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Red Hair

I did it! One item from my 30 Before Thirty list down, 29 to go.

Red Hair!

I had my hair dyed at a salon, but it was not without difficulty. My appointment consisted of hair dying, drying, washing, bleaching, washing, dying, drying, and finally done.

It’s a fun color though!

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219 Comments

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    jbhat
    March 4, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    You aren’t letting any grass grow under your feet, are you? I think it’s a fun look, plus I love the cut.

    jbhat

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    my little apartment
    March 4, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    oh, it’s cuuuuuuuuuuuute!! hope you keep it for a while, you’re a great redhead!

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    L
    March 4, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    LOVE it.

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    lovesfool
    March 4, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    You look amazing!!

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    Renee
    March 4, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Love it! You look absolutely fabulous!

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    Live a Colorful Life
    March 4, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    As a natural redhead myself (although with age I now have to help it a long a little bit), I HIGHLY applaud your decision to go red. It totally rocks!!!!!

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    Averill
    March 4, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    I love it! The color really suits your porcelain skin and the cut is adorable.

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    julia
    March 4, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    it looks AWESOME! i love it.

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    Lisa
    March 4, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    So fun! I love it! Did you go to a salon here in OP?

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    Kate
    March 4, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    I wish this was my head! You look awesome!

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    Veronica
    March 4, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Love it! And it totally suits you!
    How fun!

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    Caitlin
    March 4, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Looks amazing!

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    Jennifer
    March 4, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    woah. big change!

    I love red though, which is why I’ve been dyeing my naturally blonde hair some form of red my entire adult life.

    Go redheads!

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    Leah@StorybookRanch
    March 4, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    That color looks so great on you! I tried red a few years back, but people kept calling me Sharon Osborne…

    How do you feel?

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    Debbie
    March 4, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Love it! Great inspiration for getting my hair colored today. Greens & Teals especially look so fab with that bright shade. Have fun!!

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    Lindsay @ HopelessDomestic
    March 4, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    I adore your hair…and I am so captivated by your blog, that I am having a really hard time getting any work done today!!

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    Lianna
    March 4, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    From one ginger to another (who cares if you’re just pretending)- welcome! So glad you went for RED! instead of auburn or something more cautious. As someone said above, it’s crazy that you’re not yet 30 for all you’ve done and your level of success! Your daughter is lucky to have such an inspiring mom. Congrats on the hair and crossing some things off of your to-do list!

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    tiffany zajas
    March 4, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    You look SO CUTE with red hair! I love it! Wish I was that brave. :) Best of luck to you in achieving the rest of your goals.

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    Maureen
    March 4, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Nicole–you look fantastic! You always go for the unexpected and pull it off to the “enth” degree!

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    Danielle
    March 4, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Fan-freakin’-tastic! And you have amazing eyebrows too, by the way….

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    Robyn Coke
    March 4, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    You look adorable!!

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    melinda
    March 4, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Wow! It looks really cute!

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    Katie
    March 4, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Okay, it’s FAB! I was wavering on whether this should be on my 30 before 30 list, but now I’m SOLD! You’re a rockstar!

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    Cathi
    March 4, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    How lovely! It looks amazing!

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    Kristin
    March 4, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Looks amazing! Great color choice!!

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    Katie B
    March 4, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    LOVE it! Gorgeous!

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    Helen
    March 4, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    I normally HATE red hair like that. Where I live, women attempt this a lot, to no avail. However, you look STUNNING! That shade of red really looks amazing with your complexion!

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    Season
    March 4, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    The hair color is gorgeous! It totally fits you!

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    erin
    March 4, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Welcome to the club! It’s funny, I was born with red hair and have always wanted brown hair. You look fantastic!

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    Adrian Ryce
    March 4, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    You look fantastic! That shade suits you perfectly.

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    Sum
    March 4, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Daring color! You’ve got guts girl =) Looove your necklace, where’s it from?!

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    Natalie
    March 4, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    How fun! Kudos to you for being so brave :)

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    Jess
    March 4, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Super cute!

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    Lise
    March 4, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    I went red and loved it. Very hard to maintain though, but something you should do at least once in your life. Super cute.

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    Melisse
    March 4, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    LOVE it! really fun and cute!

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    stephanie
    March 4, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Yay! Welcome to the club

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    Tatyana
    March 4, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    I remember my mom coloring my hair with Henna when I was in 5th grade. I loved having red hair. Ever since, when I tried coloring it red it ended up looking reddish-brown, I never thought I was supposed to have it bleached first – duh.
    You look great!
    But, I was wondering – Where did you get that necklace?

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    Allison
    March 4, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    I Love it!!!! I think you look fabulous!

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    Jasileet
    March 4, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    I’m not a person who always has something nice to say. I keep my mouth shut a lot or at least my criticism to a minimum. But this time I cannot help myself…

    This color is STELLAR. Go you for being brave. It’s lovely and it paid off in fabulousity points. Well done.

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    Kalee
    March 4, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Bold! I love how it pops against the pink!

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    Rachel
    March 4, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Gorgeous! You have the perfect skin tone to pull that off! Awesome!

    xoxo

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    AB
    March 4, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Fabulous! I love it.

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    Meredith from Penelope Loves Lists
    March 4, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Super bold! You’ve inspired me. Maybe not red, but maybe I’ll try a bolder brown? (I’m a hair wuss.)

    Good for you!

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    maybemayest
    March 4, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    stunning ! you did it well :)

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    oh, hello friend.
    March 4, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    nicole, you look FABULOUS!!! simply adorable :)
    xo. danni

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    Karyna
    March 4, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Looove it! You look very cute. I’ve been blonde, chocolate brown but red is the best!

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    kickpleat
    March 4, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    LOVE it!!!! yay!!!

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    greengirl
    March 4, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Hello, Gorgeous!

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    christy
    March 4, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    love, love, love it.

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    kaelin
    March 4, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    It really suits you!!! But then again, I’m heavily biased. I’ve been a proud member of the redhead club since birth ;)

    Seeing how cute your hair looks makes me wanna cart your picture into the salon for some stylin’. I haven’t had a haircut since we moved a year and a half ago – I’m scared to find a new stylist. I’ve had some really bad experiences with new hairdressers….*shudders*

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    emily
    March 4, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Holy cow! I love it!

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    Michelle
    March 4, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Nicole that is FABULOUS!

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    simply grove
    March 4, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Love love love it!!!!!

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    Jess
    March 5, 2010 at 12:17 am

    It looks so great! I love the spunky. You’re a spunky gal. It totally fits. xo

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    Ginesta
    March 5, 2010 at 2:12 am

    You look great! :) the color’s really nice

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    Brandi
    March 5, 2010 at 2:34 am

    Oh, I love it! The color looks great on you. I was just thinking about dying my hair. And now you’ve really inspired me!

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    Shelly Cherry
    March 5, 2010 at 2:52 am

    LOVELY! I have my hair a more blue based red and it took foreverrr to get it this colour… worth it though :)

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    Kelly
    March 5, 2010 at 3:08 am

    Now THAT is red. I love it!

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    Isabel
    March 5, 2010 at 4:42 am

    Look great! One down, 29 to go!!!!

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    michele
    March 5, 2010 at 6:39 am

    Girl, you are bold! Looks great, and I love your fab necklace!

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    claire
    March 5, 2010 at 7:21 am

    yeah! good for you! looks great!

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    Anja
    March 5, 2010 at 7:37 am

    ho-ly-cow. what a surprise.
    eeeeemmmmm…. ok, obviously i´m the only one thinking that brown hair suits you better. 159:1 ;-)
    this red makes you look a bit pale. or is it the photo?
    but thumbs up for your courage and go for the other 29 things to to!
    greetings!

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    carrie
    March 5, 2010 at 7:52 am

    it looks fabulous!

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    Lisa
    March 5, 2010 at 8:01 am

    When I was in my 30s I did the red thing for several years. All different shades of red. I liked it at the time, but now I prefer something natural, less maintenance, etc. I think it’s fun for awhile, but not long term. I prefer a more true red or auburn – to me, this is a bit orangey. You look good, but I think another shade could be more flattering. I still liked your brown hair best. Sorry. And, yes I have brown hair. But, I’m not biased. I was blonde in my 20s, red in my 30s and now brunette in my 40s. Change is good regardless.

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    Miss Sews-it-all
    March 5, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Fabulous! Being a redhead is fun, enjoy it!

    And from one redhead to another, have you found http://www.WeAllSew.com yet? Free sewing projects, tutorials, and a great page full of charity organizations looking for volunteer help from sewers!

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    danielle
    March 5, 2010 at 8:55 am

    You were born to rock this color! And let’s face it, it just goes so well with pink ;)

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    christina in nh
    March 5, 2010 at 8:56 am

    this looks so unbelievably good on you!

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    Christy
    March 5, 2010 at 9:00 am

    Very cute! Very “I Love Lucy” – in a good way. :)

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    julie
    March 5, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Hi! I love your blog! Your hair color looks fantastic :)

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    Carolyn
    March 5, 2010 at 9:33 am

    You look so very pretty!

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    amyks
    March 5, 2010 at 9:54 am

    You look great as a redhead

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    Kris
    March 5, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Absolutely gorgeous!

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    Cheryl
    March 5, 2010 at 11:12 am

    What a great start to that 30 to-do list! I bet you even FEEL more fun! You look fab-U-lous and fUn!

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    gina
    March 5, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    You look great! So cute! and i love that necklace!

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    Lita
    March 5, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    wow! love it. so good on you!

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    Laura
    March 5, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    You look great and it’s super fun!

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    Janny A.
    March 5, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Sorry, I’m with the other 2 that think you look better as a brunette!!! But have fun while being a red head!!;-)

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    CrystalN
    March 5, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Oh my, bright and beautiful! Me loves it! Fun, Fun, Fun!

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    Down and Out Chic
    March 5, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    it’s adorable! your stylist did a great job.

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    fiona
    March 5, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Gorgeous! Now, where is the necklace from? And the cute striped T? You are always lookin so good!

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    Darlene
    March 5, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    OMG! I LOVE IT! You should have done this years ago!

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    Jen
    March 5, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Love the red! By the way, where did you get your necklace?

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    Miss B
    March 5, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Darling!

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    Rogina Curry
    March 5, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    looks like Molly Ringwald, pretty in Pink.

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    Christine
    March 5, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Fabulous! I died my hair red once, when my best friend and I decided we wanted to look like Mary Kate and Ashley (don’t ask!).

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    ELISE
    March 6, 2010 at 6:32 am

    You wear it well! Great color on you,it’s a natural ;)

    Thanks for the post!
    eise

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    melissa
    March 6, 2010 at 11:44 am

    WOW!! Looks awesome, I’m jealous!

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    B
    March 6, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    I LOVE that color on you!

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    Bonnie
    March 6, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Love it! The big question is: Did Eleanor recognize you?

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    amy purple
    March 6, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    It looks great! I really like it on you. What does the husband say?

    I actually just chopped off all my hair on friday night. The husband didn’t think i’d go through with it. I had enough to donate the hair too.

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    christina in nh
    March 7, 2010 at 11:35 am

    oooo someone asked where you got that necklace and i just realized that i’d really like to know too!

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    down bedding
    March 7, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Wow, you are so daring – love it!!!

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    Lorie
    March 7, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    You look spunky! I love it!

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    Lisa
    March 8, 2010 at 8:55 am

    You look awesome!

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    skyzi
    March 8, 2010 at 9:33 am

    It looks fantastic! I didn’t recognize you, a new you!

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    courtney
    March 8, 2010 at 11:59 am

    oh it looks soooooo good. i am majorly jealous.

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    hsp
    March 8, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    This looks fabulous on you – you have the skintone to carry off this brighter warmer tone.

    I went from brunette to red myself a few weeks ago (I’m naturally blonde) and it took 5 hours! Two rounds of bleaching, one of color and another of toner (plus all the washing and drying in between). I have pictures of me mid-bleach and holy hell do I look silly. :D My shade is much deeper and ruddier than yours but I have a very different skintone. I feel like I’ve finally found my true color and I’m planning to stick with red for a very long time.

    Enjoy your new look – it looks fantastic. Cheers!

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    steph
    March 8, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    this colour looks wonderful on you!
    its so bright, fun and young.
    looks great.
    :)

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    Jessie
    March 8, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Holy crap it looks amazing! I’ve always wanted red hair but my stylist thinks it’ll look weird on me (considering I’m Asian). I’m so jealous. Might have to forward this to him and do some more convincing. Let us know how the upkeep is!

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    Mama in the City
    March 8, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    You look wonderful! So fierce!!

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