When she asked me how I liked it, I was honest and told her I didn't. This is a big cultural faux pas. You lie to save face here in Taiwan. You don't hurt any one's feelings. This may be why when I told her it wasn't dark enough earlier, she didn't believe me. She finally relented and told me I could return and she would add some dark for free. She made it very clear that if I wanted my hair washed, I would have to pay for it. Customer service is a bit different here. Rather than make an appointment right away, I decided to wait and get a bit of feedback. Honestly, I wouldn't know how to tell her to fix it and I really don't trust her judgment at this point.
I made it home, had a good cry and began considering how I could get this to work. Was there anyway this could be fun and doable for a few months? My hair was so dried out that I didn't need to wash it for a few days which gave me a bit of time to mull this problem over and get some input from friends. Vintage kept coming to mind. I love how the victory rolls from the 40's have made a bit of an appearance in hair fashion. Someone also mentioned to check out Gwen Stefani's hairstyles. I found that she did an amazing victory roll and contrasted her bleached hair with bright lipstick.
I began playing around and each day I'm trying a new style. I'm mixing up my wardrobe and have changed my makeup a bit. It's fun! Things were really getting in a rut and this certainly has shaken them up! When I left that shop, I thought I had a disaster on my hands - lemons. It turns out, I've been enjoying stretching myself - lemonade!