I donated my hair today. Well, I cut it today so I could donate it this weekend. After a little research and talking to my hairdresser Sue, I decided to donate through Pantene Beautiful Lengths, which is involved in a program to donate hair for women with cancer. They need 8" minimum, so I've been working on getting to that point and still having some hair to work with. Today was the day.
I've had short hair before, so this wasn't too big a deal. Once I turned about 6, short hair was my normal look. As a matter of fact, I looked like this in high school (forgive the pic, it's uploaded from a website where someone took a photo of my yearbook)
This was me this morning (again, forgive the photo, it was a DIY job since J was out of the housse already)
To make sure my length was even, Sue cut it all off in 4 ponytails
This was the inspiration picture I took to the salon this morning. I like the fact that it has some flexibility, in that I could go all out like they did with volumizer and a curling iron and who knows what else, or I could do a lot less work and still have a basic cut that looked good. I also liked the fact that the model was a little--ahem--mature, so I wasn't trying for a 20something haircut.
This is me this afternoon
I love it. It has tons of body and volume, and it’s fun to play with. It doesn't look quite like the model, but I don't have an army of hairdressers to get me ready in the morning either.
I think I’m going to keep it for a while.