Friday, June 15, 2012

Time for a change.

That’s right.  It’s time for a change.

Oh, don’t worry.  Nothing terribly drastic.

But I’m getting my hair chopped off tomorrow morning.    And I’m going shorter than I think I ever have before…

This is about as short as I’ve ever gone (circa Summer ‘10):

Yes, that is me on left, next to the ever-handsome karaoke crooner John Henry, with my good friends Sue and Sarah, likely singing “Any Man of Mine” with a giant deer head hanging over us. 

So sad the old Corral, aka T’s Bar, is now defunct…and so sad that I no longer fit in those jeans, I loved them…

I digress. 

Back to the plan…Cutting off my hair into a short bob style, and dying it blonder.   I actually really like how blonde I was in that pic, so that will be the goal.  That was actually my goal the last time I got my blonde highlights put in, but because of the dark colour I went to for the winter, the new blonde didn’t work so well.  It kind of took on more of a red look than blonde.  Hopefully it takes better tomorrow.

See how it’s more red than blonde?  I want blonder…

So, I know I want to go short.  I know I want an inverted or angled bob.  But there are still decisions to make…Do I keep my bangs long or cut them?  A side bang, perhaps?   My hair is so thin that I’m never sure what might work with it.  But these are a few of the styles that have grabbed my attention:

This hair looks like it might be similar to mine in texture…

I don’t think I have the thickness to pull off the choppy look, though I love it…

This is actually quite similar to how I had it the last time, I think, except mine was a bit longer.

Dare I go this short…?? eeee!!!

Jaime Pressly wearing a short bob hairstyle while attending The “I Love You

I think this is probably the closest picture I could find to what I envision on my head.  I like the length, I like the side bang…I think this one might be it!

My hairdresser, Lisa, is excited…she says this style suits my face better than my longer, limp look that I’ve got going right now.  The problem is, every time I cut it short, I want it long again.  And vice versa.  The thing I will miss most is being able to throw it up in a ponytail whenever I want.  The thing I like the best is that doing my hair “curly” is easier when it’s shorter, and I look forward to being able to go curly – sort of a wind-blown, messy, beach look for the summer…

Wish me luck…

And have a wonderful weekend, everyone :)

11 comments:

Lindsay said...

So exciting! I think a shorter bob would look great on you! I'd keep the bangs on the long side for the summer because in the heat they might stick to your forehead! But try cutting them in the winter!

Sarah said...

ooohhh FUN.

I also prefer how I looked back in 2010 - SKINNIER :(

And I miss bus tours to T's Bar, kareoke, stealing signs. HAHA Good Times

Connie Weiss said...

Good Luck!!

I will never cut my hair short again. Until I'm in the nursing home and I can't wash it myself.


I always want it longer. I need to make a ponytail.

Stacy said...

good choice - im a bob girl...i was at T's once and i nearly got beat up - remember girls? LOL

VandyJ said...

Hope you are happy with the cut and color! Looks very fun for summer!
I'm in the process of growing mine out. I want it longer--I had hair to the middle of my back when I got pregnant with Turbo. I chopped it off then and it's been varying lengths from just below my ears to should ever since. I want it long again.
I love those short cuts and how they look, but I'd go nuts not being able to pull my hair back when it gets in my way.

Stacie said...

Change can be good and as someone who is always going long, then short, then back, I can promise you it will grow back out!

pkb said...

I liked your hair in that first picture. If you do something similar it will look good. I never know how to get my hair cut, because I like it long for ponytails. It's just so straight and boring all the time!

Nicole said...

So can't wait to see what you wind up with. I agree, I think the last photo you referenced would look good on you!

Date Girl said...

Oooh I can't wait to see how it turns out. I wish I could pull off the short look, but it's just not for me. My hair falls flat and it rounds out my face. You definitely have the face for it though. I love the first picture-I could see you with that playful cut.
You better post pictures!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Jill, my hair is pink and red right now....just got it done...what was I thinking? :/

Post a photo of your hair. I know it will be pretty. You have great hair!

Steph said...

I love all of those styles. Can't wait to see pictures.