You might not believe this, but I tried dying my hair blonde in high school. Blonde. I actually wish I had a picture as proof, but all of my photo albums are at my mom's house probably buried somewhere. Needless to say, it wasn't flattering. It's crazy how different I wanted to make myself back then. You know, the tall blonde bombshell with blue eyes. Instead, I wound up with orange straw after a boy at the local beauty school ruined my hair. I took it well.

Ever since, I've enjoyed being a brunette. It's low-maintenance, it suits my coloring, and I only darken it a couple times per year to give it richness and shine. Except, it does get a little boring having the same hairstyle year after year, so for awhile now I've been thinking about trying balayage. Aside from not knowing how to spell it, I also wasn't sure if it would suit me. Scary images of bad brassy dye came to mind. My hair holds a lot of orange, so I'm very particular about who I let color it. Thankfully I have a great stylist and she's been gently trying to introduce the idea of balayage to me. We started last week, and even though it's incredibly subtle, I can tell the difference. She mostly painted sections underneath my hair for that "peekaboo" effect. When the sunlight hits it just right, some caramel pieces come through. I'm all about natural so although we didn't veer away from that this time, I may go lighter gradually. Or, I may not!

What do you guys think? Have you tried balayage?

Linking up with Rachelle and Carylee today.


  1. I'm all for subtle dos, your hair is always so cute. I love that little dress, so need a couple of them for Spring.


  2. This is such a cute outfit! I've never tried Balayage...like you I tend to stick to what works and is low fuss for me, even though I do get tired of it!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  3. Smart to try it in a subtle way to see if you like it. I'm a fake blonde! I've considered going back dark and trying balayage. I think your hair is gorgeous! So shiny and healthy. Love the dress and of course the jacket!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  4. Love, love, this look, it's like the perfect springtime outfit. Of course it has me wishing away this winter. I've never tried dying my hair EVER. I don't know, part of it is me being cheap and not wanting to commit to expensive hair treatments that need a lot of maintenance, and part of me, while I might wish my hair were different, I've never felt that I didn't like the color. I just want perfect hair that is always glossy and full of lots of movement and no frizz. That's all, nothing big.

  5. I don't put a lot of color on my hair either. I had an ombré look a couple of years ago that I loved, but since then I've just stayed brunette. I've been thinking of going for a balayage too, to change things up! Love the outfit too!

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