Adventures in decorating and hair color

posted by Jeff | Saturday, March 1, 2003, 11:40 PM | comments: 0

We finally have grown up furniture in our bedroom. I wasn't really excited about it at first because, well, I don't know, I just sleep there. But now that we have it, I love it. Combined with Steph's very cool decorating, it's very "sexy and luxurious," as we like to say.

And in many ways, it makes sense that you'd feel better about things with such an arrangement. Your bedroom is the last thing you see when you go to bed and the first thing you see when you wake up. I never thought about it that way, but it does indeed make a difference. It wasn't cheap, but what the hell, we'll have it a very long time.

Then Wednesday night, Steph decided she wanted to try some drastic hair coloring. For years she has wanted to do some kind of extreme red coloring, but she has such seriously black hair that it's a bitch to get it to do much of anything not dark. In college she did some bleached streaks in the front (long before it was trendy), and it turned out more orange than anything, and that was after having the shit in her hair for two hours.

So then, because of some advice in the forums on SuicideGirls, she decided to try this one particular brand of bleach. We had not seen it before, but there it was at the drug store. She bought that and some bright red stuff and gave it a whirl.

She took just the hair from the top of her head, so the rest would remain dark underneath. The bleach worked big time. In fact, on her untreated hair, it was bright blonde, a feat I never thought I'd see. After that, she applied the red.

Truth is, she hated it. She hated it I think because the color had about three shades. The roots were super bright red while the ends, of course, didn't take as well. So we made a late night trip out to get something to cover it.

The cover, a darker red, still took better at the roots, but overall still produced a more consistant color, and it looks great. She wasn't sure at first, but I personally think it kicks ass. Hell, even the freaky bright was cool, just for the sake of being different, but the final result looks great, even if it wasn't the intention. She wears red much better than I expected.

I think that some of the girls on SG (like Celia, in particular) might have done their hair all dark black as a starting point to create that effect. I think I secretly wanted to be a hairdresser in another life.

As a bit of an aside, I forgot to mention that last Friday I got to tour the construction site of Cedar Point's new Dragster. It was pretty cool, but I think the emphasis for me was just hooking up with my friends more than seeing the ride. I guess in some ways my enthusiasm has relaxed a little as I strive to create balance in my life.


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