OH MAKE ME OVER…but like don’t ruin my hair?! It’s no secret that peroxide does a number on your tangles (wait i didn’t know I was running a bath whilst showering- oh no that’s my broken strands clogging up the drain. again.) blondes may have more fun but brunettes totally have more money and longer hair. maintaining total bleach head status means root touch ups every 5 weeks ($$$), broken bits and broken bits (ugh), and an ever present tingly scalp. here are some major dope styles to save that mane
Roots are IN ~ to quote the cinematic masterpiece that is Romy&Michele’s High School Reunion, “you look SO good with blonde hair and black roots, it’s like, not even funny.” take your ombre to the extreme and bleach until you reach the top of your ears. overgrown roots are a grunge girl trademark (nevermind the bollocks or nevermind the 6 inch roots yeh?) this totally saves your scalp from the harshness of chemicals and ensures that the hair growing in is healthy and strong- cause you’ll have to bleach that bit eventually! another option is to do a total bleach job and leave only a strip (1-2 in) of roots, that way the roots grow out naturally and give you even more time until your next dip into peroxide. team no yellow bands!
PEEK A BOO STREAKS ~ a seriously underrated trend, these streaks do minimal long term damage on the hair and this style gives you the option to be cool and professional. big presentation at the office? pin the streaks up at the nape of your neck and let your natural hair keep things chic. friday night boozin? do your hun hair and make those streaks seen. low maintenance, low key, and instant cool girl factor.
BRIGHT DYES ~ when you inevitably dont listen to anyone when they tell you not to bleach your dark hair because, obv, you do what you want, youre left with two options… slink out into the public with crazy yellow/orange fried hair that is decidedly not soft goth space grunge (or whatever that tumblr tag is) and admit that you deserve those raised eyebrows, OR you bleach the F out of it AGAIN and hope for the best. when you bleach dark hair, it’s impossible to get it white in one go, but bleaching it again just seems like your hair will actually jump ship and leave you all together, don’t worry- BRIGHT DYES will literally save the day. your orangey-yellow tones will pick up all sorts of deep, bright hair colours which are uber fun to play with and suit all skin tones. Phew, totally still soft goth space grunge (not a thing is it? ah well).
products to heart when you do take a walk on the wild hair side? watch this space, hair care after bleach post to come! xx Lulu
I didn’t understand why anyone would willingly relocate to such a crappy place. Whenever I heard of anyone moving to L.A., I’d imagine their convertible repeatedly stalling out mid-move à la Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion. I saw L.A. as a city of dreams and “making it,” and I hated the idea that anyone decided to pursue a dream with complete abandon. It just seemed so impractical. And selfish. And unhinged. I assumed cool people stayed in Chicago and fought to be discovered after coming home from their day jobs. Or maybe—maybe—cool people made a move to New York. But never L.A. Fuck L.A.
Then a group of Chicago comics I knew and liked and respected moved to L.A. Over the years, I’d see them on TV or in movies or I’d catch a glimpse of their tour schedules. I started to visit L.A. and got up at a few shows and went to a few parties and I began to I wonder if I’d been wrong. “Maybe L.A. is welcoming,” I thought. “Maybe there is culture and maybe the people are cool. Maybe moving to Los Angeles to pursue a dream isn’t a crazy thing to do.
What the hell is your problem, Christie? Why the hell are you always such a nasty bitch? I mean, okay, so Michele and I did make up some stupid lie! We only did it because we wanted you to treat us like human beings. But you know what I realized? I don’t care if you like us, ‘cause we don’t like you. You’re a bad person with an ugly heart, and we don’t give a flying fuck what you think!