Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Welcome to the Mane Event!

My sister has grown out and donated her hair to Locks of Love several times over the past several years. Last year, I thought that would be something neat to try. So, I let my hair grow and grow, getting a teeny trim every few months, but really just letting it grow.


I was nervous about getting it cut--mostly because I didn't want my neck and back so exposed. When I told a good friend of my "neck-a-phobia" she informed me that I have a beautiful neck and no back fat. We joked that I have such thick hair that they'd be able to make two wigs with my donation--ha, ha! Ah, friends....


Before I left, for my haircut, I weighed myself. When I got home I weighed myself again. I made sure not to go to the bathroom or eat or drink anything in between the two weigh-ins. Guess what--a 3 pound change!!

Here I am before. My hair looks scraggly
in this picture but it's just wind-tossed.


Here is the after! She cut off about 14-15" total.
First, she sectioned off 12"
for the donation to "Locks of Love."

I love this style! It's an inverted bob with way-textured ends. Fun, fun, fun! I think I'll wear it this way for a while. I will grow it out and donate again in the future, though--but I'm in no rush.

AND---what does my family think of it? 2 of my 4 kids' first words, upon seeing me, "Mom, you look weird." Another said, "I don't like it." And the other (and now my new favorite child), "Wow--you look like a rock star!" And the mister? "Wow," (but not in a "I LOVE YOUR HAIR" kind of tone).

Oh well...I like it and that's all that matters to me!!!

16 comments:

Rochelle said...

Love it! You look fantastic!!! I need to get my courage up to do something different!

Becca and fam said...

I LOVE it! You do look like a rock star. It's such a fun and hip do, very cool. I also love that you donated to Locks of Love. I did that last year for the 1st time, it was a cool feeling.

Susan said...

I like your new hair cut. It looks really good! My hair has gotten long but I don't think it will last long enough to be able to donate to locks of love. It's starting to bug me.

Kel said...

both cuts look fabulous on you! way to donate--I'm slowly trying to do the same thing, about to cut in a couple months.

Faith Penningtons said...

Super cute, the style works great for you!

ldsjaneite said...

I said "Wow!" at first because it was such a shock to me. I mean, I've seen your hair short, just not that short or in that style. I still have memories of waking up early in the morning and seeing you curl your hair before Seminary. It's that long hair that I'm used to.

But isn't it so fun to have a new look. Especially one that works for you? I do enjoy the change, though I still prefer my long hair. There's another plus for your straight hair--I could NEVER pull this off. And how easy it will be for you to take care of. And all the money you'll save on hair product. Oh, so many joys to short hair.

In summary: You look awesome. It'll just take me a few looks to get used to. Can't wait to see it in person! And go you for Locks of Love!

Kristina said...

The haircut looks great! I think it is great that you donated your hair. I don't believe that I would have the patience to ever grow mine out! :)

Shea said...

I love it! I think you look younger and hep.

Camille said...

Cute, Cute!

M-Z-T said...

Looks nice. Frames your face well.

As for your "neck-o-phobia" don't worry too much about it. You've got a lovely neck. I could never get away with a short style like that because of how long my neck is.

Tara said...

I really think it looks really great. A drastic change is really fun every now and then. You make me anxious to cut mine.

ldsjaneite said...

P.S. You've received ANOTHER blog award...from me! (austenknowsbest.blogspot.com)

Melissa said...

You look so great I think you could get away with any hairstyle. I really like it and good for you for doing something nice. I can't believe your lost hair weighed three pounds. That is A LOT of hair!

Kimberly said...

I love it! That is the perfect haircut for your face shape...so cute! What a brave thing to do, but so worth it! I can't believe you had 12" to donate...wow! Congrats on the new look!

the Holyoaks said...

Your hair looks super cute! And that is so great that you were able to donate it.

MARY IN SCOTLAND said...

LOVE your hair! I think short hair bring out the spunk! You look fab!