I colored my hair. I don’t particularly love it; I should have listened to everyone who told me that red wouldn’t suit me. Oh well, it’s just hair, and I can always change it again. I guess I just always had red-head envy!

Why is it that so many of us change our hair, when we’re feeling low?

Don’t worry, I’ve since been feeling better.

-Keiko Lynn

  1. teh bobbi says: July 23, 20091:43 am

    I think it looks fantastic. It almost matches your eyes.

  2. Kal says: July 23, 20091:48 am

    it compliments your eyes perfectly!

  3. a cat of impossible colour says: July 23, 20091:50 am

    I agree with the comments above. It looks beautiful!

  4. Dana says: July 23, 20091:53 am

    As a redhead myself I may be a little biased, but I LOVE IT. It's a beautiful, warm shade against your skin. Kudos for trying something new, too.

    Love the blog, as always <3

  5. Pretty Pirate says: July 23, 20092:29 am

    I think it looks great, but if it's too much for you, you could always add some lowlights of a darker brown, that way you would have some depth and movement. It's nice for summer though. You can always feel free to ask me anything about hair (colors, cuts, anything), It's my job! πŸ™‚

  6. Laura Gerencser says: July 23, 20092:39 am

    In the picture, the color goes nice with your eye color!:)

  7. Antoinette says: July 23, 20092:40 am

    From the photo, your new hair color looks just right!

  8. A.D. says: July 23, 20092:47 am

    I have red hair just a little lighter (dyed from a dark brown) and maybe I'm biased too but you look GORGEOUS. If there is anyone to make that hair look fantastic, it is you.

    Have fun with it.

  9. eunice says: July 23, 20092:58 am

    You look gorgeous with red hair, contrary to what others may say

  10. Anonymous says: July 23, 20093:00 am

    Amazing. Beautiful as always and you really are stunning, very Scarlett Johanson(sp?)-esque

  11. Blair says: July 23, 20093:22 am

    Sorry dear, but you could dye your hair green and you would still look STUNNING.


  12. glassmarble says: July 23, 20093:25 am

    I don't like it; I LOVE it.

  13. Sydney says: July 23, 20093:30 am

    I did the exact same thing! I've always been so envious of redheads. But yours looks good!

  14. Amanda says: July 23, 20093:31 am

    I agree with everyone. Initially I never really love a new hair color, I don't think many people do, but it will grow on you.

  15. proudly says, says: July 23, 20093:34 am

    for me, your hair really came out great!
    i love it and congrats for being brave to try it!
    you look very beautiful and your pictures are so excellent!


  16. Anonymous says: July 23, 20093:36 am

    You look lovely with red hair! From the picture it looks like the red intensifies the color of your eyes. Very pretty!

  17. Masa Yume says: July 23, 20093:50 am

    I actually like the red. It brings out your eyes ALOT! I was like OMGosh when I saw it. Did wonders for your already nice eyes ^_^

  18. myownlittleuniverse says: July 23, 20093:51 am

    i was thinking the exact same thing…it goes with your eye color amazingly! maybe you just need time to adjust to the change? i love it πŸ™‚

  19. ericaJ says: July 23, 20093:58 am

    I did the same thing…I had the whole redhead envy thing and gave in…I just recently went back to having black hair after living on the "fire side". For the record you look great with it! Isn't it fun to experiment?

  20. Tabby says: July 23, 20094:22 am

    so i'm just not understanding your lack of excitement for your new hair color because it looks AMAZING on you!!! personally i think it softens your complexion and it's great for the season ^_^. It's probably the drastic change from dark to light that's freaking you out a bit, no worries :3
    p.s. glad your feeling better! <3 your stuff!!!

  21. Sara says: July 23, 20094:53 am

    it looks so nice with your eyes!

  22. Christina Visconti says: July 23, 20095:09 am

    Are you kidding? You look gorgeous! And your eyes look amazing too.

  23. Kayla says: July 23, 20095:52 am

    I think it looks great!

  24. Sher says: July 23, 20096:47 am

    what?? I love it! it brings out your eyes! maybe you'll like it if it was a tad darker

  25. Shen-Shen says: July 23, 20097:34 am

    It's pretty but I think you look better as a brunette! And I think we change our hair colors because it's a way of getting a fresh start, you know? In any case, glad to hear you're feeling better :]

  26. mice says: July 23, 20098:00 am

    Your hairstyle and color + eyes looks really adorable!


  27. Sarah says: July 23, 20098:03 am

    I occasionally dye my hair, and i always go for a red. Being a natural blonde, then my hair went darker with the long winter it is now brown.

    You've inspired me. Maybe it is time for me to dye my hair again!

    It looks way tre cute.

  28. Sunshine Sarah says: July 23, 20098:32 am

    I think you look really nice. It brightens you up ^.^ But why are you feeling low? Hope your health is a-ok.

  29. Eline says: July 23, 200910:07 am

    But it's gorgeous! I think you could even go for an even redder shade =)

  30. Addie says: July 23, 200910:16 am

    I think it suits you well

  31. Jamie says: July 23, 200910:39 am

    I like it but the darker hair brings your facial feature better forewards (do you say it like that? :O Ah, well you know what I mean :P).

    And I change my hair but not because I'm low, I mostly sit and sob since I don't have to money to just do something like that πŸ˜› I do dye it bright colours because I really like that :]

  32. Anonymous says: July 23, 200911:08 am

    Pues me gusta que el color de tu pelo sea igual al de tus ojos…muy bien! No sabrΓ­a con que color quedarme.

  33. Bianka says: July 23, 200911:10 am

    I like the red hair πŸ™‚

  34. Anonymous says: July 23, 200912:31 pm

    I am totally diggin' the red hair, Keiko. When I am feeling low, that is the fisrt thing I do too… either dye/cut my hair or go shopping, lol. It always makes me feel better.

  35. LuTaNiA says: July 23, 20091:21 pm

    Matches ur eyes..
    Good for you, my asian tan skin will never looks good with any other color except black. =S

  36. Cassandra says: July 23, 20091:27 pm

    I like the dark hair better, but this is by no means bad! I attempted to dye mine a darker brown last night, and it ended up black. I'm not pleased.

  37. Dominika says: July 23, 20091:37 pm

    Red hair suits you! you look so nice!

  38. Diane says: July 23, 20092:01 pm

    i like it! 2 thumbs up πŸ™‚

  39. Sal says: July 23, 20092:10 pm

    Are you kidding? It's GORGEOUS, lady!

  40. The Barely Tattoo'd Artist says: July 23, 20092:11 pm

    I think it works perfectly for you…perhaps you aren't so used to it being light, so there is always getting a darker shade of red…

    But still, I think it suits you well…

  41. Anissa says: July 23, 20092:14 pm

    I love it!!! Such a pretty color!

  42. christina says: July 23, 20092:33 pm

    i LOVE it!

  43. Brigid says: July 23, 20092:33 pm

    As a fellow brunette-who-is-now-red, I really like it. Us super-pale types can pull it off.

  44. pinkpeas says: July 23, 20092:39 pm

    i absolutely love the color on you. keep it like this for awhile, it may grow on you! fall/winter will come and you can possibly go darker again.. this is a nice change :]

  45. Trains and Sewing Machines says: July 23, 20093:40 pm

    I really like your new hair color, it brings out your beautiful eyes

  46. Mallory Phillipy says: July 23, 20093:44 pm

    i change my hair all the time! it's kind of refreshing, except when you don't like it :[ but i really like that color, it's nice and soft for summer and really makes your eyes pop.

  47. hillary says: July 23, 20094:04 pm

    I am a very picky person in what I like. I have to say I really think the red suits you well.

  48. catherine_sr. says: July 23, 20094:36 pm

    I think red really brings out your eyes! I bet it's a bit weird looking in the mirror and seeing a whole new color on your head, but you look great.
    I have pictures on my blog of the vintage blue dress you sold me. It's so gorgeous! It's one of my summer staples now.
    :: http://www.therenegadebean.com ::

  49. Crazygal says: July 23, 20095:19 pm

    Are you serious? you look amazing with red hair, it highlights your eyes!

  50. Thao says: July 23, 20096:14 pm

    Oh, wow, you're so striking!! I really think you can do no wrong, Keiko. You're a lucky girl. πŸ™‚

  51. Eyeliah SS says: July 23, 20096:22 pm

    I think most of us look best with our natural color, but that doesn't mean this isn't striking! Your eyes are gorgeous with this red hair. I loved to be red a lot too, sadly it always washd out so fast.

  52. Suzanne says: July 23, 20097:07 pm

    i think it colors great with your hair now πŸ™‚
    wish you luck and strength with everything πŸ™‚

  53. Jennie says: July 23, 20097:14 pm

    I really like the red-hair! It makes your eye color pop! Redheads are the best πŸ™‚

  54. Jennifer says: July 23, 20097:14 pm

    I dig the red. I may be a bit partial to the color though πŸ˜‰

  55. josie says: July 23, 20098:44 pm

    you look so gorgeous it's unbelievable :0

  56. Emily says: July 23, 200910:16 pm

    You're stunning either way- I love it darker and red. I'm glad you're not feeling low any longer….. -e

  57. Francine says: July 23, 200911:59 pm

    Girl, please, you could do no wrong with your look. You're gorgeous and I LOVE the hair.

  58. Anonymous says: July 24, 20094:38 am

    Actually, you look so so so so stunning. Keep it like this a little longer, maybe you'll start to agree! It suits you so well.

  59. Anonymous says: July 24, 20097:25 am

    beautiful !

  60. Annie says: July 24, 20097:44 am

    Hey, I think it looks great! Maybe it would look a bit more natural on you if the eye makeup were less dramatic, perhaps something lighter? But at any rate it looks good with your skin, and is a nice natural color overall!

  61. Atenea says: July 24, 20091:53 pm

    I think u look pretty with this colour πŸ™‚

  62. Laura says: July 24, 20092:19 pm

    you still look pretty..! the back ground of that photo is just a bit overwhelming, i am willing to bet that out in the sun it looks gorgeous. red is sometimes harder to dress though…

    the brown and black and such were pretty too though, i don't know… keep it red for summer and dye it back for fall..?

    hope you're feeling better with the infection..! antibiotics, especially strong ones, are not fun πŸ™

  63. smartchic says: July 24, 20093:35 pm

    red head or not, you still look great. same here, i always go to the salon for a haircut or a trim whenever I sad πŸ™‚

  64. jennamichelle says: July 24, 20094:24 pm

    I actually think you look amazing! It sometimes takes time to get used to change. It really suits you well, and even if you change it back, at least you tried something different because you wanted to & weren't afraid! πŸ™‚

  65. Zay says: July 24, 20094:28 pm

    go oxygen blonde then! πŸ˜€

  66. Wonderlander says: July 24, 20094:59 pm

    Keiko- the red looks gorgeous!
    My blog post that mentions you is up! Have a read and see if you like it? I'm thinking of dying my hair red too!

    Wonderlander xx

  67. Elisa says: July 24, 20095:14 pm

    How did you get it red. My hair is dark brown and I have yet to succeed in getting it red πŸ™

  68. barkattacca says: July 24, 20099:15 pm

    Your eyes pop so much in this photo! I think it's nice, although more importantly I love your attitude towards hair. I don't change my hair when I'm feeling low, but instead sometimes I'll put together fun outfits and take photos with my little sister. Hope the sweat gland issue clears up soon!

  69. Anonymous says: July 25, 20095:00 am

    this colour works! πŸ™‚


  70. Wendy says: July 25, 200911:25 am

    You look beautiful, your hair looks amazing that color. Just don't go blonde!

  71. Tori says: July 25, 20094:59 pm

    I think it looks great!

    Can you show us how you get your bangs to look so awesome? Mine are always hit and miss. Some days they behave and some days they feather at the ends by the end of the work day.

  72. auxpaysdesmerveilles says: July 27, 200911:09 am

    It looks great on you! If I would ever dye my hair, it would definitaly be something red-ish aswell!

  73. Rosa says: July 28, 200912:08 am

    Hi! I like the red hair! This is a strange little fact but did u know that Max Factor (yes he was realy a person, i always thought it was the brand name…) had 4 diffrent rooms with the walls painted diffrent colours. when he was given a starlet to make over he would take them into the diffrent rooms and depending in which room the lookws best in he would chnge there hair colours. so he had a dusky pink room for brunettes, a pale blue for blones, a green for red heads and a peach room for brownettes. when he was given little norma jean he saw she looked best in the blue rooms and made her platinum blonde! this story is going somewer! U look great againts ur aqua wallls, hence red hair suits u! ok thats my lecture over, bascilay i think it looks great! xxxx

  74. jess says: July 29, 20092:50 pm

    it's beautiful, what did you use?

  75. karlacastuirre says: September 10, 20095:22 am

    I think the red hair looks good on you. I have light brown hair and I am constantly dying it black. I have also done it red in the past and I loved it! Enjoy it and experiment with your hair!

    I believe that many of us change our hair when we are feeling down becuz we seek some sort of excitement in our lives and just want to feel better.

  76. Dar says: September 14, 20093:00 pm

    I love it and I just went red myself, from a hair color very similar to your original color! red-head envy has turned into being a redhead! i love it.

  77. Finzean says: September 28, 200912:43 pm

    you look good in red hair !

  78. Retro Threadz * Mary says: July 22, 20105:35 pm

    I think this color looks good on you. I love red hair, I have red hair ;o)