Add Zest to Your Life with Hair Color for Spring Summer 2013


Last week, I wrote about how one of the best ways to add zest to your life is by updating your hair. Going from longer lengths to a cropped ‘do, adding extensions for more volume, and embracing color are simple hairstyle changes that can drastically change your look. We all have different reasons for wanting to spice up our hair: boredom, an epiphany, curiosity, relieving stress, a break-up, etc.


For me, changing my hair has always been due to curiosity (plus a dash of “I’m over this hair!”). Oddly enough, this time around I did not conduct any hair research. Ah, yes. I usually know what my next hairstyle will be a month before I make the switch. This research entails searching for tips on what styles best suit my face, what colors complement my complexion and undertones, and a visit to the channels of YouTube beauty “gurus” for more inspiration. This is my crowning glory we are talking about here. For my spiced up hairstyle, I went to my hair stylist and said, “Give me color!” That’s exactly what she did.

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Before & After: Black to Blonde

To be honest, on the first day of my new blonde-red-brown-black ombre hair, I was extremely unsure about how I felt with this new ‘do. I’ve rocked “colorful” hair before, but that was during my college days in Boston. Fast forward X amount of years later and this blonde hair is a drastic change. “Blonde Bombshell” debuted at my high school friend’s housewarming soiree. I walked into her home, turned the corner into her living room and all I heard was “OMG! Beyonce.” The next group of people to see me as Blonde Bombshell were my law school buddies at brunch. One of them chimed in with, “Mel, I can’t believe how much you look like Beyonce! It’s come full circle.” Noticing a trend here? Lol.

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Whether my hair reminds people of Beyonce, or even Mary J. Blige, it’s now Melanie’s new spicy do. I wanted color–I got it. I wanted to lighten my hair for spring/summer–I did it. I wanted a zesty addition to my look–I achieved it.

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  1. Love love love this color on you! It really complements your complexion.

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