I think of myself as a fairly type A person. I think through many decisions with painstaking care. However, when it comes to my hair, I have made hasty, drastic changes without so much as a fleeting thought.
Some of you will remember the short hair stage. This lasted about two years. I was living in San Francisco and had decided to cut off nearly all my hair. Here is a photo of me below when it was even a few months longer!
Then, after two years of short hair, I grew it back out. It had been long and blonde like this for the past year, while I have been living in New York.
When I think about what my hair “normally” looks like I think about this yellowy, natural color and length.
Then, one Saturday morning I was looking out of my new apartments window I saw a hair salon, and I started wondering what it would be like to have strawberry blonde hair. I knew red would be too much of a drastic change, but I thought that an orangey, blonde color would be interesting.
That same day, I walked across the street to the hair salon and decided if it were less than a certain price, then I would do it. The lady said one dollar less than my cut-off…
I sat down in the chair and an hour and a half later I had a very different hair color.
Is it odd that I didn’t ask anyone their opinion about dying my hair? Should I have asked what someone thought? My boyfriend’s thoughts? A good friend’s opinion?
I guess I was just so curious to know what it would look like and feel like, that I just did it. Knowing I would be ok with the consequences, if I or anyone else didn’t like it.
Hair is temporary, which is why I find it fun to change.
Deep down, I think I will always be a long-haired blonde, but for now it’s fun to be a redhead. Maybe it won’t be a two year phase like the short hair, but only time will tell…