dare i say it...?
i'm extreeemely picky with my hair, but up until recently, i was always happily settling for whatever was cheapest for cut and color, since along with that, i had been perming my hair. i'd go with my mom to flushing, and get my hair done there, because, well... chinese people dont charge a whole damn lot to do hair. like all things that once become routine, i got bored. with my hair. and with not loving the results everytime i'd get it cut/colored/permed. and i acted like a big baby, i must shamefully admit, pouting after my hair would be done because i didnt feel the way people are supposed to feel after a salon visit. i didn't feel beautiful, or shiny, or new. i didn't feel lighter on my feet, i didn't walk with a bounce in my step.
so... trading my perms in now for healthier hair, i decided it was time to splurge on color to revive my dried-out, overprocessed locks. and i knew i needed to find someone/someplace i could trust because who wants to color their hair only needing to have it corrected soon after? plus, i was going darker, and i didnt want to emerge from the salon as elvira, mistress of the dark.
and after fanatically researching for 2 days via allure and citysearch, i found my place -- janet rufin's parlor, and paid them a little visit, glad to find the atmosphere extremely friendly. (im scared of those super high-end salons with their intimidating stylists who are impossibly beautiful and refined and almost always pre-packaged with an accent from some incredibly exotic country)
3 hours in the chair + a head-full of foils + 4 mixing bowls + 3 diff. measurements of developer + 2 squeeze bottles = healthy multidimensional dark brown hair that makes me cringe when i think of the streaky mess i carried around with me for the past year. love it!
love this dress too:
*sigh, why has winter arrived full force now?
and im obviously getting too bored at work now... so i had a little fun with photoshop to show you my streaky mop before, and after!
er...i think i should've pixelated more... its fun!