She Curls Up and DYEs

OK. So here’s the problem.

1. My sister/John was right. I was probably going to do what I deep down wanted to do no matter what the polls said. This is not your fault! It’s just who I am!

2. I was SO BORED. Something HAD TO BE DONE.

3. But, with the poll and months of thinking about it, and talking to all my friends at work about it, and the workers at Maverik, and people in the grocery store line and…you get the point, I did what I always do…

BUILT UP TOO MUCH HYPE! Like Christmas, like sex, like all good things, the build up is always the best.

So, by the time I actually got my hair done, I felt vulnerable and exposed and a little let down. Because I like to act like I’m so tough and I can share my life all the time with everyone, but at the same time, then I am totally holding myself accountable to my BILLIONS ok fine, hundreds of readers, and then I feel all crazy town in my head.

So, I followed my heart…and it took me dark.

I didn’t cry, cause I mean I still am PRETTY tough. But I was a little blah about it at first.

But! This morning I woke up and loved it, and feel great. And all my animal friends at home told me it looked good. And my sweet husband Eric loves it…so! I’m a happy camper.

PLUS…at the end of the day…IT’S JUST HAIR.

Now we can focus on things that matter more…

Like the fact my sister is getting married on SATURDAY! And I get to go home to beautiful San Diego tonight and miss TWO GLORIOUS DAYS OF WORK!

I love you all. Thanks for your love, support, votes, and indulging me.


Alison the Brunette’s might have more fun


  1. crystal

    I’m glad that your animal friends and I agree on things because otherwise I might have to settle things with them out back…. I LOVE it! That is such a fantastic hue. It fits your skin tone perfectly. Good choice my friend!

  2. JenErik

    you’re hot. that’s all there is to it.

  3. irene

    It’s super cute! I love it.

  4. ashley

    I had a feeling that the more “blond” responses you got, the more you would be convinced to go dark. I think it looks great.

  5. Mark and Meghan

    i like it allison! and can’t wait to hear about andrea’s wedding! take pictures!!!! (and i’m jealous you get to go to san diego! can i fit in your luggage?! 🙂

  6. Alex

    I LOVE IT.
    And I think if everyone had felt animals in their homes to validate them unconditionally, the world would be a better place.

  7. Amanda

    You’re so sassy. I love it. Enjoy home… my Dad is going to be cooking up some grub for you guys out there and I’m JEALOUS! Tell Andrea congrats for me. Wish I could be there.

  8. fraggLe+monkEy+shysteR

    holy crap your skin looks so beautiful and porcelain with the new dye job. i love it!

  9. Shannon

    You are so hot!! I love it. It will look so sophisticated at the wedding.

    (ps, you go to Maverick way too much.)

  10. Matt and Jennae Porter

    Wow! What a difference color makes. Good call. I love your sexy little vest- I would look so ridiculous in something like that, but you look fabulous in it. Have a great weekend, and give Andrea our best.

  11. We are the Yardley's...Love us.

    your hair looks great. and those quite possibly are the ugliest animal pictures i’ve ever seen. like nightmare ugly.

  12. Samantha

    I think it looks really good! I do the same thing, ask opinions and then do what I want. Hair is a fun thing to change around.

  13. Jill


  14. courtni

    LOVE it! Just got home tonight for the big shindig. Can’t wait to see you!!!

  15. Jake and Jenna


  16. sprouted

    I found your blog again! I lurk no more, I must speak out–there is a horse-like creature peeking out from the right side of the picture, perhaps on a kitchen wall? Is that the inspiration for your blog header? And also. Where did you find such a thing? My husband and I are art-looking. And not so much looking just for framed pictures, though having a few is fine. More like unusually shaped items.

    Also, speaking of not staying in one subject, nice to meet another writer! I’m an editor, too, but my first love is writing.

    Last thing: love your blog; it’s why I’m celebrating returning to it. I only re-found it after you commented on Heather’s blog (Coterie). Your blog is funny, cute, and happy. It makes me smile. Keep it up.

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