If filling out a degree card and receiving multiple emails from the Dean’s office weren’t enough of a reminder that graduation’s just around the corner, the yearbook staff contacted my class asking that we register for next week’s senior portraits.
I’m pretty sure these portraits will be in color and that we’ll have one with the cap and gown and another without them. Over the past couple of days, I’ve been thinking about whether or not I should go back to my natural hair color, which is black/very dark brown. While my current hair color, medium reddish brown, isn’t wild by any means, I’m afraid that as a full-blooded Asian girl, it looks a little too unnatural for a portrait.
Here are a couple pictures for comparison:
On the one hand, I want to dye it because I don’t want to flip through the yearbook when I’m 40 and think, “Eww, what was I thinking?!” That is, I’m pretty sure I’ll outgrow this color and will regret keeping it for a formal picture. On the other hand, I just dyed my hair about a month ago and I’m not ready to go back to black for my everyday look. The drab, wintery weather makes me want to have a more interesting-looking hair color.
Plus, a senior portrait of myself with this hair color might remind 40 year-old me of how I was in the “days of my youth.” I imagine that come adulthood, I’ll be so vanilla that seeing my red hair will provide an amusing blast from the past.
What would you do?