I was sooooo excited.
The big change...a new do. Chopping off my tresses. Going drastic. Severing of about a 12 inches of hair.
Yes. That's right. A. FOOT. OF. HAIR.
Here is the... BEFORE
Does this or does this not look like I was taking my own mug shot?
But there are the long locks that really needed some assistance. I had become a mommy, lost the layers I previously had and became a retro throwback to a generation before my time.
This was the night I got it cut.
Still not sure how I feel about it. Seriously. I mean, this amazingly skilled stylist sat me in the chair for 2 hours and schooled me on the horrific products I was using that are NOT good for my hair (woops) and then taught me how to style my hair detail by detail.
I was so excited when I got home! I was going to be able to make these follicles look FABULOUS!
So the next day I ran on the treadmill and produced more than a healthy glow. Let's just call it what it is...I had an odiferous sweat going on. I showered and the moment of truth came when I wet the masterpiece that she had created by putting my head under the shower.
But no worries, I told myself. I was now equipped with new KNOWLEDGE. She was my beauty Yoda and I was her young skywalker-esque novice in hair-ology.
I go to do my hair like she said and realized I
was not listening totally forgot what she told me.
I DID NOT REMEMBER THE BEAUTY FORCE!
What on earth is up with my Star Wars references? Go with it, Jess. Just go with it.
So I did the best I could and here is what I did. All by myself. Really. No help.
Kinda big, right?
I think I began mingling different hair eras together and got confused.
Then I began mulling over the fact that I cut off like a foot of hair. I mean, I can't even put the thing in my messy pile I would always have on the top of my head. So what can I do with it? I decided to experiment and here are some of my hair creations I tried...
We have the cute little pig tail look.
Cute but more appropriate for a run on the hamster wheel or movie night with the family. I mean I am thirty...ish.
I thought of more justification for the pigtails since I am digging the fact that I could actually put it up in some way. This works for the gym that I never go to, the beach, or even grocery shopping.
This is just wrong.
Don't I look like two different decades of SNL with the church lady look & Mango's hair?
OK. Sassy little clip is working for me here.
It is looking better but this is still a work in progress. I am having a tough time getting used to such a drastic change and if I could do it over again I might have done long layers (like I used to have) and then go drastic the next time. She kind of cut it shorter than what I wanted but it is an excellent cut. So I am having fun with it and just trying to figure it out. And by the grace of God almighty...