I had a friend in high school who believed that a woman’s hair is her God-given beauty.
I always marveled at the moment in Little Woman where Jo reveals that she chopped her hair off and sold it to purchase a train ticket. “How could you? Your one beauty!”
Long hair is the thing right now, I always admire women with their perfectly coiffed locks and adorable up-dos. Most of the women you see in movies or on the red carpet have a gorgeous mane, or at least a wig that looks gorgeous.
I’ve been growing my hair out for two years and I honestly thought that I would leave it long for the next ten years. I’ll leave it long while I still have it to flaunt!
But here’s the thing, I have a ton of hair, I’m like in the 98% of women for thickness and amount of follicles per square inch. There is just SO MUCH OF IT. The healthy oils from my scalp struggle to get to the ends and it breaks and tangles.
And those curled coifs? I don’t have time for them, I just don’t. I want to look posh and gorgeous but I would rather read or write or go for a walk.
And those fabulous up-dos? The sock bun? The top knot? They all fall down within two hours because they don’t make a bobby pin or sock elastic strong enough for ALL. THIS. HAIR.
Then I started the series Once Upon a Time and I saw the Mary Margaret haircut…
……and my jaw dropped.
“God that’s a cute hair cut” I said out loud to myself…. alone in a room.
Then I got to thinking, which led to pondering and some texting and tweeting.
The texting led to scheduling, which came to fruition this morning with my dear friend and stylist Emily.
I walked in like this:
Then I lost all of this
Then I did some of this:
And walked out like this
This is my: “Hey I’m done having the hair I should have, I’m gonna have the hair that I want, the hair I can live with”
This is my: “God I need a fresh start” (What is it with haircuts and fresh starts?)
This is my: “I want to look cute in my own time frame”
This is also my: “Yes, In face I AM sassy, sexy and intelligent (usually).”
And a much added benefit, Locks of Love is going to make a wig (or two) for a child or young adult who has cancer but can’t afford a wig.
This is a win/win if ever there was one.
And seriously, no freak outs or meltdowns. I love this hair.