The purpose of it was be able to change the color of it whenever I wanted, which I did sometimes (including one time I used markers to color it like a rainbow), but mostly I left it blond. Then I got bored and cut my hair short and bleached it all blond. Usually I let my roots show:
Less than a year later I decided I wanted bangs and a black bob like Uma Thurman had in Pulp Fiction:
I had my hair black for the longest time mostly because it was convenient (and I was goth). I was away at college for a year and then living in Madison, partying for a couple of years. Black dye was cheap to buy (only 6 bucks!) and instead of going to a hairstylist, I just let my hair grow really long. Because the black dye was so toxic, it grew in straight for once and I could do tons of fun little goth styles with my ton of black hair, like curling it, putting it up, leaving it down, or crimping it out 80s style like this:
Still I got bored sometimes, so I bought the purple wig (excuse the grainy webcam pic from 1999!):
And eventually the purple wig inspired me. I wanted my bob back, but I wanted to keep a little length in the front. And I still wanted to keep my black, but add a little color to it. So we got:
Actually, I think this was just before I went blond again though (see the orange spots where it was hard to remove the dye?):
Then I needed to change up my cut. And this probably still my favorite all time haircut:
A view of the spiky back (excuse the bad role model, drinking pic, my friend Anna is clearly saying no photo!):
Eventually, I was getting a real job so I decided to go a little more natural and try out a reddish hue since I'd never done that before. This pic is probably pretty familiar to many of you:
I got sick of the red pretty quick though and decided to go darker. I also decided to grow it out some. My husband loves the pigtails, so I kept my hair at this length for quite a while so I can do the pigtails on a regular basis:
But pretty soon, I was bored of being entirely natural. When I dyed my bangs magenta to celebrate the release of I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone, my best friend said, "You know this means you're quitting your office job. You won't be able to go back to normal hair again."
And she was right. For the past year and a half, I've had the same hair style but with different bang colors. Purple:
And I also did blue, but can't find a good picture. Then I couldn't decided between colors, so I went multi-colored:
And now my bangs are pink and blue and this is how it looks when it's not in pigtails:
However my hair has been this way for too damn long. It only stayed this way this long because I started whining back in spring and my stylist urged me to just leave it alone until the wedding. So I grumbled and did so. But tomorrow I have an appointment and I'm thinking of going short again. (Though I always stupidly go short right before winter.) This is the style I'm thinking of doing. My friend Tai found it. I'll probably ask for a spiky back like I used to have and love. And no, I won't be going blond again. I do love my dark hair and so does hubby and since this means goodbye to pigtails, I need to do something for him.
What about you do you have to change your hair constantly? Or do you stick with the same style, knowing it is totally you?