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Pink goes with everything

So I got pink hair now.

I've been wanting to make a change to my appearance for the summer. No particular reason why, just for a bit of fun. I'd never dyed my hair an unnatural color before, and in fact my other only dyeing experience was pretty disappointing. I spent a lot of money in a salon in attempt to make my hair blonde, only for it to become basically just a lighter shade of brown within two washes. But I thought it would be exciting to do something really different, something that would actually make a real change.

This job was done by Jessicalee Skary, a new friend I made through Andrew Prentice. She is a hair and makeup artist who had done the age makeup for Frances when she played Mrs. Hawking. She has really awesome bleached-and-purple hair and really knows her stuff. Not only did she do a good job both bleaching and dyeing mine, her prices are really reasonable, so if anybody is in the market for hair, nail, or makeup work, I'd be happy to send you her way.

I don't know why I went with pink. It's not like it's my favorite color or anything. I know a couple people with purple, blue, or a combination thereof right now, which look really awesome, and I almost went with that. I love the way oil slicks look, but I thought I'd stick with something simpler. I also considered red, but feared it might do too much to bring out my acne-- which I guess might have been a danger with pink too, but so far I think it's okay. It's bright and different, kind of cheerful while still being a bit punk rock. If that's not a ridiculous adjective to describe anyone so mainstream-looking as me. 😁

I decided to fade from my natural brown into the pink, mostly for maintenance reasons. I didn't want to worry about having unattractive roots growing out, that would be a ton of work to touch up. Pink is also pretty easy to dye back to brown if necessary. I probably will want to get rid of it when my classes start back up in the fall. I worry about establishing my authority with kids who aren't hugely younger than I am, so maybe something that will make me look less mature and professional isn't a good idea. I probably should have made this happen at the beginning of summer instead of the middle, as I've basically got six weeks max with it if I go that route.

But I'm pretty happy with it. I'm going to take good care of it so it stays vibrant. It's a fun change. Let's hope it doesn't clash with my clothes!


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Jul. 25th, 2016 02:10 pm (UTC)


Jul. 26th, 2016 02:15 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks!!!
Jul. 25th, 2016 06:09 pm (UTC)
So that's looking good.

Edited at 2016-07-25 06:09 pm (UTC)
Jul. 26th, 2016 02:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Jul. 25th, 2016 07:09 pm (UTC)
Verra nice! It suits you.
Jul. 26th, 2016 02:14 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks!
Jul. 25th, 2016 10:12 pm (UTC)
A) that is AWESOME and you look AWESOME


(This is Kat -small brunette techno fandom person who's known Bernie for a dozen years. Saw your post on Facebook is how I wound up here.)
Jul. 26th, 2016 02:14 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you! And I definitely remember you. Added back!
Jul. 26th, 2016 12:19 am (UTC)
It looks fabulous!
Jul. 26th, 2016 02:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Jul. 27th, 2016 06:28 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's lovely. I especially like the brown-to-pink effect...
Jul. 27th, 2016 06:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you! I initially decided on this effect for convenience's sake, but I'm actually very happy with how it turned out!
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My name is Phoebe. I'm Boston area theater professional and English professor focused in writing, acting, directing, and modeling. I'm known for having lots of interests, lots of opinions about those interests, and a very high estimation of the value thereof. This blog is for talking about whatever's on my mind, from my daily life to my activities to musing on any number of abstract topics. Thanks for taking the time to read.

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