It’s a 2012 “Big Thing” – I Dye My Hair Blue

Sadly, my iPhone cannot fully capture the rich, and textured, multi-color work of art that is now my hair. Yet it somehow manages to catch the detail of each and every wrinkle on my forehead. What gives?

I cannot believe I haven’t posted this. I dyed my hair blue (and orange and purple and green) way back in October!

Why? Well, it was getting towards the end of the month, and I hadn’t thought of a “big thing” yet and I was feeling kinda panicky and… oh! You’re not asking why I dyed my hair blue in October. You’re asking why I dyed my hair in the first place!


  1. Because I’m 40-ish years old and technically too ancient for this kind of foolishness
  2. Because I’ve always wanted to color my hair but was afraid of what other people would think
  3. Because lately I’ve come to care a lot less about what other people think of me and my personal choices
  4. Because I’m smack dab in the middle of a mind-numbing mid-life crisis that dulls my ability to make smart decisions

(# 3′s my favorite)

I love my hair. Right now it’s blue and purple, but last month it was blue, purple, green, and a bit of orange. It’s a look that is supposed to resemble that of a peacock. I told my husband that if he wanted to show off his peacock to friends and family he was now free to do so. He didn’t take me up on the offer. Not sure why.

I also adore my hair guy. Jentry, you are a rockstar! You are a talented artist, a savvy businessman, and a dear friend who happens to be incredibly handsome. I’m so glad you’re mine (er… my hair guy… I’m so glad you are my talented and artistic hair guy)!

Blues and purples this time. Again, iPhone fails to communicate just how cool my hair really is.

Honestly. What does a person have to do to get some respect around here?

Glass of white wineRecommended wine: In honor of my awesome hair, I’m recommending a little chardonnay from Peacock Hill Vineyard, a micro-boutique vineyard in Australia. If you decide to pick up a bottle, please buy an extra and send it over to the excellent folks at The Black Cat Studio + Spa. They deserve it!

2012 “Big Things”

It’s been a big year.

21 insightful thoughts by 21 brilliant people

  1. I think your hair looks awesome! I read a quote the other day “The older we get, it is important that we do not act our age.” I am all for it! I am currently rocking Blonde hair with black streaks! And my philosophy holds true, who cares what other people think!

    • Sir Robyn,

      Do not be silly. Royalty would never allow themselves to experience something as lowly as the common mid-life crisis.

      My grammar feels funny there.

      You are blonde because you are all kinds of awesome.

  2. Love it. The best thing about hair is that it’s a non-permanent canvas for self expression.

    My daughter Sofia is not quite 1, but my wife and I have already discussed some future rules for her.

    Tattoos: Way too permanent often quite unfortunate
    Piercings: Okaaaay….as long as nothing leaves a scar
    Hair: Any style, length or color of the rainbow. Go nuts!

  3. I was speechless when I read the caption: “I dyed my hair blue”! But I have to say it looks amazing! Somehow totally fits you and adds some edginess :) So good for you to be brave enough for sth like this. I have problems with even cutting my hair 2cms! I am so curious of your next decision (new colour? :))

  4. The blue and purple looks great! Just discovered your blog via a post on Russel’s Facebook. So glad I happened to see that. Bill and I have been laughing and laughing at your kids stuff, but I’m so amazed and inspired by your “Big Things.” How lucky am I that I know you – even if it’s been a while.

  5. Hey there. I found your blog after searching for pics of funky hair colors. I also saw your post about wanting validation and it prompted me to comment. (I never comment,lol).

    Anyway, I wanted to give you an internet high five. I dyed some teal streaks into my blonde hair late last year and I love them. This oddly enough, was a huge deal for me. I was afraid of social backlash, being ‘too old’ and worrying too much about everyone else. I’m approaching 34 and I agree completely with your reasons. Especially #3. It takes a lot of courage to step up and actually start living life. Good for you!

    • I love my blue hair… it’s gone. I went to red, then got rid of it when I noticed a boatload of 70-somethings had the exact same shade. Trying to get back to blue. I have to have a serious talk with my hair guy.

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