Here’s an update from Heather!
She took HT advice and got a smooth, slightly-angled bob.
Isn’t it amazing what an inch and a different shape can do? Look at Heather’s cheekbones!
From Heather’s email:
I wanted to thank you so much for picking me and for the advice. I went with the cut you suggested and also tried out an at-home blonde color. I wasn’t too fond of the blonde though, so I redid the color as a Medium Chestnut Brown. Both colors had an orange tint…I had a lot of red/orange and gold in my hair naturally so the blonde came out really bad.
At first the Chestnut Brown was orange but it has since faded and my hair has taken on a really nice, almost like maple syrup, color…everyone loves it! I get compliments left and right! So I’m definitely sticking with the brown family. I appreciate the time you’ve taken to show my photos!
So glad you love your color, Heather! I do agree that the above shades looked a little brassy, but I’m sure the chestnut has mellowed into a gorgeous color. A word of caution to those of you wanting to apply an at-home color. The word “golden” can be very misleading at times. Hair guru Jason Backe recommends using Natural Instincts Brass Free color to get rid of those pesky orange tones. Here’s a great post by Jason showing how a brass-free color can eliminate brassy tones completely.
Thanks for your update, Heather!!