So They Want Me to Dye My Hair

How much money would it take for you to sell your home? How about sing in public? Or maybe shave your head?  What about dye your hair?  What about dye your hair only 3 weeks after you spent over $250 taking the plunge to achieve your dream hair…  I’m guessing you can see where this is going.  

For some of my first scenarios, it’s easy to play the game and throw out a number. For years my parents joked that if someone came to the door and offered them $1 million to buy my childhood home and move out in a month, they would do it. Then, real estate boomed in their suburb, and the average asking price for houses became $1.1 and $1.2 million. Suddenly, that $1 million didn’t seem like such a good idea.  And yes, we are talking millions of dollars here.

So let’s go the a much more realistic scenario: dyeing your hair.

I recently posted about my street casting experience.  Well, yesterday I got a call from the producer.  The brand liked me!  They were very interested in having me be part of the spot! But one question: would I be willing to dye my hair?

On the phone I said, “Yes, of course. It’s only hair.”  


The next day, I got the email saying I was booked for the job.  WHAT THE ACTUAL F.  So, apparently I am now part of a commercial, which is hilarious for so many reasons. The main one being that I worked in television for several years, on the production and post production side. I’ve never been on the other side of the camera except for in university, so this is going to be super interesting. 

I also got the confirmation that I need to change my hair to anything but purple 🙁  This is covered by production, but I’m worried about my hair getting damaged, or it looking bad considering I’ve stripped away so much of the pigment to get the blonde light enough for the purple… I have a consult at a salon today to find out what my options are to support the integrity of my hair, and create a look that is natural and more geared toward the audience of the commercial.

It seems like such a trivial thing, yet it could be an expensive choice. Will it damage my hair to color it so much in a short window? Will I need a cut afterwards? Will the color turn out ok? Will I have to pay to get it redone in a month or so to what I actually want it to look like? Will I do the purple again afterwards??? So many questions.

But, as it turns out, I have a very real number for how much would it cost for me to dye my hair. What’s yours?


  1. You’ve sucked me into your tale! 🙂 I’m hoping your hair can handle the dye job! There are some awesome hair care professionals out there so I hope you find what you need and can just be excited for the commercial… What a fun story!

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