I don't know how I have totally forgotten to mention until now that I got "new hairs" over the weekend. I was way overdue for a cut (my last one was in July - yikes!), and the grays were getting to be too much. It was time to say farewell to my real, untouched color (I used to color it previously, but had not touched it since 2004 and it took a damn long time to grow out completely - like 2 years)!
This was me right before I left for my appointment:
This was me right after I left the salon:
Holy wowza! It's a lighter & brighter red than I intended (I was hoping for more auburn, but I was scared to send her a picture of the exact color I wanted because what if she went too dark and I ended up with that awful purplish/maroon red?), but I really do love it. It's a good change. I even had her cut me a very little bit of a long swoopy bang:
I love it, and it looks so cute in a ponytail now, thanks to all the face-framing layers that hang out. I think next time I will even go for a heavier bang. No telling how long I will keep this red color, but I do plan to go for more of a chocolate brown with red undertones next time I want a color change.
My other good news is that despite Mother Nature working against me, I did have a loss when I did my weekly weigh-in this morning! It was only half a pound, but it showed me a number on my scale I hadn't seen in a very long time!