Thursday, April 14, 2011

Please Don't Lie to Me

People have asked for a photo of the hair.  This is THE only place I plan on posting it.  If you take the time to read my blog, then I figure you're a good enough friend that you can handle the truth.  You are able to take me as I am. 

So here it is, just for you.  Thanks for taking the time to read.  If you want to comment, let 'er rip.  I would rather you were completely honest than fed me a bunch of lies to make me feel good; that's just kind of how I roll.  It won't hurt my feelings if you tell me it's icky.  I already know.


Oh, by the way, my sister in law, who is an amazing person all around, is going to work on it today or tomorrow, so I'll be somewhat back to my comfort zone.

As I'm preparing to post, I'm realizing that facebook updates from this blog too.  The photo will automatically show up there when this post shows up.  Ugh!  Ah well.

16 comments:

Amy said...

I don't think it looks bad but I don't know you in person. It reminds me of when I was in college, though. As a freshman, I colored my hair a few times. It was mostly dark ash blonde which didn't seem all that much lighter than my natural color to me. I was also in the sun alot and the ends would get lighter over time or the top layer would be lighter than the rest. I really didn't think much of it at all. Fast forward 2 years. I have gone to my "natural" color of medium brown and cut it into a short bob(it had been quite long). I ran into one of my FHE brothers who had just returned from a mission. Now, we had been close as freshman, like real siblings. I said hi, all excited to see him, and he stared, mouth opened, brows furrowed, blinking, speechless and finally says he didn't recognize me. I said "Oh I cut all my hair off." and he says "But it's a different color! What did you do?!?!" Yeah. Not the reaction I expected.

Darilyn said...

Okay, I like your old color better. You just look washed out with the new color and highlights. I think with your skin tone you need darker hair. And that doesn't mean you can't have highlights, just not chunky ones. You need delicate thin highlights. I'm glad you have someone that can help fix you up before the big event.

Kati said...

I agree with Darilyn, it's not that the lighter hair is a bad color on you, it just needs to be softer, not so chunky.

vaxhacker said...

I think it looks good, kind of trendy and adventurous. OTOH, I'm not qualified to speak about whether or not it's the right color for you, due to the fact that I have a Y chromosome (see figure 1)

If you want to really have fun with it, get the highlights redone in red or blue :) Okay, maybe not really your look either.

I think it's fine, but you may be happier getting it softened a bit.

Lena Baron said...

In my opinion you look Great. But Different then your natural look. I agree that bringing you back to your natural color with weaved in caramel and golden brown might be more of what you are looking for. I agree that it would be best to look like the same person in your photo! Just a touch of Spring in your hair rather then Summer is what you're looking for. Good Luck to you and I hope this next round is more fun!

merrianne said...

first of all.. i love that black & white thing behind you! totally beautiful.
and
second of all.. you are SO SO SO pretty Julie!!! you look a lot like Meg Ryan... does anyone ever tell you that??

Julia Shinkle said...

I actually think it makes you look younger. I like it. One thing I noticed when I started putting highlights in my hair is that you have to be more careful about the colors you wear so experiment and see what looks best. I really like it, no foolin'

Toni Moxley said...

I LOVE it, especially the chunks of color, which I really don't think are chunks at all!I love to go light in the spring, it's like helping the sun come out with my hair color. I also think it brings out the color in your eyes, which are beautiful! I am sure over the next couple of days you will play with the styling and it will grow on you - but mark me down as a HUGE fan of the lighter color!

Christy said...

Ok when I first saw the picture I was shocked. Just because I haven't seen you in highlights in a long time. But every time I go back to the picture I like it more and more, honestly! I think you look great and will be just beautiful on Saturday. But if you really don't think you can like it definitely do something about it. You need to feel comfortable in your own skin (or hair!) if you are going to enjoy the gala at all on Saturday!!

Alyson said...

I don't mind the chunky; if anything, I think the differential is problematic. Those white-blond streaks (which I actually thought tended more toward delicate than chunky) scream HEY LOOK I GOT HIGHLIGHTS because they're so different from your own color.

I use L'Oreal Couleur Experte Express. I totally do my own color and highlights at home. By myself. And I really like my color; in fact I love it. But I only leave the highlighting on for 10-15 minutes, so it is very subtle even though it is chunky. (Because I just don't have the skill to do delicate strands myself using a mirror's reflection.)

I'm sure your SIL will have you back into your comfort zone in no time. It's a shame, too! I wish your hairstylist had listened to you. IMO she should have invited you back for free, immediately.

Tonya said...

I saw your hair last night and it looks great! This photo however makes the natural color of your face look lighter than it really is...thus the washed out appearance. I promise this is NOT how it looked at all last night. You are gorgeous. I agree with those who said it looks fun and trendy. I say go with it my cute friend! It looks happy and sunshiney and we could all use some of that around here! What's with all this rain?!?

Lisa said...

I do really like it...I've lived in Europe, and it's definitely NOT "chunky", (trust me there!) but it is a lot lighter. I also think it looks very trendy and younger. But, maybe that isn't what you're going for.

Maybe the same highlighting with your more natural color? I think that would look good, too. I also have dark, dark hair, and haven't had much success going too light. But, I think that hair should make you feel good. And, maybe it's easier for me like it because I DON'T really know you beyond here.

But, I say have some fun and be happy, but don't be stuck to the old style just because it's what you, and those around you, are used too, either. You went in and asked for highlights, so you seem open to change...

meganconser said...

I love it-- I will like to see how YOU do it-- and not your hair dresser. I think after spending a few days with a new "do" I learn how to deal with it better. It is young and hip- and you are too-- so enjoy it! Its only hair- you can always change it back. :o)

'Fitzy'- Fitzwater Family said...

Seriously you look great! LURV it. The new do thing is hard to get used to. But this is a great look for you. Me Likey!

Janiece said...

Julie,
I really like it.
My hair is now "naturally" white, and I will go from dark blonde to medium brown...and any time color it from light to darker...I always get upset and ask myself WHY I would go darker...in a week or so I LOVE IT...
I am sure your sister has done a weave with w/ a few colors that are in the middle of your natural color and the "new" highlights and you are more comforable...
I can't wait to see what she did.
But, you look BEAUTIFUL!

Corinne and Jason Ritz said...

What don't you like? I really do like it. It is a huge change for you. Maybe you need time to adjust to the change. Like Julia said, Experiment with what you wear. And I would add, experiment with how you style it too.

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