My daughter Courtney has been contemplating changing her hair color for quite some time. For a few years now she has desired to go red! I “enhanced” my hair color years and years ago. I went from blonde (bleached, permed, 80′s hair blonde!) to red in one emotionally twisted day! I love it and have no desire to go back! And NO…I will not post a picture!
Tina, my sister is the proprietor of Divinity Design Studio in MI and a master of hair color! She graciously agreed to take on this challenge! My sisters were in VA this past weekend visiting. So after a trip to the Cville Market and getting drenched from a sudden downpour…we hit the beauty supply store for the chemical concoction to perform the transformation.
The result? A vibrant depth of red now matches my girls personality. Fiery, passionate, short tempered, opinionated…. And yes, for those of you who know me or have met me, I’m talking about myself as much as my daughter! According to some, “Red hair was thought to be a mark of a beastly sexual desire and moral degeneration.” from Redheads: Myths, Legends, and Famous Red Hair 95 Hmmm…
Now, most of the personality traits and folklore applies to “true” redheads. I think by choice or chance…reds are reds!! Is there a redhead in your life? Do you agree?
Several Redhead pages on Facebook!
Facebook for Divinity Design Studio!
Websites for RedHedd!!
Is there such a thing? According to my daughters, yes.
I want this blog to be a source of inspiration, reference and inquires. In order for me to really convey the depth of our “mother-daughter(‘s)” relationship, I feel it’s necessary to cover topics that are very personal and intimate. Sharing my own journey and writing publicly about me is my own choice. But sharing those moments or events I hold dear that I’ve experienced with my daughters? That has to be a decision on our part.
While enjoying a cool evening on the deck and discussing the little trials of the day I asked, “Would it be OK with you both if I wrote about some of the things that we’ve faced together?” For example; Lindsay’s first sexual experience, one of her ex-boyfriends admitting he was gay, and her struggle realizing her mother is sexually active and used Nuva ring? Courtney’s life change move from Michigan to Virginia, her issues with potential heart problems and her revelations embarking on her first year of college? They both agreed! Just like that. The trust and comfort level they feel is humbling.
In the days to come I’ll take you on journey’s the three of us have embarked as mother and daughter, sisters and the power of three! Which topic would you most like to hear about?
I can’t begin to collect my thoughts about this subject matter. A young mother giving her 8 year old daughter Botox injections to further her “pageant” desires. Any mother who has any affection for their children would find this story appalling and disgraceful. Lying or not, true or false….a bad parent is a bad parent. I impressed a sentiment to my daughters for several years; you need a license to shoot a duck, to cut someones hair, to practice law, to catch a fish and in Memphis you cannot panhandle without a license!! In Massachusetts you need a license to tell fortunes! But ANYONE can procreate!
As a rule, I hate bring attention to a story that brings that “15 minutes of fame” to an individual who is less than deserving of the media crazy…I have no problem showcasing this mother’s interview! Look, watch, think…is procreation a right or responsibility?