20 April 2009

Blue

For months, I've been idly considering dying my hair blue. Or a bit of it. But just the right shade. And I didn't really think I'd have the gumption.

But the other day, while we were out food shopping for Moky's party, I detoured into the CVS next to the Trader Joe's and bought a box of Blue Envy. Later in the afternoon, my sister-in-law, who is no stranger to hair dye, did the dirty work.

Being your straight-laced suburban mother with a full-time office job, who never wears make-up and doesn't hide the grey, I've been getting a lot of double-takes.

I think my mother would have been equal parts horrified and titillated. And really, I did it for her.

But I'm enormously pleased with it.



[It's just a little hank that got dyed, and when I tuck my hair behind my ear, you can hardly tell see the blue.]

41 comments:

heidi said...

you did it!!!! LOVE it.

slouching mom said...

awesome. it looks fabulous, dahling. fabulous.

Marty, a.k.a. canape said...

I absolutely love it.

YourFireAnt said...

What a GOOD DAUGHTER you are.

FA

Kyla said...

AWESOME!

Mental P Mama said...

Oh I love it! LOVE it!

alejna said...

I do love you so, Magpie. It's wonderful.

julochka said...

you go girl!! i think i'll get purple...

nonlineargirl said...

Very nice - reminds me of a bird wing.

Phantom Scribbler said...

[Phantom likes this.]

spynotes said...

It looks fabulous!

wheelsonthebus said...

what we do for our mothers

phd in yogurtry said...

blue-tee-ful!

de said...

Neat.

I have an appointment Thurs. My husband is hoping I'll come home with pink hair.

Anjali said...

Fantabulous!

Aunt Becky said...

I've done pink before. I may do it again. My hair is black, so I have to bleach it first, but it's awesome.

You look great.

Ree said...

It's a beautiful shade of blue!

Awesome Mom said...

I have always wanted blue streaks in my hair but it is so dark it would not show up. I have always had this idea in my mind that once I go all the way gray I will put rainbow streaks into my hair.

Tabba said...

I LOVE it!!!!!

Cold Spaghetti said...

That's a great shade of blue.

When are you going to do the whole head??

the queen said...

Whole head! Whole head!

Cecily said...

Wow! I think it looks amazing! Love it.

meno said...

That's wonderful! I may have to try it myself, because you look so cool.

painted maypole said...

love it!

i had a dream once that my husband died, and shortly after (in the dream) I went out and cut and died my hair. hmm.....

Julie McCoy said...

Melissa did a much better job than I did. I'll stick to cutting crudites and sausages, thank you....

flutter said...

I FREAKIN LOVE IT!!!!

Angeline said...

Its so cool!!!!

Claudia said...

I love it. Everyone needs a little color in their life (says the woman who is wearing all black today).

Pilgrim/Heretic said...

Oh, that's a great blue. Yay!

Janet said...

It's delish.

Mad said...

Gotta say, I love it. It is indeed just the right shade of blue.

She She said...

I LOVE IT! It's fun and subversive and sweet.

Kelly said...

It's fun seeing my favorite color in someone's hair!

daysgoby said...

I love it! Doesn't it make you feel exotic and fun?

Dora said...

Love it! Hmmm, now you've got me thinking. As if getting pregnant with donor embryos as a single woman isn't going to freak out my mother enough!

The LIbrary Lady said...

You know, you really should have been a children's librarian :D

Mayberry said...

oh, me too, I love it!

Gwen said...

Girl! You look like one of my students now. And I likes it!

Woman in a Window said...

I love it! I've always been fascinated with blue hair as such, not the accidental bluing of grey. This is fun and soothing. Lovely.

niobe said...

You are teh cool.

jenn said...

LOVE it :) enjoy!!