It’s Time For My Annual Hair Post

Well, hello there! I’m coming to you from 29,000 feet up…on my way to Southern California to see friends and, you guessed it, make my annual visit to Ramirez Tran to get mah hairs did. For those of you mildly invested in the life and times of my hair, I get it cut and colored once a year by Anh and Johnny, and then let it grow out like a disheveled mermaid. Rinse and repeat. (Although due to a scheduling snafu, Sal will be cutting my hair today, and according to his Instagram account, I think I’m in good hands.)

I thought it would be apropo to take a little stroll down Ramirez Tran memory lane….

First, we had the lightening of the virgin hair in 2013.


Then we had some major lopping off in 2014.


And then a little bang action later that year.


And now? This is the current state of my hair. (How’s that for a horrible morning selfie?)


Long, flat, with some really grown-out highlights. (I am so ready for this appointment!)

So! What shall I do? I can’t do anything high maintenance because I obviously don’t have these hair dynamos at my beck and call since I live halfway across the country. They are always fantastic at giving me cuts and color than last a looooong time, so I’m thinking a little something like this?


I would be saying sayonara to a fair amount of hair, but I’m totally game. Also, I’m loving those subdued highlights…I think it’s time for me to tone down the lighter ends a bit.

What say you? You have about 4 hours to chime in or forever hold your peace. Mwah!

  1. Dawn

    October 7, 2015 at 8:31 am

    Love it! I say go for it!

  2. Amber Dorr Ray

    October 7, 2015 at 8:33 am

    All I know is that I would kill for your hair, and that is not an understatement! I would take it in any length, color or shape! It’s gorgeous!

    • whoorl

      October 7, 2015 at 8:38 am

      You are so sweet, Amber. Thank you! xoxo

  3. Jen

    October 7, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Chop it! add some subtle auburn-ish undertones for some more depth.

  4. Kristy

    October 7, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Love it!

  5. Lonek8

    October 7, 2015 at 9:09 am

    I’d go with exactly what you selected- that already looks like it’s a photo of your hair!
    ps: I’m totally jealous that you go to that salon. Every time I get my hair done I use one of their photos as inspiration. Sadly, no one seems to be able to reproduce it here in Omaha ?

    • Dayla

      October 7, 2015 at 9:14 am


      Check out Urbane Salon and Day Spa in Omaha. I’m SURE they would help you nail whatever look you’re going for! My friend Jean is one of the salon owners.

  6. Jamie

    October 7, 2015 at 9:25 am

    DO IT. If you have to ask the question, you already know the answer.

    Can’t wait to see the results! Have fun!

  7. Djuna

    October 7, 2015 at 10:36 am

    Oh hell yeah! I got several inches cut off in NYC and I LOVE my new swingy ‘do. Plus the color you’ve selected is rich and beautiful!

  8. Paige

    October 7, 2015 at 11:53 am

    I say do it! It would look gorgeous on you!


  9. Shasta

    October 7, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Your plans sounds absolutely perfect! I vote yes!

  10. Sarah

    October 7, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Love the inspiration pic! But I have to ask how you keep your bangs trimmed! I tried doing it myself but it was a disaster!

  11. anastasia

    October 7, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    you have gorgeous hair – I think the choppy long layers would be an awesome change for a new season but I do love the glossy smooth look on you as well

  12. Carrie

    October 8, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    You have beautiful hair no matter what! I do like that picture though. I’m curious how you keep it in such good shape for an entire year! What kind of heat protectant do you use?