Wednesday, December 31, 2008

How I Lost 11 Inches in a Day

I did something drastic recently. Yes, drastic.

I lost 11 inches.

And I'm not talking waist line (not that I couldn't use it).

I'm for sure not talking height or I'd be writing to you propped up on a couple of phone books like I did in driver's ed (cuz I'd be 4'1).

Read on, friends...

You gotta love a place that gives out Blo Pops to every client. This, plus the massage shampoo chairs, wine, and water with a slice of lemon, fantastic music, and oh, the awesome staff and haircuts too. This place is totally worth the drive. And you know that means a lot from me because I rarely leave my five mile radius of convenience.

This is the scene of the incident. Where I took drastic measures. But thankfully not into my own hands.

This is me. I'm wearing a cape, which is as close to a super hero as I'll ever get. Please ignore my dark circles. I blame my mother for them. As in genetics, not that she's personally responsible for my stress and lack of sleep.

Meet Rachael. She freaking rocks. She's a hot mama of two. And did I mention she rocks? If I had a million dollars to blo (get it? ha ha!) I'd build a house for Rachael right next to mine so she could do my hair everyday and be my Ken Paves.

Here's my 11 inches. My ponytail died a peaceful death surrounded by supportive friends and the bass of an awesome farewell soundtrack.

This is me feeling freedom for the first time in years. This style might have worked in the 80s with the whole bi-level shag thing going on. But Rachael wouldn't leave me hanging like that. And wow does my hair look shiny. Must be the flash.

See how happy I am. I don't usually go around hugging my stylist, but this outcome deserved it.

Check us out. A picture of perfection. My smile is not fake. Rachael's might be because I think I am encroaching on her personal space and I'm not wearing that protective cape. Also, do you see how we are both short? I love friends who don't tower over me. I don't experience that often. I do, however, think this hair style makes me look tall. OK, tallish.

And voila! Me. Rocking a short do and loving it. LOVING it! I need new earrings and necklaces now. Another reason to shop. Just what Mac Daddy wants to hear.

And those 11 inches didn't end up in a Hefty garbage bag or clogging some drain. They're on their way to Locks of Love. My shorn locks will be made into a wig for a lucky kid somewhere. Hopefully not for someone with naturally blonde eyebrows.
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Anonymous said...

Lovely, as always.

And, of course, you'll be coming back to Blo for the 24-Hour "Cut-A-Thon" on Jan. 25-26 ... at least bring the kiddos and/or McDad ... because we know your hair will still be delightful.

@sweetbabboo said...

I've been eyeballing Blo for a while but always prefer a recommendation esp when it comes to my hair. Your hair looks fabulous! I may have to get my next cut there. Thanks for the recommendation.

Caroline said...

Its adorable!!!!! WOO HOO! You must feel like a million bucks. Seriously, what a way to start the new year. (And wow you have such beautiful hair - long or short.)

Maggie, Dammit said...

AWESOME. You look amazing!

Happy New Year to you and yours!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to a new you!! You look great as usual and what an awesome thing to donate to locks of love.

The Cube Monkey said...

That's awesome and your hair looks great.
My hubby is working on his 2nd donation to wigs for kids. Yes...my hubby. He has gorgeous hair. =)

Unknown said...

guess who doesn't have hair to lose - i guess i could cut 6 mm

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

Looks great-everytime I grow out my hair, it doesn't take long before I wonder- WTH was I thinking and get it all chopped off again- so freeing!

Magpie said...

You look awesome!

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

I love it! You look fabulous and there is nothing like an awesome stylist and salon to transform you into fab mama (although you were fab before.)

So happy to read your 11 inches went to a wonderful cause!

Marty, a.k.a. canape said...

You look terrific! I haven't heard of Blo - I'll have to check them out.

Anonymous said...

your short hair looks beautiful! :^)

Anonymous said...

Aww, you look adorable! Absolutely beautiful :) I donated my hair to LoL once, but not sure if I can go that short again. Happy New Year to you and the family :)

leandra said...

I didn't read this until after I met you for the first time in person but I absolutely love your hair short like this. I'm not quite to 11 inches to give away yet, but if I grow it out until my sister's wedding in August, I think I might just donate it and go super-short again afterwards. :)