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