Going Blond and It’s Epic Failure!

When I was sixteen years old, I decided I wanted to go from dark brown hair to blond. I wanted to be like Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac.


On Saturday I went to the store and bought the most beautiful blond color. When I got home I was so excited to get started. I followed the directions. While I was waiting until I could rinse the color out I imagined my gorgeous blond hair….




My orange tabby cat Angus thought my hair color was a fabulous orange color.



Love Your Gorgeous Red Hair…We Twins!



What I didn’t know was that my hair had a lot of red undertones. I was in the bathroom crying when my mom came and checked on me. She felt so bad for me. Being the good mother that she is, the next day she went to the store and got some peroxide and another box of the blond color.


Now I know as you all are reading this you may be cringing…yeah me too now that I know what can happen.


After using the peroxide and then the blond color I melted my hair. Melted My Hair…I didn’t even know that was possible. I was left a crying, miserable, emotional, dramatic teenager that wanted to hide from the world.


On Monday I got into the hairdresser because the owner knew my family and took pity on me. The girl who worked on my hair was good and made it look half way decent. My hair was cut very short and I had to go back to a brown color.


It was an embarrassing lesson learned. It did grow out and I survived even though at the time I didn’t think I would. I can laugh at the story now. Two life lessons I learned: One – I go to a salon when I want to try something crazy and Two – even though it turned out bad I’m glad I tried something new.


Please share similar stories if you would like to.

J.K. Burch

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