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I’ve received a lot of comments on the last 50 Shades recaps in which people are like, “Your hair is awesome, how did you do it?” So I thought I would share the mysteries of my hair with you.

First of all, it’s pretty faded looking, now. When I started out with it, it looked like this:

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But I actually like that it’s faded a bit, because I think now you can see more of a difference between the blue, green, and purple than you could at the beginning. However, the orange and pink got way muddy.

This is what it looks like now, two weeks after the initial coloring:

Photo on 2-21-14 at 4.31 PM Photo on 2-21-14 at 4.32 PM


So, how did I do this? Well, I didn’t. Jen, the salon manager at Ulta on 28th Street in Grand Rapids, MI, did it. The colors she used were by Pravana, in orange, pink, green, blue and wild orchid. She lifted it first (I have naturally dishwater blonde hair), then applied the colors in sections with foil. When it was done, she rinsed each color separately– in ice cold water. I’m not kidding, you guys, it was suuuuuuuuper painful. I had a headache for the rest of the day. But it was really the only way she could do it and keep the colors from bleeding into each other too badly, and I knew what I was getting into.

I also knew the colors wouldn’t last super long, so I wasn’t disappointed when they started to fade. In fact, I like the way the green fades so much, when I go in to get my color redone, I’m going to have her lift the rest out and just go full on green, with blonde highlights.

Thanks for all the nice comments about my hair, you guys! I would have answered them all individually, but I figured this was way faster. 😀

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  1. I would also like to compliment your stunning Shark Week sign. Is that cross-stitching I detect?

    February 22, 2014
  2. It’s cool but I also like the idea of the green with highlights. Post a pic when you get it done won’t you. 🙂

    February 22, 2014
  3. Pansy Petal
    Pansy Petal

    Not only did you get some amazing color, but that cut is wonderful. I will have to remember that salon next time I am in the Michigan area. Jen did an amazing job.

    February 22, 2014
  4. Kelsey

    Holy crap the back. With that super bold orange. Love!

    February 22, 2014
  5. d

    Just being curious, how long do the Pravana colours last before fading? I absolutely plan to go back to my blue hair as soon as my boss allows it, but I normally use Manic Panic, and do it myself. I imagine that’s cheaper than going to a salon every week, too… but if there’s a chance I can avoid re-dying every three days, I’d take it.

    Also, hi, I’m new to commenting here. Love your work.

    February 22, 2014
  6. Jemmy

    I used to have my hair dyed a coppery colour and it faded to a nice blonde. It was almost nicer faded than fresh. My hairdresser would put some of it into foil so it didn’t get recoloured and create the highlights like that.

    February 22, 2014
  7. Betty

    I seem to be the lone dissenter here. Love you, love your blog, am not fond of latest hair. But hey; if you love it that’s all the counts.

    February 24, 2014
  8. It is most indeedy awesome. I love the orange!

    I want to go all silver but am daunted by the prospective cost. I have medium-to-dark brown hair so I’d have to totally bleach it, then dye it silver. Bleh.

    February 24, 2014
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