Sunday, June 13, 2010

Frivolously Unapologetic

The scene in my bathroom an hour ago: Tattooed, shirtless, long-haired, hot guy holding a Crayola-brand paintbrush dipped in fuchsia hair color, meticulously applying it to a one-inch section of my blond hair and then carefully wrapping it in foil.

Now that's love.

I've got my streak back. After debating it for months, I decided I missed that peek-a-boo pink so much that I had to go for it again. After all, it is summer. And that means I'm off...glory and hallelujah!!...all summer to roam the beach, barbecue by the pool, and use those Crayola paintbrushes (for what they were really intended for) with my 2 little boys.

So after consulting with my stylist extraordinaire, she told me what I could do at home to replicate what she had done for me repeatedly last year (she's pretty awesome that way). And Hubby? He's always game (he's pretty awesome that way, too).

I debated for a while. I mean, really, I know.

I know.

I'm a 37-year-old mother of two.
Hanna Montana (and every other teenager in the mall) has sported the look.
I kept worrying: What if I look like I'm trying too hard?

But here's the thing...
I love my flash of color. Literally and figuratively.
It makes me happy.

And so, if I know I'm not actually trying at all, who the hell cares if everyone else thinks I am?

Welcome, summer.

21 comments:

  1. Wow, you're amazing.

    I love your attitude about your streak--that it only matters what you think about it. So true!

    That being said, for what it's worth, I think you look HOT!

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  2. Yay! I love it!

    And even if teenagers do sometimes sport it, they're not the President of it! Do what makes you happy. Happy looks good on you.

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  3. Long live the pink streak! If it makes you happy - keep it forever.

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  4. You go girl! I giggled at the thought of P streaking your hair for you! What our husbands do in the name of love!

    Hope you are enjoying the first official day of from work! YIPEE!

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  5. OOOOOOOOOooooooh i love the pink streak, wish I could have one

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  6. You go, girl! You - and the streak, of course - look awesome. What a better way to welcome summer and summer vacation. Enjoy them both! xoxo

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  7. Awesome!!! If you love it, who cares!!!

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  8. Forget the picture of the pink streak, I want to see the picture of the hot tattooed, shirtless guy!
    C

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  9. I love it. I've always wanted to do something blue, but you blonde girls wear it so much better than the brunettes!

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  10. Love it , I think a little color shows ones playful side.
    My daughter has dark hair and just recently did the same thing but with a blonde streak.

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  11. Liz, I love pink. And you.

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  12. It's must be summer, you hot-pink minx! Love it!

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  13. I just found your blog and have read a few posts...love it! I will come back to visit.

    I am 45 and I love your pink streak!

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  14. I have to tell you...that streak looks great!! It fits you well. :0)

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  15. PS. 32 yr old mother of three who's two daughters tell her that she's crazy for wanting tattoos. *ahem* Whatever!

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  16. I think it looks cute. I really don't think age has a factor on pulling anything off. It's all about attitude and how you carry yourself.

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  17. Everyone has their own "Streak" somewhere in them. Maybe it's in their hair, their fashion, their home decor, their music... etc. Without it, they wouldn't feel like themselves. For me, I need to have SOME fun piece of jewelry on when I go out. Without something funky, I feel drab and OLD. I'm glad you put that streak back! You look so happy - love it!

    And happy summer to you!!

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  18. Yes! That is love! GREAT post!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  19. Left something for you on my blog....

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  20. Absolutely love the pink streak! You rock it well. :)

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