Posts tagged ‘balayage’

May 21, 2011

Got My Hair Did, StylePantry Feature Etc.

ombre hair

Happy Long Weekend ya’ll!  As many new mommies can relate, your own appearance (well-being, basic needs etc ) take a back seat to your new lil bundle’s every whimper or cry.  Well, 7 months down the road and my hair desperately needed some attention.  I’ve been trying to break out of my mommy-hair-rut for awhile now and with summer almost here (i know, you’re thinking, really?! not with this rain…) I figured it was time to lighten up a bit.

I’ve been admiring the ombre/balayage styles for awhile now and finally got some time to deal with the mess on my noggin.

As you can see it goes from dark (natural colour) to a medium brown to a light blonde.  After many an hour in the chair (and many frantic texts from Hubby who was watching a very irate Baby H) we even managed to get some white-blond chunks in the back!

Overall I’m happy with my new summery look – I feel lighter (literally, my hair before weighed a ton! we cut like, fifty inches off).  Baby H took a long time to study my new locks and even touched them thoughtfully, not quite sure what to make of it all.

Also in related news – I’m wearing the Joe Fresh dress that was one of my featured looks in the awesome StylePantry last week!  I’m honored they chose to feature yours truly.  My looks were a mix of designers Ella Moss, Citizens of Humanity, Joe Fresh, H&M, Frye, Rodarte for Target, Paige, Parker, Modern Vintage.  The funniest has to be Hubby taking the photos of me and directing me to ‘look happier’ or ‘go for moody’. Who knew he had it in him?!

Hope you all take some time this weekend for yourselves to relax and enjoy whatever it is you’re up to!

April 18, 2011

Hair Crisis Update: Is balayage the answer?!

Alright, alright…so one of my very first posts was a cry for help re. my mommy-do.

Despite getting major votes for shaving half my head I never did end up committing to that look.  I’m somewhat fickle when it comes to things like that and by the time the votes came in I was already over the pseudo-punk style (tho I give huge props to those that can pull it off).

So now what?!  My rat’s nest of a head has been growing and growing and…like a weed…growing some more.

My latest hair obsession has been some balayage action.  Similar (but vastly cooler) than the look sported in early 2000’s (the noughties as some call em) of bleached or darkened ends/highlights, this style requires probably a few hours in the chair combined with complete and utter faith in your stylist.

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So what do we think, people?!  Help me out here…Is this worth getting a sitter for a few hours?!  I figure when I tie the hair up (as I inevitably will end up doing most days) there will be some interesting colouration going on.  And when I actually deign to leave it down, I may end up looking as cute as one of the above ladies at least in the hair department 😉  AND most importantly…no need to fret about root touchups!

All I can say is thank gawd the messy ballerina bun is back in style cos that’s been my mainstay since Baby H came along 🙂

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