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Well, I went to try out for the Denver Women's Chorus, the country's largest Lesbian friendly Women's Chorus. Got lost, the director popped me into Alto II based on my speaking voice, and then "auditioned" me after the rehearsal. I'm a bass, at least for a woman. I'm staying in Alto II. The concert this year is really ambitious and political, and the DWC is an excellent vehicle for it; pointing out to the country that "separate but equal" doesn't work for gay marriage any better than it worked for segregated schools. It's a cause I'm all the way behind, but oh my am I suffering from information overload.
And I have to find out about scholarships; I guess it costs about $25 a month, and I can't pull that out of zero.

On the major accomplishment front, Alyria is going to graduate to Deputy Black Belt on Friday. That means, since our stylist is out of commission for the week, Mom gets to color half her hair black and half her hair red Thursday night. We're both really looking forward to that. I need to go to Sally's Beauty supply and find a brand of color with a good true red and a good dark black, that's sweat proof. Then I'll fly home with it...

Seriously, any beauty product mavens out there that can help me find a good brand of color? She has to spar for 6 minutes before she gets the belt, and so while she'll wash her hair Thursday night, I don't want colored sweat running down her face. Advice solicited.

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kimberlychapman
Feb. 20th, 2006 08:04 am (UTC)
I'm totally clueless about beauty products, but someone on my flist, evisceria78, is really into them, including hair colour and such. She might be able to help. She does really nifty makeup stuff on herself, like beyond highlighting makeup, into fantasy type stuff. It's cool. I know if I had a product question, she'd be the first person I'd ask.
lillysraven
Feb. 20th, 2006 03:19 pm (UTC)
Punky colors...suck. I stick with Manic Panic or Beyond the Zone (it's Sally's brand and is a lot easier to use than manic Panic).
belleweather
Feb. 20th, 2006 08:09 pm (UTC)
I know nothing about this... but I know someone who is an expert. So, if you get a comment from cabell any time soon, I sent her and she's THE MAN when it comes to hair dying.
teal_cuttlefish
Feb. 20th, 2006 09:58 pm (UTC)
I'll unlock this post, then.
pirate_fae
Feb. 20th, 2006 08:27 pm (UTC)
Well, you scooted out so fast last night I didn't get a chance to say goodbye to you!!

Congratulations to both of you! Hopefully one of the jobs will come through for the hubster soon as well.

(((hugs)))
teal_cuttlefish
Feb. 20th, 2006 10:00 pm (UTC)
Actually, I snuck over to the piano and auditioned, and Mark was determined to see me safely back to the car. So I was ushered out rather quickly. Saw this morning that there was an after rehearsal get together and was all disappointed.
cabell
Feb. 21st, 2006 08:22 am (UTC)
Hey, belleweather sent me. :p

The sweat-proof requirement is a little tricky--I don't usually worry too much about it; I work out regularly, but just bring my own little sweat towels to stain at the gym. Normally for unnatural colors, I like to use Special Effects, which has a wide range of colors and very good staying power for a semipermanent. However, you might try Clairol Complements, which they carry at Sally. I've used their blue and purple; while they didn't have tremendous staying power, cool colors never stay as long as warm ones, and I never had running problems with them, so their red might work well in this case. It should be a real red, since the Complements are for adding a little unnatural oomph to their more "natural" colored dyes.
teal_cuttlefish
Feb. 21st, 2006 07:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your advice! I'll hang on to it. However, she's been postponed for a month to build up her endurance, so I'll be able to get her stylist to work on her hair, which will make all three of us happier. He used to dye me a clearly unnatural red, so he's used to dealing with all kinds of colors. I will happily hand the decision back over to him. But since I'm graying and have a buzz cut, I may decide to go for some of the Special Effects colors for myself!
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call_me_lovey
Aug. 9th, 2007 06:51 pm (UTC)
advice
I always use Schwartzkopf Live myself. I've used their Wild Lights brand as well. I suggest you get red hairpieces.
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