It’s been over a decade since I’ve colored my hair. I used to get red highlights in my hair — which my husband loooooooved — but it was too much work to keep it up.
At right is a blast from the past from my early twenties (!), when I had red highlights.
In the decade-plus since, I’ve stuck to my natural dark brown hair color, as seen below in the pic of my hairstyle from 2010. In the past few years, more strands have turned silver, which my husband also loves. I don’t mind the silver — which really catch the light in photos! — but I’ve been thinking lately about going for a warmer brown color.
I’ve been hesitating because I didn’t want the fuss of upkeep or having to deal with roots growing out. That’s why I took the plunge recently with a demi-permanent hair color, which fades after a couple of months and doesn’t leave a line of demarcation with new hair growth at the roots. I asked for a warmer chestnut color, with undertones of red.
Below is a collage from my recent trip to the cosmetology school salon. FYI, I currently go to the Aveda Institute in Portland, and if you’re interested, here’s my post on why I get haircuts at cosmetology schools.
I took pics during my hair color, cut, and final hair style:
I asked for the same hair cut as last time, as I’m still digging the ’20s-style bob with bangs.
Here’s a closer look at the structured bob:
The color is very subtle in real life, and I like how the warmer brown catches the light. It’s like I have natural highlights. And best of all, some of the silver strands still shine through, while others have turned a golden copper. Sam says it’s the best of both worlds! 🙂
So how do you like this subtle hair color shift? Would you consider trying out a demi-permanent hair color?