As usual, I changed my mind about growing out my hair. I had these grand plans to grow out last year’s pixie cut into a sassy chin-length bob and then the weather got warm. And humid. And my hair started feeling heavy and hot. And my patience wore thin, very thin. I decided that I just didn’t have the patience to deal with it so I decided to cut it.
I told Brook, my stylist, that I really didn’t care what I ended up with as far as a style but I wanted the top to stay longer and I wanted a lot of weight taken out. She suggested a modified 80s cut of short sides and longer top and I agreed. When it came to color I said I was open, but I wanted to be able to grow it out without a lot of maintenance. I like to color about 4x a year.
She did the cut first and I was already feeling better as I watched the locks fall on my smock. I was surprised at the amount of grey I was seeing but Brook politely BS’d me by telling me the “grey” was actually highlights. I reminded her that you can’t bs and bs’r. It was funny. I let her have full control of the color but I was a bit shocked when she spun me around in the chair and unveiled a very blonde ‘do. I thought the shorter parts of my hair would be almost natural (dark blonde) and I’d have highlights on top. No, the shorter part of my hair is now light blonde and the top is the same color with strawberry blonde mixed in. I don’t think my hair has been this light since I was about 6 years old.
It’s taken me some time to get used to it, but I think I like it. I know I love the cut and that’s all that matters. I can always take the color down a notch or two. I’ll try to get a picture posted but don’t hold your breath. I’m not really in to taking pictures of myself. In the meantime, I’ll be strutting around town with my sassy new hair.