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By misslake (Mon Feb 27, 2006 at 09:48:16 AM EST) girly-girl stuff, fashion, ask husi, husistock haircut (all tags)
since my glorious mohawk was sheared via live web cam feed at husistock, i feel like i should let you all in on any potential changes to my crowning glory.

and i need hair colour feedback.

she's been black, brown, gold, orange, yellow, and has been in a red fades to fuchsia fades to pink cycle for too long.

i've been keeping her trimmed but recently my heart just hasn't been in it.
the sides are all shaggy, the top is too long, i've been restraining it under scarves, and taming it with barrettes.

it is time for a change.
i was out at a goth club on the weekend (savage garden) for a friend of 256's birthday. (goth kate who makes corsets) it was a hoot. she was in a stunning sea-foam green silken gown of her own creation, cinched in at the waist of course. she looked like a mermaid. a beautiful, evil mermaid. you might say siren, even.

i was in a red plaid dress, black slacks, and an orange cardigan. my hair was pinned down as best i could.
i ran into a pretty lady in the bathroom. platinum blonde, loud, and too friendly. she had great hair. almost a chelsea, shaved really short up the back, with diagonal bangs, and short pigtails above her ears, curled into tight ringlets.
"this is hair i must have," i thought to myself.

tonight i plan on making someone help me with the cut.

dearest husi. i can't decide on the colour.
i've ruled out platinum blonde, i make a terrible blonde. it's not actually any fun.
much of my hair has grown out to 2 inches of it's natural colour, brown-black. the ends of what was the mohawk are pink.

what colour do you think?
i think if i dye it, i would dye just the front bit and leave the shorn part at the back brown.
my current favourite dyes are manic panic, and l'oreal colour pulse. i'd bleach it first for vibrant colours.
although i'm kinda leaning towards dark maroon, or even black this morning.
yes, i'm feeling indeterminate and wishy-washy.
what better reason to include a poll and let the whims of the internet decide for me?


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this 'hawk has GOT to go; ASK HUSI | 28 comments (28 topical, 0 hidden)
wipo by alprazolam (2.00 / 0) #1 Mon Feb 27, 2006 at 09:56:40 AM EST
leave it be.

I feel your pain by Evil Cloaked User (2.00 / 0) #2 Mon Feb 27, 2006 at 09:57:00 AM EST
has been in a red fades to fuchsia fades to pink cycle for too long
Sigh. Why can't I find a red that lasts? And doesn't destroy the shower basin.

try by LilFlightTest (2.00 / 0) #16 Tue Feb 28, 2006 at 03:49:01 PM EST
feria's power reds. they last longest of any bright red i've ever used.
Send me to Austria!
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"Navy! Navy! Navy!" by toxicfur (2.00 / 0) #3 Mon Feb 27, 2006 at 09:57:47 AM EST
chants iGrrrl, as she read your diary over my shoulder. "Tell her I said so," she said, "but I can't be arsed to vote." I happen to agree with her, so double my navy vote. And have fun! I sometimes miss dying my hair interesting colors.
damn it, lif eis actually really *far4 too good at tghe momnent, shboyukbnt;t whilen. --Dr Thrustgood
IAWTP by MillMan (2.00 / 0) #5 Mon Feb 27, 2006 at 10:09:02 AM EST
would go well with her skin tone.

I never really considered face-to-face contact a possible thing. -CRwM

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Do the Plum with Heather Streaks by Christopher Robin was Murdered (2.00 / 0) #4 Mon Feb 27, 2006 at 10:05:10 AM EST
It's one of the few colors you haven't already listed and the two-color effect will help you avoid the "kanekalone" look that one unfortunately gets with colors that have no naturally occuring referent.

Fuck platinum blonde by debacle (2.00 / 0) #6 Mon Feb 27, 2006 at 10:27:01 AM EST
Platinum is the way to go.


Hello, multi-select? by Rogerborg (4.00 / 2) #7 Mon Feb 27, 2006 at 10:27:51 AM EST

Metus amatores matrum compescit, non clementia.
Another account switch? by calla (4.00 / 2) #9 Mon Feb 27, 2006 at 10:43:43 AM EST
I don't think I'm ready for this.

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If you can't by blixco (4.00 / 1) #8 Mon Feb 27, 2006 at 10:42:51 AM EST
get it to be plaid (predominantly yellow, black and bright red) then I say: firetruck.  Bright goddamn red hair that you can see from space.
Taken out of context I must seem so strange - Ani DiFranco
Plaid by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #10 Mon Feb 27, 2006 at 10:45:57 AM EST

Would you rather battle Klingons or trolls?
plaid by misslake (2.00 / 0) #18 Tue Feb 28, 2006 at 05:17:13 PM EST
the trouble with plaid is that you can only get it to look right on really short hair.
so i'd have to only plaid the very back of my head, and keep the top one colour. maybe i could get away with streaks of the complementary colour.
it's also easiest to do with a black watch or gordon tartan, so you can bleach in squares, dye the entire thing navy or dark green (thus achieving dye over bleach =  green, dye over brown = black) then draw on the fine yellow lines with blonde dye.
(yes, i have done this before. you use a simmilar technique to get a spider web or other multi colour patterns)

red tartans look best, but fire engine red, gold and black stripes/streaks would be pushing the fashion envelope a little too far over to laughing at me from laughing with me.

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This may be too conservative for you by calla (4.00 / 1) #11 Mon Feb 27, 2006 at 10:51:37 AM EST
but seriously it's low maintenance.

Try navy blue on your hair without bleaching it. It'll give your pretty dark brown hair a lovely blue glow. As it grows out or fades it's not a big deal - 'cuz you've got your real hair color as a base.

Another low maintenance fave of mine is creating colored stripes. Just bleach wide stripes in your natural colored hair. Dye the stripes whatever color moves you. I had the stripes in my hair and loved them. It was easy to change the colors. I started with pink stripes, then turquoise, then blue, and silver.

I don't know if any of these suggestions will help, but even if you don't try them now, keep them in mind for the future.

Please post pics, k?

reminds me of dyejobs past. by misslake (4.00 / 1) #19 Tue Feb 28, 2006 at 05:24:17 PM EST
i used to do that.
i used to make my hair (which was long past my shoulders at the time) look just like veronicas from the archie comics.

i'd bleach sections at the crown of my head, the bottoms of my bangs, and the parts that bent under at the ends. then i'd dye the whole thing blue, and get jet black hair with cartoon-y blue 'shines' as if i was cut out from the archie double digest.
it was great.
alas, been there done that.

plus, i do have a good 6 inches - 10 cm of pale pink where my former mohawk was.

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You do the Veronica, by calla (2.00 / 0) #20 Tue Feb 28, 2006 at 06:33:26 PM EST
I'll do Betty.

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who's gonna be archie? by misslake (4.00 / 1) #22 Wed Mar 01, 2006 at 01:25:12 PM EST
or more importantly, jughead?

i'm going to lear how to post pics. i've got some neat shots of me with veronica hair. and i'l post the results of this haircut dyejob too.

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I do not believe we'll have to go far by calla (2.00 / 0) #24 Wed Mar 01, 2006 at 01:43:50 PM EST
to find volunteers.

Posting pics is easy.

  • Put the jpgs or gifs somewhere you can find them.
  • Go to "Your Files" right here on HuSi!
  • At the bottom of the "Your Files" page find the Upload section.
  • Hit the "browse" button and select your pics.
  • Hit the "Upload" button and your pics will be listed with "Your Files".
  • Use the "User Files" selection wheel and the "Comment" button to post the pics.
It's easy.

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like so by 256 (4.00 / 1) #27 Fri Mar 10, 2006 at 08:26:57 AM EST

I don't think anyone's ever really died from smoking. --ni
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beautiful by calla (2.00 / 0) #28 Fri Mar 10, 2006 at 10:17:31 AM EST
You don't dye your hair blue - you dye your hair black.

I can see your blue roots.

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It doesn't matter by anonimouse (2.00 / 0) #13 Tue Feb 28, 2006 at 01:03:50 AM EST
As long as the collars and cuffs match, so as to speak.

Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
alas, the hair on my head just won't hold a perm by misslake (2.00 / 0) #14 Tue Feb 28, 2006 at 03:43:04 AM EST
no way. the lady bits look just fine as they are. and i would not get any sort of ammonia - peroxide - pigment mixture anywhere near there.

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Bluuee by 606 (2.00 / 0) #15 Tue Feb 28, 2006 at 10:37:34 AM EST
definitely the navy blue. It'll be shocking and exciting!

How much, on average, does your friend charge for corsets, and how long does it take for her to measure and fit? And no, this isn't for me. That would be pretty creepy, and besides I don't have the body for it. But I have a friend who may be interested.

imagine dancing banana here

the site gives info by LilFlightTest (4.00 / 1) #17 Tue Feb 28, 2006 at 03:54:16 PM EST
i, too, have a possible upcomong need for one...but i cant exactly go to toronto just for a fitting.
Send me to Austria!
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that site seems dead by 606 (2.00 / 0) #21 Wed Mar 01, 2006 at 07:19:41 AM EST
Maybe it's Flash or something. Whenever I visit one of the other pages I get just one dead image. I'll try it on a Windows machine I guess.

Corsets are very, very sexy.

imagine dancing banana here

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i'll hook you up -from her website: by misslake (4.00 / 1) #23 Wed Mar 01, 2006 at 01:37:26 PM EST
This cincher is 10 inches long and cinches at the waist in a very flattering manner. It consists of 10 panels, and boasts 14 steel flats and 16 spiral steel bones for structure, stability, and flexibility.
A basic cincher, in your choice of satin, velvet or plain cotton is approximately $120
Our most popular corset, due to it’s versatility as both a day and evening wear garment. Very suitable for tightlacing, this corset features 10 panels, 14 steel flats, and 16 spirals, as well as lacing bones, for durability. Our straight-front underbust is 12 inches long, and curves under the bust to lift and support. We can also make your underbust pointed, should you desire.
Our basic underbust, in your choice of satin, velvet or plain cotton is approximately $160
Perfect on its own, or paired with a delicate top, perfect for any occasion, formal or otherwise, our Victorian overbust features a straight top and smartly pointed bottom. Please note that because we draft each pattern for each customer, you may certainly change the top and bottom (for example, if a sweetheart neckline flatters your figure more suitably) at no additional cost.
Our basic overbust, in your choice of satin, velvet or plain cotton is approximately $250

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thanks by 606 (2.00 / 0) #25 Wed Mar 01, 2006 at 01:45:30 PM EST
I've contacted the party who may be interested in puchasing. I'll let you know if anything goes through.

imagine dancing banana here
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also, by 606 (2.00 / 0) #26 Wed Mar 01, 2006 at 01:46:13 PM EST
Totally Waisted is an awesome name for a corset company.

imagine dancing banana here
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