So you might remember how just a few days ago I posted about changing my hairstyle constantly. ( If you didn’t read my post about hair damage go do so now–I talked about some great product in there! And after this post you’ll see why I need it more than ever, haha) Stick with me–before and after pictures at the end of this post!

So anyways-I soon discovered that there is nothing like taking a bunch of pictures of your grown out really-looking-blotchy-because-got-them-forever-ago highlights and your long overdue trim LOONNGG hair to spurn you into desperately needing a makeover!

A shot that didn’t make the cut last time because I was like ACK when I saw it!

Add to that the fact that many of my friends on Facebook were starting to chat about getting new hairstyles and I really began to get the itch!

The icing on the cake was the fact that my friend Heather (who lives here-I have several Heather friends now, haha-I guess just awesome people have that name) asked if anyone would like to come model for her so she could practice taking pictures with her fancy new camera and get comfortable with editing. Yes, please! I have to post headshots all over the inter-verse for my jobs and you lovlies that I had decided that I should probably upgrade from the “stuck the arm out and took a picha Instagram” shots.

So the makeover quest was on! First I decided to do away with the blotchy highlights-blondes might have more fun but they also spend a whole lot more money. I decided on chestnut brown after an agonizing 30 minutes staring at boxes and finally ended up Chestnut Brown-it was close to my natural color with an extra umph I hoped the chestnut would bring.

Next I went to Pinterest (naturally) and searched for my new hairstyle. I’ve been playing with the idea of doing bangs again because I had them the entire time growing up but then they went out of style so I grew them out shortly after we got married. Now they’re back in style and super cute so to find my new look I just went and typed in bangs then pinned away. Then I picked my favorite because I thought I could pull it off, it didn’t look super tricky to style, and it would keep my length while giving it more style and thinning it out.

The final result?? Volia!!!!

Before……

After!

What do you think?! Do you ever get mad urges to completely change your look?

Nicole Elliott