Because hair posts are always fun

I think I should just post more photos. ?Or participate in photo challenges more often. ?Then you’ll comment right? ?Thanks for the compliments on the flower photos. ?That is something that comes very easy to me. ?Taking photos of people, not so much. ?One such person I’ve tried to photograph is myself. ?I have to say one does not always get the most flattering photos of themselves.

I wanted to do justice to my new haircut and the only way to do that is outside. ?Taking photos in the bathroom mirror is one thing, but a photo outside with nothing? ?Ha! ?It just so happens that my little house came with a giant mirror sitting in the shed. ?Not knowing what to do with a giant mirror I put it behind the potting bench in said shed and promptly forgot about it until today. ?My garden is pretty enough so I set up the mirror in the garden and tried taking photos of myself. ?The first ones didn’t turn out that great, but after a while and a few hundred shots of the child to test it out I got the hang of it.

So just for a refresher here’s what my nappy hair looked like before.

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And here is what it looks like after.

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I did go back to the lady who has cut my hair for years. ?I’m so glad I did. ?It took her 2 hours to complete the whole thing and in the end I only paid $75. ?I took all 4 of the photos I let you guys vote on and basically they were all the same cut just styled a little different in each. ?As far as color goes, we thought about Jens’ suggestion of strawberry blonde, but when holding up the color sample to my face it made me look very yellow. ?My skin has a yellow cast to begin with. ?Instead we settled on keeping it what is essentially my natural color and adding low (burgundy) and hi (gold and blonde) lights in it. ?Right now the burgundy is very purple, but will fade to more of an orangish cast (not in a babushka way though).

I have to say I love it. ?It has been many years since I’ve had my hair this short. ?In fact, I’ve had it shorter. ?I’m not sure what it is, but having my hair this short is rather freeing. ?The whole rest of the day I felt like a load had been lifted off of my shoulders. ?It’s silly to think that hair can do such a thing, but for me having a little bit of a funky off the wall hair cut is very much me. ?A part of me that has been missing for a very long time. ?I haven’t smiled like this in… well, since the Russians stole my soul.

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17 Comment

  1. You look great! I love the new cut and color.

  2. joel413 says: Reply

    Wow.

  3. Kim Hartman says: Reply

    ELLE,

    the hair is fabulous, the smile is even better.

    Rock it.

    Kim

  4. Lauri says: Reply

    so cute… lovin it

  5. LOVE it!

    now go check out my new hair -> ellis-family.blogspot.com

  6. mom says: Reply

    Very very cute! Short hair, long hair, whatever hair!

  7. super super cute

  8. Love love love it. I think it is the best hair you have had in a long while! The color totally works. (Strawberry blonde is tough on everyone, just something fun I thought I would suggest, I can’t pull it off either cause I am too pink!)

    anyway, enjoy it.

  9. Liv says: Reply

    I love cuts like that. I so wish I could get away with a short cut. You pull it off to a point past perfection.

  10. Lee says: Reply

    Love, love, LOVE it! The hair AND the smile!!!! I felt the exact same way after I changed my hair. Free!
    XOXOX

  11. Jan Bartel says: Reply

    Love the cut and the pix of you and Oleg with the big smiles. What a wonderful picture! I have been thinking about cutting my hair shorter for the summer but am trying to work up the courage. Love you all, Aunt Jan

  12. Amy says: Reply

    You look like a million bucks. L-O-V-E it.

  13. Tricia says: Reply

    Love it! Both the cut and color.

  14. Willow says: Reply

    damn girl, that cut is the shit! i love it!! what’s so funny is i was thinking i shouldnt swear on your blog then i remembered who the author was…:)

  15. Love the hair! (And the smile is awesome to see!)

  16. It is super cute.

  17. Kami says: Reply

    LOVE it!!!

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