Monday, December 6, 2010


Ahh, the eternal question: To be a red head or not to be a red head? Well, at least that's my current conundrum. This photo of the ever-gorgeous-no-matter-what-her-hair-color Emma Stone represents my state of mind (state of hair?) perfectly.

Although red is always a popular choice in the fall and the color has been made even more trendy this season due to all the celebs trying out the look, I personally have been thinking of going red forever. Well, more specifically, I have been thinking of dyeing my hair red for several years now, and even added some red streaks into my blonde mane in high school (or was it college? I can't remember), but I have been particularly preoccupied by the idea for the past couple months.

Okay, full disclosure: I have two boxes of auburn-ish hair dye (Clairol's Perfect 10 Ginger in a Snap, if you'd like to know) that have been sitting unopened, unused, for oh, about three months. I haven't quite gotten up the courage to take the fiery plunge, let alone do it myself!

So tell me, what do you think of Emma's new look? (It is for her role as the goldilocks Gwen Stacy in the upcoming "Spider-Man" movie.) Like I said, I think she looks beautiful either way, though she is actually a natural blonde.

And perhaps more importantly, what would you think if I went ginger? I'd love to hear your thoughts! (My friends and co-workers have mixed feelings about it.)

Hope you are having a happy Monday!

P.S. My Monday has been very productive but it just got even better when the lovely Meagan of Mo Pie, Please informed me that I won her very first giveaway! Woo hoo! I'm so excited! The prize is two linocut prints from The Big Harumph. Go show Meagan and the shop some love for their generosity!

Photo via Yahoo! Movies

Edit (Dec. 13): Thanks for all the support, guys! If I go red, you'll definitely be the first to know! :)


Shoshanah said...

Out of those two pictures I like the one with Emma Stone as a red hair better. As for you, I think of you as more of a blonde, but it's hard to say how you'd look as a redhead. But after all, if you don't like it you can always change back. And congrats on your giveaway win!

linda said...

I love Emma's red/brunette hair. She seems more wholesome for some reason. Or maybe it's the way the photos look.

As for you, I think you should try the red. I think hair is so easy to change if you find you don't like the results. So why not..right? Also, you seem to have a pale complexion, which I think will contrast well with dark hair.

Do share photos, please. =)

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...


Redheads have more fun, promise ;)

Ashley said...

Try it out. If you don't like it, then you can always change it back! :)

Dionne said...

Yay for winning a giveaway!

I think you should go for it! Do it! I wanna see you as a reddy on New year's Day!

Phoenix said...

Congrats on winning a giveaway! Too cool!

And Emma Stone really is hot no matter what...Though I'm partial to a little bit of red. I say you go Ginger or Auburn and show up on New Year's Day and let us give you our thumbs up approval!

Helen said...

Congrats on your giveaway win!! So exciting :)

I think you'd look great as a redhead... you have the right skin to make it work! Can't wait to see what you choose.

Laura Marie said...

I think red hair would look gorgeous... it's something I've always wanted to try, so I say go for it! :)

xo Laura Marie

Mo Pie, Please said...

Thanks for the sweet shout out! I dyed my hair red in high school and people went nuts over it! It's saucy and like everyone else has said, it compliments pale skin tone pretty well. If you hate it, go back to what it was and you never have to worry about this conundrum ever again!