Saturday, April 6, 2013

Hair, there and everywhere

Hair, hair, how I have been neglecting you. I've been cutting my own hair, for better or for worse, for almost two years now. That sounds like a long time, but it really means three or four haircuts. I do it so infrequently that each time, it feels like the first time all over again, and I make some horrific mistake that dictates how short I must cut the rest! It's been awesome. But I have saved myself some serious money!

Recently, I watched all the Dressing Your Truth videos (the free ones - I'm so cheap!), and it confirmed what I had been feeling lately - my hair wasn't working for me! I needed something more structured, less all over the place. My hair used to be REALLY curly. I look back at pictures from my mission or our engagement pictures, and WOW - it was super spirally all over. After L was born, it relaxed a lot, and I think it may have even relaxed more after J, and I was left with waves. I've been styling them curly ever since we moved to the humid East Coast. Didn't seem worth it to bother with straightening. Plus, what mom doesn't want a hairstyle she can scrunch gel into and then forget about? That part was great. But it was time to move on.

I've had short hair before so I knew basically what I wanted, but let's be honest, I was spurred on by Snow White/Mary Margaret/Ginnifer Goodwin. That's some seriously awesome hair.

I asked around to friends, and ALL of them use the same person, so I figured if I went with her, I'd be in good hands. And I was.

I LOVE IT! The night before, I was having second thoughts, but all my fears melted away as I browsed photos of short cuts and pixie cuts online. My sister Kelly came along "for moral support", but I think she was more nervous than I was! Well, I don't know about that, but I wasn't nervous at all! Just excited!

When I came home, L gave me lots of hugs and kisses, which I think means he likes it. I brought home a little bag from the salon. It had a few little freebies inside. L brought it to me the next morning and hesitantly asked, "Mom, is this where they put the hair they cut off?" That cracked me up! Of course! What else would be in that bag?!


Shan said...

Super cute! Wasn't your hair short int he MTC? It must be a lot easier to take care of!

Donna "Nina" Dively said...

I love it! You look so hip and refreshed. Not that you looked unhip and drained before, but it sure gave you a young, fresh look.

Angie said...

I love it! It really opens up your face and gives people time to interact with your beautiful eyes and great smile. I have to admit, I think it's a daring risk to cut that much hair off and I don't know if I would ever be brave enough to try it; but I'm so glad YOU did! You look fantastic.