Friday, February 4, 2011

Do brunettes have more fun?

So with all this talk about weight, health, and financial goals, it's easy to lose sight of the more important aspects of life.

Namely, my hair.

Now, you may not have noticed, but I artificially lighten my light brown hair. If you scroll through my photos, you will notice that my natural hair color is a boring shade of brown. What I really prefer is a rich gold-ish blond color, but (as fellow high-lighters know all too well) every time you re-highlight your hair it gets lighter and lighter...and lighter.

Until you start to look like Christina Aguilera having a bad hair day.

Not that I'm saying that's necessarily a bad look...I'm just not sure I have the cheek bones to pull it off. And I'm also not a glamorous pop star, in case you needed reminding;)

So, usually I try to shove thoughts of my crispy, lightened hair out of my head. I figure that from a distance, I look like a pretty blond. Strangers (i.e. random guys in bars) usually guess that I'm German or Swedish because of my coloring. In fact, I'm composed of a swarthy mixture of Italian (Southern Italy), Greek, and Russian genes. But that is a whole other story, as my Grandma would say.

But today, my coworker wore a wig to work. It's a gorgeous redish/ brown curly wig and I just had to try it on. I always wondered what I would look like with red/ darker brown hair. Here I am:

For comparison's sake, I figured I'd take a picture of my normal, blond self (note, the squished hair).

By the way, with the red hair, don't I look kind of like Drew Barrymore in Riding in Cars With Boys, no?
Anyway, readers it's up to you--please help to solve one of the most crucial issues of the day--Katie's hair dilemma--by posting a comment saying which color you prefer. Or if you hate both options and have a different suggestion, feel free to post that too.

Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. I vote brunette! I think darker hair looks awesome. I'd probably do it subtly though so you're upkeep isn't too bad. I am so bad at maintaining things so I just go au natural.

  2. My vote would be a deep deep deep brunette (with no red). I also think you would look amazing with about 3 inches or so cut off. No bangs, but just shaped layers around your face.

    Good luck! Can't wait to see what you choose!

  3. Go brunette. I did this same thing, I went dark now and I HEART IT. I would never go back to highlighting my hair. Although, I do miss being blonde from time to time...

  4. Thanks for the feedback, everyone! Okay, I'm going to seriously consider going brunette and getting some layers =)

  5. Katie - I'm not sure if you are going to color it yourself or have it done professionally. Which ever route you go, I would definitely suggest some of this stuff when it comes to roots/oily hair (ya know, because we all go a day or so every now and then without washing it everyday):

    I use the black hair powder on my hair and! I can totally stretch my visits to the salon with that stuff!

    Good luck! Can't wait to see how it turns out!