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Red Hair Fading Acceptance

Red Hair Fading Acceptance
“Babe, your hair is getting so blonde!” my hairstylist said. “What are you doing to my beautiful red hair?” “Nothing. It’s fading,” I said, nearly in tears. My coworker S has been telling me lately that he thinks of me more as a blonde than a redhead. Le sigh. “Are you going grey? You’re too... Read more »

Redhead Turning Blonde?

Redhead Turning Blonde?
Last week, the worst thing ever happened to me: I was called blonde. Let me set the stage for you: My co-worker used the phrase “redheaded stepchild” and I (somewhat jokingly) called him out on it for being offensive. Then he apologized and said he forgot he was talking to. Which led him into saying... Read more »

The No Eye Makeup Experiment

The No Eye Makeup Experiment
Recently, I wrote about experimenting with going eye makeup-free. I’ve been tired of putting makeup on my eyes in the morning and spending far too much time and energy (and money) wiping it off at night. I’ve learned to love the look of someone with pale eyebrows and eyelashes wearing nothing but (usually bright) lipstick.... Read more »
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Invisible Eyelashes & Eyebrow Insecurities

Invisible Eyelashes & Eyebrow Insecurities
I’ve been thinking a lot about makeup recently. I used to be the biggest minimalist there ever was, in the most progressive way: “This is how God made me. Why would I try to change that!?” It somehow was similar to when I was 12, the age my mom finally allowed me to get my... Read more »

Exotic Redheads: Offensive?

Exotic Redheads: Offensive?
Growing up outside of Milwaukee, in a town with mostly descendants of German immigrants and then later attending school with mostly Scandinavian descendants, I stood out with my red hair but not overly so. I shared my paleness and blue eyes with at least half of the population. My best friends always had blonde hair,... Read more »

Red Hair Fading

Red Hair Fading
Got my hair cut yesterday for the first time since March. I went to the same salon, but tried a different stylist this time around. She asked me if I enhanced my hair somehow, explaining to me that it looked like it was blonde but that I added the red. You don’t even know how... Read more »
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On Being Different

On Being Different
I am unique. And not in the “I’m a Millennial, look at me!” way. Instead, I am statistically unique: 2 Percent: I have the rarest hair color in the world: red. 1 Percent: Even rarer, I have the rarest hair/eye combination in the world: red/blue. 1 Percent: I have the rarest personality type in the... Read more »

The Carpets Don't Match the Curtains

The Carpets Don't Match the Curtains
Today, I got my first ever wax. Down there. A chatty Polish woman, with dyed blonde hair, spread hot wax on the most sensitive part of my inner thighs and then tore it off while talking about the weather. For once, I got over my nervousness about telling someone that I’m nervous, and it paid off.... Read more »

Do Men Prefer Blondes?

Do Men Prefer Blondes?
While on one of my daily walks to procrastinate at work, a blonde woman walking behind complimented my hair color. This is not at all unusual. Since I grew my hair long enough to donate and started paying the equivalent of my future child’s education on hair products, I get compliments on my hair, on... Read more »
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Amy Adams Betrays Ginger Pride

Amy Adams Betrays Ginger Pride
For her new movie, “Big Eyes”, which sounds pretty interesting, Amy Adams donned blonde hair on set. She looks a lot different. A little washed out but that might be the make up and dowdy clothes; she definitely looks better as a redhead. What do you think? Blonde v. redhead? Try to imaging her as... Read more »
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