For my birthday, I kind of sat around and thought about what I wanted. I sort of wanted a Fit Bit, but I really don't need anything to nag me about how lazy I am. I wanted a new external hard drive, but I ended up getting one for $25 through a lightning deal on Amazon.
One morning I was getting out of the shower when I knew exactly what I wanted.
I wanted someone else to color my hair. I wanted it cut before I went back to school. And I wanted a pedicure. I did.
Because I'm a super nice mom, I wanted to include my daughter's in the day. So one fine Tuesday, we set out for the local beauty school to let them use us as guinea pigs.
We each got called by our student and off we went...
Are you ready for the big reveal? Here's my before... about 1.5-2" of 50% gray and then the dark brown I had used back at the beginning of April.
Little photo bomb by Chesney back there.
And here I am after getting the works...
It's a lot brown, a little red, a dab of violet. Love it. And you can't tell in the photo, but I got the back cut so it's stacked and I super love it. I hate messing with the back of my hair and I really hate it when it's long enough to see it from the front. So it's perfect for me.
Mykiah just had them add highlights:
She was going for sunkissed and I think they nailed it.
Ches had her hair cut... just about an inch off the length but then they spent about an hour just thinning it out. No lie... that girl has a nest of snakes growing on her head. She got my thick hair with Dan's wavy/curly and it just mutates. You probably couldn't tell from a photo what they took out, but you could tell from the pile of hair on the floor.
And here's our selfie as we left the salon...
Sort of loved this birthday gift. Too much fun, and it will last for a few weeks, too. I'm so ready for back to school!