Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Orange And Purple

Now that graduation is long over, summer has turned into a wonderful carefree time. This is the first summer in four or five years that Kaefer doesn't have any kind of homework. The only thing she has to worry about at the moment is to figure out how to decorate her dorm room at UC Davis.

Last week we met up with Kaefer's friend Becca and my friend Jeanne (Becca's mom). We just wanted to do breakfast together, but while we were eating the most delicious food we got this idea that we could check out Bed Bath and Beyond for some dorm items - like Twin XL bedding.

After having researched all the bedding (and other items) we ended up in the beauty isle and the girls looked at all the hair coloring boxes. Kaefer had talked for some time about dying her hair reddish or orange, and after Becca chose purple for her hair we went home and started the hair dying party!

The top picture was the last photo taken of the girls with their natural hair color.

Then Jeanne and I put on aprons and gloves and started the dying process.

It does look a bit scary when the new color pops out of the bottle!

It took quite some time to cover all the long hair of our girls, and we first thought the content of the bottle would run out before, but it was more than enough! We piled their hair up and left them in the bathroom while we had a wonderful refreshing drink of Bellini.

After 25 minutes the girls were able to wash and rinse their hair - that took a long time as well!

However, the result is quite beautiful.

From the side you can see the difference in their hair. Orange and purple. Or shall I say carrot and eggplant?

They have been very happy with their new look. It was a lovely mother/daughter thing to do together with good friends. We laughed so much that day - I will remember it for quite a long time.


Vagabonde said...

That must have been a fun party. I bet you were waiting for the results with trepidation. Their hair looks very silky and pretty. The job looks quite professional. Now maybe you can be a hairdresser part time?

Elephant's Child said...

What an absolutely wonderful day - with results to match.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, sounds like you all had a wonderful time. I like the fun hair colors. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

Darla said...

What fun! Did you consider putting a streak or two in your own hair? My GD keeps telling me I should do that - and I just keep laughing at her. You never know though, I might just wake up one day with an overwhelming desire for a purple streak, LOL!

Barb said...

How lucky you all are to have each other and such spontaneity! There's nothing like a change in hair to uplift the spirits. (Bellini help too!)

Anonymous said...

I'll bet the girls will always fondly remember that day, too. They both look lovely! Is the color permanent, or will it gradually wash out?

gina said...

What fun! Certainly a day to remember! The colors came out great -- carrot and eggplant. We'll done, ladies.

GreenComotion said...

Coloring hair can be a lot of fun, especially if one doesn't have to touch-up roots, eh? :)
Glad to see y'all having fun.
Henna can also color the hair very well.
Fun to try at least.
Have a Happy Weekend, Carola!
Peace :)

Magic Love Crow said...

What a fun day!! Both girls hair turned out fantastic!!