In a few months, I will be turning 40. I plan on celebrating the whole year. I plan on being thoroughly obnoxious about it. So there’s that for you to look forward to.
I usually dye my hair, but this semester, partly out of curiosity as to what was really going on under there and partly out of the more pressing matter of dealing with the whale of semester it has been, I have let my natural hair grow in a little.
Observation: I have some pretty serious wisdom streaks going on.
“Wisdom streaks” is the term one of my beloved friends uses for the effect created when gray hairs are growing among the rest of the hair. One of my residents called it “tinsel.” Acceptable.
I like to play with my hair color, so I’m not quite ready to go all gray. And really – neither is my hair. As you can see in the picture above, there’s still some brown peeking through. But in another ten years, when I imagine the majority of it will have turned, I just might.
It is beautiful. The picture doesn’t do it justice. My tinsel hairs are shiny and silver. This means that when I am old enough for all my hairs to be gray, not only will I be even more well-rounded, well-read, and generally badass than I am now, I will have the metallic rock star hair to match.
For now, though, I am having fun with the mocha color. And in the new year, I’m going red again. Or copper streaks. I haven’t decided. But I’m still having fun with colors.
I also love the little flippy thing the long bob (or lob, as it was called in the magazine I was reading while waiting for the color to set) does at the end. Observe:
Underneath it all, though – I know. Shiny wisdom streaks. I’m going to look awesome when I’m old.