You guys! You totally already know this, but I became a BRONDE!
(And yes, I stole that hilarious term from Blake Lively.)
So, here’s the deal. I discovered Jordan Heidenwith through a few of my blogger friends who visited him at Dennis Bartolomei and RAVED about his work. I immediately followed his instagram account and we started interacting on social media as if we were old pals right away. When I finally made it to the salon myself, I felt like I already knew him – and therefore, I already felt like I could trust him with my hair. Sooo…
We started talking about what I thought I wanted and the tame things I’ve done to my hair in the past. As we chatted, he suggested balayage and going lighter, and I finally just said, “I think you should do whatever you think will look awesome.” Haven’t you always wanted to say that to a stylist?! It was so liberating! I trust you, master!
I started to get nervous as he dried it and I saw how light we went, but his enthusiasm immediately calmed me down. By the time he was done working his magic, I felt like a million bucks. And even though I’m used to the color now, it still makes me feel super sassy. Who doesn’t like that?!
It was extra fun because I got this done right before the cute blogger picnic that I posted about last week. I always love when I have plans after getting my hair done – you gotta show it off, am I right?!
Now, I know I didn’t dye my hair platinum or get a tattoo or crazy piercing, but this little change is something I wouldn’t have done a couple of years ago, and it has made me think about taking chances.
2015 has been a big year for that. Taking chances. Putting myself out there. Being bold. Going after what I want. Trying new things. Meeting new people. And you know what? It’s been a killer year so far. Closing myself off and making excuses doesn’t do any good. I mean, what’s the worst that can happen? Life begins outside of your comfort zone, right?!
A huge thank you to Jordan Heidenwith and the Dennis Bartolomei Salon for their wonderful work. Seriously, the best. And if you need a new stylist, you can contact Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org. He’s the nicest, I promise!!
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