Pink is the New Black: My Pink Hair Journey
You may recall my recent yearning for new hair. I didn’t exactly keep it secret. After years of sporting my super long dyed-black curls, I yearned for something different. Something…colorful.
Last March, I stopped dying my hair in order to grow out as much of the black as I could but, in the end, my impatience won and I headed to the hairstylist.
This is significant guys. Why? Because I hadn’t gone to a stylist in 17 years. No joke—I’ve been dying, cutting and styling my own hair that whole time. But this time, I wanted something I just couldn’t do myself.
It had to be a process, though, because of the black still left in my hair. You can’t just bleach that out in one go. I ended up going to the salon three times to get my final, glorious hair.
Not so bad, though. That salon is awesome, and so is Andrea.
That first day, I came away with a new side shave and a head full of now-brown hair. No black in sight! I was already loving my hair, but it wasn’t pink yet, so on to the second visit!
Unfortunately, some of the black just wouldn’t give it up. After that bleaching, there were chunks of dark brown. Give it up, hair!
But, rather than have me walk away with mostly white hair, Andrea gave me some pink hair (with purple to cover the brown) so I had a cute look in the days between salon visits.
This made me so happy.
Finally, I went in for my last visit. Andrea and I were determined to get those chunks of brown down to a manageable shade, and, in the end, we (she) succeeded. Yay!
She sculpted my curls so they were shorter on the shaved side and longer on the other, like a curly pink waterfall. Then, on my way out, she gave me the cutest retro ‘do I’ve ever had.
Cloud 9, guys. Cloud 9.
At that last salon visit, when Andrea asked me if I wanted lines shaved into the side of my head as I sipped on my complimentary can of Sprite, I gave an emphatic “Yes.” I’ve always wanted those cuts in my head, just like I’ve always wanted a side shave. Dreams coming true over here.
I’m trying not to gush so hard, but it’s true. I love this new hair! This is the best thing that’s happened all year.