new hair

As of now, I officially have a New Hair Girl.

Is there anything worse than trying to find the right pair of scissors? I haven’t had the best luck this year in Utah, either the hair people don’t want to do what I ask, or I walk away feeling bored. I like to end up with who’s-that-girl-in-the-mirror—-oh-wait-it’s-me hair when I walk out of a salon.

You see, I’m blond. Not dirty, not sandy, not brown. I do not care about depth (obviously). I like to be so blond that in a blackout, I’d be banned from parking lots because the enemy could use my head as a target. Over the years, this is the color that has made me happiest.

So why in the name of bleach do people insist on trying to talk me out of it? My mother loves me blond, Jason loves me blond, I love me blond–the end.

I finally realized that the only way to combat the dark side is to choose a hair dresser who’s equally inclined. That’s why my new girl, Sierra Hess (at the Aveda salon in Ogden) rocks. She’s the blondest girl I’ve ever met in my life, that pale as death blond. Love. It.

So yesterday she did it. She took me back to that fantastic level of nothingness color that makes me oh so happy. And we went ahead and left my length, but put tons and tons of layers in it. In fact, once it was dried I had her go through and take all the bulk out of my ends again. Like I said earlier, I really really want short hair, and this will be the perfect transition for the man.

So here you go, the finished result. Next time we’re going short…and it’s way cuter in person.

bleach blond hair bangs


  1. You look adorable. Can’t wait to see it!

  2. It looks great and your smile is beautiful.

  3. Cute & I love the color!

  4. I think it is great in the picture and have no doubt it is perfectly perfect in person. Looks like a great cut and I love the color. I really can’t imagine you any other color, isn’t that what your hair was all growing up? Or am I just so used to the color now, it seems natural? Or did it darken with kids and age? I am so confused, I have to dig out some old photos.

  5. So fresh! I love the color. It really does work for you. I’ve always harbored a secret wish to be that blonde. But my eyebrows might give me away.

  6. You look so happy—why would anyone want to try to talk you out of something that brings that much joy? 🙂

  7. Love, love, love it!

  8. I’m so glad you love it! Thanks for the review of my work! You were tons of fun yesterday and I can’t wait to see you back in a few weeks!

  9. Oh, I love it!! It looks amazing on you!!

  10. C.U.T.E! It looks awesome.

    I’m trying to grow mine out and it’s at that excruciating in between stage. Like if my hair was a dress, it would be just below the knee. You know, like the dresses in Little House on the Prairie – too short and too long all at the same time? It drives me frickin’ crazy!

  11. You’re practically radiating with awesome hair energy. Beautiful.

  12. I feel exactly the same way about being blond. I want to be BLOND. My hair has way too much red in it from pregnancies. I dye it at home, but it’s never light enough. I’m afraid of looking like all the other highlighted moms…..but I need to get over and do what makes me HAPPY. Plus, I have a blond complexion. Having blond hair with it looks natural, not contrived.

    You’ve inspired me. I love your cut. Love the bangs and the layers and especially the color.

  13. Fabulous! LOVE it! (And hurry and come to the shorter side!) 😉

  14. so fun & spunky!
    the PERFECT annie image for my mind to attach to
    your quick wit & humor. i love it. 🙂
    kudos on finding the new IT hair girl!

  15. oooo I love it! super blond! I am heading that way naturally via the grays I keep finding and plucking….maybe I’ll be bald before I’m as blond as I was when 3! Wish I was closer and I’d head right on over to Aveda!!!!! so how do you like the bangs with little kids? I have contemplated them, but not sure how’d they work into the wake-up stick my hair in a clip routine!

  16. I love it! And isn’t new hair just the ticket when you’re feeling all babied out? I always got a new do within a month of having a baby. It’s an instant pick-me-up!

  17. Awesome! And a touch of Ombre for the ends way to go girl!

  18. Stephanie Hess says:

    Sierra really is great! I knew you would love it! I love your hair! So so cute!

  19. Super Cute!! Love the idea of transitioning him into the shorter hair you want. I just get so many great tips from you!! Have a really awesome day! ✿

  20. Very cute 🙂

  21. I love your new do!

  22. You look FABULOUS!