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beauty | a little chop

beautyAnna KellerComment

the other afternoon, I mayyyy have decided to cut an inch or so off of my slightly unruly mane.  no, this wasn't my usual 2-glasses-of-wine-in-induced decision to play salon in my bathroom.  I very much had my wits about me and decided to do a little split end removal without shelling out 45 bucks at the salon.  no one has said anything yet, so I think I may have pulled it off.  

I may be the only one who can see the difference, but it's there.  I feel a little fresher and lighter, maybe even more youthful?  all in all, I don't have any regrets, and I can definitely credit this Into the Gloss article about medium length hair for inspiring my game time decision.  look at these babes - can you blame me?

chop chop

Anna KellerComment

I think it's so important to really step outside of your comfort zone and hack all of your hair off once in a while.  I go through phases and have been growing mine out, but I know it's only a matter of time before I need a change and decide to go short again.

it worked for Karly, didn't it?

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color conundrum

styleAnna Keller1 Comment

last night I tried to dye my hair.  I had wanted it to turn a nice medium golden brown (as John Frieda promised), and then I was going to take it up a few levels with highlights.  I had done it 2 months ago, and it was time to do it again. I'm not sure what exactly I did wrong - I may have mixed it incorrectly, or I left it in for a few minutes too long - but my hair is now a deep, awful brownish purple. it is not exactly what I had in mind.  I spent the day at work feeling very self-conscious about my new hue, and after a few minutes spent Googling 'how to fix too dark hair color' I came to the conclusion that I needed professional help.  I washed it 3 times with clarifying shampoo this afternoon, and I don't think my feeble efforts did any good.

I have a 9 am emergency hair consultation and coloring appointment tomorrow morning.  I've been wanting to go back to my roots and let my natural light brown color and sun-streaked highlights come through.  I'm going for a look that says I spent the day sailing on Lake Champlain and now I'm going to drink wine and watch the fireflies come out.  I just hope I can convey that to my colorist.


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