Style Tuesday: Hair Style
Get ready for some earth-shattering self-reflection here.
Should you have insight and opinions to share, I will most certainly consider your comments (and make life-altering decisions based on them).
I had long hair in high school. Long naturally wavy hair that made girls like me envy girls with straight hair.
After a break up in university, I cut my hair short. I loved it. I got tons of compliments on my haircut. I wore it in various short trendy styles, from the very edgy to the more “cute” until after I had Lil D.
Here I am with 5 month old Lil D:
Then I grew my hair out. I now have what by most standards would be considered long hair. I wear it up often, probably 4 out of 7 days a week.
This is what it often looks like:
It’s convenient for physical activity. I used to hate how I would look like a poodle with short sweaty frizzy hair at the end of a hard workout.
I love how my long hair looks when it’s “done”. I usually get a blow dry for social events. I’m not sure this is the best photo, but you get the idea (slightly more polished than the look above):
Oh, and the colour – I recently had this effect done:
The thing with long hair is that one a bad hair day, I look like I would be right at home with other female convicts in orange with painted on eyebrows – I know you can imagine it in the not-so-flattering photo below, the prison jumpsuit, darker thinner eyebrows and lots of lip liner…
As I look at celebrities and fashion icons in my age group and older, I note that they mostly have hair that goes past their shoulders. I appreciate the softer aesthetic that the longer hair gives their overall look.
So, what to do? Perhaps I might just start with a chop of a few inches and go from there.
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