Guess it was about time, huh? The last time I had my hair cut was before I got pregnant with my third child. It was sometime between January and the beginning of March, 2007. And I didn't get much cut off- just a trim with some long layers added. So it was still below my bra straps. I kept saying that I needed to get it cut again but kept putting it off. It wasn't like I really needed it. I take good care of my hair- I don't heat style it, don't brush it too much, am careful when I do brush it and rarely use chemicals in it. But after a year my ends started to split and they were getting a little dry. It was also getting difficult to brush my hair after my shower, even though I use a detangling conditioner. This was my hair before the cut. Still a little wet from showering.
For a long time I have wanted side-swept bangs and something a little different. I tried really short hair a few years ago and will never ever do it again! It just doesn't look good on me. I figured that if I didn't like the bangs or if I wasn't feeling like bangs on a particular day that I could pull them back with a bobby pin or something.
So I decided to use a coupon and go back to the place I went last year. The cost of getting my hair cut was $5 plus whatever tip Jason gave her. I told him to give her a good one because she did exactly what I wanted. I had about 7 inches cut off, I think. I know it was a lot. And i said I wanted bangs. I gave her pictures of what I wanted and what I didn't want. And off she went.
When she was done Jason started laughing at me. He said it looked funny. He also said it didn't look like me. He was like, "Alex is just long hair and no extras." Which is kind of true. I was 10 the first time I got my hair cut short. I got the Vada Sultenfuss (spelling?) from My Girl. In 9th grade I got it cut to my shoulders. Then when I was 23 I got it cut to my ears and got bangs. Other than that it has always just been long and straight with hardly any variations.
Here are the afters: (don't mind the goofy faces- sometimes I feel I need to do that)
The back pictures don't look too different but it is actually a huge difference!