to…. my red hair!
a year ago today, was a day that changed my life. really, in such a minor way, but the impact has been significant for me. a year ago yesterday, i saw a girl on tv with beautiful bright red hair and decided, why not? i called my friend courtney who has had hot pink hair for years and asked her to help. of course, she was so excited to do so, and came over the very next day before i could change my mind! what she ended up doing was changing my life that day! i definitely feel the vibrant, bright, and bold color has transformed me, more than i could have ever expected. i can’t be shy with this hair, which has been good for me, because i can be fairly shy around new people. when the thought of going red came to my mind, i thought i’d keep it for a month or two, and maybe just try being a blonde again after that. caught by surprise, i am obsessed with it. and i am surprised by how much others like it, that i wouldn’t necessarily expect to – like my mom, and her friends! oh, and let’s not forget the complete strangers that aren’t shy to let me know they love the color.
as a photographer, the color itself is exciting and motivates me to take as many self portraits as i can while i still have this hair color (because i really don’t intend to keep it forever), and to experiment with fashion, and just plain enjoy pretending to be ariel, the little mermaid! (i heart her!)
so! courtney, i have to thank you for inspiring me to be bigger than i ever thought i could be! THANK YOU! you helped ignite something different in me with your help that day one year ago, and i am forever grateful to you for this. it was your confidence in me that gave me the courage to go for it. you’ve really impacted my life in so many other ways as well, and have always been such a supportive friend to me all the years i’ve known you. you’re the most confident friend that i have – never scared to march to the beat of your own drum, no matter who is watching. that is absolutely my favorite thing about you. i have to say, the small gesture of helping with the task of dying my hair, really will always be a memory i will never forget for it made me grow into a better version of myself. thanks, love.
below are some photos of my hair over the year 🙂 it’s my favorite accessory!
p.s. one photo is desaturated a little, so my hair looks pink instead
p.s. i feel it’s only fair to mention that i DO photoshop my pictures, just like i do for my clients!