The ‘After’ Photo

August 21, 2011

Guys, I chickened out. Me, the girl who is typically fearless when it comes to hair color, decided ‘why mess with something I’m happy with’ and stuck with a shade of blonde.

Of course, I couldn’t do the exact same thing, so I went slightly darker with a few more lowlights and warmth, which I think is fitting for fall. And I added some longer bangs, too. Although it’s not all that different, I’m thrilled with the subtle change.

If you live in or around the Des Moines area, I can’t say enough good things about Jess at Bella Salon. She did my hair for my wedding and I can’t tell you the number of compliments I got.

I’m dying to hear your thoughts on the fall-ish blonde color. As someone who isn’t a natural blonde, I’m always looking for that perfect shade that meshes well with my ultra-dark eyebrows and skin tone.

Happy Sunday!


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  • Reply barrysbites August 21, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Looks very nice!

  • Reply Urban Wife August 21, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Aww, I love it! I think it's great for fall because the blonde definitely has warmer tones instead of the typical cooler tones. How did the 10K race go? šŸ™‚

  • Reply Lauren at Keep It Sweet August 21, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    You look fantastic! Even if you didn't do a huge change:-)

  • Reply Deva (Voracious Vorilee) August 21, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    I love it! I havent' colored my hair since my early teens and always live vicariously through others, haha!

  • Reply Janssen August 22, 2011 at 12:36 am

    I think it's awesome! And that shirt is fantastic too.

  • Reply Amber Kuiper August 22, 2011 at 12:53 am

    You are beautiful, Madison! I love it – it is perfect.

  • Reply alice August 22, 2011 at 1:21 am

    You could wear a bag over your head and still look gorgeous!

  • Reply Cindy @The Flipping Couple August 22, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Beautiful! I love the low lights and the longer bangs are really flattering!

  • Reply Karla August 22, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Gorgeous, Madison!! Love the cut and the color šŸ™‚

  • Reply Madison Mayberry August 23, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Urban Wife – Thanks! The 10k went well. We finished in a little under an hour (59:31 to be exact) and the weather was perfect for running!

    Alice – you are way too sweet!

    Deva – It's never too late to start coloring your hair! šŸ™‚

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