I have this thing, it’s called a “Leap List.” To learn about its conception, see this post. To see a fully-updated and constantly in-progress version of the List, check it out here. The whole idea behind the Leap List is to take advantage of the time I have left in my current stage of life (in my case, college). Because, after college, I plan to move away and become a professional, there will be things that just won’t be an option anymore…like irresponsible college student things, and activities that I can only do in this geographical area.
The first thing I crossed off the List?
Dying my hair an unnatural color.
In the past, I’ve had pink hair, and purple extensions. I’ve also been several different shades of ginger, some ghastly variations of platinum blonde, and a few different awkward versions of strawberry blonde that weren’t meant to be strawberry blonde. While not EVERY color is properly represented, I DID make an album devoted to my previous hair adventures, here.
It was a tricky process. My hair was “in between colors” because I had let the bright auburn it had been before, fade out to a strawberry blonde. Professional beauticians can tell I’m a serial box-dyer from a mile away. So, in addition to adding the “pop” of color I was looking for, I also had to touch up the part of my hair that would NOT be turning blue.
I won’t bore you all with the process, but the entire adventure was a massive source of entertainment for my roommate and I. The first picture I took of the hair was bad; my lighting in the suite was awful, my camera doesn’t always pick up color well in artificial light, and it my hair was still half-wet. For that reason, it looks borderline green.
A different lighting allows for a better look at the color. I actually used the color wheel to pick the two colors. Does that mean I’m a complete graphics geek? Maybe. I wanted to get the most bang for my buck (in this case, vibrance) so I chose an auburn and a blue that were almost complementary to each other.
The blue will fade and ultimately be replaced with a modest, low-key shade of brunette. I’m okay with that. It’s already lost some of its vibrance. But, until then, I’m going to rock it loud and proud. It’s a banner of my youth, and what’s left of the flexibility and freedom that college provides me!