soo.. a about 2 weeks ago, I was standing in front of my bathroom mirror and my husband came in and pulled the back of my hair up into his hands.. just kinda playing with it while we were talking.. then we both looked at my hair that way (the front of my hair had fallen out of his grasp but had created this very dramatic A-line hairdo).. and we were both like.. hey.. I (you).. should get your hair cut like that! Then we kept on with our conversation.. but all morning I kept thinking.. I SHOULD get my haircut.. I hate short hair on me, but It's so long (it was about 1-2" past my bra line!).. I hadn't gotten it cut in 6 months! .. so.. then I called my hair girl (she is SO great! and so reasonable!).. and she got me in that night. So i went in and told her what I wanted.. A very deep a-line, but I wanted to keep it somewhat long in the front, so I wanted it at least to my collarbone, but the back like to my hairline (I know.. she was like.. hum.. okay.. that could be cute).. , Hard to image I know, but think of Posh Spice.. but ALOT longer version. I left the Salon.. Somewhat happy.. sorta of.. the color looked GREAT and the cut was what I had asked for.. (love my hairdresser she was so great to put up with me and only charged me $65 for the cut and color!) .. but I just wasn't sure that the Aline thing worked with such LONG hair in the front (we cut like 8"-10" off the back, but only like 2" off the front)..
Well got home, and the first thing my husband said is.. "it looks good!" (good boy).... then a few seconds later.. "it looks kinda weird".. or something to that effect (honest boy! LOL.. love my husband’s honesty)... I kinda agreed.. I could have pulled it off If I lived in New York or LA and was a hip movie star.. but alas... I live in small town Idaho, rural and I would say somewhat conservative....
and so I decided that the front of it needed to be just a tad bit shorter, (like 2" shorter :)).. so it wasn't such a dramatic a-line.. so I cut a little off the front.. but then I kept cutting and cutting.. THEN I cut too much and it wasn't really an a-line anymore. So then, I asked Ben my husband to come in and help me fix it.. and so he cut the back so it was shorter than the front...
It looked pretty good wet, so we called it good.. and although I didn't like it straight.. when I curled it from the roots out, (like I have it curled in my picture above to the left.. you know that picture up there that everyone says makes me look "proper" and stuffy :). Anyhow.. if I curled it like that.. it looked GREAT! I actually kinda liked it.. (you can get that look with a curling iron by curling your hair around the barrel from the roots out.. or using curlers the same way. I posted about it once here.. )
well today I really wanted to wear it straight.. we were going out tonight and I just didn't have the time to curl it (it takes longer to curl short hair that way then it does long! EEK!).. and so I thought I would use some REALLY large curlers.. just enough to get the ends to curl under and see what would happen. WELL finally found a hand mirror.. so I could see what the back looked like and I hated it! the back just didn't seem short enough.. it was almost as if, my Aline only came in from the side.. then once it hit my shoulders on both sides.. and across the back it was like a little kids bob..
well I was trying to figure out what to do and after playing with it I decided the back needed to be shorter.. more Aline and also the back (and only the back) needed to be "stacked".. kinda where the hair is long on the bottom and has a few layers that are shorter and shorter.. to create "volume".
So the best way to do that was to call my hair dresser and have her do it. So I did.. but she couldn't get me in today.. and I am in the MOST impatient person.. So.. next thought, have my husband do it. So.. looked around the house and realized he was outside in his shop. Too cold to go out and get him and he didn't have his phone on him, SOOOO.. next option.. my oldest son? No.. he's more impatient than I am and that could be bad.. so okay.. then I would just do it..
so I did.. I started with the top layer of my hair in the back and cut about 2" OFF!! EEK!.. then I did a second layer and only cut about 1" off.. then another one.. then I kinda cut here and there.. and guess what.. it actually TURNED OUT..okay!!! LOL.. all with only a hand mirror and a pair of old hair cutting scissors I bought at wallmart.. I just saved myself 15 bucks! LOL..(though I know my hairdresser would have fixed my mess for free.. she is just that way..). but It's not bad.. and i can at least live with it..
so... without further adew (have no idea how to spell that word)... here is my new short straight hair cut.. ).. I still like it curled best.. but now I can just wash it and dry it and go. if i want. ( I will curl it tommorow for church and take a picture of it curled!)..
granted.. I WILL be growing it back out.. I really really really like long hair. (I don't know what i was THINKING cutting in the first place)... but oh well hair grows! :)
So one other story before I go.. this one is funny! So we went to see Santa last Monday, outside.. in the cold in Shelley. As we were standing in line, my son Parker (he is the one who is 11 and has Aspbergers).. this is Parker he kept "licking" the life size candy canes that were lining the walkway we were on. I told him he better not to do it because his tongue might get stuck on it.. (Like on the movie.. A Christmas Story.. I think that's the name).. anyhow.. he stopped.. sorta of. and we got to see Santa and then left. Sooo.. the NEXT DAY.. I got a call from his School saying that he, Parker, had stuck is TONGUE to a pole outside during recess. They couldn't get it off, so they had to radio in to get someone to get hot water and come pour it on his tongue.. so It would release from the pole. I just started to laugh!!! I am sure the person on the other end of the phone thought I was so weird.. but I just couldn't help it... she said he wanted to talk to me, as it had shook him up a bit.. so when he got on I asked him.. Parker, why did you do that? didn't I tell you that it would get stuck? He said "well yes, but I had to see for myself!" LOL.. oh he is the FUNNIEST kiD!! I just love him to death..
well.. better go, hope you all have a WONDERFUL Christmas, If I don't blog before then..
hugs to you all!