Friday, April 18, 2008

haircut 100

Remember them? Haircut 100? Love Plus One, Favourite shirts (boy meets girl) C'mon Emily I'm pretty sure you are a fan of 80's music as well, no? After the hundreds of haircuts in my life, I decided it was time for yet another and have been attempting to schedule AND make it to the appt for the last 2 months.

Today was my lucky day. Let me post the before and after pics with running commentary

Me and my long hair which was beginning to have a mind of it's own and acting alot like me unruly and tired.

Here is me with the new do. I will have D take a better picture of me sometime this weekend.

By the way, I suck at taking pictures of myself. It took about 30 attempts for the first picture and I would have continued on taking pics to include one with my Reese Witherspoon/Jay Leno chin but my batteries died in the camera.

So, my initial reaction was Ok - I've got the Dorothy Hammill combined with Molly Ringwald and a member of The Monkees (Hey, Hey were the monkees - ok, that was just mean- you know that song will be playing in your head for the rest of the day and night). After seeing my reflection outlined as I walked up to my car, I paused and reflected on what this cut represented.

Surprisingly, with my haircut, I let go of alot of feelings- mostly regarding infertility. I love getting my haircut and in the last year simply have not made it a priority, due to treatments, school and life in general. When the stylist asked about my hair I started talking about the texture and how it changed once I started taking medication. It got quiet as the noise in my mind expanded and the floodgates of memories were overwhelming. I decided that those feelings while they are threaded within the fabric that completes who I am, they simply do not define me (as they once used to or as I once used to let them). The haircut was very cathartic and spiritual. I feel renewed, energized and ready to run (literally).

I think this change was a long time coming, I'm glad I finally did it.


kate said...

Love it. LOVE. IT. Super cute. I used to wear my hair sorta like that, but then it started being curly somewhere around 10th grade, and I haven't been able to wear it like that since then without spending forever straightening and fixing and pomading. And then, my hair ends up looking flat because it is so danged thin... oh, well.

I can just live vicariously through your haircut, right?

Jules said...

Gah! I can't think of who you remind me of in that first picture. A celebrity....urgh this is going to drive me nuts!

Love the cut, by the way! You always looked so cute with short hair. :)

Amanda said...

OOOh,I like it too. Congratulations on a fresh start :-)

Ally said...

Love the hair! Love it love it love it! I, too, am a hair-change junkie. My poor stylist has stopped keeping track of what he does to my hair because it changes every 6 weeks.

At any rate, it's adorable! So jealous of the cuteness!

Chelle said...

Its amazing how a new haircut changes how we see ourselves and how we feel about ourselves. I find it wonderful that this new cut gave you such an amazing new sense of yourself. We all need new things to help refresh our daily lives and make us feel ready to take on the world again, especially after infertility. When I stopped doing treatments, I went and got microderm abrasion and underarm laser treatments done. I'd been through a lot with treatments and felt it was time to really take some time and money out to appreciate and pamper me, so I totally know where you are coming from with your new cut. Its a big change, and I am sure you will love it for months and months and months!

Barb said...


katd said...

Oh my gosh, you look fantastic! That haircut makes you look about 20 years old:) Thanks for sharing!

Emily said...

Oooh ... so sorry I'm just getting to this post now.

LOOOVE the new 'do! And sooo glad that this has been a "cleansing" of sorts for you.

Now ... as Haircut 100 says, "Where do we go from here?"

Yep, you're right. I know too many '80's new wave songs. :-P