Sunday, June 26, 2011

A Post About Justin Bieber?

**I hope this post at least makes you giggle.**

In the middle of wedding season and ironman training, you'd think I'd be completely overwhelmed and have not much on my mind. Actually I only have one thing on my mind:

I need a new haircut.

I have, basically, had the same style for the last five years. Here I am at my 10 year high school reunion (far right) in 2006:

In 2007 while on vacation in Switzerland:

2009 at the Boston Marathon (far left):

While at the beach with my parents in 2010:

And recently I've been growing out the bangs while the rest of the hair is long, long, LONG!!!:

I thought having my hair long would be beneficially for my training. It would be easy. It would fit into a swim cap, helmet, and hat/visor. But it's quite the opposite. It is hot. It gets tangly (although I do help myself by braiding it or wearing a double ponytail). It takes FOREVER to dry. And mostly it is bland, bland, bland. This week I cracked and cut my bangs, again, hoping to give the haircut a little variety. Honestly, it just made it exactly the same it's been for years and I kinda hate it.

Truth of the matter is, I really want to cut it. All of it. I want it to look like this:

Yep, I want to cut all of it off. According to my stylist, I have enough hair to donate, which will earn me a warm-and-fuzzy feeling along with a free haircut. ;) And she says my hair *should* be able to do this as long as I use product. I want to believe her, but somehow I feel like she's blowing smoke up my butt. You see, I've tried the super-short-hair thing before. In know, the years of experimentation.

The next series of pictures all happened during my freshman year. I tried to thing of something creative to say about these pictures, but all I can say is "OH MY GOSH!!!"

Let me say something in my defense about these unfortunate mistakes: (a) I didn't have enough money for a good haircut then and (b) I didn't have a stylist who I trust. (c) I have learned how to dress like a girl. And (d) I no longer color my hair.

But my worry is this. I don't want to wind up looking like my husband. And I don't want to look like a soccer mom. And I certainly don't want to look like this:

Or this:

**See, I told you this post would make you giggle. :)**


Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Is that a cockatoo in that last pic?

I got nothing for ya, my wife went short once, she hated it. She bitched about for a month and asked my opinion of it like 60 times a day. I kept telling her I liked it (even though I did not) until one day with a few beverages downed I told her my real feelings. That was 10 years ago and she still tells the reason she doesn't have short hair is because her husband is an ass. It is very hard for us guys to ever get ahead!

Jeff Vanis said...

Great post! I got a good laugh at the comparison! Good luck if you do chop it.

Assistant said...

haha you're absolutely right, I got a giggle out of this post.

I say go for the short hair... I think it will look great and it's so easy. It will always grow out too. I think cut it a little longer then you want and see how you like it, you can always go shorter.

good luck!

Colleen said...

Jeff's post is so funny... a cockatoo? Really? :)

Anyway, here's my $0.02 for what it's worth. And if you've already cut it - you go girl! I used to have pixie short hair - like, they would cut it with man clippers short. I loved it. Most people loved it. I would get up, shower, throw some pomade in it, throw a clip or something in it (because I still wanted to look like a girl) and be done. 2.5 minutes tops. Tom, although will tell you that he liked it, didn't (he came clean later). I thought it would be easy with training and it was, but then I would leave the pool or whatever and it was a mess. I looked like a boy if I didn't take that 2.5 minutes to girl it up. There are definitely pros to going short short short though. And you know you can pull it off (some people just shouldn't do it). I say change is good, BUT the process to go longer again sucks.

Let us know what you decide!

LAPT said...

You could TOTALLY pull off short hair, you just need the right stylist! Check out The Glamourai's blog...she chopped her hair off this past winter (here's a good link: You just need the right type of cut with layers that are easy to do stuff with!

Jamie said...

Girls are complicated....

Exhibit A: (see above)

Melissa C said...

You are awesome! Where are the gymnastics hair pics? I do love the new 'do. I am super boring too. My hair has been pretty much the same forever, just with or without bangs, I guess. Mine is long enough to donate too, and considering that as well. However, losing that much at once might be a bit much for me to handle, even though it would still be "long" after removing 10+ inches.

Anonymous said...

Maybe just bring your don't pictures in for the stylist? My stepmom just cut off all of her hair and it looks somewhere between Bieber and Gosselin. I think the trick is to not go too long in place. You'll be so much happier with short hair in this weather!

Michelle said...

That DID make me giggle, but what's wrong with us soccer moms? ;-)