Thursday, September 27, 2012

Blonde-a-Bye.


When I began Bye Bye Beehive 350 days ago, I was a blonde.
Do doubt about it.

Now, my ombre hair is out in full-force.
Daniel, my fiancè, and I just had our engagement photos done.
It was really evident in the photo above that my natural color is no longer blonde.
Ash blonde? Maybe.
Warm brunette? Probably.
Weird.

I've been a blonde for about 24 of my 26 years of life.
This whole BBB thing has really made me re-evaluate everything when it comes to my hair.
I'm getting married in 66 days... and I'm considering not dyeing my hair for the wedding.
Just leaving it as-is.
EEK... too many decisions.
Still thinking about it, obviously.

What's your pick?

Friday, September 21, 2012

Twisted Pony

Recently, I tried out a new kind of ponytail, similar to this twisted side pony that I did. As soon as I finished it, I knew I needed to share it!


Ready for the steps?
  1. I was going on second-day hair that day, so I bobby pinned my front pieces up into a bump.
  2. Just like in the twisted side pony, I gathered a small section of hair at the nape of my neck and secured it in a low ponytail with a clear elastic band.
  3. Working from the bottom to the top with the loose hair, I gathered small sections and began twisting them backwards and pinning them around the clear elastic band.
  4. I would twist and pin a small section from the right, and then switch it and twist and pin a section from the left.
  5. You don't have to twist the pieces back, but as you can see in the top right photo, it gives the hair some cool definition.
  6. Try to hide the bobby pins. If you can't, it's OK!
  7. Once it was all pinned, I separated and tugged on a couple pieces to give my hair a bit more volume and texture.
  8. Finish with a light veil of hairspray!
I'd love to see you try this look!
If you do, make sure to tweet or instagram me a photo with the hashtag #twistedpony!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

the lack of...

Necklace: c/o BrideBlu // Headband: c/o Coco and Cocoa

As the days trickle down to the end of this 365-day project,
(21 days left, to be exact),
you may be wondering,
"What is she going to do once it's up?"

I considered just keeping going with the whole BBB thing,
starting a no-shopping project,
starting a no candy or pop for a year kick,
and many other ideas.

But you know what?
I think I just want to be me.
No crazy projects,
no dilemmas, deadlines, have-to's.
Just me.

I know you've seen a slow lessening of posts over the last few months,
as this whole thing came into full-focus.
To be honest, it's hard to keep up a crazy hair schedule all the time.
I prefer to actually just let it do it's thing.
Shower & air-dry.
That's it. 
No brush, hair ties, bobby pins in sight.

 The important thing, to me, 
is that I will do it.
The whole thing.
No teasing. No blow drying. No frying. No dyeing.
(except for the two weddings (1, 2) I was a bridesmaid in).

I am going to finish it.
365 days.
Still going strong.
 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Month 11.


29 days left.

29 days until I can use a blow dryer.
29 days until I take my final measurements and figure out how much $$ I owe.
29 days until I can even think about what color I'd like my hair to be.
29 days until I go purchase some hairspray (yay!).
29 days until I can do whatever I want with my hair.
29 days until I can go, "Aaahhh, it's over."

29 days until I probably don't change anything at all...
except for an occasional blow-dry-sesh.
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