I have been bolder over the past two years in my hairstyle and colour choice, probably since I shaved my head. Going shorter than almost every guy I know is quite a good way to test whether I have the resolve to deal with negative comments to do with my appearance. I certainly got enough from having a shaved head! Oh my, did the lesbian comments come out then.
Hair is extremely important to many women; it has been referred to as our "crowning glory" and some women take that to mean that they must never, ever change what works for them. Well, it's probably cheaper for them! My hair has long shown my personality, and looking back I can recognise that when my hair has been long it has been when my assertive nature and fierce determination to not be held down to arbitrary standards have been squashed under poor self-esteem and a desire to be attractive to certain outspoken males in my life (who are now unwelcome!).
Perhaps I will reach a day where I can stay with a particular hairstyle for more than a few months. If I do, I hope I'll still be around to tell you about it! In the meantime I will continue to change.
|March 2010. This particular mix of colours had me nicknamed Pepsi for a while.|
|August 2010. This hairstyle ended up having the top clipped up into a front poof, since I couldn't stand it over my eyes.|
|September 2010. Dyed my hair with cheap permanent dye and watched the front turn a strange orangey pink because of the bleach. I got my nose pierced only a few days after this photo!|
|February 2011. Would've been a much better option for Aussie, but nevermind. I do like red.|
|September 2011. I really like having blonde hair, but I never do upkeep so I can't have it very long. This hair was blonde for..one day, I think.|
|September 2011. This was why I went blonde. I did this just in time for my boyfriend's school ball. His mother was quite...shocked lol|
|October 2011. The sad thing about such bright hair colour is that it fades incredibly quickly. Thus, dying my hair again a month later, this time with more blue. I prefer this, though my hair was getting too long.|
|December 2011. And then I grew my hair really fast and it turned dark brown!|
|March 2012. You have all just seen this one, but it is my latest! And it's very normal, by my standards. I am happy with it though.|