I had actually been making myself really nervous about this. For now, I work in an office environment where I ocassionally am called into corporate type meetings and sent to corporate type places. The weekend prior to this new do, I Googled all sorts of articles on professional appearance and unnatural hair color... really psyching myself out. I was convinced if I did this, it would be a knock to how I could be respected as a prodessional, whatever that means.
The color ended up being lighter than the stylist or I expected but for anyone who colors their hair they know it can sometimes be a bit of a suprise with what comes out due to a multitude of factors. I am actually glad that the lavender came out more of a purple gray. It's more conservative than the original color was intended to be. It is also a good starting off point to go a little darker the next time around. It's also less of a shock to those who are more inclined to natural hair colors... so I think it's a win.
The great news is that everyone at work loves it, even those who I thought might have been slightly uncomfortable with it. I think this is a great stepping stone to perhaps a more vibrant lavender next time; maybe even lifting the color from my hair to give it a more candy color feel. Who knows but I do know that I am super happy with the results.
What do you think?