I’m bored with my hair. It’s neither here nor there; neither bleach blonde nor dark blonde; neither long nor short. Somehow it’s resting in a mid-length, blah-blonde zone that makes my heart feel like a half-deflated balloon.
I have two options. First, crop a few inches off and go baby blonde (hello bleach) OR darken it with subtle balayage highlights and leave the length, in an attempt to grow it out.
A lot of people on my Instagram feed (here, here, here) seem to be snipping so I’d definitely be on trend (if not a little behind the curve, obviously) and I am really dying for a Debbie Harry blonde moment. There’s been conversation about whether my hair is healthy enough to handle the bleach (which means my hairdresser has told me it’s probably not, but I half-listen while contemplating my cuticles) so that’s also a concern. I know for sure that if I bleached I’d have to chop it off at least a little because there’s nothing that screams “daddy issues + lucite heels” more than long, stringy platinum hair.
Alternatively, going darker (I’m talking like dark sandy blonde because let’s face it I’m a baby and would never really exit my color category unless it was to go pink) would allow me to color my hair less often. That means it might get healthier and I could save my money for things I really need, like overpriced candles and mediocre sushi delivery. But, balayage highlights are nothing new… is the look tired? I think it still looks modern when it’s subtle.
Bottom line, either style is ten trillion times more exciting than the situation that’s happening right now. So, which of the below do you prefer? Bleach blonde and blunt or dark blonde with highlights?