Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Not So Much a Haircut As a Complete Reinvention

It occurred to me, somewhat belatedly, that the whole "Going Goth" post title might have had a few of you wondering if I had dyed my hair black rather than cutting it all off.

I did not.

I'm a decade and a half too late for that kind of drama. Still, I don't think the change could have been much more dramatic. I will mostly let the pictures speak for themselves.


Do I look nervous? No? Well then I'm totally faking it. This was a rather major decision, though in the scheme of things it is rather shallow I suppose.




One last moment to change my mind . . . .



Past the point of no return. I think I look a little shell-shocked. Eleven inches.



While I was at it, I decided to get highlights too. It isn't just that Goldilocks (my hairdresser) gives a fantastic cut and styles my hair better than anyone I've ever had, she is also the World's Best Colorist. Really, I think she is.



End result. Wow. I'm still in a bit of shock in this picture. But now I'm about three weeks out and I love it. Less time, less hassle, less shampoo . . . . less HAIR. Unfortunately it is going to mean more haircuts. I still haven't worked out what I'm going to do yet.


I know! I'll write a novel that everyone wants to read, become independently wealthy and fly to Utah every eight weeks so that Goldilocks can take care of me. Isn't she adorable? She is a friend of my sister's from high school, and a perfect beautician. Not only is she incredibly skilled, but she is so genuinely friendly and interested that I found myself talking almost exclusively about me for and hour and half! It was only later that my sister told me that Goldilocks doesn't just run marathons (which I knew, and she briefly talked about) , but that she WON the female division in a 100 miler last year!!! Anyway, if you are looking for a fantastic haircut from a truly wonderful person and you happen to live near my parents, give me a call and I will pass on Goldilocks' real name and number.

15 comments:

Doreen said...

I LOVE your hair short!

Melanie said...

Looks great, I really like it! You're right though, the downside to shorter hair is that you can't do the twice a year haircut plan.

Erin said...

I love it! And, I would also like the name and number of Goldilocks...my sisters are there close to your parents. And, I am planning to become independently wealthy and fly to Utah every eight weeks too, so that's no problem.

chris w said...

It's beautiful!! I love it. The color is really good. I'm not even independently wealthy enough to drive up by your parents to get a haircut but she does a great job!

Desmama said...

Love it. I love everything about it! The cut, the color, it's just great!

Jenny said...

You're beautiful.
I LOVE your hair color--pre-cut and post. I've secretly always wanted to be red.

Scully said...

It looks fantastic!

heidikins said...

Ooooh! Sasstastic! I love it!

(I'm going under the scissors myself on Saturday...and probably under the bleach. I'm nervous/excited/nervous.)

xox

tnralvords said...

I love it as well!

emandtrev said...

Wow! You look absolutely fantastic! Goldilocks did a great job. The color and cut look amazing on you.

Natasha said...

Wow, very nice haircut! I found your blog and hope you don't mind me commenting. Did you donate it to Locks of Love?

Science Teacher Mommy said...

Yes, donated. Thanks for dropping by Natasha. You are welcome any time.

Kimberly Bluestocking said...

I like it. And you look happy with it, which is far more important. :)

Whitney said...

Janna left a comment about tutoring... check it out!

And -- I like long and short! You are adorable!

Julia said...

How funny, it's been so long the long hair is the look that surprised me. But I think you look great!