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Picture of new blonde (styled by me) :)

Here's a better pic of my new color, & styled myself. I never like the way the hairdressers do my hair! I am very happy w/ it! And this has been the LEAST amount of drying out I've ever experienced. Which is weird cuz she colored AND foiled my whole head! I'm happy!

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  • DMarieDMarie Posts: 89Registered Users
    It looks great, Kim. The highlights really jump out at you. I wish you continued success with it. I got mine done yesterday. I'm still loving the no-bleach, but it's great to hear your stylist used quality products.
  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    Wow your hair is so curly in that pic! I love the way the highlights look, your hair turned out great!
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
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  • botticellicurlygirlbotticellicurlygirl Posts: 168Registered Users
    Wow, Kim, it looks fantastic. You were definitely meant to be blonde. It warms up your face.

    I find that as long as I go to a stylist that knows what they're doing, highlights on fine, curly hair seems to add volume. I've always found my hair fuller right after getting lighter highlights. I'm so glad everything worked out at the new salon you went to!
    Fine, blonde 3a botticelli curls
  • KeeweeKeewee Posts: 1,376Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Looks great!!! How do you get that volume on top.? My topis always flat lately.
  • katethegreatkatethegreat Posts: 801Registered Users
    gorgeous!:D

    How do you get the top of your hair right above your forehead to stay back like that and still look natural? I've tried that type of style, but that portion of hair always falls in my face...
    "Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us."
    -Marianne Williamson
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    gorgeous!:D

    How do you get the top of your hair right above your forehead to stay back like that and still look natural? I've tried that type of style, but that portion of hair always falls in my face...
    I'd like to know too!

    Looks beautiful, curly and healthy! :)
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • juvjoyjuvjoy Posts: 670Registered Users
    Keewee, katethegreat & curlilocks: The layers definitily have help in styling the top of my hair. But I attribute most of it to my huge cowlick in front! It honestly just naturally flips over that way. I just use my fingers to bend it over & when I'm diffusing I just bend side to side & upsidedown (a tiny bit).

    Sometimes I wish I didn't have the cowlick so I could do different things w/ the front (like bangs or a different part) but most of the time I'm thankful for it! I can part my hair in the middle for a change I guess :)

    Kim
  • one way streetone way street Posts: 772Registered Users
    I could never picture you blonde before, but now I love it! It looks awesome!

    PS-I like your Chirstmas tree too!
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    Currently: Trying to stop straightening so much. Using Elucence conditioner and whatever works for me.
  • WavingNotCurlingWavingNotCurling Posts: 150Registered Users
    Just when I thought your hair couldn't look any better! It looks fantastic!
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    *Gel - Origins, Jessicurl or Lush
    *Lo-Poo - Carols Daughter
  • SmallFrySmallFry Posts: 614Registered Users
    Just when I thought your hair couldn't look any better! It looks fantastic!

    yup, I was thinking the same thing.
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  • Oregano  (formerly babywavy)Oregano (formerly babywavy) Posts: 5,297Registered Users
    I really love your hair! Now that I see the blonde, I think the dark may have washed you out. Funny how fair skinned girls can go dark, but those of us w/ a medium/olive skin tone look better a little lighter.
    ~ the artist formerly known as babywavy ~

    Please excuse any typos. For the time being, we are blaming it on my computer.
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    babywavy wrote:
    I really love your hair! Now that I see the blonde, I think the dark may have washed you out. Funny how fair skinned girls can go dark, but those of us w/ a medium/olive skin tone look better a little lighter.

    Sorry, I have to disagree. :P ;) Although Kim's new blonde looks great, I also think her natural brown is just as beautiful. :) Brings out her lovely eyes.
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    juvjoy wrote:
    Keewee, katethegreat & curlilocks: The layers definitily have help in styling the top of my hair. But I attribute most of it to my huge cowlick in front! It honestly just naturally flips over that way. I just use my fingers to bend it over & when I'm diffusing I just bend side to side & upsidedown (a tiny bit).

    Sometimes I wish I didn't have the cowlick so I could do different things w/ the front (like bangs or a different part) but most of the time I'm thankful for it! I can part my hair in the middle for a change I guess :)

    Kim

    I wondered about that. My sis has a little cowlick too, but she still has bangs. The top goes up but she has a few bangs below. I've been trying to get her to wear her hair like yours in front. But she's had bangs forever. :roll: Not that they look bad, but I think your style would look better on her, and be easier than fighting nature!
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    Kim, that's great that the color and style look good when you do it too. It's neat how your skin color looks warmer with this hair color. Your hair has gotten so much curlier since you've changed up your routine!
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

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  • juvjoyjuvjoy Posts: 670Registered Users
    Thanks redceltic!!! My stylist said that I do have a lot of warm tones so that this color would look great.

    I'm loving my Jessicurl routine & don't think I'll ever stray. :)

    Kim
  • PixieCurlPixieCurl Posts: 5,656Registered Users
    You and your hair look frickin' gorgeous!!!!

    Now I want to be blonde too.
    Faith, 3Aish redhead
    Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy :love5:
  • unique1193unique1193 Posts: 328Registered Users
    It looks amazing juvoy! Blonde definitley suits you and your curls :)

    2c/3a
    Growing out hair to a little above bsl
    pw: ringlets
  • sundaysunday Posts: 535Registered Users
    Your hair looks great!
    Now I want to be blonde too.
    Me too!
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  • juvjoyjuvjoy Posts: 670Registered Users
    Sunday: I could definitily see you as a blonde! You have such a spunky haircut - it would look so cool :)


    Kim
  • 2happy2happy Posts: 5,138Registered Users
    It's official......I hate you :wink:

    Your hair is amazing! AMAZING!
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  • BeachBlondeWavieBeachBlondeWavie Posts: 159Registered Users
    i think this is one of the best color transformations ive ever seen on anyone :)

    im getting my roots done friday and youre tempting me to go blonder lol
    Diane
    2C blonde long hair

    •ojon + curls
    •goal: to grow my hair to my waist!

    •hair timeline:
    -last cut 4.27.06@ devachan by jeff
    -colored 3.6.07
    -trimmed on 10.1
    -softened @ ouidad 10.20
  • juvjoyjuvjoy Posts: 670Registered Users
    beachblonde . . . if I could do all-over one color I would! My hair is quite dark naturally though, so in order for it to get as light as I wanted it she did the two steps.

    Your hair is naturally strawberry right?
    Kim
  • sundaysunday Posts: 535Registered Users
    Sunday: I could definitily see you as a blonde!
    I'm thinking about it...now that you and Ab-star both look so great.
    3 something
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  • juvjoyjuvjoy Posts: 670Registered Users
    Did Abstar go blonde as well???? I bet she'd look great to!!

    Kim
  • Oregano  (formerly babywavy)Oregano (formerly babywavy) Posts: 5,297Registered Users
    My hair is so dark right now it's driving me crazy. The last time I colored it, it just sucked in all the dye - probably due to the pregnancy - and now I can't get it to lighten!!

    I've given up, I'm just going to have to deal with the dark right now. There's either too much dye in my hair, or the pregnancy is not allowing my hair to pick up any more color. I don't know.
    ~ the artist formerly known as babywavy ~

    Please excuse any typos. For the time being, we are blaming it on my computer.
  • JaxieJaxie Posts: 1,282Registered Users
    Wow, your hair looks great! So Healthy too! ~~jax
    2c or 3a Cut most of my hair off in July '12 and am working on regrowing it.
  • hockeymomof3hockeymomof3 Posts: 2,159Registered Users
    juvjoy -- your hair looks GORGEOUS!! I absolutely love the color and it even looks curlier! It looks great on you!
    3b/a
    Cowash - No Poo
    Conditioner - One Condition
    Gel - Light Defining Gel

    Looking to try Devacurl Decadence line next! Can't wait to try it.
  • BeachBlondeWavieBeachBlondeWavie Posts: 159Registered Users
    yea my hair is naturally strawberry blonde idk i think it could go a little lighter in one step
    Diane
    2C blonde long hair

    •ojon + curls
    •goal: to grow my hair to my waist!

    •hair timeline:
    -last cut 4.27.06@ devachan by jeff
    -colored 3.6.07
    -trimmed on 10.1
    -softened @ ouidad 10.20
  • HalfWavyHalfCurlyHalfWavyHalfCurly Posts: 907Registered Users
    That's a great pic! The color looks great and so do your curls, I think you owe how well your hair is behaving to CG and using good products that pamper your hair. ;) Also kudos to your stylist for choosing the color and doing the highlights right away, the flat one-shade blonde some people still insist on wearing should be outlawed, lol!
    2A/3A, medium length, layered, colored dark/medium ash blonde - "CGer" since April '02.

    "Converting the 'curlskeptics' one curly head at a time..." HWHC ;-)
  • juvjoyjuvjoy Posts: 670Registered Users
    halfwavyhalfcurly!

    Yes I love my stylist. She is the owner of the salon. And you know what she did that I've NEVER seen before???? She foiled my hair WET! She said that you can get closer to the root that way, there's less slipping and she can work faster. With the coloring first, sitting under the dryer, then the foils, sitting under again, rinsing, washing, styling - it all took only 2 hours!!! That pretty darned fast!

    Anyway, thanks for the compliments. I have been having good hair days everyday & YES I atrribute them to my Jessicurl stuff :)

    Kim
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