Monday, July 9, 2007

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

This post is nothing more than a testament to my own insecurity and fear. No, not the blogging/belonging fear I talked about a couple of posts ago, but an even more crippling fear...the Fear of Looking Like a Man. Whenever I get my hair chopped off, I feel like I should change my name to Bart and start hanging out down at the local pool hall (they do still have those, don't they?). I see women all the time who are just as cute as they can be with short hair. Cute, cute, cute. Oooohh, just makes me want to be as cute. as. them. Uh-huh. I convince myself it's possible, too. And there I to the beauty salon, lookin' for some outer beauty to perk up my inner beauty (good grief - that's stretching it, even for me, but what do you want me to say? "I'm going to the beauty salon hoping for a miracle transformation"? What - you want me to sound delusional?). Anywho, back to the problem of the day. I've once again come to that time in my life where I feel the need to get cute. Experience has taught me to not do this. But here I sit. On the Eve of Disaster. I have an appointment to get my hair cut tomorrow. Don't get me wrong, it's not that I have great hair now. It's not that I've ever really had great hair. I've got okay hair - especially compared to the rest of my family. We females on my mom's side of the family tree generally have thick, thick hair. Even mine is thick. But compared to others in the family, not so much. I was in my 20's before I realized that my hair actually really is thick. Most of the family kind of pitied me when I was a kid. "Poor the stringiest hair of all of us, didn't she?". Yeah, well, come to find out, I'm the normal one. The rest of them had freakishly thick hair. But I digress. Once again, back to the point at hand. Where was I? Oh yeah, it's not that I have great hair. It's not that I even like how my hair looks when it's long. It's more a deep-seated fear of not looking feminine. I don't want to be mistaken for! This is fairly ironic when you consider that my entire beauty routine these days consists of brushing my teeth, scraping my hair back into a ponytail and giving my face a good scrubbing. I'm almost positive I still have some make-up laying around somewhere and I know for a fact that I have a set or two of hot rollers and a really awesome straightener, but to get to them, I have to bend over and dig underneath the bathroom sink and well, most of the time, that effort doesn't really seem worth the results I'd end up with. So I've been practicing my "Mother Earth" look (no offense to any actual Mother Earths out there - I'm basing my version of "Mother Earth Style" on a totally uninformed and almost certainly biased opinion as to what a Mother Earth would look like. And I'll just leave it at that). But the "cute" people have been out and about again. I've spotted them. They're luring me back into thinking I, too, can be c-u-t-e. Tomorrow, after my appointment, I'll know the truth. Again. Some people never learn.


  1. Nail biting time...
    Just don't do the Brittany Spears thing~~ we beg you!

  2. Oh, the hair thing....decisions, decisions....

    In the 80's I was the one with the long, straight hair (hip length) when everyone had "big hair". Now of course I'm in the height of fashion when everyone is ironing their hair to get it to look like mine!
    Eventually I thought maybe I'm getting too old for all this hair & had it cut off, but somehow, no matter how many times I do it I let it grow again. It's just *me*. It's not as long as it used to be but I'm still most comfortable with long hair & never mind if you're not *supposed* to have long hair after 40!!
    I'm sure your hair will look great & you'll look c-u-t-e!

  3. Your hair looks amazingly gorgeous and shiny! I would say don't, please!
    I have to support your decision because you are ok with it and I am sure that you will look very good any way you do your hair
    Ok now I will be here waiting here to see the new YOU! LOL

  4. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comment. I hope you'll come again. You're always welcome.

    I've enjoyed my visit here too. I'm dashing out the door now so I was only able to read just this one post, but I'll be back.

    Cute post. So true. With our hair we're n-e-v-e-r satisfied. What is it with that? Funny!


  5. Oh I hope it went well for you today! I'm the same, I have long hair too. I cut it off a few years ago, but grew it back because I just didn't feel like me without it!!

  6. The thing about long hair is you can always wear it up if you want short, but if you get it short you have to get those danged hair extentions...try anything but a buzz cut...maybe reverse wedge? You're beautiful whatever your head looks like...Aunt Sandi

  7. I say go for it! I just cut mine above my chin. It's higher in the back, kind of at an angle. Get some cute earrings, dab a little color on your lips and no one will mistake you for a man.......I doubt they would anyway. Or you could just push the girls up a little higher.
    thanks for the advice on paint sprayers. I had no idea they would be so fussy.

  8. You are so funny! I can totally relate to this post. I too have long hair and am off the the hairdresser today to get it all cut off (I think). I want the Sandra Bullock haircut from when she was in The Lake House. We will see what happens.

    Can't wait to see your new Do!

  9. I came by to see your new hairdo. Are you doing ok with it?

  10. Hi Kari-just to let you know the green bottle is also by 'Paul and Joe'. It's actually nail varnish remover, but the green was such a pretty colour I never used it! Hope you are loving your new hairstyle!

  11. So where is the picture of the new do??


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