Today I’m getting my hair highlighted and (eek) cut, I think.
A year ago I shared this post about my hair, day makers, and the art of creativity. So I thought it would be fun to show you the spectrum of hair styles I’ve had over the years. It’s gone from long to short, to brown, to bleached, to super duper short, back to long and even pinkish-gray (though I never actually saw that one. You know it’s a bad sign when the stylist–I mean, student–tells you not to look in the mirror till they add a bit more blue and yellow to your hair to balance out the pink and purple. Whaaat?)
Here’s what I looked like most of my growing up years. Long standard blond hair. And uh, eyebrows that needed more attention. Yikes.
Note to the younger readers….this is before digital cameras, camera phones, and facebook apps. A person didn’t have 100 different snapshots of themselves ready to upload in a given minute. Thus, the random “I work at Godiva chocolates” and prom photos.
When I left for college I was a bit of a purist about my hair. “I’m never going to dye it or cut it (aside from a trim) It’s going to stay long and blond.” Then my sophmore year I moved off campus and life got more exciting. I chopped it and started mixing in color.
And after 4 years of college, 6 years of single life, and 6 years of being a married mom, we’ve arrived back at the long blond–hopefully with improved taste?
I guess I was a late bloomer. In fact, I didn’t have a real boyfriend till I was 19! Wow. Did I really just admit that on my blog?
I must say that “bangs” and “long brown” have been my favorite.
But today I’m ready for a change. I’m thinking short but still blond. Sort of the new, old me. Whenever I ask for Casey’s input he says he likes all of them, but sums it up with, “Well, I fell in love with a short-haired blond girl.” (However, when it comes to the really short pixie cut his comment is “wow. Your boyfriend must have really liked you then.”–this was before Casey and I had met–Haah. Not sure I’d do the super short again but it sure was easy to style!)
What would you do?