Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A Triple Dog Dare and I Changed My Hair

Well, I have to say that it was so much fun reading everyone's comments to my last post about changing my hair color. It made me think of that movie A Christmas Story where Ralphie watched his friend Flick stick his tongue to a frozen light pole because Schwartz not only Double Dog Dared him, he Triple Dog Dared him!


Makes me laugh every time I say that. Of course, I normally only use the Double Dog Dare and save the Triple Dog Dare for those occasions that require a lot of daring activities. So..... I guess this would totally count as a Triple Dog Dare from all of you. 

Before.....
and.....
After......
What do ya think??? Of course, my stylist makes it a little more flat than I do and sprays all kinds'a gunk in it, but I really like it, It's still a bit weird to see me with dark hair. I mean it's been 28 years. David is still not sure what to think. He's been with the blonde for 21 years. hee,hee,hee.

Hugs and friends,
shell

42 comments:

Jules said...

A great big yes! I think it really suits you, and I love the way your hairdresser has put in the highlights so very subtly. It really brings out the blue in your eyes! You look lovely - and well done for being brave and going for it.
Jules x

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love your hair! It is such a soft color. Your hair stylist did a great job!

Beth said...

Wow, what a great hair color and style on you. It's a winner!

sharon said...

Your hair look marvelous! The new colour suits you! Sharonj.

Cathi said...

I love it!! That colour really suits you really gives you a nice warm glow!

Rebecca said...

Hi Shell
Well I think it could be green and it would still look good on you.
You have such a beautiful face that you can wear any color or style for that matter. But I have to say it looks healthier and if you decide blondes have more fun you can always go back!
Blessings
Rebecca

Hef's Mom said...

Looks great! Getting that surprise in the mirror is half the fun "Wha??? Dang! I look good!" And just tell David its like being with a new womed *wink*

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Shell, Girlfriend!
I absolutely, positively, without a doubt LOVE IT! I TOLD YOU it would make your blue eyes pop!
Your new hair color makes you look so much younger. You DO know the old adage about women's hair getting lighter as they get older...well, you just seriously turned back the hands of time!
Tell David he can feel like he's having a fling without any of the guilt! ;-)
Love, love, love it!
(There! Now you know what I think!)
xoxo
Donna

Jan said...

I think both "you's" look great. Change is good once in awhile.

joanne May said...

Hi Shell,
Your hair looks lovely. The softer highlights really suits you but having said that your blonde hair looks good too!;)
You have pretty blue eyes, it is good to see you!:)
Best wishes.
Hugs, Jo

Pink Velvet Bird said...

You are gor-geeee-ous! Well done! You look younger ta'boot!

FayeRaye said...

Love the new hair do!!! I say its a keeper! Faye

Shell said...

I love the new look, Shell.

Debbi said...

I like it, too. I think it does make you look younger, not that you need any help in that direction!

Melody said...

You look lovely. Your stylist is a keeper.

Cozy Little House said...

I like it! So soft and pretty around your face.
Brenda

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I want to know what the "bunnies" think--do they still know you????
Looking good!!!
Hugs, Di

SheilaC said...

wOw! Do you recognize yourself in the mirror yet?
I really like it, I hope you do too.

Not sure if its the lighting or what, but your eyes are definitely "warmer" now :)

SheilaC

Jade said...

LOVE it--it's super-flattering, and makes your eyes really stand out. It definitely suits your skin tone better than the blonde did.

WoolenSails said...

It really softens your face, good color and cut for you.
Now if I can be as bold;)

Debbie

Shirley said...

Hi Shell, I love your new hair style am so glad that you went for it. Hubby's will get use to it. I know mine is like yours in that they like it a certain way, but I like change. I am going to get mine cut this weekend. Take care.

Julie said...

You look great!!!!!

MyJourneyBack said...

Love it. What did the buns say?

The French Bear said...

Shell, OOOOOLLLLLAAAAA LAAAA!!! Wowie, Gorgeous!!! I love it, you look so pretty!!!!
What a wonderful cut, and the color is perfect!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Margaret said...

I like , looks good the expression shows that.

Mistea said...

Your hair looks great, but then it always does. Change is good.

Rebecka said...

I love it!!

Karen M said...

Love the new color, its very rich. And it really does make your eyes look even brighter.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

I really, really like it!, but then in general I'm a bit afraid of blonds. Men are not good with hair changes, Davey boy may need extra coddling. If I even mention cutting my hair the BF gets nervous......

Lisa said...

OH Shell, I LOVE it!! I agree with all of the above, it looks absolutely beautiful.

Wendy said...

Your hair is gorgeous and it makes you look younger! The color suits you very much. Your have such pretty eyes and this complements them. Your stylist did a wonderful job. The real question is how do you like it.

quiltmom said...

Shell,
I think your new hair looks great- very soft looking and the high lights give it lots of rich tones.
Your hair dresser did a wonderful job-
Are you happy with it? Do you feel good when you look at it? I think you look beautiful.

Warmest regards,
Anna

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

Shell you look great with that darker colour..refreshed:D

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

It's wonderful! I can't believe how it makes the colour of your eyes pop! Beautiful!

gail said...

Hi Shell, I love, love, love it! It honestly makes you look even younger, if thats possible. lol Its great. I hope you love it too!
Bunny hugs, gail

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Shell, I LOVE it!! I looks beautiful. It really warms up your skin tone and brings out your beautiful eyes! Perfect :):) I think you should keep it!
Bunny Hugs,
Amy

Red Lipstick Style said...

I like it! Very pretty! I know what you mean, sometimes a girl just wants a change! I was a blond for 20 years and two years ago when deep red, now it is on its way to being a light coppery red.

Red Lipstick Style said...

I have to ask you, what do your bunnies think? My older bunny, whom I lost in October was so upset with my color that I got the back treatment for at least a couple of weeks. The two youngers ones we're affected, but Wooley was just outright disturbed.

Sharon said...

You are just as cute as can be~~ in any cut!ox~S

Charlene said...

Much softer & more natural. I LOVE it. And I agree with you on the junk they spray on your hair. I don't even let her fix mine. I go home & wash it to get all the tiny poky hairs off my neck. LOVE the bunny casserole that you lucked onto. Hug the bunnies for me. It's about their time of year isn't it. Of course it should be bunny time all the time. Charlene

catherine said...

WoW Shell - this was my first thought - you look SO much younger - and at our age that's always welcome huh!!!! Gosh we all want to turn back the clock in a flattering natural way....
I read the other comments with great interest and it was amazing to read that many other friends thought you looked younger too - yep I would agree - about 10 years!! LOVE IT!
xoox Catherine

ScribeGirl said...

Looks beautiful! Somehow both younger AND more sophisticated at the same time.