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Angst be gone

A Month of Hands: 23/31 :: Checking out the new 'do

Hair angst.  I have been suffering from the affliction for the last few months.  Do I cut it? Do I let it grow?  Do I really have nothing more important to talk about?

Seriously, in the grand scheme of things, the length of my hair is about as unimportant as it gets.  And despite the fact that I know this quite well, I just have not been able to make a decision one way or another.  I finally had a look back through my flickr photos this week and realized that my hair grows so quickly that even if I flat-out hated a new hair cut, it would be an acceptable length again in less than six months.

It became more of a no-brainer at that point.

Before the hair cut

I walked out the door this morning with hair that went down to the middle of my back – longer than it has been in maybe ten years.

I came back this afternoon, with hair that is shorter in the back than it’s been in maybe nine years.  Talk about extremes.

So what was the first thing I did, after saying hello to my mother, my brother, my children, and my nephews who’d been hanging out here while I was gone?

Self Portrait Thursday

Well, of course, I put on red lipstick and giant sunglasses, and took my Self Portrait Thursday picture.  Duh.  Isn’t that what everybody does after a haircut?

Maybe not.

I still have to play around with this hair and see how I feel about it, but if nothing else, it’s put an end to the Should I Cut It? Angst.  My long-suffering husband will be happy to hear that.

11 thoughts on “Angst be gone

  1. It looks cute! I’m experiencing the same dilemma! I finally got my bangs grown out… and it’s all one length everywhere… so I cut a few layers? Do I go back to bangs… ???
    .-= See Teri H’s latest blog post: =-.

    1. It’s crazy how much hair dilemmas can consume you, isn’t it?! Good luck deciding. I let mine grow out for the first time last year, and eventually it drove me so crazy having them in my face, that I gave up and cut them again.

  2. Um.. Yes I think every one does go right home and do a self photoshoot when they get a new hair cut.I know I did! I got one this week actually and just posted my self photo shoot

    I love your hair. I think it’s a fab cut for you. 🙂

    1. Well, then, I feel much less like an oddball now 🙂
      BTW, I love your “gothic mommy” pictures – I totally feel the same way about playing with makeup!

  3. I dig the short locks. I have a hair appointment Saturday. My camera is all ready.
    .-= See dani@little fists’s latest blog post: #9 =-.

    1. It makes me feel good to know that there are so many kindred spirits taking pictures of their new hair dos 🙂

      Hope you like the cut you get!

  4. wooo hoooo. I think it looks great. AND the green is still there 😀 Now you need to add a few more colors.
    .-= See Kathi’s latest blog post: Faux Batik =-.

    1. I hate to tell you this, but I got rid of the green after I took these pictures…

      It looked neat when my hair was all blown straight at the salon, but when I got home and took a shower and styled it myself, it just looked kind of goofy. So, I got rid of it.

      I do think I’ll probably do something similar again, but next time, *definitely* red.

  5. I love your hair, glad you kept the green, really suits you.

  6. I love it!!!! You look adorable and very chic!!!!

  7. love the hair cut…why is it so hard to decide? same delima here. i for sure love the shirt….im blogging this. i so need one!!
    .-= See becky’s latest blog post: Just me and my JUKI =-.

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