Monday, August 25, 2008

Hair!

As a child I once had long, very blonde, very fine hair...this frustrated my mother to no end so she took scissors in hand one day...we'll just say it is a good thing that the "pixie" cut was in style. Hair stylists have nothing on my mom...this asymmetrical style was invented by her long ago. Professionals were called in and I sported the "pixie" for a very long time.





Before and After...



Granddaughter Anna, she of the lovely albeit very fine, long, blonde hair decided that it was in her way and cut off pieces in the front, on the side and in the back thus requiring a visit to the hair salon! Fortunately, she did not cut the front of her hair too radically. Having spent 10+ years working with Montessori preschoolers, being a mom and having mom friends, I have witnessed "the I have scissors I am going to cut as much of my hair off as I can before I get caught syndrome!" It is always entertaining unless the child in question is your child! I believe that is how the "buzz cut" was invented. For those of you who are still childless or those who have chosen to remain so...the above cabinets are smeared with peanut butter...peanut butter is also covering the long, blonde hair and the hair of older brother not pictured and quite probably Rhett, my lab granddog. It is very difficult to get peanut butter out of long, fine hair especially when the culprit does not wish for her hair to be washed, brushed or bothered in anyway. Saturday was the big haircut day! Anna and her great grandmother went to the salon. I am not sure who had the easier client that day! I went to my scheduled appointment by myself to have my "natural" color restored and to have a wee bit of a shape up. I believe dear husband mentioned about umpteen times...you're not getting it cut, are you, because I just can't wait for it to be halfway down your back. To which I reply..."no honey, I am not getting it cut, it just grows really, really slow! He is terrified that I will do the 2006 version of the very blonde pixie that has finally grown out over the last two years! I really, really like the color and length that it is now. My stylist did ask if we were sticking with the same color and for one second I thought it would be awesome to have a purple streak underneath the rest of my hair....maybe next time! I am not going to spend an inordinate amount of time on my hair as I would rather sleep longer in the mornings. Besides, my hair is naturally wavy and the slightest bit of humidity will undo the drying and straightening in a quick hurry. Most mornings I just wash it, put the top down on my car and scrunch it until I get to work. Multi-tasking at its finest. Hair is such a personal issue. Everyone is entitled to wear their hair in a manner most pleasing to them. A few misguided souls out there still sporting mullets and various other hair don'ts! Just sayin...


You too may sport a mullet!
Mullet inspired wigs....



Who doesn't just love a Marge Simpson blue beehive! Beehives were all the rage about 40 years ago! Or what about "Charlies Angels" hair...Every girl's hair fantasy was to have the "Farrah" How are you wearing your hair these days...does it work for you or is it time for a change?

10 comments:

Connie said...

Blogger & I are having spacing and layout issues! Sigh, if I were an expert with Html...things might go my way!

Michelle said...

I love this post! Anna Bannana look so cute if I do say so myself!

persistentillusion said...

You are making me very seriously consider locking my cabinets when we have kids.

Connie said...

HaHa! As if that would keep out the kiddies!

thedailydish said...

My hair is straight and boring, but verrry easy to deal with - so who's complaining. This post strikes SUCH A CHORD. A year ago, georgia did the "scissors" thing, chopping half her hair off in the back/side. It looked awful. Unfortunately I tried "fixing it" and she wound up w/ the worst mullet I've ever seen. For a year. People - everyone - was busting on her, on us. It was Ugly, and I'm not just talking about her hairdo. Anyhoo - long story short, her hair now has grown out (THANK YOU GOD!!!!!!!) but she's looking at photos the past couple days and tells me, "Oh Mommy, I reeaallly love that old haircut." I nearly dropped over. I said HONEY IF YOU EVER CUT YOUR HAIR AGAIN WE'RE SHAVING YOU BALD. Just like Daddy.

marlajayne said...

I LOVE Anna's haircut! She looks so angelic. The picture of you and your brother is too cool...looks like we had the same haircut as children.

Hair's funny, isn't it? Without a lot of "product," my hair will resort to its wavy, "mind-of-its-own" nature. After years of experimenting with different cuts, styles, and colors, I think I've finally decided to keep it short and chic (at least that's what Laurel calls it). Interestingly, it still does the same stuff (like the incredible shrinking bangs in humid weather) that it did when I was a child. Where's my Pureology spray gel???

curlywurlygurly said...

i love the pic of you! why are your eyes squinched shut? we should all post pics of ourselves as kids...it would be funnnn! oh, wait. i already did that on my blog. well, we could check out baby dishy and baby hayden anyway.

Connie said...

CWG: I might have been crying we were at the airport seeing my dad off or it may have been the sun. It was lovely nonetheless...no??? I posted the peanut butter cabinets for your enjoyment!
Jayne, your hair always looks good.
Dishy...I am sure you scared the child silly with the SHAVING YOUR HEAD BALD like Daddy line!

Valencia said...

Your hair looks so good. I've been trying to pick out a new do lately so I can lose the hair clip I seem to wear alot of lately...any ideas???? Have a great week!

Rosezilla said...

Wow, such memories! When I began school, I would scream every morning while my mom tried to comb out my long, tangled hair - so one Sat. we went and had it whacked off. After that, she'd cut the bangs - yikes, the old "even it up" until it was up as high as it would go, still crooked!Your granddaughter looks adorable (even covered in peanut butter). My niece got in to the honey once...