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Half-Shaved Head (AKA An Excuse To Post More Photos)

I haven’t had my unnaturally-red red hair for two months when I started feeling anxious for a change. When my roots started showing, I told myself I would wait it out until the tips of my hair reached below my breasts before retouching. I figured the black to red gradient could pass off as ombre hair (aka laziness, really; something I’ve been doing since I started dyeing my hair 3 years ago). I then saw Abbie’s gorgeous gorgeous summer hair and felt pangs of jealousy (and love ♥).

I was ready to do ombre hair properly (DIY, of course!) when I realized I wanted something… a bit radical. I adore Ruby Rose and her hair but I decided to take it further when I saw this photo, though I wasn’t so keen on having my hair buzzed down to a zero because I need hair to bleach and color.

In the end, I showed this photo of Alice Dellal to the stylist at Azta Katipunan.

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His reaction when I told him what I wanted? “Sigurado ka?” (Translation: Are you sure about this?)

I’m not gonna lie— my heart did a little jump and my stomach knotted in nervousness. I quickly shook it off and reminded myself that hair grows back (amazing, rite). Besides, I waited twenty minutes for a stylist and and I would hate to have wasted my time.

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Saturday afternoon.

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HAIR DIY TIME!: Saturday night, post-bleach, pre-light gray dye,
post-Quiapo (I wanted to buy bookshelf speakers), among other things.

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Douchey iPhone photo, pretending to look off into the distance.

Do I think I look like a boy sometimes? Yes. Does it bother me? No. Am I happy with it? ABSOLUTELY.

Okay, so that might not be completely true. I wish the stylist hadn’t shaved so high up/close to my hair’s part (and didn’t cut the added layers too short). Can you imagine how awkward that’s going to be when it grows out? That is going to stick out and look so bad three weeks (or less) from now. I can’t say that I’m not dreading it. I’m going to need some heavy-duty product to slick it down (recommendations would be most welcome).

I still feel giddy looking in the mirror, though!

I have also decided to keep it blonde until the roots start showing. I quite like this shade on me and I love the blonde to red gradient. I got what I originally wanted (ombre/two-tone hair) and more!

More photos! The white balance is all off because I took these in the office (excuses, excuses).

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I’ll be taking better photos when the weather clears up!

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  • Reply Dani May 9, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Wow, Helga! Almost anything looks good on you. <3

    • Reply Helga May 12, 2011 at 2:45 pm

      Thank you, hee <3

  • Reply tiff May 9, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Helga, you look beautiful, sexy, punkrock and androgynous at the same time.

    I think what you did was a definitely good idea. If you’re having doubts, don’t. Just know that you totally rock that haircut, and I’m sure not a whole lot of people can do what you just did.

    Also, I’m glad you posted the first picture. I wanted to dye my hair a drastic color again, but NEVER went through it ’cause I simply didn’t like the hassle of coloring the roots. The photo has probably changed my mind. Who knew long roots can look so lovely?

    Again, amazing hair Helga! I’m having helgasmz just looking at all ymour pics.!!!

    • Reply Helga May 12, 2011 at 2:46 pm

      Thanks, Tiff! And do it re: hair color. Althoooo your hair is already super lovely.

  • Reply Pilar Pedrosa Pilar May 9, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    You are gorgeous! LOVE THIS.

    • Reply Helga May 12, 2011 at 2:46 pm

      Thank you <3

  • Reply GJ May 9, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Love it! :-)

    • Reply Helga May 12, 2011 at 2:46 pm

      Haha, thanks, GJ!

  • Reply Jean May 9, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Now I know what ombre is. I thought it was just the roots growing or something. LOL

    • Reply Helga May 12, 2011 at 2:46 pm

      PWEDE DIN! Das what I call my hair in between touch ups :P

  • Reply Sarah May 10, 2011 at 3:11 am

    You look dope Helga! :3

    • Reply Helga May 12, 2011 at 2:46 pm

      Thanks, Sarah!

  • Reply Caity May 10, 2011 at 4:06 am

    Wow it looks SO cool! :D

    • Reply Helga May 12, 2011 at 2:46 pm

      Thank yoooou!

  • Reply ganns May 10, 2011 at 7:03 am

    It looks great, Helga. Boo to any naysayers who wouldn’t recognize individuality if it slapped ’em with a tunafishy.

    • Reply Helga May 12, 2011 at 2:46 pm

      DAMN RITE! Thanks, Ganns!

  • Reply Xyla May 10, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Love it! I adore you for the courage! Teehee!

    • Reply Helga May 12, 2011 at 3:07 pm

      Thanks, Xyla <3

  • Reply Janine May 10, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Love that last photo. Seriously, you look amazing. I super love it and it makes me want to do something super dramatic with mine!

    • Reply Helga May 12, 2011 at 2:47 pm


  • Reply Rebecca May 10, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    I love that! I saw you post a picture on 8008zmb, and said I thought it looked great there! With these pictures, I’ll say it again! It suits you and you can most definitely pull it off! I know the feeling you describe, nervousness about getting it cut short. I went from as long as your hair is on the right now, to a pixie cut (like Rihanna’s and Sarah Harding’s old styles). I’m still growing it out now, and hopefuly when it gets to a certain length, i’ll shave it a little like you have! Love it, inspired! Rebecca.

    • Reply Helga May 12, 2011 at 2:47 pm

      OMG plz post pix if you ever do! Thanks, lady!

  • Reply Kei May 11, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Wow! You totally rocked that new look of yours! I love every pictures of yours, next to the adowable cats!^^ I’ve been sporting a ‘bieber’ hair for 2yrs now & I think I do want to grow my hair longer now because you have a long hair~ LOL

    More power Helga! <3

    KeithePogee(yez, im a girl) :)

    • Reply Helga May 12, 2011 at 2:47 pm

      Hahaha, thank you!

  • Reply Cheska M May 11, 2011 at 3:26 pm


    • Reply Helga May 12, 2011 at 2:47 pm

      TY! TY!

  • Reply Nichola May 12, 2011 at 2:18 am

    Ohh i love it, such a bold choice. I dont think i could every do something like that.

    • Reply Helga May 12, 2011 at 2:48 pm

      Haha, you only live once! I’m trying to squeeze in as much crazy as I can before I’m too old.

  • Reply Leng May 12, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    helgadude… super bagay! =)

  • Reply crisel May 14, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    I absolutely adore you for your courage (with the society we have!) and really glad to see you can gloriously pull it off!

  • Reply Chi May 18, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    I love it! So daring!

    I’ve been meaning to dye my hair that shade of blonde. How do you bleach it? What process do you follow? It’s gonna be the first time I’ll color it into a more striking color than brown. :))

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  • Reply sugarmouse December 29, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    super pretty though! don’t see how you said he messed up. also the colour is just lovely (: (: (: /swoon you’re tempting me to colour out my hair again (but i can’t coz of work! sniff)

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