Hope everyone had an absolutely lovely weekend. I must confess: it was my birthday yesterday and I was utterly spoiled by Theo and my friends. I'm one of those I'm-grateful-to-be-alive-another-year-but-let-me-revel-in-the-turmoil-of-feeling-the-acute-passage-of-time-birthday types, and would prefer to stay holed up and contemplating my own mortality while staring at my aging hands all weekend. Luckily, I have my people who make me do things, and I had the smallest of birthday gatherings at one of my favorite spots in my neighborhood and it was absolutely lovely. So there's that! 32! I hope it's a good one!
One of the things I love about my birthday season is I get to really pamper myself; and that usually means a new haircut and color. I decided to get my hair cut by my beloved stylist, Robyn, back when I was home in LA, and made the decision for the first time in many years to not color my hair. I tend to go dark in the Fall and Winter, as my natural color tends to fade to a very light, reddish brown with blonde streaks. Which is lovely for the summer, but generally I prefer to go a bit more goth in the winter. But, I just wasn't feeling it this year.
For one thing, I'm totally loving my grey hairs. There's a lot of them, and I think they're cute and they add a nice shimmer to my hair. I love having that contrast without having to get highlights! Nature's highlights, I suppose. I've always wanted a shock of grey hair like Stacy London's or Claire in Outlander once the show reaches the 1960s, but it's highly unlikely that I'll ever go grey like that. I'll just always have a random smattering.
Grey's aside, my hair has somewhat resisted turning the icky orange-y, bronze-y color it usually is by the end of summer which is what usually propels me to dye it dark again. Though it does still have a couple blonde tips from last year. I'm really feeling how natural and soft it is these days. It's obviously super healthy because I'm not putting any harsh chemicals on it, which means less split ends and lots of shine.
I revisted Man Repeller's article on how natural hair color is in, and I just have to completely agree on every front! Even with my greys abounding, there's a sweetness and a youthfulness to sporting your natural color that I'm really digging. And it's a definite trend that I've been noticing in NYC these past few months. I'm seeing more and more natural hair colors out everywhere (praise hands emoji let the crazy colors be on their way out!) Even women who are committed life-long blondes are tending to skew more to a natural looking baby blonde than to strong platinum or bright yellow color. It's so soft and pretty! I'm loving it! It's empowering to see women of all ages just rocking what they got! I mean, is there anyone on this planet for whom Linda Rodin isn't total goals anyways?