My hair: Triumphs and Missteps

I got my hair done last night!  My sister in law is the education coordinator for a blow dry bar close to my house called Blo (of all things), and she asked me to come in so she could show her new recruits how to style curly hair.  She did this same style for me years ago, and I loved it: Basically you do a blowout, then do little twisty curls with a hair straightener.  I can’t do it to save my life, but I’d love to learn because it looks so good when it’s done!

It got me thinking of all the changes I’ve made of hair over the past few years, and I wanted to do a little homage to the good and bad styles I’ve sported.  Hey, they can’t all be winners, right?  Here’s to learning what suits you, and embarassing hair stories!

My style last night: I love the smooth waves and body!

My style last night: I love the smooth waves and body!

Side view

Side view

other side view

other side view

aaand the back!  Love it.

aaand the back! Love it.

This is from years ago, when I first went dark.  Before this I had only highlighted my hair, so it was a big step!  I had the hairdresser straighten it too.  I like this, it looks simple and pretty.

This is from years ago, when I first went dark. Before this I had only highlighted my hair, so it was a big step! I had the hairdresser straighten it too. I like this, it looks simple and pretty.

This was for my cousin's hair show in Vancouver.  Finger waves, teasing, and there was some purple in there.  I would never do this style on purpose, but it was a fun day!

This was for my cousin’s hair show in Vancouver. Finger waves, teasing, and there was some purple in there. I would never do this style on purpose, but it was a fun day!

This is when I first started going to school 2 years ago: I was growing my hair and lightening it.  I really like this picture; I'm not sure what I did, but my hair is perfect here.  Good volume, defined curls.

This is when I first started going to school 2 years ago: I was growing my hair and lightening it. I really like this picture; I’m not sure what I did, but my hair is perfect here. Good volume, defined curls.

What the heck!  Me and Odie look pretty similar when we wake up: little puff heads!  I think she pulls it off better than me, yikes!

What the heck! Me and Odie look pretty similar when we wake up: little puff heads! I think she pulls it off better than me, yikes!

This was my other red.  I was going for sexy, and I think it was.  I didn't keep it for long though, I don't really remember why. Too much maintenance?  Probably, because I moved to Edmonton with this colour, away from my hair professionals.  Sad.

This was my other red. I was going for sexy, and I think it was. I didn’t keep it for long though, I don’t really remember why. Too much maintenance? Probably, because I moved to Edmonton with this colour, away from my hair professionals. Sad.

I don't know what this is, but it looks wet and terrible.  And seeing this now, I really don't like the streaky highlights.

I don’t know what this is, but it looks wet and terrible. And seeing this now, I really don’t like the streaky highlights.

Oh my goodness, a ponytail!  I'm trying to get there again...grow hair, GROW!!!!

Oh my goodness, a ponytail! I’m trying to get there again…grow hair, GROW!!!!

I have a thing for hairbands and fascinators, and this one is so cute!  I used to wear it a lot, and I still have it....I should incorporate it into an outfit sometime.

I have a thing for hairbands and fascinators, and this one is so cute! I used to wear it a lot, and I still have it….I should incorporate it into an outfit sometime.

It's little Brianna!  I was born with blonde curly hair.  Well, not born with it, but it came soon enough.  And growing up in the 80s, there was no product and frizzy was A-ok!  I'm so glad we moved beyond that :)

It’s little Brianna! I was born with blonde curly hair. Well, not born with it, but it came soon enough. And growing up in the 80s, there was no product and frizzy was A-ok! I’m so glad we moved beyond that 🙂

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