What a weekend! I had it all planned out with military precision. Saturday morning at 8:00 AM I was going to the salon to had my roots and foils touched up and by noon I'd be gorgeous (just kidding) and ready for a fun family day and date night. The gal at the salon used the wrong color and my pretty red hair came out muddy brown with grey and mauve highlights. *gasp* Talk about getting middle-aged all at once. I looked like an older woman who had tried an "edgy" at home dye job. It was horrible. They still charged me - they are incredibly clear on that policy - but redid my hair right away. After the bleaching and the re-dying I was finally done at 6:00 PM - TEN HOURS LATER! We'd missed our movie and my spine had swelled so much it was like something was protruding out my back. I'm not meant to sit that long. The girl wouldn't show me the back, assuring me it was fine, just a little darker but certainly not enough to notice. I did ask about the bright red splotches where my bangs used to be and she said to come back on Wednesday when they'll redo the blonde highlights and all will be well.
Yesterday I woke up and looked in the mirror in the light of day and almost cried. The back of my hair is brown with greyish black streaks underneath a top layer of bleached, reddish hair. The front is Pippi-Longstocking/Anne of Green Gables red for about three inches from my face and then abruptly switches to faded, drab strawberry-blond. I look a wreck.
I pulled it back in a headband to camouflage the abrupt color change but it still looks ridiculous. Fortunately, I'm pretty nonchalant about hair and can take it all in stride. What I'm not cool about is the trauma to my back and all the money I spent at "the top rated spa in the west". Maybe this is the perfect time to switch to a mahogany colored page boy. *grin*
Because of all this I missed the Virtual Stamp Weekend at Split Coast Stampers. I did manage to squeeze in two challenges though.
This one is the spotlight technique:
And this was for an "all-laced-up" corset challenge: