Seasonal Hair Color Change: Platinum to Lived-In Blonde

It’s not a big secret that I have a tendency to get bored with my hair. I also seem to always gravitate toward a change this time of year as evidenced here and here. Well, this week is no different! I’m headed for a long overdue appointment Friday, and I CAN’T WAIT. So, I’m sharing a little inspiration for my seasonal hair color change.

Seasonal Hair Color Change: Platinum to Lived-In Blonde
Here’s the thing. I was contemplating chopping all my hair off again. I swear it’s like a form of self-torture that I put myself through. Grow my hair long, cut it short, and then be miserable while it grows back out. You’d think I would learn a lesson … 😉 Anyway, I’m ignoring my inner-hair demon this time around and keeping my hair long. I’ve worked too hard to get my hair to the current length, and I enjoy having the option to style it a variety of ways.

That doesn’t mean I’m not still bored with it, though. I know, I know. Never satisfied!

That’s where a seasonal hair color change comes into play. My hair went through the ringer this May. After a botched dye job the beginning of May, I had it fixed only two weeks later and then again six weeks after that. In other words, my hair is looking a tad over-processed with no dimension or depth. I’m over it! I would love once and for all to master the lived-in blonde look. I’m convinced this is the perfect hair color for me! It appears to be low-maintenance (goodbye, root line!), looks good straight or curled, and it looks way more natural. Plus, this hair color is great for those of us blondes that want to go a little darker for fall without losing the blonde completely.

I’m literally counting down the hours until Friday! I decided to head back to my favorite hairstylist, who’s about a half hour away, to help me make my hair dreams come true. I’ll be sure to share the results over on Instagram!

Do you like to switch up your hair color for the seasons?

Want more hair inspiration? Check out my Pinterest board!

All photos via Pinterest and Instagram.

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  1. 9.14.17

    I can’t wait to see how it turns out- I’m sure it’s going to be gorgeous!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  2. 9.11.17

    i used to switch my hair up a lot more, but i don’t really now. i get my hair cut like twice a year and coloured twice a year or so.. not normally the same time. luckily my bestie is my hairdresser so i just say do whatever you want! i will say, since i dyed my hair brown in 2012 it’s been a lot easier to just go with it. when i was blonde i was always craving a change or an update, so i feel you. hope you find that perfect colour!

  3. 9.11.17

    I kind of wish I had your desire to switch hair up/ cut it more so than my outlook – to ignore it completely. I haven’t gotten a hair cut in a year, and I’m slightly ashamed by that! Yours always looks so healthy!

  4. 9.11.17
    NoExpectations said:

    That is so pretty, can’t wait to see how it turns out! I have been bored with mine recently, too. I’m going to try balayage!

  5. 9.11.17
    Christina Sotherden said:

    I wish I was daring enough to change my hair!

    P.S. – I just saw your IG about Finn last week – glad all is well!!

  6. 9.11.17

    Scheduling to pin. Love the top right! I am always trying to get that perfect shade!!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  7. 9.11.17

    I never change my hair color, but maybe I should consider it!

  8. 9.11.17

    I know exactly how you feel! I ended up deciding to go blonde because I was just getting so bored with my hair! And my stylist is in town and it’s a haul to get there if I don’t go after work, but it’s totally worth it! I don’t know if I could trust anybody else with my color except for Mary!

    • 9.12.17

      Finding a great hairstylist is just like finding a doctor you trust, if you ask me! Ha! It really is invaluable to have someone that knows what you like and what to do. I loved when you went blonde – it really suits you!

  9. 9.11.17
    Debra Stachelski said:

    I like the plan for your hair, that will be very pretty! Happy to hear you’re not cutting it short, too!

  10. 9.11.17
    Biana Perez said:

    I love your hair color right now so I can’t wait to see the new fresh color you get! I’ve only ever done balaybalage once and it’s been about 6 months which means I’m probably due for a maintenance update on it! LOL! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston