Confident or Nah?
Confidence, a word that seems easy to say yet, hard to have at times. Now, don't get me wrong, I know that what I do for a living and if you've ever heard Connor and I on the morning show together, you'd think I have thee most confidence! And I thought I did too! Until.... I colored my hair blue.
Growing up, I always had either really dark brown hair or a ton of highlights. Never any fun "crayon colors" for various reasons. My job at the time wouldn't allow it, too afraid to take the leap or whatever the reason may have been, just wasn't something I thought to do. Cut to "adult" Aly, I am newly(ish) single, and I get to make decisions on my own again, keeping in mind of course my little girl. When I first "hit the market" again, I decided I would push myself out of my comfort zone... With grown out blonde highlights, and 1 income, I had to think about how to go about getting my hair done without breaking the bank.
Luckily for me, I went to Beauty school here in Wenatchee in 2009, and while I am your "beauty school dropout," I did keep some of my skills and knowledge for coloring hair. To the beauty supply store, I went! Knowing my hair had some great highlights to work with, I knew I could pull off the crayon colors for a while. Ya girl went and got BLUE hair color! I'm talking blue blue. I went home, took a few deep breaths and dove into the color bare handed and slapped the color on.
Once the color was washed out, and I styled my hair to really see what I had done, I was floored! It turned out so dang good and man alive did my confidence skyrocket! Until I walked outside.
Since working in radio, I'm accustomed to "Hey Aly! I hear you on the radio!" All that is so so fun, but with my now newly blue hair.... People who didn't even know me via radio were staring. Do others who color their hair fun colors feel the stares? Cause really, all of a sudden, I felt like I wanted to put a hat on and hide. I felt like I stuck out like a sore thumb! Don't get me wrong though, I loved the color, and I love when others pull it off, but am I the only one who felt the need to go back into my woman cave and wait until the color fades to color it again?!
Let's just say the blue isn't my "new normal" because after realizing I had to really keep up with the fading and colored my hair twice in two weeks, it was not sustainable. So I opted to color over the blue and go with a really dark brown.
Why am I telling you all this?! Why does, Aly coloring her hair matter to you? It's my lesson to you. No matter how much confidence you have, there's always a chance to be humbled!