Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Time for Tuesdays

Lincoln and I have been going over our budget and we came across some very interesting information. We spend a FORTUNE on groceries!!! I don't get it. We are just feeding the two of us and I rarely (sorry Lincoln) make anything extravagant. I just don't know how/am terrified to try. We eat basic food and I even buy lots of generic stuff. Unfortunately, I am CONSTANTLY throwing food out after it goes bad. Looking back on our expenditures we noticed that we were going to the store like three days in a row and making big purchases. I have no idea what we are doing.

My Time for Tuesdays today was going to be about how to take care of a chlorine head of hair, but today we need to talk food. How do you spend your time preparing your menu, grocery list, budget for food? I don't have the answer, I need them from you.
Let's make a deal, I will tell you about how to save your hair from chlorine, if you give me good ideas on how to save money on food. Deal?

Monday, August 29, 2011

Going Short

Jamie and Joanne are mother and daughter clients of mine who where ready for a big change. They both have VERY fine hair with big cowlicks in the front. Jamie, the daughter, has more curl and body, but was ready for a big change. Joanne was sick of having to spend all morning trying to give a style to her limp hair. She wanted something fun and easy to work with. They have plans to attend a big wedding next weekend and wanted to show off their drastic change to their friends and family. Let's just say, having clients like them totally make my day.

Jamie before- She wanted to have something totally short with a bang to sweep over her forehead.
Jamie after- This new shape shows off her gorgeous face shape and jaw. Her cowlick was a challenge, but with enough texture and length, her bangs lay perfect. I think she looks like a modern day Audrey Hepburn.

Joanne before- Joanne has always liked herself with bangs, but her cowlick is very strong. We find that when her hair is cut short enough her bangs and hair can blend together and it helps to disguise her cowlick. Joanne also has very fine hair and even with her bob, her hair still wasn't giving her the body that she wanted.
Joanne after- When hair is fine, you have to be careful to not texturize too much. However, when you layer and cut the hair just right it gives you the volume at the crown that everyone wants. Joanne also didn't want to mess with her hair too much and she wanted the style youthful and easy.
I really think that if you want the best haircut possible, you need to go into it like Jaime and Joanne. They both had an idea of what they wanted, but were willing to listen to my feedback and opinion. Cutting your hair short doesn't have to be scary, it can be a fun and uplifting experience.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Short Hair- Glamorous Style

I have SOO many clients who think they need to grow their hair out before a big event. They think that having it long will give them more options with a glamorous style. Maybe having more length does give you more options, but there are still so many styles for hair that is shoulder length and shorter.
One of my clients on Saturday was a bridesmaid with gorgeous short hair. Meg, wanted her style to look stylish and not dated. I worked a flat iron over the entire back to give her curl and volume. We wanted the front to be polished and not so huge, so I shaped the curls into a soft finger waves and pin curls. It isn't a tight finger wave, but it still gave the front of her hair structure and interest. I think Meg is a great example of a gorgeous short hair style for weddings or nice events.
The point is, don't sweat it if your hair is on the shorter side and you have a big event coming up. There are many options for your hair. Just have a open mind and trust in your stylist, and you could end up with a beautiful style.

Friday, August 26, 2011

The Versatile Blogger Award

What?! I can't believe this! My good friend Rachel over at Family Ever After nominated me for this little blog award. Now, Rachel is FAR more advanced in this blogging thing than me, so I am so touched that she would even think of me for this.
Here are the rules for this little award nomination:

After accepting the Versatile Blogger Award, the blogger must:
1. Thank the person who gave the award and link back to them in your post.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass this award along to 10 recently discovered blogs.

So, number 1 is complete. Thanks again, Rachel. Now for number 2- share 7 random things about me.
1. I didn't get my license until I was 21. I was too scared to try and I didn't see the point. I know, I am weird.

2. I "dissect" all of my food. Lincoln thinks I analyze every thing I put into my mouth. If it looks like it is a weird texture, color, or taste I wont eat it. With that said, I am not picky, just particular.

3. I went to college KNOWING that all I wanted to do was hair. I changed my major a million times and I was miserable. I finally convinced my mom that I was not just "going through a phase" but was serious about going to cosmetology school. Once I started at Paul Mitchell, I never looked back.

4. My husband is five years younger than me. I guess that makes me a cougar.

5. I have lived in Columbus for almost 10 years now, and I still get lost ALL THE TIME. Some jerk stole my GPS and I am miserable without it.

6. Singing in public is one of my biggest fears. My husband has the best singing voice, so luckily he drowns me out when singing in church.

7. Almost everyone in my family can cook and bake incredibly well. My mom actually sells her cookies at my aunt and uncles store, but I have never made cookies from scratch in my entire life and my poor husband usually ends up eating salad for dinner.

And, now for the 10 blogs I have found and enjoyed recently are:
1. angry baker - her hair, her writing, her style all amazing
.Ok, I know that is only 6, but I feel bad already by listing some of these people. I know that sometimes it is a pain to have your name tagged like this without your permission. And, I did a thing like this a few years ago where I tagged all my friends then too. All the other blogs I have found recently were already tagged by Rachel. I guess that is the point, if I tag them then my friends will find them too blah, blah, blah. I guess am just breaking the rules and only listing 6. I am not ungrateful for Rachel nominating me, I am just ready for bed. Thank you, and good night.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sew very fun- Guest Post

I know, I know, I haven't done a hair tutorial in way too long. I promise I will get to it soon. I have been so busy. School is back in session, and even though I don't have kids in school, work has been CRAZY with all my clients who are going back to school. I love giving a good back to school hair style. I think everyone no matter the age feels so much better about themselves once their hair is done.

Ok, back to this post. I got together with one of my good friends Ashley over at Mommy by day...Crafter by night to do a tutorial on making a tote bag. I have to admit, making the bag is a super easy, but tutorialing (a new word) it took longer than expected. Luckily, Clark has a little crush on Ashley's little girl and hanging out with Ashley is a great way to spend my day. I promise making this bag will be quick and fun. Go check it out.

What was I thinking?

I remember my mom telling me that I reminded her of a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader in this dance outfit. WHAT?!! I think I was trying to make my hair as soft and fluffy as possible. Oh, the power of a perm.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Time for Tuesday

My hands are very special to me. I use them ALL day at work and home. I use them to cut, color and style my clients hair, and I use them to clean, cuddle and nourish Clark. I use them to give Lincoln a head scratch (although, he would say I don't do it enough). I use my hands until they are sore, cracked and tired. I am sure you use your hands just as much. Are you taking care of your hands? I know I need to do a better job at keeping my hands looking good, but not just my hands, my nails too.
picture found here
I usually don't think about my nails, and before I know it, they are all grown out and looking ragged. I used to paint them once a week and keep them all short and trimmed. Now I don't seem to even think about my nails. I have been so inspired with all the great nail colors and polish ideas I am seeing on Pinterest these days. I want to dedicate this "time for tuesday" to painting your nails. Having polished nails makes such a difference in how I feel about the look of my hands. I have always complained that I have "man-hands." However, when they are all fresh and polished, I feel so much better about them.
picture found here

Is this not the coolest idea ever!!
picture found here
Tips on giving yourself a great manicure-
  1. Having a free edge (the part of the nail that grows past the nail bed) can cause your polish to chip faster. When the free edge bends, the paint chips and peals off. If your nails are shorter, your polish will last longer.
  2. A good top coal and bottom coat will totally keep your manicure going for much longer.
  3. Make sure your nails are clean and dry before you start to polish. Any oil or wetness on the nail bed will keep the polish from drying properly.
  4. Let your nails dry for a good 30-45 minutes before you do anything that might damage the paint. When you think they might be dry, touch two of your nails together, if they stick at all then they are still wet.

Now, I am sure I need to take some baby steps with getting back into painting my nails before I try anything as fancy as the nails in the pictures. But, I am sure these girls all started small too. I think just a little extra love for our hands and nails is all we need to make sure our digets stay looking and feeling there very best.

Ginger Love- Sarah

I have and always will be totally envious of anyone with red hair. REAL red hair. I have died my hair red many times, and take it from me, it just isn't the same. Let me explain- The red color molecule is the smallest color molecule. When you color your hair, it goes into the hair shaft all nice and comfy, but is so small that the first time you wash your hair, it just can't hold itself into the shaft for very long and your red gorgeous hair fades so very fast. It just isn't fair!

I know many red heads and I have always secretly (and sometimes not so secretly) been totally jealous of their hair color. (I know, I shouldn't covet.) However, for some reason, red hair has so many myths and stigmas about it. This book is fascinating if you want to know more about redheads. Like, did you know that red hair actually stems from a genetic mutation?!

Ok, I digress, I want to introduce you to three of my favorite Ginger beauties. I asked them to answer a few questions and send some pictures to help us better understand the power of red hair. I am sure that once you read the very creative and funny answers and look at the gorgeous pictures, you too will have red hair envy.
1. Have you always and forever loved your red hair, or have you ever wanted to or tried to die it?
I consider my hair to be strawberry-blond, not red. And strawberry-blond hair, in my opinion, is even more coveted than red hair. So, at the risk of sounding SUPER vain, yes, I have always loved my hair color. I even wrote a journal entry about my hair in high school and how it was one of my best traits. And by the way, hair isn't even a trait, it's a feature, but I was in high school and obviously not very bright.

The only times I died it were my junior/senior year of high school. And it was stupid. I used a box from the grocery store and it only made my hair orange/red. I was never brave enough to try and dye it black or brown, at least not from a box. I was always told that I would NEVER get my natural strawberry-blond hair color back and I didn't want to risk it. Having said that, I do sometimes envy girls, like yourself Mallory, that can pretty much rock any hair-style and color and pull it off. I just don't think it's my asethitic to have any other hair color. Sometimes I do get bored with it, but in the end, I just don't think I would ever do anything crazy to it in fear of never getting my natural hair color back.
2. If you have died it, what was the reactions of others?
See question #1, never really died it. If I did dye it, I think my Dad would die! He loves my hair! Sounds funny, but it's true.
3. Do you secretly hate it when you see people (ie, me) try to copy your God given color by dying their hair?
I don't secretly hate it when people try to copy my hair color. I am actually flattered.
4. Were you or are you now teased for your hair color?
I was never teased for my hair color. The only thing I can think of involving hair and teasing is Anne of Green Gables. Love that movie! I was teased for other things, but never my hair. Perhaps I wouldn't feel so confidant about my hair color had I grown up being teased about it.
5. Do you think it is true what they say about red heads have a lower pain tolerance?
I was told red-heads feel pain more than any other color of hair, but not all have the same pain tolerance. And I believe that I have a high-tolerance of pain. So, I guess I don't think it's true. Maybe I like to think I'm tougher than I really am.
6. Do you think that it is actually the Gingers, and not the Blondes that have more fun?
To me, that's based on personality, not hair color.
7. Would you guess that it is harder to be a redheaded boy or redheaded girl, or does it matter?
Of course it matters! I can probably name on two hands the amount of good-looking/hot red-headed men that exist in our world. So, I think it's way harder to be a red-headed boy than girl, as far as looks go. I think red-headed boys have more of an awkward stereotype than red-headed girls.

Friday, August 19, 2011

First the worst, Second the best

Check it out! My Salon was just voted the number 2 salon in America!! By Beauty Entertainment Magazine!!
So proud.

Bangs, Color, Eyes

I think it is so important to have your cut and color bring out the best in your skin and features. When done right, your color and cut can make your eyes pop, your face seem longer, your skin glow, you hair shine... you get the idea.

Shane and Kara (two of my coworkers) are great examples of how bangs and color can bring out your eyes and skin.

Shane was blessed with RIDICULOUSLY gorgeous eyes, she makes them pop even more by coloring her hair this bright red with some copper, blonde and even some purple lowlights. Her heavy fringe draws your attention to her fantastic eye.

Kara is a great example of how you can be a bright blonde without making your skin all washed out. Her face framing fringe (say that three times fast) is light and pieced out enough to keep her face long and thin.

Shane's color done by Brindel at Charles Penzone Dublin
Kara's color done by Amanda at Charles Penzone Dublin

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Time for Tuesdays

Take a good hard look at yourself in the mirror. Look at your hair, is it luxurious, or is it fried?

There is just no reason at all to have dried out hair. It is time to take control of your hair. After this long hot summer you need to be honest with yourself and think whether you got too much sun damage. Are you due for a haircut? Probably. By the time your hair grows to your shoulders the ends are about three years old!! Think about that. How have you taken care of your hair during those three years? We don't even want to mention how old your hair is if it reaches the middle of your back!

My point is we all need to take better care of your hair, and it takes just a few minutes once a week. It is time to DEEP CONDITION!! I deep condition my hair every other week sometimes every three. I just put the deep conditioner in my ends and let it sit for a few extra minutes while I shave my legs or luffa my body. I rinse it off with cooler water (hot water is too drying) and I am good to go. That few minutes is all it takes to help me have stronger, shinier hair. Let's be honest, I do SO MUCH to my hair, but with the regular deep conditions and trims, I can get away with it.

It's time, go out and get yourself a good deep conditioner today. You will be glad you did.

My favorites are Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask (duh, have I mentioned how much I love Moroccanoi?) and Schwarzkopf Bonacure Repair Rescue Treatment
The Schwarzkopf is cheaper and it will condition your hair, but the Moroccanoil is more concentrated and I don't think I need as much to do the job. So, you are almost spending the same money since the Moroccanoil seems to last longer.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Cha Cha Cha Changes- Alex

Alex is awesome. She cracks me up. Her sister Sarah did a blog post about how upset Alex was over The Hills being canceled. She is just a fun girl. The other day she wanted to know what I thought about whether she should get bangs/fringe. We text back and forth and she decided to go for it.

Alex before.
Alex after.
She is proof that you don't need to cut off 9 inches of hair to make a big change. I think she looks great. I LOVE her glasses. I think she looks fresh and adorable with her new bangs. Way to go Alex.

Got any fun changes? Send me your before and after pictures and I will post them on my blog. Email me at splitendsandnewbeginnings(at)gmail(dot)com

Sunday, August 14, 2011

She Bangs!

Bangs can be so scary for some people. The idea of growing them out is terrifying. I promise it isn't that big of a deal. You have to make small adjustments as they grow out, but I swear it will be more of an adventure rather then a painful process. I have been cutting my bangs and growing bangs out almost my entire life. It is just part of my hair cycle.

Let me take you on my little journey of what it was like growing my bangs out. I know this might seem a little narcissistic, but it is only meant to show you the little things you can do to make the growing out not so painful. Oh, and if I knew that I was going to do a post on my bangs, I would have taken better pictures of just my bangs, and not full body shots. Oh, well.

Let's begin. This first picture is of my bangs when I first got them cut. I wanted them across my forehead and textured. I think they ended up WAY too short for my face. I blame myself, since I was the one who cut them. You see, after doing hair for over ten years and even I have a hard time cutting my own bangs. DON'T DO IT, it can only lead to problems. Because you are cutting right in front of your eyes, your vision is blocked making it so difficult to see what you are doing. It is best to leave it to someone else to cut your bangs. Trust me!
February 17

This picture shows them starting to grow out. It didn't take too long and I was much happier to have the bangs at this length.
March 3

This is when I was still keeping my bangs at the length that I liked, but I was working on having the corners of the bangs grow out a bit to help frame my face. I know this picture is goofy, but I think you can sort of see the longer face framing strands a bit.
March 20
I wore them down until I start to show, then I starting to push them over to the side. I was so worried about my face getting fat during the pregnancy that I thought growing my bangs out would help.
June 1
Really growing to the side.- June 27
By this time, I was getting huge and ready to pop. I was that pregnant girl who wasn't ready for any changes to her hair, so I was sort of maintaining them around this length.
October 9
After Clark was born, I started to get serious about growing my bangs out again. I started to wear head bands and use bobby pins to hold it back. I swear, I had bobby pins in EVERY pocket.
February 19

I didn't decide to grow them out and just not cut them at all, I went gradual and I kept them trimmed so they wouldn't be damaged or get too heavy. Like I said before, growing them out is a process and it can be fun. You just have to be creative and work with them. Bobby pins will save your life! They are now grown out past my chin and I was just thinking the other day about maybe cutting them again!! I tell you, bangs can be so much fun, you just need to go for it and enjoy the ride.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Bangs 101

The big question I seem to get asked by my clients over and over again is whether or not they should get bangs. There are so many variables to understand before I can answer the question and so many things you should know about bangs before you should jump right into it. I want teach you all there is to know about bangs, so you will be able to decide for yourself, "should I get bangs?"

What are bangs?- In the hair world we actually call them "fringe." The word "bang" actually means to have sex with someone, seriously, but we have adapted it to also mean the hair hanging above our foreheads. However, I have never had anyone ask for fringe, so let's just call them bangs to be on the same page.
Emma Stone- Stephen Lovekin// Getty Images
When should you get bangs?- When a client comes in and wants a big change, but they don't want me to cut their length or color, I suggest bangs. Seriously, people come in wanting a change, but don't want to actually cut or color their hair. I think adding bangs to your look helps you feel totally different, but still allows you to have the familiarity of their length that so many people grow attached to.

But, and this is a BIG BUT, I don't think everyone is ready for bangs even if they say they want a change. I don't suggest you cutting bangs for the first time in the summer when it is hot out and you don't want hair around your face. Wait for either the fall or winter when it is cooler and you don't sweat as much. The point of a bang is to add framing to your face, if you don't like hair on your forehead, don't cut bangs.
Lilly Allen- Dave Hogan//Getty Images
What type of bang is best for me?- I like all types of lengths for a bang. I love a good strong front bang (think of a curtain), I also love a swept over bang that grazes on of the brows. I think the type of bang you get is really all determined on your hairline and your features. Your hairline basically is the end all in telling you what kind of bang you are going to get. If you have a really strong center cowlick, don't plan on having a bang, it probably wont work. If you have a really high forehead, a swept over bang wont be as easy as a front bang. If you have a really short forehead, bangs might swallow up your face and hide your eyes too much, so go for a longer sweeping bang. If you have a very dominate nose, a heavy bang might emphasize your nose, so you might want to think about a sweeping bang..... I could go on and on. These are just a few things to think about. I am sure your stylist could give you as much help and guidance as you would need.
Chelsea Hobbs- Valerie Macon//Getty Images
Are there any tricks in styling a bang?- I wash my hair as little as possible, like every other or every three days, but I wash my bangs EVERYDAY! I just wash it in the sink with my hair tied back. If I don't, they feel way too greasy and I can't stand it. I dry them in the direction I want them to lay (when my bangs were front bangs, I dried them down, when they were sweep bangs, I dried them over.) I NEVER use a round brush or a curling iron on my bangs when they were front bangs. THE MALL BANG IS DEAD! I mostly would only use a flat iron on my bangs to either smooth them out or bend the ends ever so slightly. As my bangs have grown, I like to flip them out a bit with my flat iron to give them a nice shape.
Swedish Singer Robyn- Robyn's Website
Does my face shape make a difference on what type of bangs I should have?- Yes, this goes along with the issues of hairlines and features. I have a round/square face and when my bangs are too short it only makes my face look rounder. I tend to have my bangs gradually go longer on the outer sides by the corner of my brows. This helps to frame my face and not make me look too full faced. Everyone is different, and it is hard to give a for sure answer to how things should work when I can't see you. There is always an exception to the rules. Just don't cut your own bangs. Let someone who knows what will work best on you do it for you.

Ok, I know this was WAY long. There is just so much to be said. I hope this sort of answers your questions. I have a post almost finished showing you how to work with your bangs as they grow out. I don't know why bangs are such a big deal, but women seriously lose sleep over bangs!! I swear it doesn't have to be traumatic. If you have any questions, let me know. Good luck.

Have a happy hair day!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Curl Love

My awesome cousin, Stephanie, brought this article to my attention from the NYTimes. I am always in shock when I hear curly girls talk about having straight hair envy!! I would LOVE to have really curly hair. I guess the grass is greener on the other side. And, what do you think about these Drybars? Man, I love the power of hair!

Read the article here

Rainbow Colored Hair

Remember back when I did this? No? Well I do. I loved it. There is something about adding bright colors to your hair that just makes you so happy. Did you have friends like I did who would try coloring their hair in the bathroom with Kool-Aid or the ever so popular Manic Panic? Now you can get it done at most salons, and the look is way less crazy. The colors come out richer and there is very little commitment since the color washes out after a few weeks.

What do you think? Would you ever die your tips? Or, are you daring like Katy Perry and go all out? I hear Sienna Miller is joining in the fun as well. I wonder who will be next....

Lauren picture found here
Katy Perry picture found here
Kate Bosworth found here

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Time for Tuesday

Don't you love to learn a new hobby? I love it. For the longest time I have wanted to become a better photographer. To capture my little family with some amazing photos is so important to me. My good friend Amelia Eve is a great photographer and she has started a little club where we go out to a park around town and shoot away. She teaches us as we go and everyone gives great feedback.
Obviously, I am still at the very beginning of my photo taking skills, but practice makes perfect.
The best part, besides me learning how to use my camera, is the chance to get outside. Taking his picture is pretty fun too.
Take a moment and capture some sweet moments on film. The more you use your camera, the better you will be. I don't ever expect to become a professional, but the time I take to learn now is helping to capture some really special memories.

Smooth Operator

One way that I don't seem to wear my hair very often is smooth. I mean, who has the time in this heat to deal with smoothing out all the fly aways and crazy curl. It has been so humid that I find wearing it natural is so much easier. Luckily, the humidity seemed to take a little break the other day, so I jumped at the chance to smooth it out.

The key to wearing your hair smooth is to have silky and shiny hair. I already talked about my love for Moroccanoil and what it does for your hair, but let me introduce you to some other tips and products to get your hair nice and smooth.
1. It all begins in the drying of the hair. Don't blast the cuticle all over the place by drying your hair like a maniac, be really methodical about drying it in the direction of the hair shaft. This will dry the cuticle down and keep your fly aways at bay.

2. Before drying, use product that is meant to support a smooth style. I love Moroccanoil, but one of my other loves is a new product from Alterna called Brilliance Cream. This stuff is made to smooth your hair out. It tames frizz and strengthens your hair, while protecting your color. Bonus- it wont break the bank.

3. Dry your 100% don't leave any moisture in your hair to give it any excuse to frizz out with the first sign of humidity.

4. Once your hair is totally dry, spray your hair with a heat protector before you flat iron. My favorite is also from Alterna, but it is from their Caviar line. The Rapid Repair spray is a life savor, or should I say hair savor. It smooths your hair and protects it from the heat all while it add shine and vitamins to your hair. This is a little pricier than the Brilliance Cream, but it will last forever and you wont regret having it.

5. Section your hair off and start to flat iron. If you have a good flat iron this shouldn't be too difficult and the prep time you put in with the blow dryer should also help with this step.

When you are finished take a VERY SMALL amount of your Brilliance Cream and run it through your ends. You don't want anything too sticky since the point of this style is for your hair to feel and look like silk.

I know that wearing your hair smooth is close to impossible when it is humid out, and if you have natural curly hair, wearing it smooth takes forever. Just give it time and your hair will look awesome. And, it should last a few days if done right... just don't get caught in a rainstorm.

Have a happy hair day!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sew very fun

I have been working on these pants forever!! I saw them at my favorite sewing store here in Columbus, Sew to Speak, and I just had to get the pattern. Unfortunately, they came from a book that was out of stock. I decided to order the book from the library and see about copying the pattern. If I started on the pants right when I got the book, I would have been able to make like a dozen pairs by now. However, I am of the mindset that a project isn't worth doing unless you have it sitting around half done for a few months. I was so worried they wouldn't fit by the time I finished, that I went into overdrive yesterday and finally finished the pants. Lincoln was a little worried that they were too bright for Church. I think they totally worked.
Bonus: The pants are reversible, so I feel like I really made two pairs.

I guess I owe it to Project Runway for always putting the sewing bug in me. I have other half finished and not yet started projects that I am so excited to show you. I have a friend, Ashley who has the sewing bug big time! I am so impressed with the dresses she makes for church. You really must check out her blog for inspiration. I have been really into sewing blogs lately (don't worry, I plan on keeping this blog focused on hair and fashion) I am amazed at what some people think of. Here are some of my favorites.

Let me know what you think. I want to see some of your projects and hear what you think about sewing. Is it worth it? Do you have any interest? Would you let your son wear hippo pants to church?

P.S. I know the pictures of Clark's new pants aren't very good, but it is the best we could do with a little boy after church who just can't sit still.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Did someone say "haircut?"

I know teasing you like I did with the last post was just awful. I planned on posting pictures, but when I work two 11 hour days in a row, I just can't think about getting on the computer to post. So, here's the proof, I got a haircut. I didn't even really think about it, I just did it. Well, that's not true, my friend Jennifer did it. Even hairdresser don't cut their own hair- AND NEITHER SHOULD YOU! I needed my gray covered in a big way. Yes, I said gray, there is no shame in having it, if you cover it up. Anyways, I just decided then and there that it was time to cut. When you have a understanding about your hair, you don't get all freaked out about changes like this. Your hair can make you feel amazing or awful. It is all up to how you deal with it.
The cut is just brushing my shoulders on the sides, but has a slight angle to the front. I have only had it for seriously like two days, so I am still in that stage where I use too much product and I keep brushing my hair thinking I have more hair on the ends.

The fun thing about this change is that so many people would tell me that their hair was too short to do anything with it. I am determined to prove you all wrong. I plan on showing you many different styles and ways to wear your medium length cuts.

I know change can be scary, but take it from me, it can also feel SO good!