Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Woobie? Hair? Same, same.

I got a haircut. After it was all said and done, there were at least 8 inches of length on the salon floor. Probably more, actually. But, it was hard to tell because she cut it off in stages. I kept telling her, "Cut off another inch, please. Yes, another, please." Truthfully, I wouldn't be at all surprised if my locks were a full 10 inches shorter in the end. (And in case you're wondering, yes, I tipped my lovely hairdresser handsomely for being so incredibly patient with me.)

If you know me in real life, all this hair cutting business is a BIG deal. I've had really long hair for quite some time. When you're a girl who is firmly planted in a size category of double digits, hair can sometimes become a security blanket. It was absolutely, positively like my woobie. Soft and comfortable and safe. And dirty and disgusting and worse for the wear.

So, I cut it off. A reverse graduated bob. Layered within an inch of it's life.

Wow. I'm amazing with that camera, huh? I cut off the entire top of my head in this picture. AWESOME. Oh well. Either way, you definitely get the idea. (I think it looks better in person. Just so ya know.)

After I got home from "The Great Cut of 2011", I felt in love with it. LOVE, folks. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. I kept looking in the mirror. I played with my hair incessantly. Two peas in a pod... me and my purdy hair.

Then, I went to bed. And I cried a little. Okay. A lot. What in the hell was I thinking?!

Oh yeah. I was thinking that I desperately needed a change. I needed to be different. I needed to break free from the security blanket and do something a tiny bit daring. So I did.

This morning, there were no more tears. Instead, there was just, "Good morning, purdy, crazy, curly hair. I love you."


  1. You are so gorgeous, wow! (Oh and the hair looks great!)

  2. Excellent cut!!! You look so fresh and NOW. :-) Good job!

  3. BEAUtiful!!!! you! and the hair!

  4. You're even more gorgeous than you already were! And yes, you already were. :)

  5. I heard once that we carry our sorrow in our hair. That's why when someone has had long hair for a long time, they cry at that initial cut, even if they weren't expecting to, and then afterwards feel light and free.

  6. Love the new hair cut! It is perfect for you.

    Aunt Sherry

  7. beeeeyoooooooootiful! I love it! And yes, indeed, I concur with all of the "you're gorgeous" comments because I've always thought so, too. :)

  8. That is an amazing hair cut Jenny. I LOVE IT!!! Of course I LOVE the person under the hair cut even more!!!!!

  9. Again, I think it looks gorgeous. And I'm sure you already know this, but it is SOOOO flattering. I hid behind my long hair for a long time, because I thought it hid my fat face (neck, shoulders, whatever) and once I chopped it off I realized it was actually the opposite.

    Plus your curls look so happy and bouncy now!

  10. You are ridiculously beautiful.

  11. I love it too and I am right behind you in getting my hair cut off soon too!


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