Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Sneak Peeks

The highlight of my day....


This would be the first time I've ever had anything done in the way of hair coloring... well at least professional hair coloring. I've messed it up myself plenty of times... I've turned my hair orange and my bathroom purple more times than I'd care to admit. And once, with all of the care and wisdom that is inherently present in a teenage girl, I was even successful in completely stripping my hair of all (all) color leaving it a pale peachy white. (I would highly discourage anyone with short term memory issues to carry a commercial highlighter out of the local beauty supply store without detailed written instructions. And if you're under 20 and think you have a good memory, just trust me, the consequences are just too severe to rely on your memory alone.)


Aside from some shine, I really don't see much of a difference. I guess it's one of those so good, it looks natural things. My hair doesn't withstand the whole beauty treatment thing very well in general so I snapped a picture right away in the car hoping to capture the new* style before it collapsed... but once my hair has been conditioned, moussed, styled, and sprayed, it falls flat pdq.
*I use this term loosely since style changes in my case are usually limited to slight variations in length and layers.


Now I'm on a quest for just the right buttons...


I thought I found them today... they were black. Plain. Very black and plain. Probably the plainest black buttons I have ever seen. I like plain. There were, in a word, perfect... but in a number, $3.85 EaCh! I had to pass. I just couldn't spend more on buttons than I'd spend on a tee to wear under the garment.

I'm not a particularly picky person, but after finding the perfect buttons, I just couldn't settle for any of the fancier, funkier $1.10 buttons. So while Juliet soaks and blocks, I'll track down buttons.

Now I'm off to clean up the house (well sorta... that's kind of an expression I like to use for when I get up and move around) and take care of any loose ends (or missing children) so I'm ready for the best night of TV! Julie are you coming?

10 comments:

Julie said...

I can't wait to see the front of Juliet. Does is look fabulous on you?

I'm coming over! House, here I come to you!

janet said...

Dying your own hair is the only way to go. Especially when you learn that the salons charge close to at least $100 and usually a lot more. I used to buy a box of hair color (on sale of course and sometimes with a coupon!) and I liked the results for about three weeks. And then the color would fade.
My daughter never liked my hair and practically begged me to go to her "lady". I finally did, I paid $192, no one noticed, and three weeks later the color faded.
Then I learned about beauty supply stores. I went, bought the same hair color the salons use, a few supplies and colored only the roots. Before I rinsed out the color I put conditioner on the ends. The color is great. I'm using fade resistant shampoo and very, very little of it. I'm happy with the color, but its only been a week.
I truely understand the hair color battle.

Angelika said...

I was a foil head just last week too, but mine is so noticable. You latest knit looks cute. Can't wait to see more.

Charity said...

Love the view of Juliet! And the new do, too! :0)

The_Add_Knitter said...

I'm going to be a foil head in several minutes, that's where I'm headed right now! I go because I do more than highlights, I am bottle blonde which requires a pro. but yeah, it's expensive as hell!!

Love your Juliet btw...

Yarnhog said...

The hair looks great! I totally understand about the falling flat thing, though. Now that I actually have a hair style, I have come to the conclusion that I will never, ever be able to make it look anything like it did when I left the salon. I'm settling for "better than it was."

Donna Boucher said...

I like your haircut and color very much!

And that sweater!!!!

Oh how I love thee Juliet.

Sarah said...

it's beautiful! The best aircolor is undetectable...

I can't wait to see Juliet all done- it looke great from the back

Wendy said...

Love your Juliet! (I have some plain black buttons if you want them--but they're pretty shiny.)

Laura said...

Hey, natural is good - gray hairs and all!