New Hair: Balayage Ombré

I wasn’t planning on doing a whole blog post about this but I’m so excited about my new hair that I had to document it.  It’s such a big deal for me because I haven’t had my hair professionally done in over 10 years.  Yes I know, it’s pure madness.  I needed a change and I desperately needed to get my self confidence back.

balayage ombré hair color

I used to have highlights and caramel hair and loved it.  I don’t know why but it made me feel good about myself.  Somehow I was convinced to go back to my natural color because a certain someone preferred dark hair.  So I went au natural in 2009.  I didn’t mind it however I never liked it either.  I didn’t feel like it was truly ME.  The only positive part was the low maintenance.  As I’ve said before, my hair went completely down hill when I got pregnant and got much worse after I gave birth.  My hair has been a hot mess (lol).

My hair was in desperate need of some dimension.  It needed LIFE.  I needed a change.  I needed to do something that made me feel pretty and whole again.  I know it’s only hair but it’s so much more than that for me.  I was able to do something for ME and only ME.  A color I wanted and not because someone told me to.  It’s hard to explain but I felt alive again and it feels damn good.

balayage ombré hair color

The end result is this gorgeous balayage ombré color and I couldn’t be happier.  If you are in the Orange County area, you need to go see Candy at Shear Bliss!  She is amazing and gave me back my confidence.  Thank you Candy! XO

XO, Annie
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  1. Love this! Your hair looks amazing. I think its always great to make a change to your look after a big life change, especially if its a negative one. There is something about a new look that makes me feel in control and like a whole new person. It might be a small physical change but it can totally change your outlook. <3

  2. What a big difference! Love the balayage and ombre. It gives it more depth. And btw, where is your striped jacket from? Its super cute!

  3. My hair is my “thing.” When it looks good, I feel good. No need to apologize for that!

    • Yes yes yes that’s how I used to be. It was my thing too. I loved having highlights and going to the salon to get my hair done. And then I stopped for 10+ years and my hair was a hot mess. Now I feel like myself again!

  4. How can you be anymore gorgeous. I love it. The first three no women do after a breakup is to get more beautiful so our ex will see what he is missing. Well, trust me, it is NOT you, but him! You are e erythropoietin g, and he is an idiot, although father of your child. Step out, girl. You are good on your own and we love your blog.

  5. You honestly look you’re about 18! I think the dark hair was weighing you down. Now you will be light and free again!

  6. Wow, your light hair and makeup application makes you look ten years younger. You look so girly and fresh, love it!!!!

  7. The first thing I said when I saw your picture was “Wow!” I love it!!!!! You look so pretty and yes it does make you look younger and it is a softer look. So pretty. There is nothing better than a new hair style to make oneself feel really good. Glad you shared this. I’m sure there are a lot of other young ladies that will be doing the same thing. 🙂

  8. Your hair is so beautiful, and we are living parallel lives! I went the plain Jane look and now I’m back to caramel as well. It feels so good to so things WE love, not for someone else, but for us. You’re amazing! Keep moving mountains!

  9. This looks GREAT! Sometimes little acts of self-care give us a boost. Keep pushing to be your fabulous, authentic self!

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