During this time of quarantine, many women have asked me about my transition to gray hair. Since most of us cannot visit our stylists yet, we may be trimming and or coloring our hair ourselves. Some of you are taking this time to let your natural color grow back.
After thirty years of sitting in the stylist chair for three hours every five weeks, I decided that I had had enough at fifty. My hair grabs a brassy tone, no matter what magic the highly trained colorists apply. As a result, I was always faced with the battle of getting warm hair color to blend with my cool coloring.
I used a temporary color a couple of times during my transition period, but that also became tiring. I ultimately got my hair cut short and wore a hat often while my natural color grew back. Stylists today have much more experience in helping their clients transition to their natural color. I highly recommend finding a specialist to help you avoid the two-toned hair that makes the growing out process tedious.
Below is Mr. Mickey’s weekend car. On Saturday afternoon, we drove down to old town Johnson City to see how the renovations were coming along. New parks, condos, shopping destinations, and restaurants were opening at a rapid pace until recently. We also have rotating art installations, and a few new galleries will open soon.
My favorite part of getting dressed is adding accessories. All of my hats are neutral in color and usually a fedora style with little or no adornment. None of the items I’m showing you today are new, so I’ll share links to similar current items.
After spending more than twenty years working alone in my jewelry studio and my office and warehouse, I was utterly clueless about current fashion trends. All of my clothing was utilitarian and comfortable but certainly not fashionable.
I started dating Mr. Mickey when I was forty-nine, and suddenly I had a hectic social life. That’s also when my business started growing exponentially. My lifestyle was changing rapidly, but I often felt unsure of myself due to my lack of style confidence. Improving my wardrobe became a priority.
Subtle changes made a significant difference. My natural hair color and a better style for my face shape allowed me to see that clothing and makeup in warm colors did not flatter me at all.
After many expensive buying and embarrassing styling mistakes, I began to get it right more often. My confidence grew, and I started to have fun with fashion again. Sharing what I’ve learned has given me a new purpose. I enjoy hearing from those of you who write that my blog has been helpful. I also wish I had known all these tips decades ago!