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I’m having a hair dilemma. I think probably my whole life has been a hair dilemma. Last June, I gave up dying my hair. After years of treating it like crap with bleach and every color and sort of dye, I thought it was about time I gave it a break. Beyond that, I was tired of the upkeep and had no idea what color my hair even was anymore.

But as those things go, I’m bored and want to do something with my hair. I want something fun and new. I promised myself no haircut until I accomplish a certain goal (which I’ll maybe share later), and besides, I basically get the same haircut all the time, so that’s nothing special.

The thing is though, I’m actually really happy not dying my hair. I like the color and while it’s a little softer and wavier untreated, I’m looking forward to having all the dyed bits fully grown out. So instead of doing anything drastic, I thought I’d just reminisce through photos of my various hairstyles in the past years.

Orange is and will always be my favorite. I’ve considered just dying the ends of my hair orange as is it, but I’m not totally sure.

It’s fun and yet still feels natural to me (although clearly it is not).

Bright albino white was also fun, but my hair was the most destroyed by this endeavor.

Further back in time, there was a period of dark brown. I loved this color but it just would not stay in my hair and would always fade to a drab straw color.
Now jumping back a to my college days, a time of more piercings and no bangs. This was the last moment before I got to the haircut that I’ve had for all of my twenties.
Right before that, my hair was short in back and longer in the front. I do miss this haircut occasionally, though I’ve gotten used to having bangs.

Nearly all my teenage years I had short hair with those long wispy bits in front. It never looked right, but it was fun to change the color all the time, as it took no time at all to grow out. I tried every color: pink, orange, blue, black. One summer I changed my hair every week, such as teenagers do.

Well that was fun, and is making me feel a bit better about the fact that I trimmed my bangs just a little too short. The best part of hair is that it grows back, so mistakes are eventually undone on their own.

17 Responses to “hair styles”
  1. Reverend Dak says:

    Tina Lasker is in town, and she brought her scissors.

    • miss alix says:

      and i should totally call her, but i really did promise myself no haircuts until i accomplish something…

  2. Sharon says:

    Whoa… “short two-toned… I wouldn’t have recognized that one as you at all!

  3. Sarah says:

    Blond looks so good on you! I keep thinking about bleaching mine, but yeah, kills your hair >_<

  4. Danielle says:

    I have never seen someone pull off orange so well! Go, girl. That’s amazing. I’m sure whatever you choose to do with your hair, it’ll be super cute. I have the same issue, I’m always changing my hair! Never can find the right style…

  5. Anna @ D16 says:

    Holy cow, I LOVE the long orange that’s slightly two-toned. That makes me want to dye my ombre-d ends orange…

    • miss alix says:

      I was thinking about doing the ends orange since they are still a bit lighter than my natural color. I’m being indecisive though. It would look cool with your darker hair.

  6. kc says:

    I love this! Two-toned orange is awesome (though I really like your natural color too). It makes me wish I had hair that was easily dye-able.

  7. Lynn says:

    Yes! I loved the long two-tined orange look!

  8. Caitlin says:

    i actually really liked the dark brown πŸ˜‰ you looked like an old movie star.

  9. Lyiddie says:

    Love the orange! The white’s pretty too.

  10. Cortnie says:

    Love seeing all your hair phases – I think we might have had a similar college look at some point. πŸ™‚ I’m kind of jealous of your orange hair since that’s always been one of my fantasies but have been too chicken to do. I called it Annie Lennox orange. But maybe the tips one day…. I just recently tried brown but it just didn’t feel right. I actually felt older for some reason. So for now, and probably forever, blonde it is.

    P.S. What is your hair goal?


  11. Monica says:

    The orange is so great on you! Reminds me of Clementine from Eternal Sunshine. πŸ™‚

  12. Liset says:

    I just discovered your blog and I love it! Started following you right away! Love to see your different hairstyles, love the orange too though I wouldn’t dare it as I’d look immediately like a football hooligan here in the Netherlands haha Like the white hair a lot as well, can imagine it damaged your hair but it suits you really good!

  13. Diana Taylor says:

    The long orange is fantastic! Also my fave.

  14. I’ve never posted a comment here before, but I really have to tell you I think you’d look GREAT in short hair, like what Kiera Knightly had when she cut hers off. You have a very nice face-shape and I think short’d make you look awesome. Also, I have to say I think the warm brown color compliments your skintone the best. Even though the white blonde and orange are super awesome, I think they look too cool (as in cold, blue-ish) on you. A short, brown hairstyle – maybe with orange dip-dye? That’s my suggestion!

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