Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Time Has Come

(Disclaimer #1: This is a very self-involved blog, so please proceed with caution.)

It's time.

I've been saying for YEARS that I want to cut off my hair, but now, I think the time has finally arrived. This may not seem like a monumental decision to anyone else, but let me tell you a few things about my hair and the thoughts going through my blonde-tressed brain.

1. I have not had any type of short hair do since ... oh say... 1997. And I hated it. I fought with it every single day. I have Patty Duke hair. You know what I'm talking about, right?? The hair that does a little flip at the bottom the shorter it gets. But, my hair has changed drastically since having children, and to be honest, I just really don't have time in my life to worry about it if my hair does flip when it's shorter. My daily battles with the Duke-Do were also long before I discovered the joy of a flat-iron, so I think I could tackle the problem these days.

2. At my bachelorette party, my bff Heather composed a really fun questionairre for all guests to complete to see how much they knew about me. One question was "What is Jessica's favorite feature on herself?". The point of this little game was for all my guests to tell me what THEY thought my answer would be, and then I would tell me what the answer actually was. I didn't keep an exact count, but I think it is a fair estimate to say that at least 75% of the girls said that my hair was my best feature. Apparently, everyone else loves my hair WAY more than I do.

3. (DISCLAIMER #2: DAD... DO NOT READ THIS PORTION) I have this thing about long hair being sexy. I've always thought that during love-making, there was nothing hotter than flipping the hair back and it cascading down the middle of my back. As true as that may have felt at the time, let me tell you straight up than when we do make love these days, I certainly don't have my hair down. It gets caught in all sorts of uncomfortable situations and/or body parts, so it's piled on top of my head anyway.

4. I know rationally that the difference between long and short hair is this: Long Hair= can get away with air drying for work, but Short Hair= must fix. I think I'm ready to tackle this though, simply because the less hair I have, the less amount of time it will take to dry it. And THAT is the sole reason I don't flat-iron my hair every morning. It takes too stinkin' long to dry before doing so.

5. I'm married. And my poor husband has been looking at my hair piled on top of my head (as soon as I walk in the door, that's where it goes) for 7 years now. Maybe it's time to shake things up and give him something else to look at.

There you have it. The randomness that is me. This inward discussion is a prime example of why it takes me so long to make decisions at times. I have to fight with the "young" me and the "getting older" me. And for some reason... cutting off my hair is striking me as an "older" thing to do. I know it's just hair. I know it will grow back if I hate it. I just need to work up the courage to walk into the hair salon, face Jessica (yes, my hair girl's name is Jessica:)), and say it once again- It's Time. She's been witnessing my battle with this decision for so long now... I'm sure she'll know what I'm talking about:)

So get ready for a chocolate brown with red highlights stacked bob Jess headed your way in the future. If only I can get my mid-back long ashey blonde with dark brown underneath self to stick to my guns.


A*B said...

LMAO!!!! That is too funny. We wrote the same thing at the same time. What I didnt mention was that we tried to go red or well, auburn. But, I looked like I dipped my head in a crayola paint jar. It turned pink, so then we went with the brown. It's bobbed now and has blonde and red highlights.

Go for it! I think it would be cute. I too have the flippy thing at the ends and the fat iron is my But Im like you. I have the "young me" fighting with the "growing older me" and I hate that!! I just cried tonight because I couldnt just pull it up in a pony tail to run to the store. It has to be styled. Ahhhhhh, I hate change!

2 Kids 3 Martinis said... better be SURE you want that hair gone!
I've been short, long, longer, in between about once or twice a year. I hacked off my lovely tresses just days before we moved to MN last year and dang! did I regret it!!
I've also been dark, ashy, blonde, highlighted and everywhere in between. I have decided that my inner blonde is where it's at. I'm kinda hot with my long blonde hair, if I do say so myself. Who gives a f*ck if I'm pushing 40? Who says when you get "old" you have to cut your hair off? Besides, I thought men liked holding on to it during those "special" occasions... :P
You'll be a hottie no matter what you do with it. And men don't really notice hair at all, especially when you're wearing a push-up bra.

stargurrl13 said...

Oh yes! this is going to be great!!!!!

If you do the short hair thing, I might take the plunge and FINALLY get the straight bangs instead of talking about them, lol.

We just need to remember one thing....our hair grows QUICKLY! But, I don't think it will be a problem. You'll look great with any length of hair (am I biased?)!

Jessica said...
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Jessica said...

Amie-- I, as well, have been pink before. Good times, huh? You should have let it ride out though. It fades into a beautiful peach color after a few weeks:)

Kathy-- I totally agree. No one really cares about my hair but me, LOL. And I know that deep down I should really be obsessing about things that actually matter in life:) Like going and buying a ton of push up bras!!! LOL

Heather-- I think the bangs would look FABU on you and totally bring out your eyes. Let's just such it up and do it!!! And PS. Yes. You are biased. And that's why I love u.:)

Sam said...

Decisions as to hair are ALWAYS monumental!
I'm growing mine out, and hovering dangerously close to a mullet. I don't think there's any such thing as a good "grow-out" cut, so I just keep staring at the picture of Jennifer Aniston on my fridge and reminding myself it's for a good cause... vanity.
If you decide to to cut it, you'd BETTER post pictures!!!

Jessica said...

I'm still giggling over your comment. Does anyone else find mullet to be one of the funniest words EVER??? Just the image it conjures makes me smile. I'd love to see your mullet, my bloggy friend:)