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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  • marlene
    March 4, 2010 at 9:01 am

    looks great!!!!!

  • Sara
    March 4, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Sassy & brave! It looks great. I tried highlights when i turned 30, it did not turn out as well. Good luck on your list.

  • kristen
    March 4, 2010 at 9:02 am

    it looks GREAT. and i love your outfit with it. :)

  • Kathleen
    March 4, 2010 at 9:02 am

    I LOOOVE it! You look fabulous.

  • Christi
    March 4, 2010 at 9:02 am

    LOVE the color!! It makes your eyes stand out and you look so pretty. I love it.


  • Leslie H.
    March 4, 2010 at 9:03 am

    Nicole, the red looks so good on you! Congrats for checking one thing off your list.

  • molly
    March 4, 2010 at 9:04 am

    That red is fabulous on you!

  • Melissa M.
    March 4, 2010 at 9:05 am

    WOW!!! You’re making me want to give it a shot! :)

  • Kelly
    March 4, 2010 at 9:06 am

    LOVE IT!!!!!!!!


  • darlene
    March 4, 2010 at 9:07 am

    love it!

  • Katrin
    March 4, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Ooooh, I like it! You look great!

  • Fiona Richards
    March 4, 2010 at 9:09 am

    You are a DOLL!
    It looks so stylish and hip – yowza!

  • Krystle
    March 4, 2010 at 9:09 am

    How fun! I love that you just went for it. Looks gorgeous too!

  • marissa @ marissamakes
    March 4, 2010 at 9:10 am

    So fresh and sassy! I love it!

  • Cecilia
    March 4, 2010 at 9:10 am

    something in the bloggin’ water? This blogger (writes in Swedish) also recently changed colors and you look alike

    Great color! Wish I was that brave :)

  • Jen P.
    March 4, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Oh, I think it is adorable! Very fun and sassy!

  • lori
    March 4, 2010 at 9:11 am

    wow, you are a brave woman! looks great! happy (almost) 30!! ;)

  • MissCrafty
    March 4, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Wow! STunning! What does Eleanor make of it??

  • Rachel
    March 4, 2010 at 9:12 am

    how fun! I love your necklace!

  • tiina
    March 4, 2010 at 9:12 am

    That is really bold and great look for you. Pretty!

  • Karen from Chookooloonks
    March 4, 2010 at 9:12 am

    NICE! Apparently pink loves red, too! :)

  • karey m.
    March 4, 2010 at 9:15 am


    and what’s up with you and stunning necklaces. man….

  • lauren
    March 4, 2010 at 9:15 am


  • coral
    March 4, 2010 at 9:17 am

    Holy smokes! You look great!

  • jaime Design Milk
    March 4, 2010 at 9:20 am

    LOVE IT Nicole, seriously, super bold — nice!

  • Hil
    March 4, 2010 at 9:20 am

    love it! way too fun.

  • Kate
    March 4, 2010 at 9:21 am

    I love your hair – I am so jealous! I keep dying my hair red but it’s darker than this and not got the same PAZOW! factor!

  • Judi
    March 4, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Looks great. What a fun color!

  • erin
    March 4, 2010 at 9:22 am

    oh my god i love it! i have been wanting to do a crazy red color too! this is adorable!

  • Kim
    March 4, 2010 at 9:22 am

    You look fantastic!

  • Christina
    March 4, 2010 at 9:23 am

    You are my idol…seriously I have always wanted to do that but am too chicken. I love it and I love red hair.

    March 4, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Guau!! good colour!! :D

  • Amanda
    March 4, 2010 at 9:25 am

    looks great! you’ve got a great set of eyebrows.

  • Kristina
    March 4, 2010 at 9:25 am

    This is the one reason I wish I were white – I have always wanted to have Cate Blanchett’s hair in Bandits, and now you have it. Jealous. So so jealous. I love your shirt (dress?) too!

  • Leah
    March 4, 2010 at 9:28 am

    I love it! Red is so much fun!

  • Lauren H
    March 4, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Love it! It gives you a totally fresh look :)

  • lauren
    March 4, 2010 at 9:29 am

    love it!! Use cold water and dark towels when you wash it… learned that from experience.

  • MaMaNaiNai
    March 4, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Very young, chic and hip! Yummy Mummy :-)

  • agnes
    March 4, 2010 at 9:31 am

    LOOKS GREAT!!! LOVE IT! so fun and fresh for spring! xoxoxo

  • gina
    March 4, 2010 at 9:34 am

    i love the color and especially the cut. I’m saving this pic for when i decide to go short again!

  • Ashley
    March 4, 2010 at 9:35 am

    SOOO CUTE! And you look so sultry too! Similar to Joan on Mad Men, not sure you are familiar. LOVE IT! And LOVE MIL!

  • radish
    March 4, 2010 at 9:36 am

    wow, it looks AMAZING!!! So awesome you did that!!

  • Hänni
    March 4, 2010 at 9:37 am

    It totally suits you!

  • Kate
    March 4, 2010 at 9:40 am

    So cute! I love dramatic changes like this with the seasons I had my hair dyed several shades darker before winter last year and my daughter (who has 2 at the time) didn’t know what to make of it. She said “Mom, you can’t be a fashion lady!”

  • jo
    March 4, 2010 at 9:40 am

    it looks great!

  • Scraps
    March 4, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Rocking the red! Awesome!

    I went in last Fall and explained (with pictures even) that I wanted bright red highlights–like red red red–not subtle but not club kid either. Took 3 hours and lasted 2 washes. The second go ’round lasted 2 weeks before starting to fade. Sigh… apparently red is hard to make stick, especially for us dark-haired chicks who have to bleach first.

    May you have far better luck than I and share which system was able to do it (Redken was my failed attempt, may try Aveda next when I get brave enough to try again).

  • Kim @ Yellow Brick Home
    March 4, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Stunning! Did they also dye your eyebrows? Everything looks pretty natural!

  • Valerie
    March 4, 2010 at 9:45 am

    WOW, you look gorgeous! Congrats on crossing an item off your list and for pulling that brilliant color off so swimmingly :)

  • In Honor Of Design
    March 4, 2010 at 9:46 am

    I have always wanted to dye my hair red. Now I am encouraged:)
    LOVE the new look!

  • Eugénie
    March 4, 2010 at 9:47 am

    You’re beautiful !

  • Melissa
    March 4, 2010 at 9:50 am

    So stunning and adventurous. Love it! Good for you for taking the plunge. I bet your husband feels like he has a new wife.

  • Felicity
    March 4, 2010 at 9:51 am

    That is a seriously sassy red and it looks FABULOUS on you!

  • Kara
    March 4, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Just LOVE it!! Fits your personality so well.

  • Laur
    March 4, 2010 at 9:55 am

    it looks lovely – I want to dye my hair so badly, but the bleaching part scares me a bit

  • Vonnie
    March 4, 2010 at 9:59 am

    It’s really you! Vibrant color suits you.

  • Liana
    March 4, 2010 at 10:00 am

    you look amazing {as always}! Love it! All this hair color talk is making me want to go red again. :o)

  • Catherine
    March 4, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Oh, WOW. Amazing! And replanning your wardrobe around red hair will be so much fun.

  • emily
    March 4, 2010 at 10:09 am

    You look fab! How fun! What does Brandon think of it?

  • Jessica
    March 4, 2010 at 10:13 am

    love, love, love it!!! seriously I love this red with all your pink – you are giving me major hair envy!!!

  • Alyssa
    March 4, 2010 at 10:14 am

    I love it – so fun! In my experience – the best thing about a new hair color is figuring out all the new make-up that goes with it too. Isn’t fun to be a girl?

  • AmyV
    March 4, 2010 at 10:16 am

    From one redhead to another… it looks great! :)

  • Jessica
    March 4, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Yeah! Two thumbs up!!

  • Lindsay
    March 4, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Such a wow color! How did Eleanor react?

  • Chelsea
    March 4, 2010 at 10:27 am

    It reminds me of Christina Hendricks’ hair on Mad Men!

  • Laurie
    March 4, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Love it, especially with the pink; you look hot!

  • caitlin
    March 4, 2010 at 10:29 am

    that’s some Joan Holloway hair!

  • Catherine
    March 4, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Yes! I love it, suits you so well. Someday, Eleanor will see that picture and say, I want to look JUST like her. :)

  • Lori
    March 4, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Wow! It looks great on you!! I love it with your outfit too. Very chic. :-)

  • Mia Charro
    March 4, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Yo look greeeeaaatttt! Very funny and beautiful color. It matches very well with your face and skin

  • Sandra
    March 4, 2010 at 10:42 am


    With that new shade of red and that face you’re making, you’re reminding me of Felicia Day!

  • Abbie
    March 4, 2010 at 10:46 am

    It looks amazing… and totally suits you.

  • gesikah
    March 4, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Ohh jealous! I would love to try out being a redhead, but being olive complected I just don’t know how well it would go.

  • christy
    March 4, 2010 at 10:50 am

    LOVE IT! You look so cute with red hair, what a great shade too! What does Elanor think? :)

  • morgan
    March 4, 2010 at 10:53 am

    WOW! You really went for it. It looks really great on you – brightens up your skin. And I can only imagine how long it took… One down, 29 to go!

  • Jan
    March 4, 2010 at 10:58 am

    It looks great on you.

  • Nuit
    March 4, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Oh my God!!! Nicole you are soooooo brave!!!! and you look GREAT!!!!


  • Fee-AMore
    March 4, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Oh wow, what a fun color! It looked fab on you!

  • Sana
    March 4, 2010 at 11:11 am

    What a cheerful color !!
    Love the 30 on 30 idea – i wld love to do something similar – might push me to do things I have been procrastinating forever !!

  • young c-m
    March 4, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Looks great!

  • Katrin
    March 4, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Yay, that colour rocks! Your looking fabulous, Nicole!

  • Beatrice
    March 4, 2010 at 11:17 am

    It looks so good on you!! ^.^

  • Melissa
    March 4, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Love it!

  • Shari
    March 4, 2010 at 11:30 am

    the look suits you! and i adore this photo.

  • Cindy J
    March 4, 2010 at 11:30 am

    So jealous. I have always wanted red hair. Too Chicken though. Yours looks awesome!

  • Erika
    March 4, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Good for you! Looks cute!

  • Pam
    March 4, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Looks great! Watch out though. I first did this 20 years ago and so many liked it, I’m still doing it!

  • Michaela @ The Gardener's Eden
    March 4, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Firecracker. Hot. Hot. Hot.
    Mine is naturally auburn. This is waaaay sexier.

  • micah
    March 4, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Wow, I love it! That color looks great on you!

  • Audrie
    March 4, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    I love it!!! As someone who’s naturally very dark and went red once, I can understand all that time spent in the salon hehe Worth it though… looks amazing :)

  • Mrs. Priss
    March 4, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    love love LOVE it!

  • Nicolette
    March 4, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    So sassy! It really brings a lot of color to your face.

    Nicole, I cannot believe you aren’t 30 yet. You have accomplished so much already and have obviously just begun! You should be proud of yourself.

  • Tami B.
    March 4, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Love it! You wear it well :)

  • cindi
    March 4, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Adorable! Wasn’t the pampering fun though?

  • shauna
    March 4, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    I don’t think you could be more adorable!! You look great :)

  • Holly
    March 4, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    LOVE IT!!!! Omg, you look adorable and I love your haircut as well! :) xoxox! -Holly

  • Bethany
    March 4, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    It looks AWESOME!!!

  • Alana
    March 4, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    I’m probably alone in not liking it in all honesty. I really prefer your old colour.

  • Heather
    March 4, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Love it!!! Really cool with all your pink too! Def. worth the time at the salon!

  • Marie Carter
    March 4, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    It looks fantastic and totally fits your style! Enjoy!

  • Allison
    March 4, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Wow, it’s awesome! Makes me think of Liloo in The Fifth Element.

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