Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Itching for change

I've been surprised by how many reactions I've gotten about my new hair. It didnt' seem like a big deal to me. Sure, I've been a blonde forever, but not because I consciously chose not to be a brunette. I was mildly scared that it wouldn't turn out right, but I've been known to make drastic changes to my hair before.

It was 1993, at Sabrina's house. Wouldn't it be fun to have strawberry blonde hair? Sure! Of
course we didn't know anything about hair, and as a result, it turned orange.

Sorry, no picture of this Beauty

1995. Perms were all the rage. Of course I wanted to be cool too. Turned out to be more poodle than cool....
1996 Chopped of my hair. I'd had it short before, but never this short. This was actually a pretty good move. It looked good on me.
1997. Wouldn't it be fun to be a brunette? You would think I would have learned something from 1994, and go to the hairdresser. But no, I did it myself (again!). Brown on blonde = green!
2000. The smell of a perm got to me again. This perm almost resulted in an almost run-away Joe. The first time I met him, my hair was straight. When he picked me up for our first date, it was poodly. He almost walked right back out of the door.
(I couldn't find a headshot with my hair down, I guess I was smarter than that!)

2002. Short hair looked good on me in 1997, so why not in 2002. Well, maybe because I was 15 lbs heavier, and because I didn't have a professional cut it.. I call it my molly cut. Horrible!
I seemed to be getting smarter, and went all the way from 2002 to 2009 without any major changes. The most drastic difference was my first bangs in 2004.
I've been growing out my hair since about 2004, so when I was itching for a change, I wasn't about to undo 5 years of hard labor. I've also learned my lesson about perms. They do NOT, EVER, look good on me! Color is perfect! You can always go back to blonde. I am still getting used to the look, but I think I like it.


Wendy said...

it makes you look SO different!

Renée Campbell said...

Jessica, that picture of you looks gorgeous!

Bea said...

It may look gorgeous Jessica, but I'm sorry to say I can't really get used to it. To me it's like you're a different person.

Majo said...

I've come back today to look at the pictures again, cause I just didn't know what to say before. I can very well imagine the kids and Joe were a little flabbergasted. Your appearance is SO totally different and even though it looks good on you, it will require staring at these pictures some more to get it into my system that you're a brunette now.
When I was about 17 I coloured my hair dark as well, but because it wasn't quite as long it had less impact.

Nancy Sabina said...

I love the 1996 short hair. What a fun post.

Jenny said...

I love it! I too went brunette about a year ago and I can't see that I'll go back anytime soon. Nobody ever told me that I looked good in orange or pink until I had black hair! You look good in orange, too!

Tiffani said...

Woa!!!! I LOVE it! When you told me you'd dyed your hair, I was so mad at you, but I've reconsidered! You look FAB!

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