I got a much needed haircut the other night (why do I always wait until the last minute?) and as I sat in the chair explaining to my stylist that I just wanted a trim, I felt lame that I wasn’t trying some crazy new style that would shake things up for spring. Especially since I suggested that here as a way to combat spring fever!
I’ve sat in probably 20 different stylists’ chairs over the years and have asked for some pretty crazy things – pixie cuts, orange-like hair color, heck, I’ve even cut my own hair! All of it never seemed to phase me. I always said, “it’s just hair”.
Something has changed between then and now. Maybe it was that one bad hair cut where I sat in the salon saying, “it’s just hair”, but afterward sat in my car crying – it wasn’t just hair. But that experience was long ago, so I’m more inclined to think that my hesitation has more to do with the length of my hair and the amount of time it’s taken me to get to this length. Now, a change, even a small change, would seem much more dramatic than if I were cutting my already “short” hair.
So for now I’m enjoying my long hair and I think instead of being dramatic with a cut, I’ll try being more dramatic with my hairstyling. Coming from someone who’s worked with short hair all her life, that is a challenge in and of itself.
p.s. I know it’s not #throwbackthursday, but how about those insanely old pictures? Too embarrassing!