Tuesday, January 31, 2012

the one where i got them all cut

...every time my Dad goes to get a haircut, I ask him "did you get a haircut?" and he A.L.W.A.Y.S. replies "nope... I got 'em all cut". Get it?

This weekend I chopped my hair off.

Let me set the scene for this story: it's Saturday morning and Rob mentions that he thinks I should get bangs. And I say "but... really?" And then we start looking up pictures of ideal bangs (think: Kerri & Lauren Sackmann (real life), or Zooey Deschanel & Rachel McAdams (Zooey in 500 Days of Summer and Rachel in The Vow)).

Kerri Sackmann the hair goddess (and her man, Anderson)
Zooey Deschanel (not as cute as Kerri)

so I'm looking at these pictures, working myself up like "I can really do this. Wait...I'm going to do this"

You see, I have been thinking about changing my hair dramatically for oh...about a year now. But I'm such a scaredy cat and I NEVER do it.

So I did it. I called up my hair salon and asked for an appt for that afternoon....and they were all booked. So then I called another place farther away...and they had an opening in 30 minutes! (It takes 25 minutes to get there)

So I looked at Rob excitedly and we threw on our shoes and ran out the door. (You may be thinking to yourself: this is not that exciting...but I promise you I was shaking and my heart was pounding)

I downloaded these two pictures (above) on my phone, ready to show the lady what I wanted. And then I also thought: "Hey, while I'm at it & already spending the money, why don't I just chop off my hair too?" (As you can tell, I have a very well-thought out process for my style)

So then I start looking at all the pictures I've pinned on pinterest for long bobs and I start getting so excited that I was finally going to do it! (My sweet friend Mer also pinned some awesome pictures for inspiration too). Here is what I was going for:

Source: google.com via Nicole on Pinterest

And then I start thinking "bangs will not look good with this". and I started picturing myself looking crazy.

So Rob andI compromised on side bangs with a long bob - still HUGE change for me. (Looking back, it's pretty hilarious that the whole idea that started it...I didn't actually do. Such.a.scaredy.cat. Sorry Rob!)

So I cut of 6 inches and basically changed my identity. Ready for the before & after?

BEFORE (Too long!! Why didn't somebody stage an intervention?)


What it looks like with my bangs pulled up, which I also really like
This was about 1 hour after the haircut so I was still freaking out a little :)

I love it!! It's so fresh and light. My hair stylist was AWESOME and made sure she thinned out my hair in layers, etc so that it won't be a bush (my hair is SUPER thick). The side bangs are a leetle shorter than I would have liked but I'm already getting used to them :)

So that's my dramatic haircut story! If you made it all the way through, I'm impressed :)


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