Monday, May 16, 2011

Red head?

So, don't tell my sister Jenna who spent like 536,24o hours brushing out my dreadlocks,
but I kind of miss them.
Ok, so, I really miss them.
Like when people miss an arm they lost, miss them.

Sure my hair is 'socially acceptable' now.
But as I was telling the International Man o' Mystery recently (much to his dismay),
I don't generally go for things that make me 'pretty'.

I'd prefer to look interesting.
Hence the bleach blonde hair. Hence the dreadlocks.
Hence why my pretty, dirty blonde, shoulder length curls aren't really doing it for me.
They don't really go with my style,
which I also recently explained to the Mystery Man.
(He asked me who Michael Kors was the other day, so anything style related needs explanation.)

So I started thinking of social acceptable hair styles that are pretty AND interesting...
I'm pretty sure there's nothing that says, "I'm fierce but I still wash my hair more than once a month" more than red hair.

I know some awesome people who make red look like the new black.
Annie, a soul sister.

Emma, an inspirational friend in Italy.

I think ideally I would look like this:
A forest nymph.
Or really a model for, and the headband is called "She lives in a fairytale", which is me, because there is no way in Narnia that hair would look like that.
Mine's too crazy.

I also feel like red hair can go horribly, horribly wrong.
Things I don't want to look like:

1) I'm a teenager who recently discovered Manic Panic.

2) Wilma Flintstone

3) This.

I would love to look like this.
Especially if I had written this song and were indeed an awesome rockstar.
Loving the bangs, Flo, lovin' them.

But I would probably end up looking more like this version from the music video, because well, my hair is crazy.
Which is all kinds of funnsies if you're in a music video. Less so if you're trying to interview a patient about their recent stroke.
No need to give them a heart attack also.

Then there's this version, which *might* be possible??
This is a lovely blogger, who is also a hairstylist,
so mine definitely won't look as nice,
but a girl can dream.

I have a hair appointment on Thursday.
Wish me luck!

"She dreams in color, she dreams in red..." -Pearl Jam

"You'd find it easier to be bad than good if you had red hair," said Anne reproachfully. "People who haven't red hair don't know what trouble is."- Anne of Green Gables


  1. K!

    I always knew you were a red head at heart. Send me a pic once your new style is in place!


  2. haha, I hate to say it, but I think you'll look pretty as a redhead ;) Wooo fun hair change! i always love your hair adventures! (Also, have you previously referenced said international man o' mystery? is this something i don't know about or a nickname i've just not heard? ;))

  3. I wish I could pull off a pixie cut! Short hair does not make me look edgy unfortunately, it makes me look like a 5 year old.

    Thanks for the encouragement peeps! I'll definitely post before and after pictures.

  4. Oh exciting look forward to seeing the change...I love your hair though so please don't chop it all off...but I'm sure going red can only add to your charm!! X

  5. I thought your shorter sort of asymmetrical look was awesome... forget when exactly that was, sometime in college? or early nyc?