Thursday, June 07, 2007

Old Hair, New Hair

After months of staying away from a professional pair of scissors, I finally decided to take the plunge. Why did I wait so long? The Heidi braids was the only hairstyle I could manage to do by myself for one. And two, since my cervical spine is now fused, I can't bend my head back well enough to sit in a a shampoo bowl.

Through the magic of the Comfort Cape, I was finally able to overcome the chief physical limitation that kept me out of the salon, and not a moment too soon. You see, the pinned up pigtails were getting old and, frankly, the constant brushing and elastics were breaking my hair something fierce. Was it worth it? You betcha!

Haircut, side by side
Ten inches or so on the cutting room floor and I couldn't feel better!

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Blogger Fiberjoy said...

Cute hair!

Don't you love the weightless feeling with all the inches gone.

6/07/2007 08:26:00 PM  
Blogger KnitPastis said...

Oh wow, it's simply beautiful! I love how the ends look too. So pretty. I might be doing the chop-off come this Fall...if I am brave enough:) I really love your haircut.

6/07/2007 08:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

Great cut! You are very brave and it sure paid off, it looks fantastic :)

6/07/2007 10:37:00 PM  
Blogger lv2knit said...

I love the new hair -- very becoming and very youthful!!

6/07/2007 11:12:00 PM  
Blogger WandaWoman said...

Wow, that was a lot of hair to have cut off. Your new haircut looks fabulous. I'm sure you were happy to have it cut and have those braids taken out.

6/07/2007 11:15:00 PM  
Blogger Wendee said...

Super cute! I love the way the ends turn. Your hair looks so healthy and shiny!

6/08/2007 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous KarenJoSeattle said...

Hey, I used one of those gizmos in nursing school -- like about 1989. Very handy.

Nice cut. Very simple and a good shape for you. Hope changing your hair maintenance habits isn't too hard.

6/08/2007 02:45:00 AM  
Blogger sarah said...

Lovely! I know how hard it can be to do that, but it's so worth it. I like the red glints, and you get to feel the breeze on the back of your neck.

6/08/2007 05:45:00 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

The new 'do is totally adorable! It's a great change.

6/08/2007 05:56:00 AM  
Blogger Jodi said...

Love the new hair! It looks perfect for summer, too.

6/08/2007 06:50:00 AM  
Anonymous grumperina said...

Looks fantastic! I just got a haircut, too - I love the way a freshly trimmed ends look... so healthy!

6/08/2007 07:37:00 AM  
Blogger Pirate Alice said...

I didn't realize how long your hair had gotten. The new 'do looks beautiful!

6/08/2007 08:27:00 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Gorgeous new look! Enjoy, Karen.

6/08/2007 11:07:00 AM  
Blogger Susan Pandorf said...

Cute! I like it!

6/08/2007 11:13:00 AM  
Blogger sturdygirl said...

oh, pretty! very nice cut. see you tomorrow, i hope!

6/08/2007 11:37:00 AM  
Blogger Donna Lee said...

It is such a lovely cut. I love changing my hairstyle and do it frequently. The hard part is letting it grow back in so the stylist has something to work with.

6/08/2007 03:58:00 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

I love your new cut! It looks perfect for summer.

6/08/2007 05:39:00 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Ooooh, aaaaaaah. Looks great and I bet it feels wonderful!

6/08/2007 07:59:00 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

It looks very cute! It will probably be much cooler for you this summer. Be well.

6/09/2007 05:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great cut! Feel nice? Glad you found a solution for your cut! Love how the ends roll just so. Hmm, I could really use a cut too. Terry

6/09/2007 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Clasca said...

Prachtig! What a metamorphose haircut. It looks very good on you. Enjoy your summer look.

6/09/2007 10:33:00 AM  
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6/10/2007 01:00:00 AM  
Blogger Kathy N said...

It looks wonderful!

6/10/2007 04:23:00 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

Ok I admit it, I'm just resistant to change....but darling YOU LOOK MARVELOUS!!!!!

Seriously, it's a beautiful cut and looks great!

6/10/2007 04:50:00 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Very chic! I love your new cut. I had no idea your hair was so long!

6/10/2007 04:50:00 PM  
Blogger KnitNana said...

Oh I LOVE your new style! WOW!!

6/11/2007 10:26:00 AM  
Blogger Sister Madness said...

Go, you!! Like PA, I hadn't realized it had gotten that long... guess the Heidi look was masking that. (Well, and it HAS been four months since I've seen you...)

The new do is lovely! You look gorgeous, Honey Child!

6/11/2007 10:44:00 PM  
Blogger bellamoden said...

It looks wonderful! I bet you feel much better too. I hope this is easier for you to deal with.... having trouble fixing your hair sucks, I hear you there.

6/12/2007 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous lynette said...

you look amazing. i haven't seen you in so long, i didn't know your hair was that long.

6/12/2007 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Julia said...

Hello, short and sassy do! I personally love short hair, cuz, I don't know where the hair brush is. Enjoy your new feeling of light-headedness.

6/12/2007 03:44:00 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

Oooohhhh, fun and flirty! Love it! :)

6/14/2007 09:18:00 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Karen --
You hair cut is just wonderful! I love it - it is so chic!!

6/19/2007 11:25:00 AM  

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