My New (Subtle!) Summer Color

Yesterday, after 7 long years of follicular virginity, I jumped back into the world of hair color. Highlights, to be exact.

Okay, the verb “jump” might be a little too strong…let’s just say I dipped my toe into the proverbial water.

I am happy with my natural hair color, but MAN, it gets tough browsing through photos every week while writing these makeover posts. I was craving a little change. So I requested a few auburn highlights from my stylist. Actually, I think my exact words were, “Subtle. SUBTLE. I SWEAR TO JEBUS IF YOU GO OVERBOARD I WILL HURT YOU.”

(I’m so glad she puts up with my slight anxiety when it comes to these matters.)

She told me not to worry and re-introduced me to my old friend, the foil.

And voilá! Shiny, VERY subtle auburn highlights!

Yay! Let the summer games begin!

  1. Rebecca (Bearca)

    June 12, 2009 at 8:44 am

    Gorgeous! I wish we were doing happy hour tonight so I could see it in person.

  2. Kara

    June 12, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Your hair looks great! But holy mother what I’m really writing in to say is that I was just on instyle.com and Kate Gosselin is all over the homepage with that hair!!!!

  3. Angella

    June 12, 2009 at 10:00 am

    You look positively smashing!

  4. Becky

    June 12, 2009 at 10:57 am

    I’m impressed at how well you styled your hair in the “before” shot — it’s very similar to the after shot. I can never get my hair to look remotely like the way my stylist will blow it out (even though I use the same products and brush, go figure).

    Oh, that photo is from a looong time ago. (It’s actually the photo from my “stylist” page, and Tera had styled it that day too!)

  5. kat

    June 12, 2009 at 11:36 am

    So pretty! I love it – a hint of summer oh i have been in the sun color.

  6. Lisa

    June 12, 2009 at 11:55 am

    I would love to know how Tera colors her hair! Love the blonde shade she has. As a recovering brunette, now over 50% gray I am digging the blonde thing but have a hard time getting a good mix of highs and lows so it looks natural. Plus I live in South Dakota — kinda limits my options! :-)

  7. Kim Yamaguchi

    June 12, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    The highlights look fabulous and you, as usual, look simply gorgeous. I so need Hair Thursday help but I’m too shy to ask (and too nervous to let what I really look like get out there LOL)

  8. Kerri Anne

    June 12, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    It looks all caps AWESOME.

  9. Tammy

    June 12, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    It’s official, you have PERFECT hair! You look amazing!

  10. Jackie Whitley

    June 13, 2009 at 9:03 am

    NICE !

    Did anyone see Sandra Bullock on David Letterman last night ? I usually love her hair. It was longer than normal & there were these black roots under wings around her ears along with streaky blond highlights. It was very distracting to look at.

  11. wishcake

    June 13, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    So, I’m totally going to print out a photo of your hair take it to my stylist (AKA: Great Clips, I have no shame) because I totally love your cut (and I have no doubt that Great Clips will make a hot mess of it, but whatever).

    The highlights? Gorgeous.

  12. Zandor

    June 13, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Your hair looks great. It’s perfect.

  13. Missy

    June 13, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    I wish I was going to BlogHer again this year! I am totally in need of a Tera trim. Love the highlights.

  14. Hala

    June 15, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    How can I locate this Tera? I am being a good girl and growing my hair out FOR REAL this time so that I have more raw material to work with for my next cut, and I would absolutely LOVE for Tera to do it for me!

  15. Sarah

    June 15, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    All of Tera’s information is here.