Friday, March 18, 2011

I'm chicken

I have a hair appointment today - just having the usual done, trim and highlights touched up. But therein lies the "problem" as it were. It's more of the same old, same old. Yes, I've done some out of the box stuff like red and purple streaks, but the hair I think about all the time, the cut that I just can't bring myself to get, is this:

Two things always stop me.

1. It would be the shortest cut I've ever had.
2. What if it looks ridiculous on me?

I know it's hair and hair grows back, but I've got a bunch of conferences coming up and I don't want to go to them looking like a giant mistake from the neck up. (Or looking so different from my author photo - see below - that no one knows it's me.)

Still, I think about how much easier/faster this hair would be than the amount currently on my head. I've ever begun growing out my bangs...just in case.

What do you think? Would you do it? Do you think that cut would look okay on me?

11 comments:

  1. I think you'll be gorgeous whichever way you go. Your hair looks great in your pic, but if you're feeling bored, you could always do something different. Maybe a modified version of the cut that you're more comfortable with. Like a little longer and/or keep the bangs. :shrug: Every time I go to the hairdresser, I get a different cut. Which reminds me, I need to make an appointment. Good luck with your hair. =o)

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  2. We do like change, don't we? I have to say, though, your hair is gorgeous just the way it is.

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  3. I am constantly in that predicament. I always end up hating it so I really in all honesty can't recommend going for it. I just want to say I like your now... it rocks.

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  4. I'm the wrong person to ask because I'm always playing with cut, color and style. My theory is, IT WILL ALWAYS GROW BACK if you don't like it...and I think attitude is everything when it comes to hair. And honey, you're attitude is amazing. So I'm gonna holler, GO FOR IT, ROY! and then ask you to post pics when you do...

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  5. Oh honey--that cut would be adorable on you.

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  6. I think that cut would be adorable on you, personally.

    But I'm a chicken, too. I've had the same long curly thing for years.

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  7. There's nothing a leopard print beret couldn't fix.

    http://www.amazon.com/LEOPARD-PLUSH-CLOCHE-TAMI-BERET/dp/B002SPTB3W

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  8. Go for it! You never know until you try and if you hate it, you have time to play with it beforehand

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  9. I say go for it, too. It'll look gorgeous.

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  10. I think either way is fine, though I love long hair myself.

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  11. I change my hair all the time. And I've even wanted styles and colours that weren't going to look good on me so I'm grateful that I went to a hair stylist that I trusted and I'm glad I listened to her/him: they're the expert. If you trust your stylist, show them the picture and they're capable of suggesting to you minor changes that would make the cut and colour look fabulous.

    As far as looking too different or not being able to recognize you? No, I don't think a change in length does that. Having shaved my head and having dyed it all sorts of colours (before and after), it's more the colour people are stunned by than the length.

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