I dyed my hair brown.
And then I went home and did the LAST thing anyone in this situation should do. I watched the Real Housewives of OC.
And questioned whether I had just coloured away any good looks that I had.
Now I'll tell you the difference between going brown and going blonde. When you walk out of the salon with highlights pretty much everyone will say, "Oh my GOD, I LOVE your hair. Looks SO good." Either that or you were already blonde and no one notices(what a waste, if not for attention than WHY would I have even done it?!?).
Now when you walk into the salon a blonde and walk out a brunette everyone's reactions are varying versions of, "Hmm.. It's brown." Is it? Well thank you for clarifying that Einstein. NOW I can sleep at night.
If they don't state the obvious they'll typically ask you stupid questions like, "is that your natural colour?" or "why did you decide to do that?" Why did I do it? Well actually I saw a German Shepherd walk by the other day and thought to myself, I want hair like him. WHAT does it matter WHY I did it?! Just tell me it's nice gawd damn it.
I've also heard, "it matches your eyebrows." Cool. And "do YOU like it?" What do you mean do I like it? Is this where if I say "yes I like it" than you'll say you like it and if I don't like it than you can be honest?
Dying your hair brown is like buying that dress that's just a little too tight. You know, like when you go shopping with a couple of friends who are close but not close enough to tell you something's giving you love handles in the back. You walk out of the change room and everyone just silently smiles and nods. You completely forget that this is a red flag and if it were really nice they would be telling you how amazing it is. So you buy it. You wear it. Meanwhile behind your back everyone's saying the size up was better.
Either way, I like this dress. I think.