My natural hair color is very dark brown, almost black. I didn’t really do anything with it until senior year in high school. I wanted to reinvent my image from the quiet girl sitting in the corner of the class.
Early on my mom dyed my hair, and then I took a stab at it when I got to college. I’ve always wanted to go blonde, but the people around have always warned me against it. Maybe one day when I have tenure? (＾▽＾) Ha ha!
2015: The year I bleached my hair for the first time, cut my hair super short, got a fade in the back (here’s why). I wanted an even lighter brown– like a grey-ish, cool brown– but the hairstylist either didn’t get what I was going for or she was afraid I’d dislike it if it was too light.
It was a lot of fun to play with different styles, but it was a pain to style it every morning… I had to wear make up to seem more feminine, otherwise I really looked like a man. On the other hand, showers went from 15 minutes to 5.
And that’s been my 11 year hair journey. Who knows what may happen in the next 11!