I Did It - Short Hair Ombre

Let me start of my saying OMG I DID IT thank you for everyone's opinions, comments, help and support yesterday when I was in a frenzy about cutting my hair. Yesterday was a little chaotic, with all the discussion here and on twitter about it, I also let that flow over into talking to co-workers about it. And almost immediately one of them was like "call right now! just call now, now!" And I was like "eeeek ok, maybe I can make an appt for tomorrow and be fresh for the 4th of July". I called. They said "come in today at 6:30!!" And I thought to myself holy shit no, I need one more day, omg can I do this today, really? And then I calmly and excitedly said "OK!" And then spent the rest of the work day having a nervous breakdown. I went home, told the boyfriend - who prefers the long dark hair - and scrolled on through Pinterest to find more pictures that weren't just of Nicole. I made a "hair" album in my photos on my iPhone, sucked it up, and headed to the salon.

Like I mentioned yesterday, I always tell her "trim and keep the long layers". So when I told her what I was really there for, she was like "MAKEOVER!" We went through my pictures, and she showed me some of hers too to comfort me in the fact that she knew what I was talking about, and off she went to go make her mixtures. We did a root touch up because I'm old as trees and I have a gazillion gray hairs (been getting them since I was 23), and then she started on the ombre. This was all totally ok with me because the color was not what I was nervous about, I've been dying to get rid of the brown and have some golden again. I don't think I've mentioned it here before but I'm one of those hair chameleons, I've had every color you can think of... post for another day... but that golden color has always been my favorite. And I missed it and I was super pumped to be getting it back. As she moved me over to the dryer, and then to wash it all out, the nerves started to kick in... the cut was coming. 

I sat down in the chair and we once again went over exactly where I want my hair to lay when curly, because it's shorter when it's curly. She clipped my hair up, grabbed the first section to cut and said "Kelly, I cannot believe you are cutting your hair"... because she knows how scared I get with just trims. And she was like "are you ready?" YUP. She turned me away from the mirror so I couldn't see until it was time for the end result and BOOM. I love it. 




I love that I can wear it pretty like how she did it last night, or beachy like how I have it today, or straight and sleek, and also still be able to put it up because I didn't go too short. I've already been blushing all morning with the compliments from co-workers and the comments on my Instagram and Facebook. People always say that a big hair change can boost your confidence.... I think this has happened to me. I feel so pretty. 


^BEFORE, DURING, AFTER and THIS MORNING^


If you're in the LA area and need someone amazing to do your hair, this was done by Rachel at Joseph Lamar Salon in Burbank. Although she's been the only person I've been going to for awhile, she is absolutely officially the only person allowed to touch my hair from now on. She did such an amazing job!


I also happen to be part of 2 amazing giveaways today - go check them out!!
Jade & Oak | $150 Urban Outfitters
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44 comments :

  1. You look beautiful!!! I'm so glad you decided to take the plunge. Gorgeous color, great cut and style. Way to go, you!

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  2. thank you!!! i'm glad too because i'm really happy with it!

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  3. It looks incredible!!

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  4. ahh love it!!!! it looks so healthy too

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  5. you look gorg! P.S who did your blog design I'm obsessed.

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  6. thanks! that's what i said! it looks and feels so incredibly healthy. i'm so happy.

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  7. thank you!

    it's a template, i got it on etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThisGirlDesign she's so great to work with!

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  8. I love it! Now I really want to cut mine!

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  9. Gorgeous hair! I love it... especially with it curled like that! (:

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  10. Natalie BarlettaJuly 3, 2014 at 11:54 AM

    it looks amazing!

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  11. TheJessaOlsonBlogJuly 3, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    I love it!! You look amazing!!!

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  12. That seriously looks amazing! You rock it so well!

    xoxo
    Chloe | Wanderlust in the Midwest

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  13. Um... YOU LOOK GORG!!!!

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  14. i love this look!! i recently did a short hair ombre (much shorter than yours!! haha) and i LOVE IT. it is such a confidence booster when people compliment! you look great Kelly!!

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  15. Ahhh! I love it! Go you! :) I hope you're loving it as much as you thought you would! :)

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  16. thank you! since mine worked out so well, i say GO FOR IT! :)

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  17. i know she did such a great job!
    thank you!

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  18. thank you so much!
    and welcome to my crazy world ;)

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  19. thanks Chloe! i was so nervous if i could pull it off, so thank you!!

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  20. it really does boost your confidence when you get a new hair style that actually works out haha.
    thanks so much lauren! <3 <3

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  21. thank you! i was scared to death to do it but i love it so i vote that you go for it! :)
    welcome aboard Ashley!
    xo

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  22. thank you!! thankfully, I DO! it does take longer to style but i'm having fun with it. we'll see what happens when i have very minimal time tomorrow morning before work hahaha

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  23. I love it! It looks great on you and if it looked that good the next morning you've got a great cut!

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  24. That cut and color looks amazing on you! I love it!

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  25. I love it! It's not too short, not too long!

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  26. thank you so much! i'm surprised that i still love it :)

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  27. thanks!
    true, i can still put it in a ponytail, or a bun so i'm happy :)

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