I’ve never been afraid of changing my looks. It’s something I am very fond of, a thrilling event with a chance of great results. Most of these changes include my hair. It’s something I’ve done since I was young. I think one of my biggest contentions, as a young person was not being in control of the way I look. My mom gave me free creative reign as much as she could before I pushed too far. My parents weren’t really grounding parents but around the age 12, I started to pluck my eyebrows very, dangerously thin after obsessively(secretly) watching 90210. My mom, scared for my face grounded me from plucking my eyebrows for 2 weeks after she caught me with the tweezers again trying to go even thinner. Sometimes it is necessary to be saved from yourself. Who gets grounded for plucking their eyebrows? I do. These are the kinds of things I live dangerously on the edge with. Lucky for me, they grew back and it is only one of the many instances in my life trying out a beauty look that didn't quite go my way.
All changes aren’t great changes but what I’ve realized is it’s fun to try and I will never stop being my own greatest test subject. Plus, I never do anything too permanent. Though, getting the green hair dye out of my hair from spring 2015 was a major thorn in my side. Whatever. I’m worth it.
Glossier Boy Brow in Blonde, Glossier Skin Tint in Medium, Glossier Stretch concealer in Medium, RMS eye polis in Karma, MAC matte lipstick in Taupe
photos Mary Claire Roman
I recently decided to go back to my natural hair color aka darker brown but in doing so something else needed a change because GOD FORBID I look just like plain 'ol natural me. My model babe Jil recently told me that she thought dark brows were on the outs, this implanted an idea and once that happens there is really no turning back for me. I'm going to do it. I decided if I darkened my hair then I am going to lighten my brows. Give it some contrast. Plus I like the balance, hair goes darker, brows go lighter-seems fitting. Again, messing with my brows (sorry Mom). I won’t lie to you and tell you it was smooth sailing. Putting bleach on your eyebrows is anxiety inducing and not something I suggest anyone try. The first round was maybe too light. My sister’s perplexed face staring at me going “Why do you look different? Are your eyebrows lighter?” Yes, Yes they are. I eventually found the right shade. LOOK, I like them, it’s different, it’s fun, so why not?