Friday, April 04, 2008

because you asked

i admit that i didn't give any information to the why, the how, or the "what the heck were you thinking" regarding the state of my hair. from your comments i can see in your writing what you are not saying.

so, i am here now to explain and clear up any confusion that may have resulted from my previous two posts.

first of all, in no way shape or form did i go to my hairstylist and say, "make me a blonde!" believe me, i, more than anyone else, know that i would NEVER look good as a blonde! i'm hawaiian, for cryin' out loud, not to mention filipino and chinese! our kind tend not to look good with blonde hair! i know this! so, just to be clear, i did not and will not ever purposely try to be a blonde!

phew, glad i got that cleared up!

i did, however, go to my hairstylist and say that i wanted some light streaks of color to add a little interest and pizazz to my otherwise plain, brown hair. after that point, i don't know how i ended up looking like this (maybe it was the bleach!):

when i got home and looked in the mirror i was shocked by what i saw! how did this happen?? i thought, maybe it will look better when i wake up in the morning...

that first and only day as a blonde, i did not go out in public without a cap of some sort on my head! when people asked to see it i refused to remove my hat (a very select few managed to get a glimpse). i knew that there was NO WAY i was going to be able to live like this much longer. something had to be done! a girl can only wear a hat for so long. a baseball cap at church just doesn't go over very well!!

i called my hairstylist and begged and pleaded for her to fix it. much to my delight she could see me that night!!

she did not get rid of all the blonde, but she was able to cover a lot of it up. i do like it much better, but i still think there is more blonde than i would choose to have.

many of you asked to see the "re-do" pictures so here is what i look like now (note: the pictures of my blonde hair looked much better than it did in person. yep that's right, it looked much worse than the pictures showed, just ask the priveleged few who saw it! just the same, these pictures make my hair look darker than it really is, thus appearing better than it really is.):




i like the back the best because it is still dark on the bottom. in this picture it looks more red than blonde, which it is not! who's that cute baby?



the blonde streak on the side of my face in this picture is probably the closest representation of the color in my hair

so there you have it! many of you may think that i was a big baby about this whole ordeal, but for a girl who had virgin hair up until this year, it was traumatic!

the sad thing about this, is that now, i just want my plain, brown hair back!

18 comments:

Darilyn said...

chalk it up to a learning experience! you are gorgeous no matter what you do to your hair. But I do like the brown Mahina hair best!

Bridget said...

At least you were able to go back quickly and get it mostly fixed. When I hated my over the top blond streaks I made myself live with it for a couple months. Don't know why really. I heart dark hair!

You look great. I am sure the pictures are pretty accurate as to what it looks like and it really does not look very light.

Amanda said...

I really like your hair with highlights! It was too blond for the first couple of days, but adding some color to those highlights made it perfect.

Tonya said...

Your hair looks gorgeous:0) I don't think you were being a baby about your hair at all. When I don't like my hair, for some reason it affects my mood and my sense of well being. Maybe that's vain?!? Hair is just so out there for all to see though:0)Hope you are feeling better about it now.

Danielle said...

well--i think you look gorgeous anyway, but i can see how this could all be a little traumatizing.

Katie Smith said...

Thanks for the background Mahina. I was a little interested to know how on earth you ended up with blonde hair in the first place. It looks great and I'm glad that you're happier with the redo. Oh, and no need for explanation...hair drama is serious business!

Melissa-Mc said...

3 days before I left on my mission I got "highlights" that ended up looking like leopard stripes. And that's how I entered the MTC!

I think your hair looks really good with subtle highlights.

tutu lady said...

Looks good! Sorta like Kawena's in the last picture.

Flyin' Hawaiian said...

i like your "plain, brown hair" .. it looks gorgeous natural :D

Michal said...

your hair is so long right now! and beautiful, with or without highlights.
and i think that any woman understands what a calamity it is to get a bad cut or color. bad hair overtakes everything else in life!:) thank goodness you got it fixed right away!

Ashley said...

I think you look great with the toned down version of the highlights! Very pretty and spring-y!

Elizabeth said...

As one of the privileged few, I must asy it looks much better. But, then, you are gorgeous with any hair color! :-)

Malia said...

You look great! I know i bugged and bugged you about getting pictures up... and then didnt comment right away... I had my own traumatizing experience as well... i'll post about it as soon as I get a minute of free time. Love you!

Teresa said...

I think it looks very nice the way it is now. I don't think you are a big baby at all for how you felt about your hair. Once I had long hair and went in and got it cut (which I had done several times through out my life). She cut it different than I thought she was going to and I went in my room and cried and cried and cried. I don't know why! Everyone ended up liking it (or at least they lied and said they did!). It's amazing how our hair can make us feel! I really do think it looks pretty. I hope you're feeling good about it now!

Mandy said...

Honestly I feel so privileged that I got to see it! Even though I gave you no choice what so ever! I love the redo highlights. It makes me excited for summer. You can always go back dark for fall.

Becca said...

Well, I am sorry for the "hair drama" there really is nothing worse. It's amazing how much our hair can effect us. I think it looks good though.

Hollyween said...

I've had my share of hair drama so I feel your pain. And it looks great so no worries. I'm envious of the length !! And you're gorgeous no matter what...

Dustin & Camila said...

Wo wo, who ever said that "plain brown" isn't beautiful doesn't know what they're talking about. I'm a sucker for brown eyes and dark hair. I say just say no to highlights. Poey.