Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Drumroll, please....

I've been thinking for a long time that I'd like to cut my hair short--perhaps the idea has been with me for years, but it has become more persistent in the past six months or so. Since the move I haven't had a regular hairstylist, and every random shop I would visit would find me face to face with another person who would smile, ask if I was really ready, and then proceed to just trim my hair. Today I was not going to take "No" for an answer! Thanks to Sue, I was feeling courageous and ready to listen to my own voice and reasons rather than the hairstyling naysayers I keep meeting!


The morning "before" look....





And after....




I love it! And perhaps by Friday I won't still walk by the mirror saying, "Huh??? Who is that?"

4 comments:

Sue said...

HOORAY!!!! Jen, it looks fabulous! What a funny journey, huh? The courage it takes to cut hair!!! Unbelievable. It really looks beautiful and I'm glad you took the plunge ... and I'm especially glad that you love it. I think our mirrors should get together and have a little chat ... I'm still feeling a bit befuddled when I see my reflection. I hope you're not having to wrestle with your new 'do as much as I am -- it seems as if all of my "Irish" went into my hair and boy, is it giving me a what-for! Thanks for posting the pictures! And can I tell you how much you look like your mom with short hair? I literally sucked in my breath when I saw the picture -- perhaps it was the short, dark hair, or the expression on your face ... whatever it was your mom was looking out right at me. It was uncanny, to say the least. I think she approves. :) Definitely!

Alan said...

Holy cow! [exclamation slightly edited for content]

You look almost exactly the same (well, now with short hair) as you did 16 years ago, when I saw you last. Not fair. There's a picture of you in your attic that just keeps getting older, isn't there? :)

Carmen San Diego said...

Oh I love it. you look great!!! It's almost looks like mine now that mine is growing out a bit.

Amy said...

Your hair has so much body! I love it!