Saturday, October 25, 2008

We pulled a Mary-Kate and Ashley

While my twin remains a beautiful bodacious BLONDE…

I made the bold switcheroo to BRUNETTE…


It turned out a WEE BIT (read: a lot) darker than I intended… but it will fade soon no doubt.

I endured quite the process to become a brunette. Lowell endured it too… how many guys do you know that would contentedly sit on their butts at a buzzing beauty salon waiting for their wife to get her hair done. Not a one? Thought so. Lowell’s unique that way. And because of his uniqueness, he was able to document the process!

First they stripped the blonde, then dried it. Yes... THEY. I had 2 women working on me at once!

Then, after they put the dark colour in and I SAT, it was cut, dried and styled...

The whole brunette plan was a little secret between Carlynne, Lowell and I. Oh, and I’m sure Dan knew. We drummed up the idea several years ago, but the timing was always awkward… until now. Absolutely everything else in my life is changing, why not change the hair too? Perhaps I’ll also get coloured contacts and breast augmentation (kidding kidding… I would never switch the colour of my eyes).

So, I expect my inbox will shortly be flooded with commentary-filled emails from our shocked family members. I have already pinned down who will approve and who will most definitely NOT.

But maybe…just MAYBE my clients won’t think I’m 12 anymore.

13 comments :

shareen said...

of course you know I have a comment...off to flood your inbox with a shocked email - will it be what you expect??? :)

Susan said...

Wow!! Julie, I love it! I went dark about six years ago and really liked it. It made me feel mysterious.

Seriously...it looks fantastic!

Avery said...

Looking good Julie! Tis a wee bit dark:P , but you can pull it off!

Anonymous said...

Julie - I LOVE it!!
And since I know how much you like connections to the rich and famous, you now look JUST LIKE Jennifer Garner! I found the perfect picture on Google images, but unfortunately I'm not computer-y enough to figure out how to paste it onto this comment. :(
-Alison

(maybe this will work...)
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jill said...

Nice change!!! Looks good! I'm glad you have the guts to do something like that! Randy always tells me to do something drastic and I usually don't. Little bit of a chicken! Your a SUPERSTAR!!!

Shelley said...

love it!! Change is good and you look fabulous!

Anonymous said...

You still look beautiful, and at least 14! Love, Dad XXOO

Anonymous said...

You sure look cute--and very different! I did not recognize you in the first picture! Glad to see how brave you are. Love Mum :)

Shelly said...

Love it! I am thinking I might go a little darker myself! I love reading your blog...hope you are having the GREATEST time in New Zealand. Oh...and the augmentation comment? Cracked me up.

Anonymous said...

when I was reading the blog, before I saw the picture I thought OH NO what has she done!! But it actually looks good! Did you dye your eyebrows?

Anonymous said...

Oh No, What have you done? Can you change it or do you have to look like that for awhile?

shareen said...

who's the knob-head who doesn't like your hair and decided to write it anonymously? poo is all I have to say. :) I love the Gilmore Girls.

Lowell & Julie said...

That "knob-head" is my adoring sarcastic sister-in-law Marti. Anything to get a rise out of me... Did you see THAT Martz? SHAR THINKS YOU'RE A KNOB-HEAD!! And I couldn't agree more:)