Wednesday, June 4, 2008

New Look

While I like to feel pretty, I am low maintenance when it comes to hair and make up and all that. I am not a girly girl. As a result, my last haircut was in late November or early December. Of course it has grown. As it has gotten longer, I went to my default -- pull it back in a barrette. Soon, it would have gotten long enough for a ponytail. I didn't have long hair much as a child. My mom didn't want to fight the thick curls. As an adult, I've liked it longer but not wanted to fight the curls either. The longer it has gotten, the more I threw it back in a ponytail.



So, it was starting to lengthen. I began to envision the ever ready ponytail but decided I didn't want to go that route. I called my friend, Jill, to see if she had any thoughts -- longer or shorter or what? Since I wanted a real change, she suggested I go see Sally.

Sally was brilliant. I have never had someone ask me so many questions about what I wanted, liked, used, . . . . It was great. The new look will take a little getting use to, but I think I like it. I can wear it straight or curly. Today, Sally styled it straight and explained how to do it. She also encouraged me to call with any questions and said that I could come in again with my things to get the hang of it.

Sally was a gift. To top it off, Jill went with me. I don't think I've ever had anyone go to a hair appointment with me and give input. Then we were able to grab a quick bite. So, here are the pics:
I took my camera so I could share it with you. Before:




After:




We'll see how I do at fixing it tomorrow! But I like it!

Now, if I could just learn how to keep my eyes from bulging up into "frog eyes" when smiling for the camera. Sigh.

But it was a happy afternoon. In spite of my frog eyes, I was told what wonderful hair I have -- thick and curly. I think both Sally and Jill had a hard time believing how much of it there really was!







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3 comments:

heather said...

I love your hair Amy! I always wished I had curly hair. I kept getting perms for the longest time.

I just got encouraged to get some blonde highlights... which is a new thing for me. I am working on growing it out, I hope to get it long, mid back or so, with some layers in it, to make it a bit lighter, as my hair is very, very thick.
I have never colored my hair at all. Now that I have gotten highlights though, i have a feeling I will be doing it more often. (or as often as the budget allows!!!) :)
anyway, all of this to say, I love the hair cut and the style!!
God bless,
Heather

Michelle said...

You look good in and happy with your new 'do. I'm still trying to figure out what I'm going to do with my hair before She Speaks. :)

Julie Stiles Mills said...

WOW! LOVE it! Somehow, it's professional and feminine at the same time!