Monday, August 21, 2006

Changing Things Up

I've made a hair appointment for this Thursday at 3. The picture in my profile, here on this page, was taken about a year and a half ago, relatively soon after the last time I got my haircut--which would be January 2005 if you must know.

I've been tired of my long, straight locks for a while now. And admiring my friend SpiritMist's more fashionable look. I've also been toying with the idea of getting more of my hair chopped off than ever before. Just for something completely different. Too much of the same thing is too much of the same thing. So SpiritMist has been kind enough to give me her hair stylist's info. And I screwed up my courage to make my appointment.

I had to undergo the rather painful process of getting my photo taken this morning for a publication of my Graduate School. (The picture is used to announce the fellowship SRF and I were awarded to teach a course we designed.) The little photo session left me feeling like my hair has gotten too long and droopy again. Time to change things up.

It's exciting to think about a new hairstyle. But I hate the accompanying self-awareness. I can never figure out what the heck my face shape is. And I find myself, at times like this, fretting about appearance way more than I wish to. At the same time, I'm trying to happily embrace the fact that I am body as well as mind/spirit--and attention to one's body is a a good thing.

Anyway, here's one of the photos taken from today. This can be the 'before' pic. :)

Edited to add: I'm thinking of trying something like hairstyle 3 on this site: Virtual Hairstyles. (Not the color, though.) That would be shorter than anything I've ever had before. I'm planning on throwing myself on the mercy of the person who cuts it. We shall see...

8 comments:

ppb said...

How short are you going? It's actually a very nice photo--I don't know if it's before worthy. For true before pictures, you need to stay up all night, not wash your hair for a week and look pitiful.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I am loving the before pic. I have a hair appointment Wednesday too! I am going VERY short. I hope you like yours!

JWD said...

ppb, that's what I'm afraid the after photo is going to look like! :) But you're right. I'm kinda cheating on the before pic, I guess. :)

Princess, great minds! I'm thinking VERY short, too. (See my added link to the posting for an idea.)

will smama said...

I am not one who can comment on hair, but I do love the relatively new look of your blog! Very bright and clean!

Anonymous said...

You GO girl!

Purechristianithink said...

I can't do short because I have ear problems: largish, sticking out kind of ears that really need to be covered or they are all anyone sees when they look at me. So I enjoy vicariously when my friends go for it on haircut day.

Sue said...

The "before" pic looks great!! I can't wait to see the "after" look too.

Tripp said...

Hmmm...

I am partial to the long hair thing...but the styles you linked to are funky fresh! Go for it!