|Hello, "Ruby" here ...|
I have flipped back and forth between red and black hair as I mentioned most of my life, sometimes out of boredom, other times out of people urging me to go one way or the other, and still others cause I have a crisis of self confidence and self esteem and thing making a change to one or the other suited who I was more at the time. It is only hair color after all and after doing it since I was 13 years of age, working in two salons carefully watching and quizzing the stylists, well I know what I am doing and can do so with little hassle or fear. So today I did it.
I got up like any other day. Plopped my hat on, something I have done all winter to hide my hair, and headed out for my walk. I had a mission with this one though. I stopped at Target on the way ( have you seen all the cute clothes by the way ...SIGH...) and grabbed a box of soft black, knowing I needed to not go true black and also knowing that the blue would tone the red in my hair. I stopped off got a doughnut ( cake with chocolate frosting and chocolate sprinkles!) and of course my coffee. I finished my walk as quick as I could and still juggle the two. Not always easy, as not wanting to drop a single sprinkle takes some skill to get my keys out LOL !!
I came in, rubbed Queen Bitty and Sir Koko on the belly and got ready to do the deed. I tuned into my favorite TV radio station ( Kings of Swing ) and got to work . One hour later and I was channeling my favorite starlets! Well at least in my mind LOL ! A girl can dream. Once my hair was all styled, I dressed, put on my red lips and my black w/diamond chip flower shaped earrings and my "shine" necklace and was all ready for the rest of the day...I do believe there was a bit of a hop to my step, a smile on my face and I found myself humming to the music.... Accentuate The Positive ..... So here is the results...now not the best photo...I hate mirror shots....and you can not tell that it has a nice glow of red under the black, warming the color up, but best I could manage on my own....
|Me today...Excuse lack of makeup past red lips, bad allergy day!|
As I said between the radio playing all my favorite toe tapping songs, and the new colored hair, actually dressed and hair styled a bit more than recently I have been up to, I was thinking of all the raven haired beauties that I have always been fond of....
|Of course Audrey!|
|My attempt a couple years back to channel Audrey, though my hair was too "big" LOL|
And now I plan to re-grow the hair out just a tad , get it closer to my other raven haired idol, Louise Brooks....
|image from beauty-and-the-bath.com|
As well as my new poster I recently ordered...
I once had my hair like that, about a year ago......close anyway!
So there you have it, what can happen in just a day's time !