(Closed) Lifelong blonde-should I go brown?? Please help! PICS

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: After the wedding I think I might do a new look! I need your input.
    Leave it alone, stay long and blonde! : (43 votes)
    39 %
    Cut it into a blonde bob! : (22 votes)
    20 %
    Leave it long and dye it dark! Just go for it! : (44 votes)
    40 %
  • Post # 3
    1725 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I think the brown is kind of harsh? I dunno…I think I like the blonde bob idea! 

    Post # 4
    324 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    First of all, you’re ADORABLE.

    I can totally relate- I too am naturally dark/dirty blonde. I too have been highlighting my hair since HS. I’ve been golden blonde all the way up to platinum blonde.

    For Halloween a few years back, I wore a black wig and people obsessed about how my eyes popped, how great I looked, how no one could recognize me, etc. They loved it. So in November I decided I wanted something different. I had attempted to go darker in the past with lowlights, but the color would never hold. That time though, I told the hair stylist I wanted to be chocolate brown. And boy, did I get it! My hair looked like your wig. People didn’t recognize me at work. I didn’t recognize myself in pictures. I felt like I had to constantly wear bronzer because I felt the dark hair washed me out. And yes, after about a month or so, it did fade out to a reddish light brown which was horrible, lol. I’m back to a medium blonde now, and am going full on light blonde for the wedding.

    I guess my advice to you, is if you have no big life events coming up, go for it! IT’S ONLY HAIR DYE. It’ll go back to blonde eventually. If you want to try something new, go for it!

    I’ve learned though, that I am a blonde at heart. I’m not made to be a brunette. And it took me a drastic dye job to realize it. And my Fiance likes me better as a blonde too πŸ™‚

    As for the cut- again, it’s only hair. It’ll grow back. But you have a similar look/face shape to Victoria, so I think you would ROCK IT!!!!!!!! I support the cut. But only if you stay blonde. Maybe go even blonder.

    Good luck!

    Post # 5
    2416 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think you make a great blonde! I also got tired of being blonde and went dark…it’s just a totally different look but I think you’ll be gorgeous no matter what!

    Post # 6
    87 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    OK no joke, this post could have been written by me… I’m also 26, lifelong dirty blonde/light light brown, blonde highlights since age 15, toying with idea of going brown, Fiance said “that would be hot” LOL! I am going to take the plunge in the fall, I think blonde is a great fun summer color, but when autumn rolls around I’m doing it. I think that first brown wig looks awesome on you! I don’t like the shorter darker one much, maybe that one is a little too harsh. Definitely go for it!! You can also start light or medium brown and go incrementally darker.

    Post # 7
    2697 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I would go for a medium brown to golden blonde. Both the dark brown and the platinum blonde seem a bit harsh for your skin tone.

    Post # 8
    838 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I would try going brunette,but if your worried about damage to your hair if you decide to go back to blonde,try a lighter shade of brunette,more of a caramel colour,that way it would be easier to start with highlights again and work up gradually to going back to blonde.

    If you go brunette,I woudl keep the length,it frames your face lovely,and I think the brunette bob might be too harsh. But I love the blonde bob too! What is your hair condition like?thick,fine? hair type can determine what style would work

    Post # 9
    1676 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’m also a natural blonde, but I’ve been coloring my hair to be a med/dark brown for years. I agree with your Fiance about it making lighter features pop. I also have fair skin and blue/green eyes. I recently went blonde again, but dyed it back to brown very shortly. I don’t think the blonde looks bad, but it makes me feel a little washed out. I guess the best way to describe it is the dark hair looks much richer.

    Also, coloring your hair a darker shade is much less damaging than highlighting/bleaching your hair to make it lighter. So, you don’t have to worry about that. The only thing that could be a slight problem is if you don’t like it and decide to go back to blonde. The process of bleaching your hair out again can be damaging, but (as long as you have a good colorist) nothing deep conditioning can’t fix. 

    I wouldn’t cut your hair. I cut mine into a bob 2.5 years ago, and I’m still waiting on it to grow all the way back out (granted it was very long before I cut it). If you are even slightly nervous/concerned, I wouldn’t do it. It takes way too long to correct itself IMO. Hope this helps. πŸ™‚

    Post # 10
    2825 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I’m a chamelion with my hair, so I understand the urge… but your wedding is in June?

    Wait to make any drastic changes until after the wedding… But I personally really like the long blonde…

    That said, You could try out a bit darker color by getting some brown low lights and see how you feel, like dipping your toes in the water and seeing how it feels… then if you like it maybe take it a bit further with heavier darker lowlights until you are satisfied.  But wait until AFTER your wedding… You want to look the way you always have for your wedding, don’t do anything drastic or you’ll look back in 30 years and wonder what the heck you were thinking!

    Post # 11
    3261 posts
    Sugar bee

    The blonde looks much more natural/less forced than the brown against your skintone and features. Also, have you ever tried dying it brown? My hair is pretty much the same color blonde as yours, and I tried to get it dark brown about 5 times (with professionals) and the color would just not hold in my hair. It would end up turning red. 

    Post # 13
    9483 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I think the dark brown would wash you out.  You look great with blonde hair.

    Post # 14
    2073 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I think the dark hair makes your eyes really pop but it does seem a little too dark.  Maybe a warmer brown tone would work better?  That being said, the blonde in your second picture looks great too.  The second picture of you seems pretty light but that’s just my opinion.  

    I too am a lifelong hair dyer.  I was blonde for years but have now settled on a coppery red.  I definitely had to change up my makeup when I drastically changed my hair color but you end up getting used to it.  I’ve found that changing up my eye shadow color makes a huge difference.  Changing the color of your blush helps too.  When I went red, I went to my favorite makeup counter at Nordstrom and had the girl re~do all my colors and it definitely made me feel much better about the huge change.

    Post # 15
    4014 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Blonde. and the bob. It would look totally awesome on you! I’ve had one before and I really had no trouble maintaining it! I can really look good when you have naturally wavy hair!

    Post # 16
    139 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Blonde!!!! No doubt about it πŸ™‚

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