Wednesday, June 25, 2008

hair... the long and the short of it

As I've mentioned before, I have great hair. This weekend, I had a little fun with it...


I started by putting it up into little ponytails then cutting them all off for a chunky, edgy, spiky look. Surprisingly, this worked pretty well.




But I got to thinking... my hair has been about this short before... why not take it to the next level? I have always been a bit intrigued by the thought of going super duper short... So with the help of my lover, I made the plunge.



Why? Aside from just feeling up to experimenting, I have been feeling a growing desire to go back to my natural color, and embrace my patches of prematurely gray hairs. I've always got a kick out of coloring my hair, I have been fiery red, deep auburn, had blond highlights, been inky black, and, of course, all manner of lovely browns. My own true color is something along the lines of a ferrous metal (ie, iron) and now it is liberally sprinkled with silver especially over my ears. As the distance between my last application of warm brown henna hair coloring has lengthened exposing those iron and gray roots, instead of feeling the need to run to the store for more of that lovely herbal hair stainer I was instead feeling more and more of an urge to cut off all those tinted locks and get back to my roots (so to speak). This was not a spur of the moment thing... I have been contemplating this for several weeks (that counts as pre-meditated, right?)
Anyhow, well see how this goes... particularly as I approach the awkward fuzzy in-between stage of this buzz. But, for now, I am really enjoying this zero maintenance summer haircut!
(And you should have seen the look my bishop gave me on Sunday!)

16 comments:

angryyoungwoman said...

Wow! I like. It's an interesting way to go about it, too.

(chandelle) said...

whoa, i love the before style! but it looks awesome after, too. i especially like the picture of the detached ponytails. i guess i should post the pictures of my shaved head now.

Boquinha said...

Wow! Reading this via my blogreader (and feeling a bit sick and cloudy in my head), I thought I was looking at Chandelle's blog (since she mentioned shaving her head)! Then I realized it's G's blog! WOW! Not everyone can pull that off, but you look fantastic!

G said...

thanks guys!
I do think I look better with slightly longer hair... but have been pleasantly surprised with now this looks.

and yes, chandelle... I really really want to see your shaved head!

flygirl said...

You look fantastic. I love the pictures, especially the one of the cut-off ponytails, like Chandelle said.

Jessica said...

G,
You look great!
I'm super impressed.
Amelia (Amy) at Exponent has been talking about shaving her head and wants to do it just in time for this Sunday when the letter about SSM will be read in church in CA. Hmmm. She would be encouraged by your new look.

amelia said...

i'm doing it. saturday night. maybe pictures will show up on exponent blog. we'll see what i have to write about it.

i think you look great, G. i'm not sure i'll *look* great, but i know i'll feel great. :)

Caroline said...

You do look great!

galen said...

LOVE IT amelia!!!
can't wait to see it!
(make me wish my motives were more noble) :)

G said...

(that last comment was me :) )

Brooke said...

G, I am so thrilled for you! It looks fabulous and carefree. Almost makes me want to do it again, despite my recent resolve to "grow it out" to a short bob.

bbh said...

I love it! (I cut my own hair with clippers for several years. Very freeing.)

bbh said...

(weird...somehow the date ended up as the link to a photo. oh well, click on date for photo.)

Elizabeth-W said...

How did I miss this? It's gorgeous. I keep mine pretty short, but haven't ever gotten that short--my hair grows out instead of down, so I think I'd look weird instead of cute.

JohnR said...

Not only do you look great, I wish I could do something as gutsy!

G said...

thanks for the pics, bbh! yep, very freeing!

elizabeth_w... ya know... mine really does that too. I have to really work to get it to lay down, but when I wake up each morning - ZING! it is standing straight up. and yes, it does look sort of funny. it is one of the reasons I do think I look better with slightly longer locks- to give them weight enough hold down.

aw thanks, JohnR. I do remember a photo circulating around of you in a mini-skirt (or was that a kilt...?)
pretty gutsy for a man... no? :)