My New Hair

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Over the last few months, I'd been feeling a bit uninspired by my hair. I'd had the same highlights for the better part of my adult life and wanted a change. I didn't want to mess with the length at the end of my pregnancy, since throwing it up in a topknot was so easy, but as soon as Sloan arrived, I knew I wanted to try something new. Below I've include the inspiration behind my current look, what I asked for, and how it's changed the rest of my routine. 

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The ombré color trend from a couple of years ago was a bit too dramatic for me, but this new take, with darker hair and a few strategically lighter sections, around the tips and face, felt like the perfect balance. I was nervous to return to my naturally dark roots because I hadn't been a brunette since a bad experience with black hair dye in high school. Luckily this one came out a lot less goth and requires very little upkeep.

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I also decided to chop my hair again into a blunt, a-line bob with soft layers. It hits just above my collar bone and takes way less time to style, which is ideal for my new schedule.

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The thing that keeps it from feeling too drastic are the highlights around my face. They let me walk the line of maintaining my old color while embracing a much darker shade. 

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As much as I love the convenience of my shorter cut, the new color does require me to wear a bit more make-up, so I don't look washed out. I've been adding a touch more bronzer to my cheeks and forehead, a light pink lip and some smudged-in brown eyeliner. It makes everything pop and keeps me from looking corpse-like.

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