Friday, August 10, 2012

What's Short, Blonde, and Pink?

Women have a tendency to change their hair as a reaction to major events. Some chop their hair after they get married, others chop their hair after having a baby. Some women dye their hair when they want to rebel against their parents while others dye their hair after finding their first grey.

At this point in my life, I was growing out my hair. I don't remember why I was doing it but I didn't bother to cut it. Because it's so dang hot outside, and because it takes nearly an hour to dry and style it properly, I kept wearing my red hair in a pony tail or a bun. Sometimes if I was feeling saucy, I'd put a twist braid in the front. Very saucy indeed. 

After losing Buddy, I lost all sense of control in my life. I know God is in control and I am so thankful that He is. Yet I still yearned for something I could do to improve myself. One thing I knew I could control is my hair. But what to do? I knew I wanted to cut my hair soon. I knew I wanted to go blonde before I turned 30. I knew I wanted to have some kind of fun color in my hair at some point in my life. Rather than decide which to do and when to do it, I did all 3 last week.



The whole process took nearly 3 hours. My friend Salem saw the color I wanted, understood I wasn't sure what kind of cut I wanted (just as long as it didn't look like a mom-cut), and she gave me a peekaboo pink strip (or a pink-a-boo) that I can hide or show off. 

When I got home, Joanna didn't recognize me. I spoke to her and picked her up before she really realized it was me. Strangers now say she looks more like me than Jonathan! Yay! I feel like myself again. I've gone short, blonde, and had a pink streak before but I'd never done them all at the same time.  It's SO fun :) I do more things with it now that its short, too:

Twist braid to show off the pink
Headband that hides the pink. Joanna is thrilled.
I love it love it love it :) 

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