BLAST FROM THE PAST: MY HAIR (Old Post from my Tumblr)

By Karla Aguas - 1:55:00 PM


I just wanted to share a little random thing about myself (as if I don't share enough things on this blog already) But I have been getting a couple of messages and questions asking me about the things I've done to my hair. Since I came from a super strict all-girls Catholic school, we had to leave our hair a certain way- as is.

When college came I decided to have a little fun with my hair (it was long, reddish brown and straight) so I had a lot to work with. So here we go, the many stages of my hair for the past 4 years.
The Really Really Red Hair (Inspired by Hayley from Paramore)  

I was a freshman and I decided to color my hair red. Not fire engine red, but pretty darn close. And though it isn't so obvious in the pictures, trust me when I say it was REALLY red.



Here's a better shot of my red hair:





... Then I got bored and the regrowth was starting to show so I colored it a light brown.




The Breakup Domino Cut

Yes. I went through that whole "you break up with someone and you cut your hair" phase. It wasn't purely cause of my break up thought. I actually had been dying to chop off my hair but my Mom was always against it. I decided to use my break up in freshman year as an excuse to "reinvent" myself and change my look. I super love this haircut, and it's my favorite one so far. I so see myself getting this cut again in my life.


The reason why I called it the "Domino" cut was because I copied the hairstyle of Keira Knightley in Domino, one of my favorite movies of all time. My stylist did a pretty kick ass job if you ask me.




The Portman Pixie Cut

When my hair started to grow out, I decided to have it chopped again. Only this time, I copied another Hollywood star's hair- Natalie Portman. I fell in love with her pixie cut do and I decided to try it!





MOHAWK? FAWHAWK? Black HAWK Down

Lame title, I know but I couldn't think of anything else! Haha :p So when my pixie cut started to grow out, I decided to have the sides trimmed really short and had the top layered and fixed to achieve the "mohawk" effect. Since my Mom would've killed me (she already wanted to when I chopped my hair off) I couldn't have the sides shaved to achieve the REAL type of mohawk, but I was pretty happy with this one. It just needed a lot of product to stay up!




BLONDIE

This is what I got a lot of questions for and the answer is YES, yes I bleached my hair at one point in my life. And I'm so glad I did. When my pixie cut started to grow out more, a new band of girls came out. The Paradiso Girls were so in with their song "Patron, Tequila" and I couldn't take my eyes off the blonde with the short hair- Aria. I immediately said to myself (and checked my bucketlist) that I just had to bleach my hair. If I didn't do it in college I probably would have never done it at all. I super loved it!


Isn't her hair gorgeous?

So that was my take on the whole bleach blonde look. And I must say, in some ways, blondes really do have more fun ;)

Back To Black

Then of course the blonde grew out and the roots were ugly so I decided to color my hair black and grow it out. I was EXTRA white for a couple of months until the black finally faded and set into a nicer dark brown.




So there you have it! A couple of pictures and stories about what I did to my hair. I actually did a lot of things in between too, changing hair colors and trims but the main guys were those I previously mentioned. Right now I'm really happy with how my hair is and I super plan to grow it (for those that even care to know HAHA) and I'm so happy my hair didn't die on me despite all the dye (hihi see what I did there?) I had done to it. So yay!




P.S.

So this is my hair now, as of May 2013. It's a copper blonde color that sort of faded into a light brown. I've decided to keep my hair long but I'm really thinking about cutting it again. Any thoughts? Help a girl out over here! Hihi :)





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45 comments

  1. Cut it and let's have a photo together!!! <3 Hahahaha

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  2. Creative, trendy, sophisticated, edgy, natural, color crazy...whatever your style is, it still looks good. (oops! excuse me lang sa gwapo look ni karla GWAPO?? AHAHA) I wish I could be one of those girls especially you who can dye their hair whatever color & still look good. (haaays hindi kasi ako biniyaan ng magandang buhok). Jane :))

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    1. Hi Jane! Aww thank you, gwapo ba ako? That's such a compliment kaya Hehe :P Ano ka ba, I'm sure if you color your hair it'll still suit your face. We just have to be mindful rin about what we can carry with confidence (I don't think kaya ko green hair or something rin diba? HAHA) thanks for commenting! :)

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  3. Ate gorgeous! bagay sayo kahit anong hairstyle. :) buti hindi "nagtampo" hair mo, kasi ngayon ang ganda nya tapos long pa. -Krizza

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    1. Hi Krizza! Yes, I'm honestly so grateful that my hair hasn't died on me after everything I've put it through. I talk to it rin eh and thank it for staying alive HAHA (#halfchoz lang) :P

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  4. Kahit trim lang. Wag yung super short.

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    1. Hi Joyce! Yeah you're right! And I think I'm due for a trim rin anyway Hehe :P

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  5. Ate karls dont cut your hair. Trim pwede pa. But dont cut it. Btw i love the blonde hair. Super ganda i think i want it wth my hair cause i have ahort one right now. Hans~

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    1. Hi Hansel! Hmmm sige nga, sabi mo eh! Hihi :P I'll trim it soon, I need one badly :(

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  6. Yep i have to agree with that. You still look stunning with different hair styles! Try semi kalbo for summer. :p kidding! Lakas maka up pep squad?! Hahahaha well for me (as if it matters hehehehe) you look sooooo pretty with your hair right now. I love it. Especially your hair color. <3 Stay pretty, love x

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    1. Thank you Romelyn! Believe it or not, shaving my head it on my bucketlist! I just don't know when I will be able to do it with my commitments at the moment but we shall see Hihi :)

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  7. I love your hair now ate karla. It suits you! You look beautiful and girly in it; but don't get me wrong you could pull of any hairstyle. I just want you to keep it long :D

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    1. Aww thank you sweetie! Don't worry, I plan on keeping it this way for a while :)

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  8. I loved every style! I have been dying to chop my hair off and have a mohawk that's almost same as yours. But I don't have enough guts yet, and enough jaw line for it to work haha. But it's part of my bucket list, and I know someday I'll be getting it! :)

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    1. and you looked like Valeen Montenegro on your 2nd domino cut. ;)

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    2. Hi Joanne! Never say never and go out and try it! Seriously, the beauty about hair is it grows back anyway so all you need is patience. But you should definitely give a new hair style a try because it makes you feel so good rin eh, it adds confidence :)

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    3. I will definitely do that someday. Thinking of doing the domino cut also. I'll give your picture to my hairstylist haha. Btw, off topic, but I sent you an email regarding the jewelry/accessories organizer. Hope you'll reply. Thanks! :)

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  9. Karla I love the black hawk down! Like duh super gwapo mo! haha gorg! -cha

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    1. Hi Cha! Haha you're so funny naman! Gwapo?? I like the sound of that! ;D

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  10. Hi ate Karla! Sa totoo lang, wala talaga akong blogspot account. But I made one for you :)) Nakakainspire yung posts mo. Lalo na yung post mo about your College life :D

    Okaaay. Umm, this blog? Sa itsura mo'ng yan. Yung ngayon? Yes, yung present itsura mo. Di ko aakalain na ginawa mo na ya'ng hairstyles na yan. Well, honestly, you're prettier with those looks. I don't know pero mukhang ang fierce mo so... ayun na nga. Hehehe. Same kayo ni ate Pat (Cruz). She looks prettier with a short hair :))) So I think, short hair suites you better :D Oh well... It depends on you hehe. I love you ate Karla!!! Thanks for inspiring me (to be a better person)!!! :*

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    1. Hi Bianca! Thank you for making an account for me! I'm so touched naman and I feel so special Hihi :P Aww thanks so much! I really do wanna cut my hair short again just so I can wear super mega girly outfits to contrast it. But I dunno, girl problems about hair HAHA thank you for reading this blog and I hope you come back for the other entries!!! :)

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  11. LIBRA - The Lame One (September 23 to October 22)
    Nice to everyone they meet. Their love is one of a kind. Silly, funny and sweet. Have own unique appeal. Most caring person you will ever meet! However, not the kind of person you want to mess with... you might end up crying. Libras can cause as much havoc as they can prevent. Faithful friends to the end. Can hold a grudge for years. Libras are someone you want on your side. Usually great at sports and are extreme sports fanatics. Very creative. A hopeless romantic.

    This might be out of topic but i just want to share it with you.. HAHA Eto tayo eh LIBRAS! ..Agree ba? :)) #SEMIechoz (okay lang naman siguro gamitin yung SEMI noh?.. HOHOH :] ) By the way its me again bonita karla :)) --- JANE :)

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    1. Hola Jane! Wow! Such cool facts ah- I like it! I agree with most but I'm not very good at sports.. I'm so clumsy kasi HAHA :P I'm a big believer in loyalty though especially when it comes to friends so that's definitely correct :) Thank you for sharing such fun facts with me! :)

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    2. HEHE :) NAKS! nice one karls HOLA :) hehe yup yup, I made also something for you I think hnd mo pa naopen or nakita, send it to your email. :))

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  12. Ohh myyy goood! Never would i have imagined that you would go for the mohawk super boyish cut of hair!!! :o this is so surprising! But still you looked great with all the hairstyles you had. :) any hairstyle would look fine on you!! Perks of being maputi and all! Haha!

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    1. Hi Monique! I know right? It actually seems so long ago when I look back at these pictures... I can't believe I had all those styles! I was obviously really bored noh? HAHA :P

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  13. Hi Ms. Karla! Your beauty is a combination of Valeen Montenegro, Bianca King and Nicole Anderson :) Any hair style will do! I would love to see your hair like Valeen's but for now just keep that pretty long hair.

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    1. Hi Yvey! I'll have to Google some of those people but thank you! Haha :P I really do wanna cut my hair short though! :(

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  14. Cut your hair short Karla! I think it suits you :)

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    1. I really want to Jean!!! We'll see... Bawal pa ata sa contract Hihi :p

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  15. I salute you for doing those hair styles and color. Hahaha! I've been dying to color my hair but I still can't decide what color to try. Looking at your photos, coloring the hair would really give a new look to a person. Am I right or I'm just imagining it? :p I really love your hair color and I would want to try it out but I guess it won't suit me. Anyway, keep us updated. :)

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    1. Hi Aina! I say GO FOR IT! Coloring your hair is the quickest and most painless (unless you're getting it bleached) way to change up your look. If you're scared to do a full head color change then try highlights first! It'll still change your look :)

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  16. OH MYYYY! I've been actually thinking of having that Keira haircut for a week now and I guess this is the sign! hahahaha btw, crazy hairstyle transition but you pulled it off all very well. How'd you do that? :)) But I really love your hair now that I have to show your photo to some friends and say how much I wanted to have mine look like yours hahahaha Love you! <3

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    1. Hi Camille. Try it!!! Go for gold Haha! Hair grows back anyway and sometimes it's nice to just change our looks every once in a while :)

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    2. Okay I guess I'm really having my hair cut... haha thanks! :)

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  17. Hi Ate Karla! Can you post a clearer picture of you with domino haircut? Kasi I like it! Thinking of cutting my hair. And I wanna show it in the salon. The photos in google doesn't look good eh. Thanks

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    1. Sure- I'll try and look for one. But I'm sure Google has a lot more of Keira's version! Haha :P

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  18. You you you. You a cool kid, maannnn! I'm feeling close right now I don't care. You cool, maaan.

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  19. I really love your domino cut :) Very sexy look \m/

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  20. Hi Ate Karla! Kahit anong style bagay sayo :) Pero mas gusto ko sayo yung long hair :) pero astig kang tignan pag short hair! Sa totoo lang ginaya ko hair color mo ngayon! TG bagay sakin:) :* hehihahu :)

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