So, I finally got my hair the way I wanted it. I am so happy with it! :)
As promised here is the three step transformation of my hair.
Here was my hair to begin with after straightening it:
I had the urge to cut it, so I went to this place that I had never been before and tried to explain what I wanted... This is what I got (not really what I was hoping for):
I decided to then take the mess of my hair to a hair stylist who happens to be friends with my mom, and she absolutely saved my hair. I love it:
She put in subtle highlights as well, it's so much fun to play with. I will have to straighten it pretty much all the time now, but it really has boosted my confidence, so I think it will be worth it.
Aaaaand, here's just a bonus pic of it in a style:
Now I just need to do the make up thing more, and I'll feel like a million bucks. <3