Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Time For A Change

I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror, yesterday, and I didn't like what I saw. There are a lot of things I'd like to change about myself, but, in this case it was my hair. I know I've told you before just how much I hate my hair and how it never looks quite the way I want it to, but this was beyond sub-par. It was neatly pulled back in a clip as it usually is, but it has gotten too long and it just looked hopelessly outdated. Remember what Aunt Bee on The Andy Griffith Show looked like when her hair wasn't in a bun? Put denim shorts and a hoodie on that image and you'll have a good idea how I looked.

Yes, I am exaggerating a little bit, but you get the idea. I don't want to be one of those people you see who can't let go of the past and have the same hair style and wardrobe they had when they went to Woodstock.

My first reaction was to grab a pair of scissors and start hacking away. I wanted to gather all of my hair into a pony tail and give it a chop, but the kids talked me out of it. It's probably for the best because I wasn't sure what style I wanted.

This morning I went to the Oxygen website and tried their makeovermatic game. Once you create a free account, you can upload a picture of yourself and try different hairstyles and make up. I haven't willingly had my picture taken in more than 10 years, but I worked it out.

So what do you think? Is it me or is it me?


Chicago Mom said...

That looks like a great cut that would 1)work on any face shape, 2)look good no matter your age, and 3)be easy to do each day. Good luck! Be brave! (And go to a professional!)

ChristineM said...

I love it! I need to go get my hair cut and colored - I do it myself! Haven't been to a professional in, oh, four years?

And it looks that way, too! ;)

PurpleHoodieChick said...

Your pretty and I like it when your hair is down. But if you get your hair cut that way you need to go to a PROFESSIONAL!!!! lol

And you look nothing like that lady!!

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

I recently cut my long hair to about chin-length; it was an easy decision since I hate doing my hair. But, I did the right thing and went to a nice salon for the cut- please don't cut it yourself! I swear, the right cut buy a good stylist makes all the difference; it takes me 10 minutes from soaking wet to great style in the morning :)

Lissaloo said...

That is really cute! It looks stylish and simple. I hate getting a haircut, I never know what I want, lol. I am going to check out that site it sounds neat :)

Joanna Jenkins said...

I feel your pain! At the start of the summer I decided it was time to finally cut my hair short enough that I'd have to "do" something with it other than pull it back in a ponytail. WHAT A MISTAKE. I'm growing it back long enough to be able to clip back on hot days, when I'm cooking or just plain too tired. So BEWARE when you start snipping :-)

And, Thanks a million for your kind comment about my More.com feature. As you could tell I was pretty excited about it. You made it feel all the more special.


Deidra said...

The other day at the dinner table I said to my family, "I feel a haircut coming on." I paused for effect and then I added, "Self-inflicted." In unison they waved their hands in front of their faces and with eyes opened wide shouted "NO-o-o-o-o!" I got the message.

Amy said...

I like that hair style a lot. I think it'll look great on you. I desperately need to get my hair cut. i didn't know about the makeovergame.com, that is so cool! I definitely have to try that. Although finding a pic of me is gonna be tough. hmmmm...I've needed to get my hair cut for several months. I keep thinking I want to do something different from my usual long layered bob. It's just too grown out now and it's shapeless and blah so I started thinking I need a change but what I probably need is just my hair cut. Still maybe I'll find somthing really good on makeovergame.com. Then I have to do something, almost anything about the gray LOL