Going Blond: Should I Do It?

going blond; grace kelly; would you go blond?

I’m bored. With my hair. I’ve needed a cut for months but haven’t managed to make it happen, partly because I can’t decide what I want to do. Bangs? Extensions? Kelly Osbourne lavender locks? One option I’m now considering: going blond.

Help me decide: Should I do it? Some hair-spiration below…

the perfect blondThe perfect blond

So here’s the deal. I’ve always wondered what it would be like to go blond. But after some serious mishaps with Sun-In during my formative years and once going red and knowing how hard that is to get rid of when you no longer want to be a red-head has me skurred.

gwyneth paltrow blond; gwenyth paltrow blondGwyneth Paltrow sporty-chic blond

One side of me says you only live once (YOLO!), it’s just hair, and you’re not getting any younger, so why not have a little fun and try it? Go on, be adventurous, Self.

gwyneth-paltrows-hairGwynny glam blond

The other side of me says, Self, you’ve been lucky so far as to not have any greys (knock on wood), so why would you dye your hair if you don’t have to? Plus, you’re lazy and super low maintenance when it comes to your hair and going blond requires a lot of upkeep and a lot of moola. Are you really up for that? Besides, it’s pool season and you finally have a pool of your own. Will your blond hair just turn green?

olivia palermoOlivia Palermo’s barely blond

What do you think: Should Kelly GoBlondly?

I’ve never had much success with those “try on these hairstyles” apps, so I’m thinking a visit to a wig shop might be in order. Where can I find one of those? Help!


Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler for JCP
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16 thoughts on “Going Blond: Should I Do It?

  1. Daddio

    Are you crazy????? Be happy with the real you! I remember somone saying they wanted to “find themselves”, now you want to change yourself? My favorite photo above is Olivia Palermo’s hair and you are alreday close to that and will probably be lighter than that before summer is halfway over, especially with the pool. Be you!

    1. Kelly Post author

      Am I crazy?? Yes! But you already knew that. 😉 I think I need to get it out of my system, but I think I’ll do that by trying on a blond wig. I’m too much of a commitment-phobe and lazy with my hair so I just don’t see it fitting my lifestyle.

  2. Neats

    Going blond is too high maintenance. Get some highlights to stisfy the urge and put your efforts into some other beauty/fashion item that is not such and irreversible time and money sucker.

  3. medsparn

    Going blond is very high maintenance, I just recently did it! I loved it for about 3 months! It’s very fun and freeing. I just don’t live in California and I’m not married to Gavin! That being said. It’s just hair and you only live once and you do live in California! So go for it! I say do a barely blond to lift it to Olivias and go a little lighter on the ends. A natural be achy look for summer and one you can cut off at the end of summer! Good luck! Cant wait to see what you do!!

  4. Annette

    Hmmm, this is a toughie. I’m a proud brunette and have virgin hair (can you tell I’m a wuss when it comes to experimenting with hair!?!?) However, I totally know the feeling of getting bored with your hair – I feel it very often, since I can only change the style via a cut or some new trend I attempt at recreating at home. I always sike myself out of doing anything with the color since I know going back is going to be tough. Also, I’m OCD and would freak out at the first sign of darker roots. With that said, I think you should try it out and see how you like it! I love you as a brunette, but you would be a hottie as a blonde too!

    1. Kelly Post author

      I have born-again hair. 😉 It hasn’t been dyed or anything in over 10 years –and there’s a reason! But I just don’t want to look back when I’m old and say why didn’t I be more adventurous? It’s just hair. That said, I don’t want to look back and cringe at pictures of myself, which is what I do now when I see the more experimental cuts/colors of my youth. I think a trip to a wig shop is in order!

        1. Kelly Post author

          I can never get that app to work without looking redonk! Am arranging a visit to a wig shop and will share photos and let the people decide! My (hair) fate is in your hands.

  5. Karina

    I’m sure you’d be stunning, no matter the hair color, but everyone does bring up good points. It’s high maintenance — are you willing to put the time and products required to care and maintain it? It’s expensive — Touch ups when your roots show and if/when the color gets brassy. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather get shoes. You have a pool — how will the chlorine react with your newly chemically processed hair? Will you look like you’re wearing a straw hat?
    It’s really about being realistic with what you’re willing to put back into the color. If it’s too much work, then that’s a lot money to spend on bad-looking hair. Personally, bangs sound le chic. Think of all the cute hair accessories you could wear!

  6. Liz

    You might be happier with highlights, so it doesn’t look bad when it’s growing out. Blonde hair and chlorine doesn’t do well together…it might feel and look like straw. No matter what you do, you will always look adorable!!!!!

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