Tuesday, February 23, 2016
now with 50% more red
I used to go to fancy salons with high-end stylists. And then I realized I was paying hundreds of dollars, and wasting hours of my time, to be somewhat happy with the results. I figured I could do at least that level of mediocrity myself, for way less money and I wouldn't have to listen to three hours of inane hair salon chatter. I started experimenting with cutting and coloring my own hair.
Sometimes I wanted to fire my stylist. Fortunately, my hair grows fairly quickly and is voluminous enough to be more forgiving with shitty cuts. Once I hacked off an entire damaged section in the back with no one the wiser. Or at least no one brave enough to comment. :)
I've switched colors (and brands of colors) over the years as I get bored. Recently I couldn't find my new favorite color (magic red) locally, so I ordered it from Amazon a few months in a row. And then they fkn ran out. How is that even possible? For two months. Fuck you, Amazon. [And fuck you again for raising the minimum free shipping to $49.]
I decided I needed to find a new color temporarily, so I went with REALLY FKN RED because it seemed the closest to what I had. Halfway through the coloring process, I started having misgivings because it was REALLY FKN RED. At that point, I was committed, so I finished up, rinsed it out, and was happy I had no major events coming up. When I was at my brother's house last week, he didn't notice. I took that as a good sign that I hadn't fucked it up too badly.
When I went to class, my Sensei noticed within two minutes of me saying hello. He asked if I had a new stylist. Without answering yet, I asked what he thought. He said he loved it, so of course I took full credit then. :)
A couple other friends have chimed in and voted for the new color, so I will be brave and try that for a while. I have a box of each now, just in case.