OMG are ya’ll tired of hearing about my short hair drama? If you missed the post were I was completely traumatized by chopping my hair off you can check it out here. And did you see my Ellen Degeneres makeover on Instagram? So totally not me. But it was fun and gave me and my bestie a good laugh.
Today I went to a different stylist, had my hair recut, and colored back to my old faithful blonde.
And here is the selfie I sent by hubs when I got in the car. Can you tell I am feeling a little more like myself?
I came home, got my tripod out, and took a few photos just for you guys. Seriously. Your comments and personal hair tragedy stories were comforting, hilarious, and full of some great advice. I really love you guys.
The stylist parted my hair the opposite way I have always parted it and it made a HUGE difference. And if I am feeling a little edgy I can poof it up like this. Apparently Mohawks are all the rage right now. Did you get the memo on this? I guess I missed it.
With such short hair it is forcing me to pay more attention to my makeup and do big eyes, which I would normally only do on a date-night.
If you are thinking about chopping off your hair here is my advice.
1. Don’t let a family member do it. It makes the wound even deeper. It hurt that it was my sister who did this to me and my sister is hurt that I blogged about it, which makes the situation even more complicated. I did get 2 emails like this: “You should be ashamed of yourself. Your sister must feel really hurt!”
For the record, there are probably 10 people who read my blog that know my sister personally. And she is an EXTREMELY talented stylist and makeup artist. I have ALWAYS loved my cuts from her and she has gotten lots of business from people asking me about my hair. She has been hired to do the Miss USA pageant for the past 2 years and even did Betsey Johnson’s Makeup. She is crazy talented. Maybe Uber-short haircuts are not her strong suit. That’s okay. And it’s probably a lot of pressure to work on your very outspoken older sister’s hair. It doesn’t make her a bad hairdresser. She is still awesome! And I still love her!
2. Have a great long-standing relationship with your stylist. But not so close that you are related.
3. Do it in phases and not all at once.
4. If you like to have your hair colored make sure there is enough time to do it all in the same appointment. Don’t break the appointments up. The shock factor is much worse when your hair is short AND a different color.
5. If you do get a haircut you are not happy with, read the comments of this blog post, it will seriously make you feel better. You should probably Pin in on Pinterest just in case it ever happens to you in the future.
6. If you have a blog, make sure to blog about it. I am pretty sure sharing my insecurities with the world will be my highest traffic blog post this month. I initially thought, “Oh, no one will care about this.” Maybe I should start a blog about my innermost thoughts and I would make more money. Oh yeah, I already do that.
Am I glad I chopped it off? I don’t know. But while I have it I am going to OWN it. Maybe I should make ROAR my word of the year – inspired by the Katie Perry song, of course.