also very specific about my objectives: a) hide my gray; b) make my layers more noticeable; and c) keep it as low maintenance as possible.
So we got to work and at the end of three hours there, I got what you see here. Not bad, you say? Pretty cute, you think? Well, my friends, that’s because of the magic of Photoshop and because you can’t see the back. Basically, the stylist told me that she’d give me a partial weave rather than a full weave because she didn’t want to damage my hair (valid) and she did ask if I wanted a caramel color (true). What I didn’t expect was that “partial” meant highlighting just my layers and leaving the rest black and that “caramel” means different things to different people.
I wanted something more creamy brown and she gave me brassy gold. And I wanted gradual, natural highlights and she gave me such a helmet head that when I came home, my husband asked me whether I was finished because it looked half done. Also, it may not be evident in these pics but the front was really, really light. I was basically a blond with zebra action going on. If you look close – or zoom the pics above – and focus on my ends at my longest layer, you’ll see what I mean.
So where’s the lie? Well, I lived with the color for three days and within those days, I took this week’s photos. When I woke up and stared at myself in the mirror on the fourth day, however, I just couldn’t take it anymore so I went and got the color fixed. Different lady. Salon manager this time. And I left feeling like the hundred bucks I should’ve felt on Day 1.
But I didn’t feel like retaking my photos, so you get four pictures of “old” me and on Friday, I’ll reveal “new” and contented me. So don’t get too attached to the next days’ pics of me sporting some serious blondness. The end result may not be as striking in photos but I’m a much happier camper.
P.S. It’s a T3 week, y’all! Get ready to share your Fave Childhood Read and how you’re wearing it. Linkup goes live this Thursday.
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