Thursday, March 19, 2009

red. by orange

red hair...should I or should I not? My hair is blonde, mostly straight and thin. Basically amazing...kidding. Thin is not fun. So for the majority of my life my hair has been just a bit past my shoulders and straight - because let's be clear my hair is allergic to curl or volume.

My last hair adventure was bangs. It worked and didn't work. Basically just took too much effort on my part in the morning and I enjoy sleeping too much. So, every day I put my bangs up in a clip until they get long enough to become part of the rest of my hair.

So, I'm still feeling the need for change. This is where red came in. What do you think of the following? And more importantly - what shade? To give you an idea of my complextion - I've been told I have "china doll" skin - clear and pale, with redish/pink undertone. I myself, call my skin albino or translucent - but I've heard that is too harsh. I'm getting my hair cut and colored this Saturday - so please give me your comments!


  1. my vote is for the first picture, the lovely Alison Sudol. i think the brownish undertones would look really, really good with your skin. do it, do it!

  2. the good thing about hair is, it'll always grow back, and you can always change it if you don't like it.

    i say go for it!

  3. I say do it! I also love the first picture.

    As a redhead myself, here are a few things to consider.

    1. Red haircolor fades quickly. According to every colorist I've talked to, it fades more quickly than any other color. If you are not flexible in the exact color of your hair, you may find that you need to get your color re-done every 6-8 weeks. I don't know about you, but I don't have the time/money/patience to color my hair that often.

    2. Don't be afraid to go a bit darker than you think you want (see #1). Because the color fades so quickly, you'll find that within a few days, the color has changed. I found that the times I loved my haircolor in the salon, it wasn't red enough after a week and the times that I walked out of the salon thinking it was too much I ended up loving it a few days later.

    3. If you really DO hate it, don't be afraid to speak up and have the colorist do it again. I've done this more than once. Any good salon will be happy to re-do your color because they want you to be happy and they want you to keep coming back.

    I can't wait to see it! I know you'll look amazing no matter what you decide. :)


  4. uhh... why don't you stay true to your blog and just go orange?

  5. Commit!....carpet and drapes!

  6. Kim, I recently also went red--actually auburn and people tell me that it should be my natural color...
    I say for you, the McGowan chick. I forget her name. I like the blonde-red.