Despite my earlier excitement, I now hate my haircut. It was so cute the first two weeks, but now:
- I can’t style it right.
- The Armenian lady at Fantastic Sams can’t style it, either.
- And this blowout, post root-job, isn’t working.
The layers need to be more flipped-out, in an old Meg Ryan kind of way, for it to work. This just makes me feel like a dumpy mom. I’m going to grow it out.
Since I’ve had an overwhelming response to my new hair cut, including requests for more shots of it (well, 2 actually, but in my mind it’s a riot). If you want more hair shots I will provide them! Not one, but two pictures! It is not short in the back like the popular Victoria Beckham style for which I had a longer version of before. Note, I am showing you my roots as well.
My one correction is that it’s not totally maintenance free. I have hair like fiberglass so I can go 5 days without washing it. To some of you this may sound gross, but I swear it is true. I go to Fantastic Sam’s to get it washed, and then I’m set for most of the week. I tried to do a home job and this haircut looks, AWFUL if not blown out right. Also, it is important to note, I don’t think it would be much on thin hair. If I use a big round brush or curls it looks like I’m on “News at 5,” in Dallas.
My hair is like carbon dating. I’ve done the Dorothy Hamill, the shag, even the Mullet. I did the Jennifer Anniston (and time for her to change it up too) I think the only hair trend I missed was in the late eighties I never got the perm. Missing the eighties perm, probably had something to do with the fact that I was too stoned.
Remember them (Haircut 100)? Loved their hit in junior high. Anyway, here is my new do. I got it cut last week. In the last year I keep getting shorter. Everyone likes it except my husband who misses my long hair. I have hair as thick as kudzu, so it’s nice to have a style without having to style. I had been doing a Katie Holmes/Victoria Beckham kind of wedge, but it was starting to look a little like a Dorothy Hamill (which I also had), so I asked my haircutter to change it up.
I do think I need to grow it again, because in 5 to 10 years I will be that age that starts to look goofy with long hair.
It’s not too much a “mom” cut, right? I don’t want a hairdo that goes with pleated jeans and a mini van. But, gosh it is easier.
This is why moms cut their hair. This is me a year ago with Vivien. It was kind of a Jennifer Aniston cut, but it had grown out and lost it’s shape so it sort looked like I was trying to do the rocker mom thing.
I try to appear in photos with Vivien only when I look half way decent. I love the pictures of my mom with my sisters and me. She is from a generation that made an effort to look good, no track suits, or jeans. I want Vivien to look back and say as I did, “Wow, my mom had style,” or at least, “She was cute.” If Whitesnake gains renewed fans, maybe she will.