I am. I was looking back through last year’s “stuck in hair stuck in life” hair transformation mama series, thinking about how fun it was for everyone involved. I’m gonna do another series like this one (this time with better photos, because I have learned a lot in the last year;)
If you are in the Seattle area and interested in a major hair transformation, please contact me. XO!
If you are tiny like Dawn and you possess a lions mane, cutting off 5 inches of hair ( and taking out 5 pounds of bulk) can really free you up. Dawn is a dear friend of mine and I adore her. Cutting her hair made me feel better about life in general, because it was such a shedding of deadness. Take life by the balls, little mugs. Stuck in hair, stuck in life.
Madeline had a very adventurous at home color job. She was brave, and went bold by bleaching chunks throughout her hair, and under-cutting one side and bleaching it, too.
I have to say I completely admire that she went for it. Go big, or go home. That is kind of what the teenage years are about. ( I know, she doesn’t look like a teenager. But her mother would assure you that she is)
I love doing teen hair. It is always a complete coloring overhaul that usually includes a lot of bleach and crazy fun colors and some very specific request like SNOW leopard print. Not just leopard print.
Afterwards, I have the color-stained hands to prove that the challenge has been faced and the deed has been done. I am always up for a hair challenge. I just really like to try new things out. I remember being a teenager and wanting to LOOK DIFFERENT. My parents had a rule that I couldn’t color my hair till I was a teen, so I kind off associate that time in my life as hair liberation.
I get it. So moms, send your teenage girls to me. Make them work for it, though. Learning to earn the things that you really want is good. A day of babysitting for a totally exciting new hair-do?? Heck yes, my friends. Heck yes.
So anyhow, for Madeline’s hair, I touched up her bleach and undercut. I covered her bleached chunks with 2 different purple hues, a rich plum and a dark violet. Then, I toned her undercut to silver and painted spots with blue black and a mix of a dot of black and a dash of blue booster to make that slate-y blue gray.Then, layers were cut.
Madeline went back to her home in the woods where she can now say that she has One of the coolest hairstyles in Madison County, Arkansas. The other coolest is India’s blue dip-dyed ends. I have a feeling there will be many more to come:)
India’s hair cut and color is one of my favorites ever. I used HTHG’s perfect layers in one chop haircut with a couple small embellishments, and HTHG’s dip dye tutorial using a color fade technique. ( After bleaching her ends, I applied the lighter blue all over the bleached hair, then squeezed a deeper blue into the very ends.)
This cut and color job took an hour and 15 minutes. This is one that a brave color DIYer could EASILY do on themselves or a friend at home.
Want to try it? Here is how!
Fall is absolutely the best time of year. The weather is perfect, the light is gorgeous. Boots, scarves, jeans, deep rich colors. Fall leaves and smells and textures everywhere you look. Fall hair color is rich and inspired, and it should be a bit transformative to reflect the season. Here are a couple hair color transformations I did yesterday.
Eggplant Pomegranate. A geometric paneling color technique.
A full on Bleach and Tone.