WARNING: This post is completely girly and you might find yourself rolling your eyes at how attached one can actually be to HAIR.
I started out with my normal, long hair...
Ok...some of you were onto the first picture I posted on FB. Yes...you were right. I didn't have short hair at that point in time :) Photoshop is a very, very powerful tool...but it looked kinda real! I guess the ultimate clue is that I'm in my wedding dress??Well, I finally got the courage up to "just go for it!!" It was time for a change...and I didn't want to be old and have the same haircut I did in high school. If you can call my long mane a haircut?? Long hair was nice cause I didn't have to cut it often...and it was easy to put up.
I called my darling friend Ann and we set up a time for me to chop it off. Some people get nervous when I tell them my friend chopped and colored my hair. She has been doing hair since 1991...so I wasn't at all worried about her ability. I was mostly worried about my judgement and decision making! I was full of anxiety and worry as I arrived at Ann's house to change things up a bit. Here I am...approaching the moment of no return! Here is my hair right before we started...all squeaky clean! I decided to donate my hair to Locks of Love so we had to have at least 10 inches. We cut off 12" with some to spare :)I'm not sure if my expression is saying..."what in the world did I just do?" or "I'm so excited to see how this turns out!" Either way, hair in a ponytail looks so much smaller when it is cut than when it is actually on your head.
I've never cut my hair much shorter than my shoulders and I have never colored it...ever. This time I decided to do things right... Not only did I chop my hair off but I decided to go a bit darker than is normal. I was kind of sad to see the natural highlights go...but I couldn't wait to see what I would look like with a different color. It took forever to color my hair and get it cut. I don't know how women do this!! I'm a little worried about the upkeep...but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it!
I was quite pleased with the outcome...but it has taken some time to get used to! I just didn't feel quite as glamorous as I did when I had long hair... I struggled for a few days. Then I decided that it doesn't matter what my hair looks like... I'm still the same person. It has grown on me and I love it! I'm already planning my next cut :)
9 months ago