Friday, August 17, 2007

Adventures with Scissors

I was feeling adventuresome today. Unfortunately, there weren't any adventures on my calendar for today, only an appointment with Amber, my hair stylist. This was convenient. Why, you ask? Well, I had previously decided to let my hair return to its natural color. ("Gasp! The color in your profile pic isn't natural?" Um ... no.) The only problem is, I didn't just get the Return of Natural Color as expected when it grew out. I also got the Advent of Grey Strands. So, you see...seriously, something TOTALLY had to be done, y'all.

Thus, our first installment of "When Adventuresome Feelings and Hair Appointments Collide."


Yes, I went a bit darker. Much shorter. And it's slightly assymetrical, which is a little deviant in a non-threatening kind of way. And it's still a little flippy and sassy, which has been my hair signature for a number of years now. (Can one have a hair signature? I hereby submit one can.)

My Philosopy of Hair is that it's an accessory: something fun to play with, change, and experiment occasionally. Yet at the same time, I don't want to spend much time every day messing with it. So, for me, the short, flippy style is awesome. It allows my unruly, wavy hair to have it's way, thereby minimizing the time I have to spend disciplining it into place. (If this worked with kids, my life would be so much simpler.)

I feel like it's pretty unique. Although (for the scrapbooking-obsessed among us) after looking at the photo I realized it's sort of "Cathy Zielske Meets Vicki Boutin." Which is good company to be in regardless.

So. What think ye? Totally Hip, or Get a Grip?

7 comments:

Suzanne said...

OMG Carol! TOTALLY HIP!!! I think it is absolutely FABULOUS! Leaves me wanting to make an appt with my hairdresser, ceptin' 1. I don't HAVE a hairdresser and 2. mine wouldn't turn out like THAT. Honestly. I.LOVE.IT.

Karen said...

This is a great look, Carol! I went yesterday and got mine cut yesterday, too, but mine's already that color LOL! I even have the grey part, too. Your story reminds me so much of "Rose is Rose" the comic strip. :)

Rach said...

I LOVE IT! So cute and so fitting for you! I like the darker colour on you too.

Joy said...

I think it is totally hip... I wish I could wear it like that... love it!!

Bret Capranica said...

Ah Ha! Making fun of those of us who do not hide our marks of distinguished wisdom has come back to you. C'mon Carol, gray is godly.

Amyk said...

love the new cut & color:-) very hip girl!! great choice!

Christy said...

I love it! I can't wait to have a babysitter and get mine done soon. Something must be done about my bangs!