After pondering it for a few YEARS, last night I finally went ahead and got my hair colored purple!

I knew 100% I did not want to do this at home because I didn’t want to risk damaging my hair (although you can’t avoid ALL damage because bleach is involved) and I wanted a professional to do it.

Turns out? The majority of salons will NOT color your hair a “crazy” color. My husband started calling salons all over for me and after a lot of “You mean… you want to do that ON PURPOSE?!” responses he FINALLY discovered this freaking amazing salon, It’s All About You Hair Salon whose only response was “Not a problem! Schedule an appointment!”.

So after my dentist appointment (ugh, that’s a whole other dramatic fiasco of upcoming pain) I stopped over to even see if we could get my hair to go from super dark (at the mid-shaft to ends from a bad super dark brown dye job) to the required lightness needed for the color!

Lonnngggg story short, no really, I was there for TWELVE HOURS (from 4pm to just past 4am!), my hair DID lighten and the colorist/stylist/amazing person of AWESOME (she was also the owner!) made my hair PURPLE! She also had the most fantastic assistant. And I judge that, probably due to watching a lot of shows like Tabatha Takes Over. I still can’t get over how welcoming it was at that salon. It felt like I knew them for years! Just their dedication ALONE was fantastic, to stay there for ONE CLIENT until the crack of dawn… that’s loving your job!

I’ll be going back next week for a haircut because they offer for new clients, a FREE haircut with any color service (or 50% of your first haircut there). Excited about that for sure!

There’s THREE colors in my hair. For the purple we have the brand Pravana in the color Violet which is the majority of the purple and then some lighter more pinky shade of Wild Orchid. The at my roots which were my natural color and some grey, it’s a darker violet-auburn.

So here’s the end result. Not the best photos because I slept the day away with the little one so these are indoor with flash, but still! AWESOMENESS! Also, why do I always look odd trying to take a photo of myself when I’m wearing my glasses? They always look jacked up.

(Be kind, I really don’t like photos of myself!)

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Kait
posted on February 2nd 2012 at 5:54PM CST

It looks amazing! :3

posted on February 2nd 2012 at 6:50PM CST

Thank you!

Crystal
posted on February 2nd 2012 at 5:58PM CST

I LOVE IT!

posted on February 2nd 2012 at 6:51PM CST

YAY!!! It’s a bit more brighter in person I think but I had NO natural light.

posted on February 2nd 2012 at 6:00PM CST

LOVE!!!! It’s beautiful!!

posted on February 2nd 2012 at 6:51PM CST

Sweet!! Thank you!!!

Nicole
posted on February 2nd 2012 at 6:07PM CST

It looks awesome! I love purple hair.

posted on February 2nd 2012 at 6:52PM CST

Thank you!!

Amanda
posted on February 2nd 2012 at 6:31PM CST

VERY pretty! You may have given me the courage to one day do a bold color :)

posted on February 2nd 2012 at 6:52PM CST

Thank you! I highly suggest the salon I went too and your hair doesn’t have the crazy dark brown/black dye that wouldn’t leave so it wouldn’t take as long as mine did LOL. They also had some BRIGHT RED colors and I thought of you!

Beth Zimmerman
posted on February 2nd 2012 at 6:35PM CST

It looks wonderful! Enjoy! :)

posted on February 2nd 2012 at 6:52PM CST

Thank you so much!

Mary@Everyday Baby Steps
posted on February 2nd 2012 at 6:38PM CST

So brave! I love it. I’ve been contemplating what to do with my hair next. I want something that will stand out. Thanks for the inspiration!

posted on February 2nd 2012 at 6:58PM CST

Thank you!!!

posted on February 2nd 2012 at 7:14PM CST

1. The purple looks great.
2. Your EYES totally stand out now! They’re so pretty!

I love it!

posted on February 2nd 2012 at 9:21PM CST

Aww thank you!!

posted on February 2nd 2012 at 7:26PM CST

I’ve been thinking about doing something like that since before my kid was born over 2 years ago. My thinking was that I’d never been able to have non-natural hair colors due to my job, but being a stay-at-home parent, it wouldn’t matter what color my hair was. I just haven’t gotten around to actually doing it yet.
Those colors look great, by the way!

posted on February 2nd 2012 at 9:21PM CST

Thank you! I was so thrilled to find a salon that did it because I see so many people do something like this at home and they KILL their hair with the bleach, leaving it on for HOURRRRSSSSS on end and applying heat to it. Freaks me out!

Melodie
posted on February 2nd 2012 at 7:43PM CST

Purple hair suits you Sarah! It looks fantastic! :)

posted on February 2nd 2012 at 9:23PM CST

Thank you so much!!!

posted on February 2nd 2012 at 8:04PM CST

Ooo, neat!!! I love the idea of really bold color, even if I’m not brave enough to try it. :-)

posted on February 2nd 2012 at 9:24PM CST

Thank you! Maybe one of these I’ll attempt blue hair!

Amanda Jillian
posted on February 2nd 2012 at 8:28PM CST

It looks AMAZING! And for some reason I have decided that taking self portraits with glasses is just asking for trouble lol.

posted on February 2nd 2012 at 9:26PM CST

Thank you!!! I feel like I look WEIRD without glasses for the most part but then trying to get a decent shot WITH glasses doesn’t work either lol!

Amanda Jillian
posted on February 3rd 2012 at 8:25AM CST

I always cut my eyes in half with my frames when I wear my glasses in person.

Mika
posted on February 2nd 2012 at 9:05PM CST

I absolutely LOVE your hair! I had my mom dye my hair purple in high school and by the time Halloween came around, it had faded to grey. The only perk of that was people thought it was purposeful to go along with my costume (which I think might’ve been a witch?) haha. Not so much.

Oh, and you look absolutely darling in your pictures! Never fret!!

posted on February 3rd 2012 at 6:09PM CST

Thank you!!!!

Jake Aryeh Marcus
posted on February 2nd 2012 at 9:20PM CST

Totally experienced the difficulty in finding a place that will dye untraditional colors which is why my extreme reds and the occasional blue and purple stripes have been home jobs. Your color looks fantastic but I would start cutting myself if I had to be in a hair salon for 12 hours. Argh! For future reference, once you go gray you can skip the bleaching part. I think I might try more purple. You inspired me! And I am very gray.

posted on February 3rd 2012 at 6:10PM CST

Thank you so much! It actually wasn’t so bad, I didn’t feel uncomfortable or weird being there so long but it was tiring for sure!

Zel
posted on February 2nd 2012 at 11:10PM CST

It looks great!

My hair stylist at Macys knows how much I love dying my hair crazy colors so she actually told me when they got purple in! I need to set an appt, but I keep forgetting :

posted on February 3rd 2012 at 6:48PM CST

Thank you! Oh your stylist sounds awesome!!

posted on February 3rd 2012 at 5:59AM CST

Looks lovely and suits you, just wish I had some hair to do something similar… I suppose I need to be a little more creative in my thinking :) But as I said, very nice

posted on February 3rd 2012 at 6:49PM CST

Thank you so much Darren!!!!

Samantha
posted on February 3rd 2012 at 7:34AM CST

It looks really lovely! I’ve seen people with purple hair make it look shocking and awful but yours looks absolutely classy! They did such an amazing job of making it look like it could be your natural hair colour!

Eugh, though, 12 hours at the salon sounds like my own personal hell. I hate salons, LOL

posted on February 3rd 2012 at 6:51PM CST

Thank you!!!! LOL it wasn’t so bad, just tiring.

lou lou
posted on February 3rd 2012 at 8:50AM CST

I LOVE IT!!!!!!

posted on February 3rd 2012 at 6:52PM CST

YAY!! Thank you!!!

Sita
posted on February 3rd 2012 at 12:28PM CST

Love it! Looks great on you!

posted on February 3rd 2012 at 7:11PM CST

Thanks Sita!!

Jenny
posted on February 3rd 2012 at 1:14PM CST

it looks cute :D

posted on February 3rd 2012 at 7:12PM CST

Thanks!!

posted on February 3rd 2012 at 9:08PM CST

Love it! I wish I was brave enough to do something like that. It looks beautiful!

Caity
posted on February 4th 2012 at 5:47AM CST

Wow that colour looks INCREDIBLE on you! It really brings out your eyes and that colour is such a perfect, soft purple that is so beautiful.

Damita
posted on February 4th 2012 at 12:24PM CST

Great hair! Looks fab!

posted on February 21st 2012 at 9:03PM CST

OMG! I totally love it! You look too young to have grey hair!! That’s one dedicated stylist and assistant. 12 hours, wow. It turned out amazing.

Btw, you’re totally beautiful! Own it! ;)

*cheers*

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