For years, I've watched my younger sister Rocio go from her original brunette hair to blonde to bright red back to brunette to even hot pink. All the while I was hoping I could one day build up the courage to do it myself, but I was always too scared. What if I didn't like how it turned out? What if it turned out to be something completely different from what it was supposed to be? But somewhere in the past couple of weeks, I finally let go of that fear and dove in headfirst into the world of hair coloring. Specifically, I dove in with New York–based celebrity colorist Carlina Ortega, who promised to make me over with the oil slick hair trend. (Go big or go home, right?)
Real talk: I've never felt more like myself. I love my new locks and am glad I took this hair plunge. After all, it is just hair. I can always dye it back to my original color, or maybe I'll finally try that hot pink my sister sported last summer. Either way, I bid adieu to fear and now cannot wait to try other colors. New hair, e'ery day.