Blue Hair Blues?

I’m currently debating my next move in the always important hair ‘aspect’ of my life.  For friends and family that have seen me through my pre-Aveda and Aveda Salon years, I’ve had a load of different colors.  Well I’ve generally had super dark hair (colored since my late teens to hide that pesky light blonde that tries to grow from my scalp), but mixed it up with bold panels whether certain colors were intentional or not is not up for discussion here. 

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My ‘Gray’ Hair.  Really a level 7-8 and toned blue/green within an inch of its life plus sprayed with white powder.

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My current ‘seafoam/blonde’ panels.  Last color extracted/bleached/color extracted/bleached again and then colored in February… not too shabby. HA!

If i could stand using another whole kit of Pravana Color Extractor and spending an entire day hovering over the bathroom sink and mirror with my arms above my head I would try for this look:

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— but that is not going to happen.  Why? Well for one I don’t have the patience or dexterity to finish this look the way I would be happy with it, two, my man would not walk next to me in public, and three…. I’ll explain now.

The reason why I’m having such a hard time figuring this next ‘trivial hair’ step out is because it ultimately ‘ends’ a certain part of my life.  You see, a ‘big-girl’ job that will probably not support bright, bizarre, or purple and blue hair is on the horizon.  I guess it’s still unknown what environment my future company will have (fingers crossed it allows exposed tattoos and blue hair), but I’m not counting on it – especially if I snag a consulting job and meet with actual clients.  Sigh – I know I have to just cover up my blue panels at some point this summer – they are so dull right now and recoloring them would only recolor our shower/bath tub blue… believe me I still have a lot of scrubbing to do before that tub is ‘white’ again!  

But – I can’t or won’t be sad for very long about going more ‘natural’ with hair, because there are loads of great color patterns and colors that will look just as neat if not better and brighter.  

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Obviously the cut is extreme, but with panels this color combo would be quite lovely.

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And I won’t lie – simple all over jet black is always classic. 

Perhaps a whole new hobby also is waiting in the wings, because I’ve discovered several Etsy sellers that make and sell very affordable wigs in all sorts of colors.  Although I’ve never really been into hair pieces or wigs, it might be the only way I can have those bright colors while having a career – or until I retire and finally become a little blue haired lady. 

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 I plan on doing several fun coloring techniques on some of my cousins – I’m just waiting for senior photos to be done and then I’ll post a tutorial here. 

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