New Hair--Ombre or Color Streaks?

I got some new hair yesterday, and I am so excited! I could do back flips right now! Well, maybe cartwheels.  I think I might be too old for back flips. But anyway, I am VERY excited. There is a reason you see me with a scarf on my head so often. Besides the fact that they are the single best accessory known to woman, did you know that they are excellent at hiding unsightly roots?

Not that you have any grey roots shining through on your pretty head. Much to my stylist's chagrin, however, I have more than few roots to hide. I don't seem to find (or perhaps make) the time to get in to see her... Youch.

For a while I've been wanting to do something different with my hair. An almost unavoidable magnetism to all things exciting, fun and different has been overdrive for me ever since I pursued this blog, and perhaps I've felt my hair would be an appropriate channel for some of my creative frustration.

What do you think?

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Just kidding.

But really, I have been thinking about a fun dose of color. Rachel McAdams is certainly a good inspiration. I know I'm no Rachel McAdams, but her display of confidence and independent style certainly fuels my "I don't give a S*#T what people say" inner self.

Blue Hair Streak
Blue Hair Streak

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Aurora and I decided we would not take that plunge (just yet :), but she knew I wanted something to shake things up a bit. She sent me these next two images which are examples of the Ombre style.

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Excitedly, I agreed, "Let's do it!" So we did...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!  That's some scary stuff. I think I'd rather take a few style notes from the Nuns. (I finished those last few pages of my first book since LAST summer!) How fulfilling getting your hair did is for so many reasons!

Without further adieu...

Introducing... MY NEW HAIR!!!

Man, I feel good.

There's definitely going to be an issue with me trying to get this look. 99.99% of the time I'm not patient enough for more than an elastic, but I'm definitely motivated now more than ever to ditch the pony!

Day 2 (today)... I think I smiled during my sleep through to this morning!

I will say that on the days that I do manage to wear my hair down, I've gotten some really nice compliments, all thanks to Aurora. If you are on the market for a new stylist and would like to meet Aurora, she is offering 10% off of your first service if you mention this post!

Aurora's salon, Borealis, is located in the Dilworth neighborhood. She is available by appointment only, so give her a call! 704-497-3323.

She'd love to meet you!  

Oh, and Aurora did tell me how to DIY the color streaks, so expect to see some of that fun color!

Tank: Gap, Linen Shorts: H&M, and here's another bright pair, Belt: Wink (unfortunately no longer made), Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Aviators, Earrings: gifted, Bracelet: from Ivy & Leo, but here's a great everyday chain link bracelet, Shoes: LOFT (old), but here's a great pair, or the frugal find. One last thing before you go...

Check out Ashley's, Charlotte-based blog, Sweet Southern Prep. She's offering a pretty sweet giveaway for this awesome python embossed leather wallet by GiGi New York.

Be sure to let her know the Queen City Style sent you!

I'm so excited for tonight's Charlotte Magazine BOB Awards Party!

I can't wait to share pics with you next week, but for now, I better go figure out what to wear!!?!

For the love of feeling good in great style, 

I thank you SOO much for reading!  xo-Whitley