The new hair!
And the neutral look I wore all weekend.
First off, the hair. Remember how I couldn’t decide whether to keep the lighter brown and caramel highlights or go darker for fall?
Well, I was still waffling when I sat down in the chair on Saturday morning, but then I showed this pic of Megan Fox to Kelli, one of the fabulous colorists at A-Line salon in Corte Madera (they get five stars on Yelp), and we started brainstorming ideas.
I came this close to not changing the color at all, but then I asked Kelli, “What would you do if you had free reign?”
She thought about it a minute, looked again at the pic of Megan Fox, and said, why don’t we make your roots closer to your natural color, change the current light brown to a dark chocolate, and darken your highlights? She thought that going dark would frame my face and be a fun look for fall.
I feel like a completely different person with dark hair!
And I kindasorta love it…
It’s fun to switch things up, ya know? It’s a really easy way to change your outlook.
Deep thoughts on hair…
If you’re ever feeling hair adventurous, but you can’t figure out what kind of cut/color you want, ask your stylist, “What would you do with my hair if you could do whatever you want?”
You don’t have to go with their suggestion, but it’s a good conversation starter and gets the creative juices flowing. Of course, it always helps when you know and trust your stylist and feel comfortable with them. I don’t know if I’d try this with someone new, but it depends… Sometimes you just know, you know? When there’s a good vibe?
Speaking of changes, I took a break last weekend from the vampire makeup I’ve been rocking lately (smokey eyes, dark lips and catwalk brows) and wore this soft neutral look mostly using MAC permanent collection products.
I love so many of MAC’s permanent colors…especially the warm browns. Brown Script, Soft Brown, Texture… Seriously, the list could go on for days.
MAC’s probably most famous for their crazy-@ss colors, but there’s some wonderful wearable neutrals in their permanent line (especially the browns and beiges).
Those are some of my picks. Now how about yours? What are your favorite MAC neutrals, and how do you wear ‘em?
Yes, I’ll take any excuse to try another pan of brown eyeshadow.
No, really, I will.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,