Thursday, April 7, 2011

Trickle Up & Down Theory



My hair has seen many a style change over the past 23 years. Every length imaginable and numerous shades of brown and black. Nothing too drastic. Besides the traumatic summer of '93 that I spent as a boy. Short hair was less of a cute pixie cut on me, and more of an, "awww, what a cute little guy!" cut. Thanks mom.

Now that my hair is long and 100% girly these days, I've been thinking of jumping on the {Ombre} bandwagon. It's messy, imperfect, low-maintenance. Pretty much my middle name.


Then I stumbled on this picture of me back in 2005...with Ombre hair? The look I'm giving says, "You're laughing at my overgrown roots now...well, you can catch this hair color spreading across the globe in about 6 years, thank you very much."

Or something like that.

xoxo

{Bon Bon}

35 comments:

Chloe said...

Oh, I prefer your current look!!
But how old were you in that picture?! You look so young!

mary said...

Bon to the Bon, you are such a trend setter. And I love the current dark rich cocoa color of your hair with your beautiously shaped eyes! ps~Where's our eyeliner vlog? Happy Day to your cuteness and all those you meet! xox!

Rissy said...

can I give an ombre warning? is that ok even though I am hair-tarded?

The picture you found is by far one of the best I've seen, but some people look gawd awful with "ombre" hair. I'm sure if you googled it, you know what I mean.

My friend had hers done this weekend, and it took 7 hours : 0 But it looks amazing!

CarissaExplainsItAll

Piril Maria said...

Pretty either way.



Love ♥
http://thebookness.blogspot.com

Pia said...

Oh, I'd love to see you with ombre hair. I'm sure it'll look great on you! But I really like your current hair color as well.
I agree with Piril Maria: you look gorgeous either way! :)

leigh said...

It think it would be, could be, should be cute! I've had a lot of hair color changes in the past few years -- it gets addicting -- but surprisingly mine has been natural for the past year. I'm thought about doing ombre too, but I just don't know.
<3 leigh

Michelle said...

You're so pretty! You could pull off any look I'm sure! :) I love the picture from 2005! You look like a model and so tan! XOXO

angela's eyes. said...

I stumbled into the Ombre look on accident in the fall because I dyed my hair black and it looked so hideous but I'm far from a "highlights" person so she ribboned them in. I LOVED it, but then the dark all faded out and it's pretty much all brown now. If you're thinking about it, just go for it!

TB said...

Go for it while you still can! I couldn't pull it off because I've got so much gray now (at 31) that I can't let my roots grow out at all or I look like a skunk. Sad, but true. You rock that umber hair and go on with your bad self! :)

Shalyn said...

There are not many people that I think can pull of this look, but you are definitely one that can! I doubt you can go wrong! Cant wait to see it!

Stephanie said...

do it!!! it seems like a style that you could totally pull off!

MrsV said...

Top pic is Ah-mazing!! My hair has a mind of it's own, frizzy semi-curly unruley hot mess!! If it's cut above my shoulders it's just shy of a white girls afro! Remember when perms were the thing to do? Yeah, my mom sent me for 1 every 6 months until I was old enough to protest - thanks mom!

Have a great Thursday and rock those roots!

Jamie @ The Yellow Brick Road

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

i like the idea of ombre hair but i dont think it'd look good on me.. way to start that trend lady! ;) xoxo jcd :: cornflake dreams

Chelsy said...

good to know that this style is in since I attacked my hair with lemon juice last summer- now I've apparently got a new perfect style going for this summer with long light brownish roots fading into blonde tips. haha, go me!

Sarah said...

Hahahaha! I love this! You should definitely do the ombre! It's a super low maintenance way to be in style.

Tatiana said...

Oh, that sounds so good. I dig it!
I'm sure you are going to look gorgeous either way. How can you not?

Kai.Mercado. said...

Um I haven't found a perfect shade of ombre that I have loved yet but I LOVE that picture you posted! I might take that to my stylist

Gertrude said...

You look pretty both with ombre hair and without! And cheers for setting the ombre trend ;) xo

Courtney said...

Go for it! You could definately pull it off! xx

Sara B said...

Haha that's great. And I totally have hair envy over her too. Give me those long wavy locks now!!

Cee said...

Isn't it funny to look back at old photos that you thought were mildly regrettable, only to realise that if you were wearing that style right now, you would be the height of fashion? Too funny :) I've had passing thoughts of going the ombre route myself, but at the end of the day decided against it... For as many girls as I've seen look fabulous with it, I've seen ten more looking sallow and washed out :( Can't wait to see how yours turns out if you decide to go for it! Love from your newest follower.
xox,
Cee
http://cocoandvera.blogspot.com

melissa said...

I wish I could do waves like that!! I have envy too! x

Trissta said...

Cute blog!! Thanks for visiting mine! :) I'm now your newest follower. <3

-Trissta
www.livingonthechic.com

Emily said...

Love the ombré look!!! I say go for it! You can always change it back if you don't like it :) I am thinking about going for it too... Just have to work up the courage!

Leanna said...

Oh wow, I just clicked to your blog and I didn't even know where I was! Love the new design! :)
I say to go for it on the hair!

tickled. said...

I love the ombre look! But with my 'awkward length hair' {you know not quite shoulder length but not long} it would look like just bad roots! :)

xo! Lauren @ tickled.

rebecca said...

I'm letting my highlights grow out. Laziness? Cheapness? Probably both. But my excuse is that I'm going for the ombre look. Thanks for the comment today. I'm following. Hope you'll follow back!

rebeccawithanR

Jen said...

Love the new look!

christine donee said...

I say, do it. And totally embrace it.

Lindsi said...

Love the new layout! Very cute and natural;)

My Beautiful Life said...

Bon Bon,

(Love the name)

Low maintenance hair is always nice. Mine is really long now, too. I would love to go get some carmel highlights, but then I don't for months, *(and usually get scolded by my stylist for having gone so long with dark roots), but now that I've got little kids, I need LOW maintenance.

I started laughing when I read the pixie cut. Years ago, Mr.MBL convinced me to chop off all of my hair a-la pixie cut. I felt like I looked like a boy, no matter how much hair stuff I put in, lipgloss I wore, blush I put on, or feminine looking earrings I was wearing. He likes it long now, but has mentioned the short hair thing.

Been there, done that.

P.S. Thanks for following my tiny little blog.

Young People in Love said...

LOOOVE the new bloggy look! So fresh and so clean, clean!

Darling.

Megan said...

You would look gorgeous with ANY hair. What about blonde?? Then we could really be twins!

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

girl, i'm so all about the ombre tresses right now and have already planned phase one with my hairstylist. can't wait! you should totally do it, seeing you with the highlights emphasizes how crazy you'd rock it. ♥

esther said...

i'm so with you on this!
fact: i have that same girl posted on my blog because i'm in love with her hair and wish so hard that mine could look like that.

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