Balayage Hair

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Sunnies: Steve Madden // Top: Ten Sixty Sherman // Double-Buckle Belt: Runway Seven

Some of my favorite summer trends include off the shoulder tops, balayage hair and a glowing tan. I can pretty much fake the tan all year long, and it’ll be warm enough to wear this top for a few more months. The one thing I can’t fake, however, is the hair. Not by myself anyway.

Blonde hair. Don’t care.

If you haven’t noticed, I died my hair again! As most of you know, I have been dying my hair darker for quite some time. Every time it fades, I touch it up with darker dye. I’ve been wanting it to be lighter for a while, and it’s been a while since my last darkening.

I thought the dye would fade, but it was taking longer than I liked. Without going the box dye route, I decided to take matters into my own hands (via an awesome stylist) and had it lightened! I realize most people get bayalage hair at the beginning of summer, but I’m a rebel. Well, not so much a rebel as a scaredy cat who didn’t want to risk messing up blonde.

Why are you telling us this?

If you’re interested in the chemistry of hair, then you’ll find this fascinating. If not, you might want to tune this part out! This is just step one of my hair adventure. I want to go lighter, but my dark hair “pulls red” meaning it turns red before it goes blonde. It’s a mess to figure out but is neat once you understand the science behind it. I never enjoyed chem. lab in high school so this is exciting for me.

Over the next few months I will be lightening it bit by bit. I’m telling you guys this because that means MORE hair tutorials, MORE product reviews and MORE of me!  **Cue the applause.

Keep an eye out for a hair tutorial coming very soon featuring my new color!

Next stop, BABY LIGHTS!