I FINALLY after 4+ years got a haircut. A haircut? This is the big reveal? Yes. A haircut. And yes, this is the big reveal. You see... when I started calculating in my head I realized that I have had long-- ridiculously long hair for probably ... gulp... 18 years. In my defense, I haven't really seen my hair much in probably the last 6 or 7 years so I had totally lost track of it.
Everyday without fail my hair has gone directly from shower to tight bun and then down only for the next shower. It was crazy, but it was easy-- no fuss. Plus, I couldn't STAND having it down and I kinda liked my look when it was up. After all these years though it was MORE than time for a change.
So today I went from looking like a hippie, old hag, horse lady with my hair down, to looking somewhat normal. And I love it!
This is what I looked like EVERY. SINGLE. DAY for the last 7 years:
|photo curtesy of an art museum kiddie section where you could change the background to different art prints and take your own photo... long story|
|yes, I had to squat to get it all in the photo|
|yes-- Cole dressed himself this a.m. :)|
wait for it............................
Post haircut: It's not terribly dramatic, but I love it. I feel like I've lost 20 lbs. (and I may have) :)
Do you hear the music? I do.
And with a little wind blowing through the hair...
Oh and as promised, my cheapskate haircut tip. Take say... 4 years or so, grow your hair as long as you can, then go into the salon and cut off about 2 feet (which is what I did today) and donate it to a charity like Locks of Love. Your haircut will be FREE (at least mine was)! :) The best surprise of all today on my birthday!
So.... what do you think? (be nice please!)