Friday, June 12, 2009

New 'do

So, yesterday I bit the bullet and went and got a haircut. And highlights. Since I've never really had highlights I asked for them to be subtle, and the stylist totally understood what I was asking for. She gave me subtle highlights that were just a lighter, golder version of my current hair color, and she didn't do them on the very top layer of my hair. This means that they're a little less obvious, my hair doesn't look striped, and if I want to grow them out or wait six months to have them re-done, I won't get a line of un-highlighted roots.

Basically, they look awesome. I love them and I'm thinking that if I do them again, I might get them done a bit more dramatically. Because I heart them so much that I am pulling back the top part of my hair to expose the highlights more completely.

And she did a great job with the cut. She herself has curly hair, and she totally understands about layering and shaping and avoiding the dreaded triangle-head. She kept the length but gave the hair great shape.

Here I am before the haircut:


And here I am today (straight hair is temporary and will go away tomorrow when I shower):


I have a local stylist I trust again! Basically, I'm thrilled.

35 comments:

  1. I love the feeling of fresh from the salon hair!

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  2. What a huge relief to not have to worry about going back to DC to get your hair cut!

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  3. Ooh, I love the highlights - so pretty!

    Isn't it the best to find a good hairstylist?

    P.S. I am coveting your natural curls.

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  4. oh man, i'm jealous... i'm going in tomorrow to get my bangs cut (since it's only, oh, 2 MONTHS LATE) and i was already regretting not booking enough time for some highlights etc... now i'm REALLY regretting it!

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  5. One never feels fully settled until they've done things like find hair stylists, doctors, favorite restaurants, etc. You're well on your way... and looking darn cute while you're at it!

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  6. Woo hoo! I love the new color! Straight hair looks great on you- you should get a flat iron if you don't already have one....

    What salon did you end up going to?

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  7. Yay for loving highlights! If you get 'em done right, they really can be low maintenance.

    And yeah - where'd you go? Looks super cute!

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  8. Very cute! Glad you were able to find a stylist that you trust.

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  9. Gorgeous! I do have to say tho, that I love your curls so much more than straight hair. You really rock those curls, Jess.

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  10. Lucky you, having such a great stylist again - that cut is lovely! I'm completely putting off having my hair cut because I don't have a stylist I love.

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  11. The color is great! I love your curls so much more than straight, I've always wanted curlier hair. Mine is naturally wavy/curly but does not look good like yours so I have to straighten it every. single. day...

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  12. Cute! Love it! I can't wait to see it curly!!

    xox

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  13. Yay! for finding a local stylist. Always so hard. Can't wait to see it curly.

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  14. YAY for a great new stylist!

    I love the highlights. :)

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  15. You must be part of a positive-thinking cult or something to be talking about how glad you are to have found a new stylist. SHE COULD DIE BEFORE YOUR NEXT APPOINTMENT.

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  16. Yeah! It's super cute, but I want to see it curly! I love the curls.

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  17. I love the high lights, you look different :) I'm so accustomed with your pretty curls.:)

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  18. Love the new 'do. It's super cute!

    I say next time go bold with the color! I love having dramatic hair color. :)

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  19. OOO! She did a great job! I can't wait to see it curly! I bet that will add a whole new dimension to the highlights!

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  20. Love the highlights! Yay on finding a good hairstylist! And LOL @Swistle

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  21. Good choice! Looks great!

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  22. I'm so glad the curls are coming back. I have curls, too, and they kick straight hair's ass!

    Er. Something like that.

    Cute!

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  23. It looks great! Glad you found someone you trust in CO with your locks.

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  24. And on the first try, too! How'd you manage that? Congrats!

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  25. That straight hair photo ROCKS. What salon did you end up going to?

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  26. Yay! Isn't it amazing when you find a stylist that you click with?

    Love the hair :)

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  27. Wow! You with straight hair = va-va-VOOM! It's not fair that you look smashing with both curly AND straight, so rude! :)

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  28. Wow! What a great cut and color. I LOVE it. And I agree, the straightened hair is very flattering to your face. (Caveat- I have curly hair and your think curls rock, but so nice to have options).

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  29. Cute hair. You face looks thinner in the chin. Are you starting to notice some results already?! :-)

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  30. I've been living in Dallas for 3 years and I still don't have a salon.

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