I think I have a little bit of a ten-year crisis where every ten years or so I just cut off all my hair. This last happened when I was 16 -- granted, I only did it that time because I was teasing mom and she said I wouldn't and so I did to prove her wrong. It was great.
Then the time before I was around 4 or 5 ish and Stuart cut my ponytail off. I think I looked like a boy for a short time. I love Stuart. He's great.
I'm not going to lie, I've been sick of my hair for awhile. I committed to myself that if I ever stopped making the effort to do my hair in the morning (barring illness), then I would cut it off. Well, after almost two straight weeks of braids and buns, it was time. I was not entirely sad to see it go.
From the back -- That cape makes my shoulders look WAY BIGGER. My shoulders did not just suddenly grow to quarterback-size. It's just the cape.
In a ponytail to cut.
I asked Melanie if I could do it myself. I've been fantasizing cutting off my ponytail for weeks.
It was everything I dreamed it would be and more! I think cutting it myself helped me feel more excited about the process.
I did it! Yay!
Melanie, me and the hair in the mirror.
The finished product. This is TOTALLY a Dave Terry pose (like, he poses girls this way -- he doesn't pose this way himself). Isn't it a fantastic shade of red? I love the color.
The back. A LOT shorter!
Just like my shirt, I am being happy! I love it so much and it's going to be so perfect for Florida in a couple of weeks. Also, there is NO ONE I would trust with my hair other than Melanie. She did a great job and it is EXACTLY what I was hoping for even though I didn't explain very well. She's a miracle worker and I'm so happy.
I went home last night and showed it to MamaLynne -- who thought I was just getting a trim, and, to be honest, so did I until I actually got there. When she finally noticed she jumped and screamed, "What happened?? Your HAIR!!" It was great.
MANY thanks to Melanie. She does my blog design, my signature (for official work e-mails I send out) design, helps with hair emergencies (I had one yesterday when my bobby pins kept falling out) AND makes me look all-around fantastic. I love her!
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