I’ve been switching up my hair a lot recently, taking it from bright blonde to shiny brunette in the matter of months. Right before my trip overseas I dyed it even darker brown then didn’t touch it the entire time I was gone, so when I finally got settled back in at home it was a top priority to have it done again. My ends were super dead from months without a trim, so I had to cut off about three inches (which is about 2 1/2 more than I would’ve liked!) but it feels so healthy now I’m not complaining! I decided to mix things up again with my color, and after contemplating this look for ages now, I finally took a chance and gave balayage a shot. It’s a very similar style to ombre, the main differences are mostly in the technique of the highlight, but it gives you gorgeous multi-dimensional color. I’m absolutely in love with how lively and bright my hair looks now; plus I get to have the best of both worlds and be both blonde and brunette ;).
I love how something as simple as a new hair do can be so transformative to your esteem. I feel like a new woman every time I get my hair done, and that’s a lovely feeling. Perhaps if you’re in an end-of-summer slump all you need is a little cut and color to add the spring back in your step. And if you’re feeling extra adventurous (or you just can’t make up your mind on one color), ask your stylist about trying some balayage highlights!