Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Yep...Brunettes definitely have as much fun!


Before
 My natural hair color these days is pretty dark brown.
(or so my roots tell me)
As a child I was blond.
I've had a hard time giving up my childhood and have had highlights for as long as I can remember.
Well this girl is saying no more!
With a baby and a full time work schedule, regular trips to the salon just weren't happening.
Case in point.  Jamie is 5 months old.  The last time I had my hair done I was still pregnant.
Yikes!  My roots were scary!
So Saturday I sat down in the chair and said, "Make me a brunette!"

After
The hubs claims to like it...or at least said, "if you're happy with it, that's all that matters."
Basically a nice way of saying, I don't hate it....but it's not my favorite look.
Whatever, I'll take it.  I knew going into my dark haired transformation that he was more of a blond lover, but he'll get over it. 
Jamie took one look at me, scrunched up his face and started screaming.
Well. 
Guess I know his response.
Though I honestly think he didn't recognize me at first and in the last week or so has developed a bad case of "stranger danger."  Joy.  A mama's boy already.  Once he finally figured out it was still me, I think he liked it!

Me?  I'm loving it.  And that's all that really matters anyway!
I think it really brings out my green eyes and my face doesn't looks so pale and washed out anymore.
Guess God knew what he was doing when he made this my natural color!

37 comments:

Ashley said...

I love it! Definitely makes your face more lively, if that makes sense!

KatiePerk said...

Wow! You look great! You are right, it does give you lots of color! Jamie is a lovely accessory too!!

- Jessi - said...

I love the hair color!

bananas. said...

yes yes yesss!!!! i couldn't agree more...brunettes DO have as much fun, if not more! you look awesome! the color totally compliments your face.

Lacey said...

Really cute! I did the same thing after my first son was born. I am thinking about doing the same thing again only my hair doesn't retain pigmant at all was mousey in two weeks but I did like not having to look at my roots. I'm with you on the "long time since the salon" thing though. My last trip was two weeks before giving birth - and Bo is pushing 7 months. You've totally motivated me to make an appointment though!

Ann said...

Love it!!! Soooo cute!!!

KLaw said...

It looks absolutely fantastic!!!!

Kelly said...

Love the new hair color!

Jess said...

Obviously, I agree! LOL! Love the new color, I think it looks fabulous!!

Kristen said...

I LOVE the dark color! You look great!

Brown Girl said...

That color looks fab on you. I love that last picture, you both look so happy!!

Queen of Retirement said...

Emily you look great with the new hair color. Of course, you looked great as a blonde too but I like the new look. Jamie looks like he loves the new color as well. I also like the straight look. You are so lucky to be able to have the straight look and the beautiful curly look. Are you and Amy sisters?

Melissa said...

I think it looks awesome! You look great both ways, but I really love the brown!

Gwen said...

I think it looks fabulous especially in person!!! And Jamie's face...too precious!!!! I still think we need to take Laura up on the babysitting and go to the movie. :) XOXO

d.a.r. said...

Oh Emily, it is freaking gorgeous. I love it!!!

Brittany Ann said...

I adore it! I think it does wondering for your eyes and the rosiness in your face! It makes you glow!

Patience said...

Love it!!

Christina said...

Looooove the new hair color. Sooo cute!

Ashley said...

I love it! I've had the same problem and tried it once, my husband loved it and I HATED it. Was such a shock and didn't look well on me at all. :( So as I type I am remembering that I too need a highlight touch up. My last one was in November and I already need them again! I so wish I could deal with the brown! It costs so much to do all the time and looks bad if you don't!

Kristen said...

LOVE it! It looks fantastic!

Stephanie said...

I LOVE THIS!!!! I agree that you look fabulous! And you'll save time and money!! Gorgeous!

ae said...

Love your hair! Too cute!

dave and jenn said...

I like it! Of course, I am a brunette too, so I may be a little partial. :)

Shannon said...

I like the dark!!! It suits you!

Jules said...

Your hair looks fantastic and so do you! I love it on you and it really brings out your eyes. The last pic of you and Jaime is so adorable.

My roots get darker every year, but I'm not ready to give up my blonde locks and I don't know if I ever will. I need some highlights in a bad way. I definitely let me hair go in the winter.

Chardonnay said...

It looks great on you!!

Married...with a Pup said...

I love the new hair color! Looks fantastic on you!

Nikki said...

Love it! And Jamie looks like such a little man. I can't wait to see you guys this weekend.

Jordan said...

As we said on Sunday- LOVE it! I think life is better (at least a little easier) as a brunette.

Jen said...

I agree with you! It makes your skin and eyes glow! Very pretty. :)

jenn said...

Beautiful!

Domestic Goddess said...

it does look soooooo good! i really like it!

stay warm!

Jax said...

I.freaking.love.it! Seriously! Wow! Stunning! I am kinda dying to go totally brunette, but my stylist talks me out of it. She's always like "let's ease into it with some lowlights." Well, I hate lowlights. They dont make me look like a brunette; they make me look mousy. I wanna just GO for IT! I'm just so scared it'd be really hard to go back blonde if I did end up hating it. You're brave and it definitely worked out for you. I should follow your lead! Gorgeous!

Hannah @ The New Black said...

I absolutely LOVE it! Super hot Mama! ☺

Bethany said...

Oh wow, I love it! That color is perfect for you!!

Molly said...

You look gorgeous, hon!

Hilary Lane said...

I love the natural color! My sister did the same thing after her first baby - she had been a blond as long as I can remember, but its' hard work keeping that up with kids!