A few months back I started developing a mild obsession with Ginnifer Goodwin’s hair. She was crazy brave and went from long luscious locks to a SERIOUSLY short and edgy do over a very short period of time. Then my fascination with her seemed to morph into a major girl crush on Michelle Wiliams.. (The Heath Ledger baby mama, not the lost member of Destiny’s Child)
Michelle has come a long way from her Dawson’s Creek days, I tell ya! Her hair is insane now. Graceful and elegant and totally highlights her facial features. Mind you, after three kids I do NOT share her figure, but I’m slowly getting back to my old self. I admit that I DO think this cut suits a petite frame, and I’m not petite, but I also think it’s about styling, make up, jewellery and cute clothes!
Anyway, I digress as usual. I began to plot my hair cutting scheme… how would I get this past my husband? He wasn’t going to actually STOP me, but come on… guys LOVE long hair and my hair is unbelievably thick and when I actually took the time to DO it, it was pretty awesome hair.
But, I have three kids now and NO TIME. Besides, I have to be honest and say that I have always dreamed of knowing what it would be like to have wash ‘n’ go hair! My hair might have looked nice when I styled it, but it was honestly a two hour job from start of shower to getting dressed. I was so jealous of my friends who could just leave the house with wet hair and still look amazing an hour later. I will never know what that’s like with long hair, it’s just not in the cards.
So I looked at a billion pictures and went in for what would be Appointment Number One. Allow me to explain – when you decide to chop off all your hair, people think you are insane. They wonder if you need a white jacket that buckles in the back and they ALLLLLLLL try to talk you out of it! I had a few friends who thought it was a wicked idea… (Ginger, Tracy, Karla.. you guys ROCK!) but everyone else did this weirdly sharp inhale when I told them my plan.. “ooooh…. really?” Even at the salon I had people gathering around me in AWE that I was planning to do something so drastic. I think they were all worried about being held responsible when I looked in the mirror and had a mental breakdown or something.. lol.
So in the end, Appointment Number One was progress, but NOT what I wanted. Here is what my hair looked like when I got home that day:
Exactly one week later I knew I wasn’t happy with my hair. Everyone else seemed to love it but it WASN’T WHAT I WANTED! So, I went back in for what I shall refer to as Appointment Number Two.
This time I was armed with a photo! I shared my vision with a more senior stylist at the salon:
And here’s what I looked like when I left:
It really WAS much better, but as the weeks wore on I still felt like it wasn’t the pixie that I wanted. My hair is REALLY thick and it still looked like a helmet on my head. I needed thinning out, layers, texture!! I tried to make it look right on my own, but it wasn’t happening. Everyone thought I was seriously losing it. But, I went back AGAIN.
Appointment Number Three (today)…
Here is what I brought in, and this time I had the owner himself cutting my hair:
And here is how I look right now:
Okay surely I’ve lost my mind, because I still think it needs to be shorter… lol… but overall I REALLY like it. I miss my blond highlights and I will definitely get them back again but likely in the spring. For now, I will just be my natural brunette self, only PIXIER!
I hope I don’t look too much like a middle aged soccer mom… but really, that’s what I am so I guess it’s okay if I do. Not sure what my husband thinks, but he’s pretty great about that stuff… nothing can stop that man from pawing at me so I consider myself lucky and I don’t think a haircut will change things, even if he prefers the “Barbie” hair!
Besides, I like it – and that’s just a great feeling!!
Happy Halloween! B