Saturday, July 19, 2008

Decisions, Decisions

Recently I decided to dye my hair. A dark chocolate brown. I usually am a blonde with the works--aka highlights, lowlights and everything in between. But for some reason or another I got in the mood to become a brunette.


Who knows. I like experimenting with my hair, seeing if I've been missing out on anything fun or interesting. Or just to realize, hey, I've been doing the right thing all along.

Now that I am a brunette (and getting more used to it by the way) I am pondering if I should chop off my hair. I am feeling something short. Really short.

I haven't had this type of haircut since the first grade.

Quick story on that one. My mom took me to JC Penney's to get a haircut. She thought a pixie cut would look adorable on me. Of course being so little I had no clue of the disaster that would soon follow. (Which reminds me, remind me some time to tell you the story of when I got "The Rachel" haircut. OMG, it was TRAUMATIC!)

After they were done I was in shock....I looked like a little boy! With a short haircut! Mind you this is '84-'85 before pixies were done stylishly and cute. My mom still declares to this day that it was adorable, I looked so cute, etc. I beg to differ.

I have my first grade photo as proof.

So after that haircut gone wrong my mom asked me (we were still in the mall) if I would like to get my ears pierced.

Oh, would I! So we trot over to Claire's boutique and am so happy that I won't look like a little boy anymore. Except everyone failed miserably to tell me how BAD it hurt to get my ears pierced!

So now I was crying from pain and the boy-cut. Lovely.

Back to the point of my post--oh--and Mom, now that I am older I can appreciate a cute haircut. But when I was 6 years old and all of my friends have long, pretty hair and I show up and everyone calls me a boy, well, that just was no fun. Kids can be so cruel! Hence why I am seriously considering homeschooling Isabella--but that's a whole post in itself.

Anyway, I am now considering the pixie. I want some simple, cute and easy to style. I read somewhere that if you like how you look with a ponytail then you will probably like a shorter haircut, aka a pixie. I LOVE me some ponytails! Seriously, I almost always end up pulling up my hair. Always.

I'll let you know what I decide. I am just so torn. Any input that I get will be taken seriously into consideration. I'm off to look for some cute cuts now...


BookMomma said...

Do it!! It will be nice an summery and so fun. My sister has one that she can do all feminine or spike it up kind of punky and it totally rocks. Plus, its hair... what other aspect of your personality can you change and know that if it sucks it will be back in a few weeks? Short hair grows fast...

Just be sure to post some photos!

Thanks for popping by the HH for POWs - I hope to visit more often!

Mamasphere said...

I agree! Do it! I'm in the mood for a major chop as well, but not as short as a pixie. I bet you'd look super cute!

Anonymous said...

I'm all for short hair when ya live in humid hell 10 months out of the year! Go for it!

Becks said...

Oh I think you should do it! I love the look of short pixie cuts! (I had a very tramautic pixie hairdo in the 9th grade that scarred me for life. I had old lay bouffant hair!!) HOWEVER nowadays they know how to give you the cool cut! I always say if I lose weight I would chop my hair off! And of course I am bias to brunettes...they are so hot right now :)

Kristen said...

Seriously girl, should we try to get a two for one?? I just posted the SAME thing!!

I say do it, and hey it will always grow back!!

Make sure you post before and after pictures ! :)

Jill and Rick said...

Ahem. If we weren't goin' to Mizzou tomorrow I'd be finding a picture of you in your ADORABLE pixie! (and don't try to fool anyone with a pic of you after you were growing out your cut, too sneaky!)

I'll be watching for your "new do" pics! Hey, maybe you and Ashley could go together? Big girls' day out? Ear piercing for Ashley if she wants it and if it's okay with dad and mom?

Okay, tried to post and I'm back. Just give me a minute to gripe about our "word verfications!" How the heck are we supposed to identify what vvv or wv or vw is when they run all the letters together like that?! Grrrrrr.

Love you!


Amanda @ notsoextraordinary said...

you MUST dig out that first grade photo and SHOW US! I want to see it so bad now! hehe, but seriously, you should post some... especially if you do it, the before and after ones :)

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

You only live once! I think you'd look great with a sassy short cut!

The short cut in first grade sounds fairly traumatic! And, I KNOW! Ear piercing hurts! But, you're right. Nobody informs you of that! :) Next to childbirth, though... it's a skip through the park:)