My issues started when I decided to just "let my hair go". The coloring was getting expensive, and well, if you want to read that story, go here.
My solution for going gray gracefully was to wear my hair pulled back into a pony-tail. While a pony tail is cool, (temperature-wise), when I'm having my own personal summer, it's not very stylish, at least on me.
So, here are a couple of my "before" pictures. It pains me to show these, but, here goes:
|You see why I prefer short hair. After three years of growing out my hair, there is still some brown (dyed) showing.|
|This has been my unofficial hair do for three years.|
So when I went to visit my stylist, we had a quick conversation. I wanted a short, low-maintence, stylish hair style. I did not want to have a senior discount thrust upon me as had recently happened.
She said she could cut it short, put a little wax in it, easy-peasy, low-maintence. I told her how I loved Jamie Lee Curtis's hair style, and would love to do it, but, 1) I was a little afraid to go that short, and 2) I knew Hubby would freak out if I came home with hair that short.
The reason I was sure he would freak out, is because every time I mentioned it, and/or showed him a picture of her hair, he would turn his nose up and just shake his head.
That's why I came home with this hair do:
When I came home, he said: "You look like your sister." (The same girl cuts both our hair. She tends to give us the same hair cut.) Anyway, I said, "Well, I thought about going Jamie-Lee-Curtis-short, but - "
"You should have", he interrupted.
Ex-CUSE me? "Why, then, did you act like you hated her hair?"
"No, I think it would look good on you."
Again, ex-CUSE me? (Oh, brother, MEN!)
Then, Amazing Daughter joined in the conversation, agreeing with him.
So, I decided to bite the bullet, be brave, and go for it. I've always wanted to, for crying out loud. I called back my stylist, made another appointment, and now, this is my new hair! I don't even mind the gray.
So, is there something that you've always wanted to do, but are afraid to? Why not just go for it?
(This post has been prescheduled. I am currently spending time with my granddaughter and spoiling her as much as possible. If I am slow in responding to your kind comments, that is why. Thanks for stopping by.)