July 20, 2010

The Hair Cut - Before & After

With all my training, my hair began to take a back seat in life.   Long hair was preferable because it meant an easy pony tail, or a scrunch 'n go with some gel and I was done.  Very low maintenance for a busy life.  I'd go 6 months between cuts and my hair just kept getting longer and longer and longer.  Until it got to this...


I'm not sure if you can tell by the picture, but that's a lotta hair!  I have very fine, very thick hair.  It got so thick that I quit using a hair dryer on it.  Air dry all the way baby!!  Sometimes I even went to bed with a wet head to keep from fooling with it.

Last year my niece & sister donated their hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths and I considered doing the same.  After all I've been blessed with good hair and it was already pretty freakin long.  Plus I was sick of the long hair and ready for a new short 'do.

Unfortunately, when I got to the salon my stylist told me that they measure by your shortest layer and it would be several months until it was long enough to donate.  I'm not the most patient person in the world, so waiting until Christmas really wasn't up for consideration.

I took in these pictures .  When consulted a few weeks ago, Jay liked the blond better.  Raise your hand if you're surprised?   Okay those of you with your hand up obviously don't know my man!







I thought that was pretty funny since he claims to love Katie Holmes - he didn't even recognize her in the top picture!   Any way both hair cuts were Jay approved (not that they needed to be - its my hair after all, and I'm the one fixing it.)

He called right as I was walking into the salon and when he found out where I was asked if I was chopping it all off.  My answer of "maybe" was met with a "do it, do it, do it, do it" chant.  Weird, I thought most men liked long hair.  Maybe my pony tails were truly getting out of hand.

Or maybe he was hopeful that this would get me out of my rut without me dropping too much cash!

I decided to go ahead with the cut after a brief discussion with my stylist.  She seemed to think the cut would work well for me, going so far as to tell me that I was too petite to have so much hair.  Apparently she knows just what to say to encourage a woman to chop it all off!!



And chop we did.  They didn't even think I was all that weird for wanting to take pictures of the hair in the floor.  Yes, that was just my hair.  After cutting several inches off, she also thinned out what was left.  I have very fine hair, but I've got a lot of it!

I'm still not comfortable fixing it (it doesn't look any where near as cute today as it did yesterday) but over all I love it!  Now to see how easy it is to fix after working out!

Here it is after she got done with me yesterday.


26 comments:

  1. Cute! I need to do a post on mine, but I have to get my hair pictures from my husband... hmm. :)

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  2. Love it! It looks fantastic. My husband doesn't care about the length of hair as long as I'm happy...glad to hear Jay was supportive too.

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  3. Love, Love, Love your hair! It looks so cute on you! I've had almost that exact same cut in the past and it is so fun. I'm afraid I'm getting in the same rut you were in. I've even stopped drying my hair and am going for the "add some gel and scrunch" look, mainly because if I take the time to dry and straighten it, the humidity turns it curly again within the hour. I'm still not convinced I look that good. I'm so glad Jay liked it too. Do you do anything with color? That's my addiction.

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  4. Oh my gosh! I love it! You loook fabulous! Super cute, and I agree your face is too adorable to be covered with long hair! Glad you went for it...did Jay think he had a new wife last night...wink wink!

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  5. Oooooo, darlin' do! Looks fantastic on you. Sounds like a nice haircut perked you up...they always make me feel better, too.

    I thought men in general preferred long hair, too. But a stylist once told me, "They don't want long hair, they want big hair." (And no, she wasn't Southern. I took it to mean full-looking hair, not necessarily a beehive 'do. ;-) My man isn't particular about my hair length, either, and I always thought that to be different ( and good - I get bored with long hair too.)

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  6. I love the new do. Very smart and sexy with a little splash of sassy. Excellent choice.

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  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE. You look amazing and so flirty, girl :)

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  8. OMG! That is one fabulous haircut! LOVE it!

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  9. CUTE, I LOVE it! I'm trying to grow mine out but seeing your cute new cute I want to chop mine. I'm also very lazy when it comes to my hair. It is straight and thick. I never blow dry it or do anything to it. I brush, part and go.

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  10. Oh my gosh ~ it's so cute! I love it!! I thought most guys like long hair, too! My mister doesn't really care as long as I like it, though he does think I need to venture out & try new things!

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  11. ADORABLE!!!!!!! seriously!!! mine wanted me to chop mine too, so i'm not sure what to say about the long hair thing. i love it though! welcome to the short hair club!

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  12. its a GREAT CUT FOR YOU!!!!!! I love it!!! I so wanna go short but not completely ready yet.. GOOD FOR YOU!!!

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  13. so, so so cute

    and he can join anthony's "short hair lovers" club. anthony was SO ready for me to chop mine last year! he seriously pulled out the measuring tape several times to see if it was long enough. lol.

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  14. Cute, cute, cute! You had a lot of hair - bet it feels good to have it shorter!

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  15. It's super cute Brooke!! I recently got a boy cut (used to have medium length hair) and am loving it! Sometimes I still miss my hair, but hey, it will grow! Plus once you learn how to fix your new length (which I admit takes time) then it's so much faster!! Again, you look great!

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  16. I love it! Now I want to chop mine off. ;)

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  17. I love love love love LOVE LOVE your hair- supercute and supertrendy! It looks perfect on you.

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  18. Oh my gosh, it is so stinking adorable! LOVE it!! Great work, Brooke!

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  19. Oh my gosh! I love it!!! It looks wonderful. And not all men like long hair, Hubs like mine short but after having it long and then going short short, I have settled on about shoulder length. Glad you like it.

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  20. It's so cute! That's a lot of hair to let go of at once, but totally worth it!

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