Monday, October 26, 2009

Ginger Love!

So a few weeks ago, I dyed my hair red. It was a big move; I've been a blond my entire life, and I needed a lot of pushing to get to the salon. They gave me an "Irish Ginger" gloss, and for the first three days I hated it. And then for the next week I loved it. And then the week after that, I was like, "My hair looks almost the same as it did before, how did that happen so fast?" I saw my oldest friend in the world about two weeks after dying it, and she didn't notice a difference until I mentioned it.

So now I'm a dark blond with a slight hint of red, and I know I can't drop that much cash again in the same month. So I'm thinking home treatment, but I don't want to look like a cheap stripper or a clown. I need recommendations! Any redheads out there, please give me your suggestions so I can look like Nicole Kidman for under $20.
What's that, you say? You say you want a mini-pic spam of redheads, in order to get an idea of the color I want? Ok, since I did a lot of research on Google Images before going to the salon, I can do that for you.
I fell in love with Isla Fisher so hard after seeing Definitely, Maybe. I mean, she was hilarious in Wedding Crashers and adorable in Confessions of a Shopaholic (shut up, it was a good rental!), but Definitely, Maybe should have been her star-making role. She plays what would be, in a lesser movie, the typical Manic Pixie Dream Girl. But slowly she turns into an excellent best friend, an independent female, and a surprising heroine. She's the best part of that movie, and it has a lot of good parts--I'm not kidding, you should rent it for the excellent 90's references alone. Really, the only bad parts of the movie are some stiff, cheesy acting from Abigail Breslin and the awful, hideously generic title.

I just watched Drop Dead Gorgeous, which is another excellent movie. Amy Adams makes her film debut as a slutty Minnesota cheerleader, and she's very cute... but she's a blonde. And she looks good, but she doesn't look as amazing as she does as a redhead. Oh, and it helps that she got her smile fixed, because she was giving dear old Kirstin "Snaggletooth" Dunst a run for her money.

I don't watch Dr. Who, but Alexandra Hepburn alerted me to the fact that the new assistant is a darling ginger. I love how completely natural her hair looks.

So I've been watching Glee, and I don't intend to stop, but I have some major problems with it (like, Will, how have you not touched your pregnant wife's stomach in the last 4 months?). But one aspect I'm totally on board with, besides Puck singing Sweet Caroline, is Emma's amazing hair and all-around style. The cute red bob is a nice twist on the usual "red hair=temptress" stereotype, and I love how one side is always perfectly swooped away from her face. Also, her J.Crew ensembles knock me dead with their matchy fabulousness. That gold chain on the neckline of her cardigan? Genius. I expect Michelle Obama to be rocking it soon, if she hasn't already.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

i'm a former blonde but now have an awesome light ginger/red color. i did it myself using henna. i suggest lush henna because it's got a lot of cocoa butter so it makes your hair feel really great and isn't too intense. I have shoulder length hair and use two squares of this henna.

http://www.lushusa.com/shop/products/cheveux/coloration-au-henne/caca-rouge

Molly said...

That's too funny, I just colored my hair to red after a lifetime of natural blonde locks too! And I LOVE it! It does take some getting used to though! I sort of took the opposite path from you though. Last year I dyed it twice out of a box to a nice strawberry blonde color (that quickly faded back to my natural color, especially in the sun). Just a few weeks ago I bit the bullet and had it done by a friend who works as a hairdresser with the professional supplies and all. It took her two treatments to get a beautiful shade of auburn I adore. For natural blondes looking to make that dramatic change I hate to say it but professional is the way to go, especially since red is notorious for being a hard to maintain and quick fading color (professional quality dye will last longer). Work your connections though, I got my friend to do it at her house on the cheap! Good luck!

Yeison said...

Good post. Oh, and according to Google, you have at least 105 subscribers. That is pretty amazing.

Yeison said...

By comparison, the internet celebrity Veronica Belmont only has 271 subscribers to her blog. So I suppose that makes you more than 1/3rd of an internet celebrity.

LyddieGal said...

I love Emma's super preppy and proper outfits too, she is always adorable.

I'm still wondering how Terri will manage to "go into labor" at the exact same moment Quinn does and keep Will from missing the birth of his child.

That new assistant is pretty cute; the 10th would be so jealous, because he wanted to be ginger. But I am still in denial that David Tennant is really leaving. Why would he want to give me, and all those other people the saddest Christmas ever?

spanky* said...

so, it's a little bit darker red, but dont' forget about the gorg kate walsh!!!

http://juicefairy.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/kate-walsh.jpg

luvs her!