Thursday, May 17, 2012

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?

Crazy, Color Hair

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...

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.

Rachel McAdams Pink Streak
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Purple Hair Streak
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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.

Sarah Jessica Parker Ombre Hair
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Ombre Hair
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Excitedly, I agreed, "Let's do it!"
So we did...

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...
Man, I feel good.

Ombre Hair

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!

Ombre Hair, Ray-Bans, Chain Link Bracelet

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!
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!

Ombre Hair, Ray-Bans, H&M Shorts, Blue Chain Link Bracelet

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


  1. Whitley- Your hair looks AMAZING! You look so tan and your eyes pop! Way to go Aurora!


  2. Love the ombre! I have a little streak of bluish-purple color in my brown curly hair for the hell of it & while I know it irks many folks who finally take notice of it....I don't much care. I'm of an age now where I'm not being rebellious as much as finally not caring so much about what other people think.
    Btw, love your white dress - where oh where did you get that dress at??

    1. Thank you SOOO much for this! I would love to see your streaks!! I am with you all the way! The white dress??... The one and only TARGET!!!!

  3. Isn't it great to know you still look good in shorts!

  4. WOW! You look gorge! I' m going for it now, thanks. I liked it since I saw it the first time, I believe on Drew Barrymore. But I'll be taking your pics to the coiffeur, if you don't mind. Wishing you a great event tonight, you deserve it!
    xx Katrin

    1. Thank you!! Yes, I recall seeing Drew styling her 'do on the cover of InStyle... of course she'd look adorable with a paper bag, but thank you!! Please share the pics, and I'll let Aurora know... I owe it to her!! Best, Whitley

  5. You look amazing!!! Bravo for taking a risk. I just wanted to stop by and thank you so much for your sweet comment on my "things I'm afraid to tell you" post earlier this week. I can't tell you what your kind words meant to me! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.


    1. Hi Mackenzie! Thanks for your kind words, and happy to share anything with you dear. Hope you are having a great weekend!

  6. it looks amazing!! So great for summer!


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