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I think every single one of my friends is going to laugh at me for this (and rightfully so). For the past week, I’ve been having an internal struggle about whether or not to die my hair. People do it all the time, yes, but it was something I vowed never to do. And I think it was because of my mom. She’s always given me such compliments on my hair, and I grew to be quite proud of my natural blonde locks. So I swore I’d never die my hair and that other people were dumb for doing so. Well… deep down I didn’t really believe people were dumb for dying their hair, I was just secretly jealous because I would never be able to dye my own. But then it hit me. What if I look good, if not better, with dark hair? I’ve always been so curious. So, after a week of debate, I finally came to the conclusion that, a) you’re only young once, and b) it’s just hair! And those who know me know I’m a person of drastic measures. When I cut my hair, I CUT my hair. When I grow out my hair out, I GROW my hair. So, when it came to dying, I figured I’d rather go dark than light because I’ve had light hair for my whole existence. So (in secret, and with much encouragement by my husband) I dyed my hair! (Or should I say I had my mother-in-law dye it because I was too scared and she’s a professional :)

So… as usual, what is a small thing to most people is a big thing to me! Now before you go, “Wow, Erin. How vain are you?” when you see the following pictures, keep in mind they were intended to be funny. I admit my serious faces aren’t quite serious enough to be laugh-out-loud (though I do look like I could murder someone), but the over the top ridiculous shots I took were just a little too embarrassing (not that these still aren’t!) I tried a different hair style for the second shoot just to up the “drastic-ness”.

So? Come on! Tell me what you think! I want votes for light vs. dark hair. And don’t worry, you won’t hurt my feelings. I like both equally (though the dark is a very fun change!) The next big hair decision in my life is whether or not to grow out my hair. Again, those who know me know how much I hate dealing with long hair, so I’m pretty convinced I’ll keep it short. Oh, and all the shots below are self portraits, and by self portraits I mean me trying to hold my 5DMII with my 50mm-L lens out in front of me (we lost our tripod at an event recently). They were all shot in our bedroom, using various wall backgrounds. And of course I had to take these while Randy wasn’t home. Otherwise he’d laugh at me :)

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