Friday, September 5, 2014

I'm on the dark side.

This is one of those posts that I just don't quite know how to start...I could come up with a catchy saying, talk about how LONG I've been wanting to do this, or I could just come out and say it...

I FINALLY DID SOMETHING CRAZY!

For the past few months I've been chewing on the idea of doing something different with my hair. I played through the typical scenarios in my head and almost backed out every other day and just said screw it, I'll keep it blonde. Then, I was kind of silently challenged by a sweet friend to "live more", and that's when I decided (although life is the longest thing we can ever endure...), life flies by too fast to NOT do a few things that scare you.

So last night, I pulled the trigger and told my stylist (& amazing friend, haayy Bec!) to go for it. I was freaking out the entire time I was in the chair, and even said "I might throw up..." a few times. I'm so happy to say I LOVE my new hair, and am really happy I took the chance.

I'm officially a brunette! Which is funny, cause technically...I naturally am, but almost no one knows it since I usually keep it pretty blonde. I just decided along with needing a desperate change, it was too much to keep up with those horrid roots. Luckily this dark brown dye will fade a bit and get closer and closer to my natural color. I'm excited! I really love it, and am so happy with it!!

For anyone interested, here is the before/after! I will say though, the lighting in her salon does not do it justice...my hair is REALLY dark (like the above pic)!!
I not only want my choice of hair color to be a move to live more boldly, but also in every other aspect of my life. I want to take more risks, laugh harder, and squeeze my husband tighter. I want to run that extra mile, enjoy the occasional second mountain dew without guilt, and snap beautiful photos with more confidence. I want to pray bolder prayers...cause I know my God can handle it.

So, happy Friday friends. What new chance will YOU take today??

28 comments:

  1. Love it!!! I had mine dark/red for a while a couple years ago! I love the highlights in yours!

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  2. You look FABULOUS!! I absolutely love it. You took the leap of faith going to brunette, I took it going to blonde lol!

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  3. It looks AWESOME! Really makes your eyes pop - love it!

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  4. You look amazing!!! I'm so glad you love it and took the chance to do something BIG! :)

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  5. Oh haiiii, beautiful brunette!! Beautiful you. I'm planning on squeezing tighter, running longer, and taking all those chances right there with ya.

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  6. I absolutely loooove it! I'm pretty sure I squealed out loud when I saw it on Facebook last night, lol. I think it's perfect for fall & looks so good on you!! How did she get your waves - with a curling wand?

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  7. AHHH So pretty! Perfect for the change of seasons! XO

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  8. I know I said it on instagram, but I must again! I absolutely love it!!!! It really looks great on you Kayla! I am taking a chance on a new recipe for dinner tonight....Bacon Ranch Cauliflower :) It has to be good if the name sounds good right? lol!

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  9. You look so good! That color is perfect. I usually go dark for fall (and then back to blonde for spring, then repeat) but I'm trying to pick a color and stick to it. Your color is so fabulous I'm a little jealous there's no brunette for me this year :(
    Love love love what this big change represents to you! I feel like I'm on a constant journey to figure out what's really worth getting worked up over and what's not.

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  10. Omg! It looks so so good! You are so lucky to be one of those people that can pull both colors off! Good for you for being brave and living..love it! :)

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  11. LOVE IT!!!! You look amazing! Welcome to the dark side...it's nice here. Also, I love the symbolism of the change. You're so right about taking advantage of the moments in front of you and living with gusto.

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  12. It's safe to say you can rock ANY hair style!! love it!! you look gorgeous!

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  13. You look amazing! Love the color! I've been debating about doing something crazy with my hair too!

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  14. Your hair looks gorgeous! I absolutely love that color on you :)

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  15. oh gosh it looks so great!! i am in major need of new hair therapy!

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  16. I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT !!!! Cheers to risk taking!

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  17. Looks great!! I've always wanted to try highlights or something in my hair but I'm super afraid as well. Maybe one day...

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  18. Looks great girl. Welcome (back) to the dark side!

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  19. You look so so so stunning!! I'm obsessed!

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  20. It looks great! It is the perfect shade for your skin color and great for fall. I love the curls too. I wish I knew how to curl my hair like that!

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  21. Girlfriend, you LOOOOOK AMAAAZING! Love the darker do!

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  22. your dark hair looks great! i've always wanted to dye my hair but always chicken out. i guess that's why i always do drastic cuts instead.

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  23. You look awesome with dark hair! Wow. Looks fab-ul-ous!

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Thanks for your comments, I read and respond to every single one of them! :) Excited to get to know you!