Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Blonde... Definitely dark blonde...

I stared in the mirror at my new haircut for quite some time today. Change is always remarkable… Well, drastic change is always remarkable. Gradual change can catch us off guard…

I stared for two reasons.

First – The cut was a good 1 – 1 ½ inches shorter than I had requested. When I said cut an inch off she cut off at least two in some places… I’m over it… It grows fast… I am just going to look really butch for a few weeks which sort of makes me uncomfortable but I’ll live…

Cruddy phone photo I snapped of the new cut.
Second – I stared at my hair because it is finally its natural color. It took far longer than I expected but all of the dyed hair has been cut off now… I have not seen my natural hair color since about high school. When my sister started taking cosmetology classes my hair ceased to be its natural color. As I stared into the mirror today I actually shouted at the mirror, “Fuck! Blonde. You really are blonde…” I have typically dyed it dark brown or black. I had almost forgotten on some level about the blonde…

It is a darker blonde than I remembered it being but blond nonetheless… I wonder if my memory of a lighter blonde was simply false or if my hair itself changed over the years but because of the dye I never could tell…

How many aspects of who we are change without use even taking notice…

5 comments:

  1. I usually lurk.... but I have to pop out and say I LOVE IT!! I think it's so flattering on you! It has such a pretty wave. I don't think you look butch, more pixie, but if you're worried about it, how do you feel about more dramatic earrings? My hair is about your length and I buy earrings on Etsy compulsively. Good prices and ethical manufacturing, and you can find any size and style.

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  2. I like it, both the cut and the color!

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  3. Just spend some time in the sun. The highlights might surprise you.

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  4. I once, when I had really really really really long hair, died it jet black. It was striking. The funny thing about that was, I had always imagined my hair to be black but I didn't realize that my image of black wasn't really all that back until I made my hair truly black. I totally looked like a Gothic vampire. Yeah, it was actually pretty cool! But then, it started falling out so I had to go for something else. I wonder if I have any pictures of myself with the long black look.

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