Wednesday, April 16, 2008


I have been seeing the same hairdresser since I was six years old. Suzi is incredibly good, and she knows how to cut and style curly hair for the wash-and-wear crowd. (Ahem, moi.)

Last year, I asked her to bleach my hair and dye it blue. She was convinced that I would be fired from my job if I had blue hair.

"How about blonde?" She suggested.
"How about blue?" I replied.

I appreciate that she cares about keeping me employed- but in Silicon Valley, funky hair is totally ok. Really, really. I tried to assure her that it's practically *required* that one has funky hair.

Nope, she won't do it. I think she's worried about Hair Remorse. Hair Remorse is like buyer's remorse- but worse. Because it's stuck to your head. With color changes, unless your hair melts, you can over-dye. With a misguided cut, you have two choices: wait it out or wear a hat.

So I figured out a system. Have Suzi make me a blonde, and have Kaye make me Pink.

I can't wait.


  1. All pink or streaks of pink?

    How pink?

    How blonde?

    These are important things to wonder about.

  2. Yellow+pink=blue how? What kind of mordant are YOU using?? Heh.

  3. Haha. Freshman year of high school, I learned that yellow + blue = green. My mom was pissed but my dad said, "Well, it's almost St. Patrick's Day."

    My college roommate and I recommend Loreal Color Rays for dark hair if you want to do it yourself without bleaching first. It's all-in-one. I used the red and my roommate used the hot pink. It also works on black cats. (Don't blame me! That was my other roommate!)

  4. I saw the pink and I love it!!!!!

  5. when the sharks make it (finally) to the stanley cup finals, i will dye my hair teal.

    i expect you to hold me to it.


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