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My Mini Hair Makeover – Highlights

October 1, 2012

Let’s start out with my before and after:

Before and After

8 weeks ago many of you will remember that I decided to take the plunge and dye my hair for the first time.  I went from a natural medium blonde to a medium red.  You’ll notice from the ‘before’ photo that my red had faded to a light orange.

Let’s just say that red is a very hard color to maintain even if you use color safe shampoo.

Before going to the salon on Friday I decided that I wanted to go back blonde.  I missed it.  But when explaining this to my hairdresser she said it could be done, but that she would have to ‘strip’ my hair to take it back to full blonde.  She also warned that this could really damage my hair.  She suggested that we touch up my roots and then add blonde highlights and over my next appointments we’d just continue to add more and more blonde highlights.  This will eventually take me back blonde and not damage my hair like ‘stripping’ it would.  Sounded okay to me.

So…that’s how I ended up with my ‘after’ pic.  She also curled it, which no matter how many tips I get from her I can’t recreate the same look at home.  I like it and even though it’s not back to a full blonde yet, I think it’s pretty fun.  I like that it has dimension now compared to the first time we colored it and it was just a straight up red.

I can’t believe it took me this long to experiment with coloring my hair…after all, it’s just hair and it can always be changed!  So why not have some fun?


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    October 1, 2012 at 10:42 am

    turned out great, have fun with it and the red will cintinue to fade out!!

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    October 1, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    I loooooooooove it! I think you should stick w/the red w/blonde highlights. It has so much dimension and looks amazing! 🙂

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    October 1, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    I think this hair looks great on you.enjoy your new hair colour

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    October 1, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    I love the strawberry blond and highlights! It looks great with your skin tone. 🙂 very natural looking.

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    Ashley Richards
    October 1, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Love the mini hair makeover! Super cute!!!

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    October 3, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Love it! The highlights gives it a little extra oomph! 🙂

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    October 12, 2012 at 8:51 am

    oohhh love your new hair color it sure fits look great girl

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    March 23, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    If you want to recreate those curls, what you need is a really good curling iron. My friend has hair that even when she goes to the salon to get her hair curled, it doesn’t last. But, she used my amazing curling iron (even though I have curly hair, I have a curling iron lol) and it lasted for her! It’s called the Enzo Milano Clipless Curling iron – I would get a big barrel if you want the big curls/waves. If you ever order it and post a review, I’d love to see that! 🙂

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