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Sunday, June 29, 2008
Have the editors of ELLE magazine been reading my blog? On the cover of its July issue is this headline: "Gorgeous Hair--Do It Yourself: Break Free From Salon Bondage". The article, "If I Should Dye," describes editor Maggie Bullock's experiments with coloring her college friends' hair. It states that more women are furtively buying hair dye from Walgreens and dying their own hair because they just can't afford the every-two-month visits to their colorists.
Sounds awfully similar to my post, "Hair Dye Kits: A Stylist's Worst Enemy." Like my post, Maggie admits that these kits give great results if you follow the directions and stay within your hair's natural color range.
As much as I'd like to think that I'm a fabulous trend setter, really I'm just a victim of the economy. I'm proud of my DIY beauty successes, but I'd much rather have a professional do it. With $4-per-gallon gasoline, however, I just can't afford it. (Sorry, JC.) This article points out that I'm not alone.