Today is one of those days.
As if I haven’t already done enough to my hair, I decided I wanted to trim my bangs up a bit, since I’ve decided to give the curling iron a rest for a few days (to let my hair get over the trauma of being dyed). But right as I began to cut I thought “do I really want to do this?” *snip* “too late…” Somehow, no matter how low I begin cutting my bangs, they end up much higher than I intended them to be. I wanted some just-below-the-brow bangs, but I ended up with just-above-the-brow fringe. Oops. It is just hair, and they’ll grow out, but… sometimes, a girl gets hung up on these things. I don’t really like my bangs to be super short, and I’m annoyed by them now. Definitely not the look I was going for. I’m never really satisfied with how the hairdresser does my hair, though — the last time I went, I had a pretty clear picture of what I wanted, but she still asked a million questions, and almost challenged my decisions — I wanted bangs, she urged me to do sideswept, and finally decided on her own that they shouldn’t be too thick, and she cut them at uneven thicknesses… yeah.
I do like the bangs when my hair is up; I think my face shape and features get overwhelmed if there’s too much hair going on around my face, so I have to be careful what sort of bangs I get when I have long hair. I feel so very different with the red hair! It’s amazing how you see yourself in a totally new light when you go for a different haircolor. So far I’ve felt like dressing with a bit more of an edge while still being kind of retro, and adding more modern pieces to what I wear. I feel more… creative, perhaps?
I think when I go to refresh it, I might process it one more time to get it brighter than this, but we’ll see. It looks darker in these pictures than it is in real life; depending on the light, it gets brighter and deeper. I would love to have a slightly more vibrant red; I may try one other dye that is supposed to come out even brighter than this one did, when I go back for a refresher color in a few weeks.
I’m working on that post about how I dyed my hair, since SO many people were interested to see it; hopefully it’ll be up next week! The Gig Harbor 72 Hour Film Festival starts this evening, and I am really excited for it; my husband had almost decided not to participate this year after winning last year (film here; don’t judge my bad acting, I didn’t want to or expect to act) but at the last minute he changed his mind. Hopefully the required prop/line/action will allow us to be as creative as we hope to be! I will be doing costumes and makeup as I did last year, but I really want to do MORE. If we are able to do everything we want to do (aka, be super creative and out there with the ideas we have), I should have a lot to work with! But we can’t start anything until tonight, when we get the requirements. I can’t wait!
Fun fact: I didn’t dye my eyebrows, but with some brow wax and reddish shadow, it totally looks like I did. Yay! I’m so excited to exercise my makeup/hair/costume skills. I feel like I copped out a little last year, and spent most of my time on the fairies, who didn’t have much screen time. But we didn’t actually go out to buy anything last year — all of the costumes were things we had or borrowed — and this year I plan to go to Goodwill and do a real costume search. Tomorrow is going to be a busy day! And this weekend is probably going to be crazy. We have to come up with ideas, write a script, costume, makeup, shoot, location find, edit, add music, and have the film all completed by Sunday evening.
Necklace, Target | all other items, thrifted/garage-saled. Yep. Even the bag and shoes.
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! (Mine starts tomorrow, since I’ve taken the day off for the film festival.)