It’s that time of year. (I’ll be honest. This happens more than once a year.) In anticipation of a new season, I once again have the urge to change my hair. I don’t know why this happens to me because I love my hair right now. I even trimmed my bangs so that they don’t touch my eyelashes and drive me crazy. (I don’t recommend doing it yourself. Mine turned out fine but I regretted it halfway through just for the amount of hair I got in my eyes). It’s cute and it’s practical. I’m probably going to school in England next year which means that it’ll be a long time between touch ups. The darker color is good for hiding my roots and my bangs are easy enough to get trimmed.

I thought looking at my old hair would help satisfy my urge to change my current hair. It didn’t really work as planned but I thought I’d share anyways.


This was my hair my Freshman year of high school. This was the first time I had really dark hair and I loved it. I ended up dying my hair a solid dark color because it bothered me when my hair didn’t go with my outfit. I was a bit odd.


The first picture is from a year and a half later than the previous. I don’t have any decent pictures from that period because I didn’t own a camera and neither did my friends. Anyways, my hair was dark blond at this point. I think that my natural hair color is a bit like this. Later that year, I dyed my hair a fashion red. The red tones kept fading out and it got old fast.


I went back to being a blond but a bit more so. 2007 was the year that I fell in love with Lily Allen and got my hair cut like hers and dyed dark again. I loved my hair that year and these are the two looks that I really get torn over.


I tried really hard to break the bleach/dye cycle because I was going off to college. Bleach blond hair just makes my roots more obvious than the darker color because of the piecey nature of bleach blond hair. I kept my hair dark and when I got the time-for-change urge, I added a big purple chunk.
P.S. The picture isn’t upside down. I am.


I got extremely aggravated with my long hair and how long it took to dry in damp WA so I had it chopped off and dyed slightly redder. I liked it short but I discovered that I really prefer longer hair. I badly missed how my hair used to look so in the summer I brought back the bangs. I’m so happy I did because they are strangely making it easier for me to let my hair grow out.

I dyed my hair a shade darker in October. Maybe lightening it up a shade (like in the last photo) will make me stop thinking about bleaching it all blond.


  • Hahaha! I do know that. I've only ever had one person do my hair, though. My hair dresser gave me my first haircut when I was an infant. I've been waiting to get my hair done until I get home to my parents because I'm terrified of someone new doing my hair.

  • I have ALWAYS wanted to put together a "Julia's hair retrospective" because I like to drastically change it every couple of years. Unlike me though, your cuts and colours are all really cute. You can pull off anything, lady!

  • You really can rock just about any color, neat! I really like your Lily Allen look (and I love Lily Allen too!!). If you're in London or another big city, you could go to some fantastic posh salon. You should at least try it once!But you were a freshman in high school in 2004 REALLY?! Gosh do I feel old :oYikes!!

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