When It Comes To Hair, How Long Is Too Long?

Happy Friday, lovelies!  My brother is visiting (yay!), so I’m keeping the post short today.  I stumbled onto this photo and it got me thinking…

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At what point does hair become too long?  You know… that point when long hair becomes almost gross.

I think the lady in the photo above has definitely reached the too-long stage.  But maybe you disagree…

Is there a length of hair that you classify as too long?  Where is the line between “pretty, long hair” and “you-need-to-get-that-cut-right-now”?  What’s the longest your hair has ever been?  Tell me in the comments!

P.S.- Happy Earth Day! Here are a couple cool eco-friendly finds from around the web:

Super adorable reusable shopping bags.

Tell someone how wonderful they are (in a fabric envelope)!

A belted dress in coral.

A bracelet for the bike lover in your life…

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Jennifer Lopez Went Grey at 23… Does Going Grey Freak You Out??

About two weeks ago, I was snuggling up to Travis, and I found a grey hair right near his forehead.  I made kind of a big deal about it (sorry, honey!), and then a week later, I found a grey hair on myself as well!  (Maybe the stress of planning a wedding is really getting to us!!)

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So when I came across this article about J. Lo going grey at 23, I thought about what it would be like to truly battle grey hair in my 20’s.

I use the term “battle” because there is no way I would ever go “au natural” in this situation.  But as a soon-to-be-certified hair dresser, I’ve already worked on lots of clients with stubborn white hair that doesn’t always cover up easily.  The truth is, the thought of going grey doesn’t really freak me out because it makes me feel old (okay, maybe a little), but I just don’t want to deal with the upkeep!

I’m hoping I don’t pull a Jennifer and that my brunette locks stick around a while longer… what about you?

Have any of you started going grey?  At what age?  Do you know people who went grey in their 20’s?  Would grey hair freak you out a bit, or do you plan to embrace it?  Tell me your thoughts in the comments!

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Wedding Wednesday POLL: What Do You Think Of Non-Diamond Engagement Rings?

Ever since Prince William & Kate Middleton got engaged, I’ve seen a burst in non-traditional engagement rings, and I want to know what you think!

Here are a bunch of  engagement rings that feature stones other than diamonds:

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Granted, some of these rings have diamonds in them, but having an alternate stone as the main feature really changes things up!  I think these rings are beautiful, but I’m happy having a plain diamond.  My birthstone is sapphire, so I’ve had lots of sapphire rings and necklaces over the years, which makes my diamond feel a little more special.

But I like that women are being a little more original with their ring choices!  My favorite is the last ring, which is aquamarine.

What do you think of them?

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Which of these rings do you like best?  Would you (or do you) wear a non-diamond engagement ring?  Which type of stone would you choose?  Tell me what you think in the comments!

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I Heart Colored Pianos

So, I’ve had this dream for a while… when Travis and I buy our first home, I want to nab a cool antique piano off Craigslist and paint it a funky color!  I stumbled across this awesome Before and After, and it only furthered my inspiration!

Isn’t that awesome?!  And check out these other cool painted pianos:

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What do you think of this look?  What color would you paint a statement piece in your home?  Have you taken on any cool makeovers like the ones above??  Tell me about it in the comments!

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How To: A Little Braid With A Big Impact!

I’m having a bit of an obsession with headband braids lately… they’re just so easy to do, and man are they cute!

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The braid above, as seen on Tinsley Mortimer, is french braided along the top of her head, but that can be difficult to do on your own head.  Fortunately, there’s an easy way to re-create this headband braid on your own.

Here’s how you can get the look:

1) Grab a chunk of hair from behind your ear— the bigger the chunk, the thicker the braid.

2) Hold the hair straight up above your head as you braid.

3) Secure the braid with a small elastic and pull to your opposite ear (like a headband!)

4) Pin with bobby pins, and off you go!

Easy, right?!  If you want to jazz it up a little, use a ribbon or a piece of fabric and weave it into your braid for an extra pop of color.

And for those of you with short hair, get a similar look with one of these cool headbands, from Sephora!

What do you think of the braided headband look?  Have you tried it out?  Would you try weaving a ribbon into your hair?  (Bonus points for sending photos of your braided looks to kim@blendingbeautiful.com!)

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