a light blue and pink tie-dyed shirt with a yin yang embroidered symbol has red-toned blonde curly hair (medium-length) over one shoulder

Hair Gone Wrong Ends Up Red-y for Summer

A red toner saved the day when my damaged-ass porous hair sucked up the too-dark-appearing toner that had been used initially and left a patchy result + tears on the salon cape.

The result was different from the original plan and both the student doing my hair and I went through an intense emotional experience. Sitting in the shampoo chair hearing the students coach each other on and share workplace fears only adds to the already-existing empathy.

Strawberry blonde it is ! All is well.

This post was originally drafted summer of 2023.

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