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5/9/08 7:45 A

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My hair is just about at my waist after a lifetime of really short hair and tons of fun playing with color. I still have color done and don't think I will ever stop. I've done highlights, lowlights, all over color. Right now I'm chocolate cherry all over and I am going in for some foils on top of that for summer. Check out the permanency of the color you choose to go with: semi-, demi-, whatever. Don't use a bleaching product on your hair because that's too hard to grow out. Make a short term commitment. That way you can alter the color as you go until you find the just right shades for you. Personally, for your first foray into the foils world, I'd just go with an auburn lowlight to see how you like the different dimensions coloring will give you. You can always add more but you can't take it away!

I'm addicted to playing with my haircuts and color. I don't think there are two pix of me throughout the years with the same style twice!

Edited by: ALAINAB9 at: 5/9/2008 (07:44)
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5/9/08 4:24 A

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My sister did the highlights thing, and decided she didn't like it. It's VERY hard to go back. She ended up coloring chocolate brown over it (went to a pro) and to be honest, it still looks fried. She ended up having to cut off a lot.

I would do temporary color- maybe a chocolate cherry, or something fun? If you love it, then go for the real thing.

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LOSING4GOODLIFE's Photo LOSING4GOODLIFE Posts: 375
5/8/08 10:30 P

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How about having some blonde extensions woven in to try out the look before colouring? Or try on some highlighted wigs. It's SO hard to let it grow out if you don't like it. :)

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5/8/08 6:35 P

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I looked at your pictures and I think your hair is GORGEOUS the way it is. Once you start highlighting, it's extremely hard to go back.

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5/8/08 5:55 P

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At one time, I was thinking about getting highlights or coloring my hair and a friend of mine (who is a hair dresser) suggested that I try semi-pemanent color instead of permanent. She said it would wash out in a few weeks and it would give me a chance to see if I liked it, if I really wanted to do something like that.

I mention it because my hair was long at the time, I know it takes a lot longer to completely get rid of color you don't like with long hair. Has anyone tried anything like that? That might be a good way to go, if they work well. I mean, at least to see what you think of it.

Edited by: DEMIKIT at: 5/8/2008 (17:54)
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5/8/08 3:26 P

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I get highlights and I absolutely love them. Makes me feel just a little spunky! you're going to pay a good price for quality hair color, but it's worth it if you are going to do it

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5/8/08 2:58 P

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I turn 30 on the 16th (eep!) and I'm thinking about doing something different with my hair. I don't want a new cut; I just don't think I'm ready for that (I've had long hair most of my life, and I love it). I was thinking of professional color and highlights? Any thoughts, tips, suggestions, advice, etc?

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