I arrived for my appointment and was SOOO excited!
I consulted with Ms. Brandi and showed her all the haircuts I'd been considering.
She bound up my hair in sections.
She measured them all to make sure they were long enough.
Fixing me up...
Here I am modeling the final product with my amazing stylist!
Thank you so much to Brandi for making me look fabulous and for making me laugh through the whole process. I think I freaked her out because of how calm I was the whole time, but I was just so excited to not have to deal with all that hair anymore. Also, someone will get part of a lovely wig made out of my hair. It feels amazing to chop your hair because as Coco Chanel once said, "a woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life." Brandi's life is also about to change; she'll be welcoming her 3rd baby in October! Special thanks also to my friend Jenny who came along and took all of these pictures. She was so nice to take time out of her day to be there with me, and got to run into her old boss who was in the chair next to mine at the salon.
I know there are plenty of women who are very attached to their hair. I have friends who cry when they cut any amount of hair off. Rastafarians don't cut their hair and dread it up to remind them of where they've been. Women in several religions don't cut their hair because they believe it to be the source of their beauty. Women in multiple religions cover up their hair because of the same belief. I am not one of those women.
I love to switch it up. Going from long to short and back again is part of a cycle with me, and many of my adult life events can be dated based on my hairstyle in the pictures. I like to think that chopping my hair off is akin to letting go and moving forward. That's where I'm going now, forward.