WIW 6/10: Citron et cerise noire (hair reveal)

I was contemplating adding some black cherry highlights to my hair--see prior thread:
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Well, I actually did it! Lots of photos because the color is a bit subtle depending on the light.

Pic 1 is the inspiration photo that Una found (I showed my stylist all the pics in the previous thread). Pics 2-9 are pre-color. DH and I went to DS2's graduation from his toddler class (my baby is growing up! Sniff sniff!) and then went out for a lunch date to a Danish restaurant and had meatballs, roast beef pumpernickel and pickled cucumbers. You can tell in some of the photos like #3 that my grey hairs were showing because it had been 4 months since my last color. My stylist said she had been thinking about my hair all week and planning out what to do. She did not do any bleach, but added black cherry highlights throughout. I had never had the foils done before (it was always one color) so that was new. She trimmed my bangs and hair, but left it on the long side which I wanted. She did a great job and I'm happy with the way it turned out!

In regular light my hair just looks brownish black like usual. But you can tell there are some burgundy highlights especially in natural sunlight or bright light. I am glad that it wasn't more dramatic, because I was worried I'd turn out to have clown hair if she went too bright! What do you think? Maybe next time I'll go for bold streaks (23)! Probably not, but fun to imagine becoming a full fledged UWP superhero!

Sunny citron for the start of summer!
Eileen Fisher citron T shirt
Banana Republic palazzo pants, blue jacket and BR Trina Turk bracelet
Paul Green Cayanne sandals
Stella and Dot necklaces and earrings and How Does She Do It handbag

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  • Elizabeth P replied 5 years ago

    I love your cut. I confess it's hard to see the colour on my iPad, but it's the subtlety of it in changing lighting and with movement that makes colour like this so pretty.

    I think a bold streak would really work on you if you decide to do it later on.

  • Adelfa replied 5 years ago

    I like it too. I wish I could see it IRL!

  • rachylou replied 5 years ago

    I like it! And your piecey new ends :) The black cherry is a really good colour.

  • Caro in Oz replied 5 years ago

    Love! What Elizabeth said :)

  • Ledonna N. replied 5 years ago

    How much do I love this post. Your adventure of spirit is pretty amazing. Your son and family are so great. I see you UWP. You are slaying

  • Maneera replied 5 years ago

    Gorgeous! This is exactly how I imagined your hair would look with some less-dramatic highlights. And I think black cherry is a better color than burgundy for you!

  • Inge replied 5 years ago

    I love it, Natalie!! You have such gorgeous hair and the black cherry highlight work beautifully. Subtle and fun!
    Brilliant photos too, thanks so much for sharing (how can they grow up so fast, right, he was just a teeny baby when I saw you in Seattle!!-)

  • Chris987 replied 5 years ago

    Lovely! The color looks fab and another vote for something more dramatic in future. You look so good in the bright colors you wear...perfect with your skin and hair tones and your personality!
    Btw I returned that lemon bag I got based on your inspiration but I did get a nice plastic tablecloth with large lemons for my porch table!!

  • Joyce B replied 5 years ago

    Your hair is fab with the purple! Nice family picture and your little guy is too cute.

  • Helen11 replied 5 years ago

    Oh, it's all gorgeous! Your hair, the citron shirt, the palazzo pants, your toddler.....
    I'm really impressed with your hair colour, it's subtle but catches the light so well.

  • Tanya replied 5 years ago

    Your hair looks gorgeous,both the cut and the highlights.  I quite like how subtle they are, it's like having a fun secret nobody knows about:)  Fun outfit and beautiful family as well.

  • pil replied 5 years ago

    Your hair is beautiful, Natalie!

  • marianna replied 5 years ago

    Hair looks super pretty! Subtle but interesting. And I love those wide leg pants on you. Great look.

  • Momo replied 5 years ago

    It looks beautiful!

  • BrieN replied 5 years ago

    Perfection. Well done!!

  • UmmLila replied 5 years ago

    It's gorgeous. Love the little bangs, too.

  • Diana replied 5 years ago

    Yeah! You did it! It looks great. Love the palazzo pants as well.

  • replied 5 years ago

    I love it. First, the cut looks great on you. Love the length and the side swept bang. The color is flattering, and I love how different light will give it different dimension.

  • RobinF replied 5 years ago

    Love it! The cut is great with the piecey bangs and the color is subtle but pretty.

    And your little guy is such a cutie!

  • skylurker replied 5 years ago

    Cool palazzo outfit, cute toddler graduate and I like how your highlights match your eyeglasses.

  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    The new hair is gorgeous, Natalie. Rich and sassy. Matches your specs.  DS2 is adorable. My word. 

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Stunning, Natalie! You are so very pretty. I love the richness of the new hair and the cut looks perfect. The bangs are just great! 

  • Beth Ann replied 5 years ago

    You hair looks stunning -- the depth of color adds richness, and the highlights are just right.

    Love the palazzo pants, too!  

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  • replied 5 years ago

    Love the new cut and colour - and you could absolutely go bolder without fear .

  • catgirl replied 5 years ago

    Just what I hoped for you! Foils are fun and a great way to start out - you can always do more or bolder. I like that my hair color only shows up in certain light. Thanks for showing us the results!

    Rather than bold streaks you can also try a panel underneath, which is a sheet of hair that will flash in and out. A little more unusual and you can control how much shows with your part. just another idea. It's all fun!

  • jill58 replied 5 years ago

    I love it -- cut and color. Perfect. The black cherry is great--subtle but definitely there. Great outfit too...and you know I love your sandals. Wish I could justify a pair. I tried the Bella-Vita Kalista which is similar but they weren't comfortable and I wasn't crazy about the colors. I like so many of Paul Green's sandals this summer but the 'Cayanne' may be my favorite. 

  • replied 5 years ago

    Lovely colour Natalie! A great cut too. The flowey palazzo style pants are super elegant!

  • Karie replied 5 years ago

    Gorgeous! The cut and color booth look excellent.

  • Nebraskim replied 5 years ago

    I love the cut and the color. Subtle and professional but fun. Your stylist is very good.

  • Joy replied 5 years ago

    Love it and your outfit.  DS2 looks so proud.  What a sweetie.

  • shevia replied 5 years ago

    Worked out beautifully. The color is rich but subtle and your hair looks very healthy.

  • cheryl replied 5 years ago

    Great pics! Love the cut and color. Those pants are awesome!

  • Anna replied 5 years ago

    Your hair looks great! And your son is adorable.

  • Firecracker replied 5 years ago

    Your hair is just gorgeous! I like the subtlety of this color on you. It brightens your look in a very harmonious way. I love your outfit, too--the flowy print pants look great on you. What fun photos of your family. Wow, your son has grown up a lot since we saw him at the Seattle meetup. (He was just a tiny baby!)

  • Ivy replied 5 years ago

    I ❤️ how this turned out! Gorgeous and fun, but easy to wear professionally, too.

  • Jane replied 5 years ago

    Fantastic, it is lovely. Well done. Love the photos of you with your foils! And gorgeous picture of you and your son. Thank you for sharing. 

  • Quietgirl replied 5 years ago

    It's great to step "outside the box". Nice touch.
    I love your pattern mixing in #16!

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