This was a birthday present to myself. I've always loved to change up my hair, but I haven't done so in quite a long time. I've always tried not to take my hair too seriously and view it as a canvas that I can have fun with. I'm turning 25 next month, so I thought I'd get back to my hair-dying roots (haha, get it?) and go a little blonder.
A couple tips for changing it up?
Find a stylist you trust before dealing with color. I've gotten my hair colored by a couple stylists that I hadn't previously been to. Having pictures and describing what I wanted just didn't do. I ended up paying a pretty penny for something I was less than satisfied with. KC from Hairdrezzers on Fire in Normal Heights was recommended to me by a good friend. I went to her for the chop a few months back, and I'd never been more satisfied with a haircut in my life. KC is also incredibly friendly and easy to talk to (which means a lot coming from someone who can't deal with small talk). Based on my previous experience, I knew I could trust her opinion and spending a couple hours with her would be full of good conversation.
Take risks. It's just hair. It'll grow back.