You probably read that title and thought I was going to be serious. Pffft… That’s a good one! At any rate, there are periods in time when we personally go through what could be perhaps a mini crisis. I’m not talking about being my age (42) and dating a 23 year old, buying a convertible and taking scuba lessons in a speedo. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. (OK, yes there is….. )
Me feeling blech. That’s a real word even though it’s underlined as incorrect.
I’ve been feeling, well, frumpy. Un-sexy. A little blah. Not in my self-esteem or confidence, not in the way I dress or act. I’m still me, but on the inside I was just ready for a change. Moving, added job, added training. More everything made me feel a little off. Since I’m a woman this generally means a couple things will happen. Shopping. I can’t afford to go crazy, but I did fill in the gaps a little. There’s no such thing as too much BodyRock Sport!! Makeup. I do my makeup the same pretty much since the dawn of freaking time. But I got rid of some crap and added a new lipstick. Of course. Shoes. I had a list of shoes I’d gotten rid of a few months ago because – quite frankly – if you’re trying to save them with shoe goo and super glue it’s time to send them on their way. It was dumb luck that I finally found a couple of them. I’ve been on a crusade for a few months now. Hair. Well, this is one of my specialties. I regularly tell people to “just go for it!” but I’m a closet chicken. A couple weeks ago my daughter Kezia wanted her head shaved. While looking at pictures for her I found one I loved…… That got me thinking. Why not???
Kezia. Head shaved all the way around and fun on the top.
Pink. My favorite bad girl. I want to BE this woman some days. For now, I think I’d like her haircut???
So I showed my coworkers who instantly wanted to do it RIGHT NOW. I panicked. I texted some male clients. 2 of them in their 20’s and very GQ, a couple married men, my best male friend. Then I posted on Facebook which should be everyone’s decision making guide. (what??). I expected this: “Long, blonde hair is sexy. It’s your identity. All models have long hair. Don’t change. I have fantasies about your hair.” Well, sort of that’s what I expected. What did I hear??? “DO IT!!! That’s so brave! Short hair is so sexy!! You’d look great! Worst case, you grow it! I can’t wait to see it! I wish I had the guts!” Seriously??? WHO KNEW????? So I googled pictures of women I admire and think are totally hot other than Pink.
Ellen. Love her spunk. Think she’s beautiful and funny and admire her.
With a sick stomach, one of my coworkers who’s an amazing hairdresser sat me in her chair….
DO NOT PANIC, DO NOT PANIC…..
After. We decided to keep it a little longer so I could see what I thought…..
Feeling a little spunky
But it wasn’t THERE yet….. I’m more of a “go big or go home” girl. It was too puffy, too long to be spiky with, not quite right…. So I texted my hairdresser colleague and told her. “We need to go shorter.” I was booked for the next day. At this point I was ready. No fear, no trepidation. It IS just hair. It WILL grow. I AM brave. And I couldn’t wait until that appointment.
My 14 year old son,Taylor (who is a stud in his own right) told me I looked like Mystique from XMen except not with red hair. Holy. Cow.
I’ll take it……Creepy?? A little. Sexy?? Indeed. I need this outfit now…
Also, one of my besties from my running team – Melissa – wrote that she chopped her hair. “I feel amazing and so damn sexy now. I think I even seem more confident! It’s amazing! It’s as if a weight was lifted off my shoulders. Best decision I have made in years. And girl, you have the same attitude as I do. Sassy and you know it!”. We exchanged the picture we went off of and it was the same picture. We’re probably twins from another mother.
Melissa’s before and after!!!
Kezia went even shorter and more spunky!!
I became even more brave. I was actually excited. Think of how much more aerodynamic I’ll be running!!!
After cut #2. I don’t look like Pink or any of the other famous women with short hair, but I feel spunky. Showering is easy, styling is nearly non-existent.
Me hanging out after work and a haircut. Just do it. Whatever it is.