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Make Me Pretty, Tilly.

Leslie. She’s my brother’s mother-in-law, but more importantly she’s my hair guru who lives across the pond. She’s got this giant beauty business and she’s recently started giving me subtle hints as to what I should do to make my hair look better. Last Sunday she was in town visiting and suggested that I add some highlights to my new do (which she also helped talk me into). I’ve never really dyed my hair before, so the thought was intriguingly scary.

Then there’s Tilly. My hair stylist and fashion expert. She’s never let me down yet. So, yesterday I decided to give her free reign over this sloppy mess of hair on my head. After all, I never know quite what to do with it. She jumped at the chance to do anything that would make my look less… I don’t know… boring.

My usual hair color is what I like to call “sandy blonde.”

Other, (obviously more jealous) people call it “dusty blonde.” And those with no tact at all call it, “dirty dishwater blonde.” To them I say, pppbbpbpbpbt.

Anyway, Tilly pulled out all these little locks of hair and started holding up the really blonde ones to my sandy blonde hair. She kept asking my opinion and I kept telling her I was too scared to pick and that that’s why I was paying her to do it for me. I then also made sure she knew that I would blame her to thousands of people if she chose poorly. You know, cause fear is a great motivator when it comes to beauty. “Just make me pretty, Tilly.” I told her.

Okay, I lied. I really said, “make me look like a sex god.”

Same thing.

Anyway, she picked a color and got to work on my hair. Before I knew it, I was sitting with one of those fancy machines on my head that I thought was only used for perms.

It wasn’t too bad. But then my eyes started getting dry.

“Oh, your eyes will be fine,” she assured me after I complained. I could read her thoughts though. Quit being such a man about this.

After about seven minutes, my eyes really started burning. Again she assured me it was all right. But this picture proves I wasn’t all right. Don’t you think?

By the grace of God, I survived the hot head thingie, and at the end of the appointment, I walked out looking like this.

What do you think?

Tilly calls it “kissed by the sun.”

I really am a girl, aren’t I.

Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

112 comments
AstuteIAm
AstuteIAm

Welllllll I know I'm two years too late however, I like the dark color on you. :)

MeaghanClimis
MeaghanClimis

At least your'e a very pretty girl. With pretty hair. and soft callous-free parrafin-ed feet and hands. :D (Its ok- I'm totally jealous you get to do all those things.(; )

MT Mama
MT Mama

My favorite thing is to see my hairdresser and say "do my hair." I really won't answer any questions other than a general range for length. I end up with THE BEST hair, color and cut, because she can feel my hair, see what its doing, all those things, and make it work with the rest of my appearance. every time I try to direct my hair sucks....leave it to the experts!

BTW -- looks good, but I think you should get some red  tips and wear it spiky ;) Love spikes...and love tips!! Its okay that "you're a girl." Girls like that about guys!

ninadove1
ninadove1

Its called "manscaping", and it looks fabulous!!

Kelly
Kelly

I think it looks great! Nothing wrong with a guy who takes a little pride in his appearance. A little grooming goes a long way with the ladies (well, with this lady it does). As far as the dryer goes, I feel your pain brother. I have sensitive eyes so I usually just keep them closed and meditate. As long as you're not paranoid about possibly falling asleep in front of strangers it can be quite relaxing. (I'll admit this did happen to me once. Thank God I wasn't snoring!)

dave
dave

You look fabulous! And for the love of all that is holy, no, you really are a guy.  Don't buy into the BS gender dimorphism where women are into their looks and men aren't.  When you got amazing responses from your I'm Christian Unless You're Gay letter,did you cry like a man, or cry like a girl?  If you were proud of what you had done, if you were touched and humbled by what you had accomplished, I don't know about you, but for me, I'd be crying like a man, grateful for the amazing opportunity and luck and fortune to have touched others.

Lara
Lara

You look like Nick Carter. And as someone who grew up obsessed with BSB, that is a compliment. :)

Larisa Combs
Larisa Combs

I'm sorry Dan, it really shouldn't matter what anyone thinks of your hair. It should only matter what you think of your hair. My mother is a hairstylist. Do you like it? That's the only thing that matters.

Eileen Jackson
Eileen Jackson

I dig redheads but this is nice ;) - you can probably get into the sex god club...

Charla Provencio
Charla Provencio

Save your money! I like both looks on you, but your "natural" self is more awesome!!

Desiree' Truesdale Kaffer
Desiree' Truesdale Kaffer

Regardless of where you got the money i think it looks great! :) and i agree with the majority here you should tousle it up a bit and do the bed head look!

Shauna Kerbs Greer
Shauna Kerbs Greer

That awkward moment when assuming and accusations make an ass out of you & me. :)

Susan Tyson Wells
Susan Tyson Wells

its not important what other people think or say (but you already know this!) ... its all about what YOU think, feel comfortable in ...

Julie Tilton
Julie Tilton

You know, it's not bad! You could have come out looking like a member of N'Sync.

Rachael Hanna
Rachael Hanna

Lol I've never seen so many people call bed head sexy! Very entertaining

Woobie21
Woobie21

Looks great, Dan!  As others have said, it really brings out your beautiful blue eyes.   You also look like you lost a few years, too. :)  But that could be my own eyesight that's headed on the way out. :D  Either way, you... look... marvelous! :)

mwampole
mwampole

I think you look great! :-)

sarah.naumcheff
sarah.naumcheff

a little gay, but hey, whatever floats your ice cream!

Mommajac
Mommajac

I like it, but think it may be a pain in the butt trying to maintain it.

DariceJoy
DariceJoy

I wouldn't question your sexuality on a trip to the salon...following that logic, I'd be a guy (which, I am not.) I say you're rocking your confidence...and that sun-kissed look fits you mighty well.

 

Here's to you and your new do!

 

P.S, The first rule of an 'after' picture...is that there must be a 'before' picture. ;-)

MiriamJane
MiriamJane

i really like it! it looks good and makes your eyes pop more! it also makes you look more tan!

mbohn
mbohn

I LOVE the color, but a cool spiky haircut with be nice to go with it...just sayin'  ;  ) have a good day with your little man.

Heidi Vandome
Heidi Vandome

There is absolutely nothing wrong with taking care of yourself! I have been in the Spa business for over 18 years and my children have grown up around it. My son has mani-pedis, facials, waxing, and massages. Good for you! Have fun and take care of your hair and skin! 

RedQueenKD
RedQueenKD

You can so rock this look!  and no - you are not such "a girl" - real women don't whine in their hair dressers chair! lol

p.s. this is why women give birth and not men... lol  :-)

WesleyAlexanderAustin
WesleyAlexanderAustin

Your hair looks great!! You are such a girl ;) 

Honestly, your hair looks awesome, light and fresh and clean. Keep going back for whatever she did and the ladies will be lined up at your door!

Shantel Trunnell Hardy
Shantel Trunnell Hardy

No need to assume the worst, Kelsie. Perhaps an opportunity opened up for him, maybe he does some type of trade for hair services, who knows. It's not up to us to judge what he does with his money. Looking great, Dan! It's nice to have someone you trust doing your hair and I'm sure they appreciate the freedom to get creative.

SeekingHisGrace
SeekingHisGrace

I think it looks great! It makes you look younger and fresher!

MaryDostalStrutz
MaryDostalStrutz

Hey There,  Remember when you allowed us to ask questions,and I asked you why you wore your hair in such an unbecoming style?  Well guess what???  I REALLY <3 the new look!!!  The color totally makes your eyes "pop" and the style is good for you. I agree maybe you could "mouse" it up a bit for more body. Also, I think it slims your face unlike your former "kewpie doll look."   Please keep this stylist, they REALLY know what works for you.

Jas Mine
Jas Mine

I call it skandinavian blond!

Kelsie Kamp
Kelsie Kamp

I call it, where is he getting all this money when just a few months ago he was begging us to donate so the blog could stay up. HMMMMMMMMMMMMM!

Bill Shryock
Bill Shryock

Dan, the hair looks great .... fret not getting it "done" ... that said, however, the pics of you "complaining" under the dryer (yes, it showed) did make you look rather tilly - (sorry I jiust couldn't resist) ... (goes to corner for time out)

Megan McDonald Allen
Megan McDonald Allen

I think you Look adorable as you are, you can't improve on perfection x lolmegan

mwampole
mwampole

 @sarah.naumcheff I really do wish that people who use the "gay" as an insult. as you just did, would really consider the ramifications.

I try not to allow myself to be defined by labels, but I am a member of the lgbt community and find it extremely offensive. It would be like me using your name for the same purpose... to describe something as unappealing to me. "a little Sarah Naumchell, but, hey, whatever floats your ice cream!" That's a hypothetical example... I'd never use a person or group of people in such a manner. And neither should anyone else.

Just sayin'.

 

Tony
Tony

@sarah.naumcheff Really Sarah? " a little gay" what are you a 12 year old bigot? Move into 2012 with the rest of us and stop using "gay" as an insult. The man looks nice and has the confidence to put it all out there for us to read about, no reason to me rude to him.