2012 To-Do List: the Hair

When I cut all of my hair off last June, I did so because I was tired of it. I wasn’t doing anything with it, outside of the ever-present ponytail, and it was HOT on my head. So I cut it off.

Then Pinterest came into my life. OH THE THINGS I CAN DO WITH MY HAIR NOW. My hair that I no longer have.

So while I grew it out, I’ve been playing around with the color. Mostly because 98% of the time, I feel incredibly frumpy and old. Color helps. A bit.

You may remember that in April, I rewarded myself for completing a runner’s training program by visiting a salon and bringing in some pics. I left .. with hair much, much different than I anticipated.


I swore that I wouldn’t let it happen again.

Obviously, everyone offered up their hair stylist for me to try. One name sounded vaguely familiar, and then I happily realized that it was the same lady who had done the rainbow hair OVER A YEAR AGO. I kid you not, I think of that hair at least once a week and wish I were that brave.

But I thought, That lady? Is unafraid to play with color. THAT’S MY GIRL.

I was entirely too specific about my hair. I walked in with four pictures, to show the depth and facets I was looking for. I said, “I am not talking auburn or strawberry blonde. I am talking RED. I am not afraid of color. I want bright red with gold highlights and auburn lowlights. I WANT BRIGHT.”

Oh, y’all.



I am so over the moon about the color. And the cut! We’re still playing with bang length, but I love it. I’ve never, ever had bangs. I am not one to tolerate hair in the eyes, so I made her cut them short enough that they don’t poke my eyeballs. I love it. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

I feel like ME again. Like, pre-mom Sarah.

Bryan grinned from ear to ear when I stepped out of the car. The consensus at work is that “that is TOTALLY Sarah hair”. It’s Marvel-character bright now, but I know it will fade.

(But I don’t want it to.)

Love it. Love love love it.

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12 Responses to 2012 To-Do List: the Hair

  1. Jessica August 1, 2012 at 4:00 pm #

    I think about the rainbow hair ALL THE TIME. I have long hair that has never been dyed so I don’t know how well that would work. But it’s awesome.

    Your hair is amazing though, I love it!
    Jessica wants you to read .."Camping"

  2. PinkieBling August 1, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    It is truly perfect. Did you get some red drops in your shampoo to help preserve the color? That red is too glorious to fade!

  3. Danielle August 1, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

    It is fabulous.

  4. Jesabes August 1, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

    It looks amazing! I would love fun hair like that, but I don’t think red is for me. Maybe rainbow? (hahaha)
    Jesabes wants you to read ..First Books

  5. Melissa August 1, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

    Your hair looks so great, Sarah! And you know how I know YOU like it?? Because in that first photo with your new do, you’re smiling so big I can ALMOST see teeth! 😀

  6. Chrisor August 1, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    Wow! Red really suits you. The brown hair was holding you back. I love the red on you too and I’m even happier that you left with what you wanted. I love happy salon stories! There seems to be so many nightmare salon stories that it only intensifies my fears.

    My hair is super long and I’ve got an appt tomorrow morning to go SHORT. I’ve done it before so I know what to expect. I like your cut as well. I’ve had bangs before but I can’t stand them long either. You look so SASSY! 🙂
    Chrisor wants you to read ..The Birthday Funk

  7. Rachel August 1, 2012 at 6:30 pm #

    That. Looks. Awesome!!
    Rachel wants you to read ..My Cat is an Evil Genius

  8. Jen August 1, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

    I seriously love your hair. You look amazing. You are a REDHEAD, for real. It suits you so well. Well done, Hair Lady!!!! 🙂
    Jen wants you to read ..7 quick takes: cars, birthdays, no surgeries, and pigtails!

  9. Nanette August 2, 2012 at 6:14 pm #

    Love. It.
    Nanette wants you to read ..Then vs Now

  10. Michelle Smiles August 3, 2012 at 11:28 am #

    I love it so much! Makes me want to go out and do something with my mop!
    Michelle Smiles wants you to read ..Happy 4th birthday Tessa

  11. -R- August 3, 2012 at 11:56 am #

    It looks fantastic. I am so glad you’re happy with it!
    -R- wants you to read ..The Hangover: The 33 Year Old Edition


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