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My beautiful friend and hair stylist, Alayna, helped switch my hair color up over the weekend. It's not a drastic change, but I really like it. You see, I have a tendency to get bored rather easily when it comes to the color of my hair. For the majority of my life, I went for the bleached-out blonde look. It was like an obsession as to how blonde I could be. Everytime I went back to the salon, I would say, "Can you make me blonder?"...."How about blonder!" as the bleach and dollar signs washed down the drain.
At 26, I had a quarter-century hair crisis, and thought it would be a great idea to go dark like Olivia Wilde. Hey, dark hair and light eyes is striking, right? Well, I come to find out, striking on Olivia. You see, everyone close to me pretty much hated it and would remind me of it, often. And somewhere underneath that dark dye, I still identified as a blonde. "Oh, this isn't my natural color," I would tell people. (Yet, neither was blonde.)
So, my quarter-century hair crisis soon turned into a quarter-century identity crisis. After a month of not recognizing myself, I knew I had to get back to my roots. But what where they? I found out, with a few highlights, my natural hair color wasn't so dish-watery, or "poop-color" as I used to call it, and, not only did I embrace it, I actually loved it.But, like I said...I still get bored. But not as easily. The days of bleached out hair, and trying to drastically change who I was, by changing my hair color are behind me. But, I'm never afraid of a little change.
The moral of this story is simple, but it took me a while to learn:
Don't be afraid to experiment and try something different or new.
But remember, you are most beautiful just the way you are.