Yea, you like that? While I was browsing through some of my old outfits of years past, realized I should go ahead and create a compilation of the ways I've changed my hair over the last ten years. Oh man, there were some good hair times and some BAD hair times. Let's take the journey...
2003 // I had the emo sad flap and dyed my hair a deep burgundy/purple. I usually wore my short layered hair down or in tiny little pigtails at the nape of my neck.
2004 // I went SUPER short with my hair & dark brown. At it's shortest it was about 2 inches long in the shortest spots. I loved telling my hairstylist, do whatever you want with it.
2005 // I transferred to a new college and almost got a femme mullet because I thought it was rad. But I didn't want to scare anyone off with my hair and really just wanted friends so I just did a pixie cut with longer bangs and red and blonde streaks in the front over dark brown hair overall.
2006 // I decided to try to grow out my hair so I went for a classic bob and bangs, and I went a deep red color.
2007 // My hair finally got past my shoulders and I decided to add lots of layers in to help grow out my bangs. I also hadn't seen my natural hair color in at least 7 years so I got highlights so I try and fade out my years of dark red/brown dying so I could get closer to my natural color.
2008 // I had finally gotten back to my natural color by growing out my hair and my bangs were finally gone too. And then I got in a car crash that Fall, my bedroom flooded with sewage water, and my computer died and I had no money. I freaked out and bleached my hair super blonde and cut HORRIBLE short bangs. It was a bad way to cope...
2009 // I died my hair red a few weeks after the epic fail of blonde and now that I look back on that red color, I like it even more now! People always thought I was a natural redhead because of my fair skin, pale eyes and eyebrows, and freckle face. I played with my hair a lot the next few months, lots of shades of deep red and lighter reds. It was fun.
2010 // After my wacko identity crisis at the end of college and after 2 years of experimenting with the Manic Pixie Dream Girl thing, I looked in the mirror and said, who the hell are you woman? This is not you. So I took some scissors and and chopped my hair off to shoulder length. I then hated that because I looked super frumpy and soccer-mom-y so my friend chopped tons of layers in. and I immediately decided, ok, it's time to REALLY grow my hair out and stop dying my hair to see what my natural hair is like.
2011 // My hair finally got past my shoulders and the natural color started to show through and was actually darker than I expected! I dug it.
2012 + 2013 // Ever since 2011, I've just been digging my long natural hair. I got some subtle balayage highlights in my hair over a year ago but that's it. And because my hair is SUPER thick, straight, and heavy, I like just having a fair amount of layers in it so it doesn't give me headaches! Chances are, it will be years until I full on dye my hair again. The maintenance is something I'm not into. My hair grows so fast!
What's your hair history?