if you follow me on instagram, then you may have already seen these photos. my mom brought over a big envelope of old photos and i just had to share with you. it’s kind of scary how fast the years have gone by. but mostly i’m just upset that my hair is too grey now to ever dye it dark again. ha ha!

this is me in 1987. look at those bangs and that naturally blonde hair! i remember i loved that sweatshirt. when is the ankle bracelet going to come back in style?

this pic was taken in 1990 or 1991. believe it or not, i was a cheerleader for one year while i attended a private school. i absolutely LOVED it.

this was taken the same year (90-91). i’m pretty sure i used a LOT of sun-in to get my spiral perm such a nice shade of yellow-ish orange. please tell me that sun-in is no longer around!?!? perm+sun-in = biggest mistake ever.

i’m guessing i was about 22 years old in this pic. i used to dye my hair dark brown…even went jet black once. sorry about the vacuum and un-matching pics in the background…it was the best pic i could find of me with dark hair!

what hair styles were you happy to have left in the past? i always swore that if i ever had a daughter, i would NEVER let her perm her hair. and now i have a son with the most adorable curls i have ever seen. i may never let him cut his off.  =)

24 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Amy
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 1:42 am

    I LOVE these old pictures!! The one of you in ’91, reminds me of my high school hair. We called it “top ramen” hair. My girlfriends and I all had the exact same spiral curled hair & it was worn crunchy, thanks to Aussie Sprunch Spray. Oh, I hope that hair never comes back!!

  2. Neris
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 3:25 am

    WOW Jenn! these are awesome! you were such a cute teenager and I actually like your hair dark 🙂


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  3. Kenzi
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 3:31 am

    I love old pictures and these are absolutely adorable. I can relate with the perm! I have EXTREMELY thick ridiculous hair and I was in about 6th grade when on e of my friends got a perm so I begged and begged and BEGGED my mom (an ex-hair stylist) to let me get a perm. She finally caved and said “you’ll hate it but its your choice.” well, I hated it and the entire 6th grade year my nickname was “poodle”. Very traumatic.

  4. Penny Pincher Fashion
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 3:43 am

    So weird to see you with dark hair, but you have clearly always been beautiful! I would never cut eep’s curls either – they are so precious!! 🙂

    Jul 19, 2012 @ 4:00 am

    Sun-in….oh the lovely orange hue. I think everyone I know used it at one point and we all came out with different shades of orange. At the time though, we thought we were fabulous.

    I love the dark hair, very pretty.

  6. Danielle
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 5:10 am

    I could tell all of those photos where you until the dark hair. The dark hair made you look like totally different person.

    My mom for some reason let me do the bowl cut. I still ask her to this day why did you let me do that. Her reply ” You wanted it”. My reply “does not make it right should have told me NO”

  7. Amber ~ Real Girl Glam
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 6:08 am

    OMG love seeing these pics of you! Blonde or brown hair, you look great!

  8. Amy Shaughnessy
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 7:02 am

    This is such a fun post! My hair was permed in middle school. I had big bangs. Ugh.


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  9. Tara
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 7:17 am

    I love seeing these pictures! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Meredith
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 7:33 am

    I love seeing those photos! How fun. That perm was WILD!! Haha, love it! It’s pretty crazy to see you with such dark hair, but it looked fabulous.

  11. Trina
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 8:03 am

    So fun! I barely recognize you with dark hair!

  12. Amy
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 8:41 am

    Love the pictures! I think at one point, every blonde dyes her hair dark! I will be following you on instagram!


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  13. Cathy
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 9:26 am

    Oh wow, love these…especially the one with the 80’s hair! I would never have recognized you as a brunette 🙂


  14. bravoerunway
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 9:41 am

    I always guessed you were a cheerleader! I am not really sure what it was, but I really thought you had those pom pom days! OK so you ready for this? Sun in is still available! It still targets the age group that you were in when you used it, not as popular as it was when we were younger but it is still around! Love these photos, thank you for sharing.

  15. Emily
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 10:03 am

    I am pretty sure I have a picture somewhere that is nearly identical to your cheerleading one (same colors and everything). Loving your dark hair! I am pretty sure 80s hair is the style that should NEVER return.

  16. lexi
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 11:33 am

    Wow – these are fantastic! I love the natural blonde curls!
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  17. samantha
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 11:48 am

    Um….wow! Would have NEVER recognized you in the dark hair pic, you look great but it looks nothing like you.

  18. Erica via glamBLOUSE
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 12:10 pm

    What wonderful throwback photos! My photos are cringe worthy at best, lol. You look beautiful.

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  19. Tina @ My Highest Self
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 2:44 pm

    Awww, love the old photos! I want to do a post like this now and dig up some memories :).

  20. Alela Sirah
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 3:23 pm

    Wow You look like a totally different with dark hair. Very pretty though!

  21. Mz Savvy Style
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 5:40 pm

    Great post! I love the old pics. You look great as a blonde and brunette – not fair! 🙂

  22. Franziska
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 7:44 pm

    Sometimes I’m so thankful I was born in the mid 80s so I missed out on all of that hairspray. You look great as a brunette but I love you as a blondie 🙂

  23. Red Tag Chic Los Angeles
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 10:02 pm

    Awwww thanks for sharing these adorable pictures….I have naturally stick straight hair so my mum also had my hair permed just to let it off my eyes….haha!


  24. StyleOnTheCouch
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 11:22 am

    Ah this is so cute!! You looked so different with dark hair! For me, with my curly hair I am very happy to have lift a fringe (in the US ‘bangs’) in the past. Mine used to stick out a mile and this was before the invention of straighteners. Eek!