Monday, April 19, 2010

timeout

We interrupt your regularly scheduled travel reviewing for a Special Carly Simon "You're So Vain" Announcement....

Well, a query, actually.  You see, I've had about every naturally-occurring-in-nature hair color under the sun (save for that one time my brunette dye job ended up maroon...), but Smart People the World Over (friends, family, Evs, the Keebler Elves, errant terriers, etc) agree blond is the way to go for Kate, no mater what her roots might say to the contrary.  

And I love being blond!  I just don't love the $120 debit every month now that my hair has decided that "growing like a weed" is an admirable descriptive.  

So here's what I'm a-thinking... Let's take it from here...


... to right about here:

{Here I am in Vegas with my fabulous friend Privacy Patch and my natural-er hair}

{And here I am with RJB - check out those ridiculously creative costumes! -
and my natural-er hair}

Honest opinions needed, por favor!  Hair appointment is Wednesday! 

And now you may all return to your lives.  

34 comments:

  1. I really like the natural-er look...it's a little bit warmer, which I think looks great on you :)

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  2. tough choice! i like them both. if fall were approaching i would definitely go with the natural-er look. but since it's almost summer, i'd stick with the lighter one. my hair has a tendency to get funky if i try to put low-lights in during the summer. can't wait to see what you choose!

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  3. I vote natural-er. All the different gradations and tones in the shot of you with RJB are amazing.

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  4. I like natural-er better too. I like to get my hair taken to its natural color before summer, because it gets super blonde in the sun, and I am wary of the Girl Next Door look.

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  5. How much do you think the less-blonde will save you per month? I'm thinking it might not be THAT much- so really, life is too short- be as blonde as you want! :)

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  6. I like it like it is now... and I really don't think making it less blonde will save that much money.

    Have you thought about trying a new colorist? I don't know what it is but I go to 2 different colorists (1 in Dallas and 1 in Chicago) and I swear the Dallas guys highlights last 2-3 weeks longer than the Chicago girls. And they both look exactly the same the day I get it done.

    Let me know if you want his number, he's at Inwood and Lovers and I <3 him.

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  7. I like natural-er hair #3 the best!

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  8. Long time reader, first time commenter here! Hi :)

    I just love the color your hair is now. You are my hairspiration! I want your shade of blonde so I'd be so sad to see you change it ;)

    I'm sure you'll look just as beautiful going natural-er.

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  9. I think you look fab with the natural-er hair. It's a great color plus I'm sure since summer is coming up the sun will do its job to keep it on the lighter side.

    Plus, I'd hate to see you slip into the white/blonde color. I've always preferred a golden blonde.

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  10. I think the more natural color looks the best! Still pretty for summer and looks great with your skin tone.

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  11. I like the natural-er one too. I have no idea whether it costs more or less to go one way or the other (I've only used the $7 at home semi-permanent dyes), but I'd imagine going darker would make the roots a little less obvious and that you could stretch it out a few weeks more between visits.

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  12. I like the natural hair! And it's still blonde-ish, so I say go for it!

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  13. I agree. Go for a bit darker. It's still a gorgeous shade of blonde on you.

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  14. i think the natural look is gorgeous, but so is your blonde. i had the same thought in november, though, and ended up going way darker than what i would've been naturally. it cost me more money to "fix" then try and maintain that look that i've since just gone back to blonde...well, still in the process. it was a very pricey decision that i was not prepared for- all i wanted was to stop paying for highlights every 6 weeks, but some good that did! i say just have an honest talk with your stylist about maintenance. it'll look pretty whichever way you choose!

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  15. I SO LOVE your current hair color but as a fellow blonde-highlighter I get your beef with the upkeep. I don’t have the skin tone to pull off your shade but you do so I lean towards you keeping the lighter locks. They really compliment your skin! I think the slightly darker shade would be lovely as well so you can’t really go wrong but you have a gift girlie!! I think I would take advantage!
    Maybe your stylist could do an ‘upkeep 10-foil’ touch up? I had this done once at Pompeo as a promotional deal and it was a revelation! Not all stylists will do it though…

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  16. Loving the natural-er golden blonde! Go for it, girlie!

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  17. I was asked this weekend what my natural hair colour is, and I have no idea. I've been dying my hair since I was 12 and have been brown to red to blonde and everything in between. I actually don't want to know what my natural colour would be, it's more fun this way :)

    I like picture #2 :)

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  18. Love both colors on you! I had the same problem so I started getting lowlights and hilights at the same time and I only get mine done about every 4 to 5 months now! Bargain!!!

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  19. Definitely natural-er. So much more flattering with your skin tone. It's the warmth (as everyone else has already said!)

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  20. Not going to lie- I love the bright blond on you!

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  21. I used to have bright blond hair and recently went back to my roots - brown. I love not having to worry about dark roots and religiously booking appointments with a stylist. I definitely think you should go a little darker!

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  22. I like the more 'natural' one of you as well, like the 54 people who commented before me :) I think it makes you look younger and er, more natural? ha ha but I love your hair no matter what. That first picture your style looks freaking awesome.

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  23. I like the blond light, sorry Kate you asked!

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  24. Yeah, I have to say, I like your Anna Nicole Smith hair look. Not the rest of it, of course, just the hair part. You look great as Super Blonde.

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  25. the last one. i'm not sure which one that is named, but the last one times 48938234.

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  26. the last one is so beautifully golden - it looks beautiful on your skin tone!

    Are you thinking all-over color? I think that's the only way to go cheaper!

    Sadly for me, i have so much gray that blonde blends my roots BETTER than my natural dish-water brown.

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  27. I like both the natural-er pics. Since it is summer, if you go with photo #2, I do think it would lighten up even more with the Texas sunshine. And #2 makes me think of honey--very sweet, like you!

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  28. Your natural-er hair #2 is exactly what I pay for every other month. :) Go for it - it looks beautiful that color!

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  29. The lightest blonde might get the most attention and is a little flashier (sorry, I wish that I could have come up with a better descriptive word!) However, I think that the more natural look is actually more flattering. Not only cheaper, but may be much better for the health of your hair. Either way, I know you will rock your look!

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  30. I like your natural color. But, if you want to try a home color kit, the Frederic Fekkai kit is fabulous!

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  31. I am in favor of the natural - somewhere between Vegas and Halloween..but maybe closer to Halloween.

    LOVE!!

    "Privacy Patch" aka RJB

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  32. I love the Halloween color! It is so pretty and golden. Do it!

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  33. I love the Halloween color, too!
    I think natural-er is the way to go. ;)

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