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Yesterday I went scary-red.  It's something I'd been thinking about for 49 years.  But I kept waiting to get a lot of gray first, thinking I wouldn't start tinting until I needed to.  Wasn't happening.  Very very serious wrinkles happening but hardly any gray. 

So in continuing celebration of the upcoming release of my novel Cobalt Blue (a book I've been thinking about for a mere 25 years), I decided to make the leap.  Clearly I leapt too far.  It's over-the-top.  But it also suits the mood I'm in, and the color will tone down a bit, I'm told. 

In the meantime, here we go: today's the first day of my Life as a Redhead. 

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  • September 21, 2012 at 8:19 am Reply

    As they say, "Don't it look natural?"  Red is hard to pinpoint.  Kudos to the stylist and to you for your boldness!

    • September 21, 2012 at 8:57 am Reply

      Mamie, I actually tried to convince the stylist to go with a color that would have turned it redder, if that’s possible. She told me I wasn’t going to be happy if I did that. Can you imagine?

  • Julie Davis
    September 22, 2012 at 5:40 am Reply

    I occasionally go red when I can afford it.  My colorist is fabulous, & I can see yours is too.  That's a glorious & natural looking shade of red!

    I'm currently working on a novel about a family descended from a Scots pirate, and most of them have red hair.  Just something I've always wanted to be.
    Good on yer, as they say in Australia.

    • September 23, 2012 at 6:37 pm Reply

      And maybe you’re a bit Scots, too, Julie? Your novel sounds very interesting. Thanks for the red support.

  • September 22, 2012 at 6:22 am Reply

    LOL – I have a very clear memory of being with my grandma in the hair salon in the small town where I grew up. My grandma's hair was very pale blond that turned white very early in her life. She told the hairstylist she wanted something "new" and laid back in the chair/sink. I was sitting in the dryer chair line looking at magazines and watching to see what my grandma would look like when she sat up again.
    When she did, her hair was flame red – and when the hairstylist handed her the hand mirror, a scream that shook the building came out of my grandma's mouth. And then "What the HELL have you done to my hair?"
    It was quickly put back to its original pale color, I assure you. 🙂
    I love your red – have done this myself for a few years and definitely in my case I went over the top at least two times! Though not as over the top as when I was 20-something and went fuchsia.
    It's the perfect time to do it, as you celebrate Cobalt Blue taking flight.

    • September 23, 2012 at 6:32 pm Reply

      Oh, I wish your grandmother had continued to flame, Billie. Great story! Thanks for your good example and encouragement.

  • aiki
    September 22, 2012 at 2:21 pm Reply

    Looks OK to me — tho I'm not one for hiding age/gray/wisdom, I ain't a girl either.  I guess women are different from men?  
    Happy Celebrity,  Aiki

    • September 23, 2012 at 6:31 pm Reply

      Maybe I’ll go back to natural when mine goes gray, Aiki. Thanks for the good wishes.

  • September 24, 2012 at 7:17 am Reply

    You are gorgeous, red or no!!  I think it looks awesome!!

    • September 24, 2012 at 8:19 am Reply

      Thanks, Beth. And from FB, I see that you’re having some adventures yourself.

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