The very next weekend, one of my fellow church members walked into church with some of the most gorgeous red hair color I have ever seen. I mean it was RED!!! She changes her hair color as much as I do. She told me who did her hair, but with my bad experience with hair colorists, I was skeptical. I decided to go out and buy some over the counter red hair color. I bought several different colors and did some strand testing. It literally did nothing to my hair. I suspect it is because color won't lift color and I already had color in my hair. I broke down and called her hair colorist and told her I wanted my hair the same way. I went in and she assured me that my hair would be the same color. She did my hair and due to the low-lighting in the shop, I could not really tell if it was the same color. When I got home, it was definitely not the same color as my friend's. Mine was red around the roots and became more brown toward the ends. I was SO DISAPPOINTED.
Now let's fast forward to a couple of weeks back. I was talking to a co-worker and she suggested a colorist to me. She strongly suggested I go see this woman because she was "excellent with color." I went to see her and she consulted with me. She actually snipped a strand of my hair to test it. At this point I was feeling pretty good. She assured me that she had been doing hair for 40 years and she could definitely get it the color I wanted. I was concerned about the health of my hair and not wanting to lose any, so she made me feel better about that too. I made an appointment for this past Friday. I was so excited and was counting down the days. I was going to finally have the red hair I wanted. I had showed her pictures and she had assured me it would be that color I wanted.
Well, Friday finally arrived and I was SO EXCITED. I plopped down in the chair and she got to work. She told me she had been giving lots of thought to how she was going to approach my hair. The first thing she did was remove the brown color already in it. Then she put the red on my roots and pulled it through the rest of my hair. After it processed, she looked at it, she said it had turned dark brown, but that the roots were perfect. She went through a second round of removing my hair color and said it was PERFECT. I looked in the mirror and it WAS pretty and in great condition, but not what I had asked for. I actually got what I did not want, which is strawberry blond hair What I wanted was this:
Emily Blunt in "The Devil Wears Prada"
What I got was this:
I ...GIVE... UP!!!!! If you are still reading, bless you. If you were in my position, would you just give up, or would you keep trying? If you have any suggestions or have had a similar experience, I would so love to hear it. Thanks for listening. I just needed to vent.