Archive for the ‘Hair’ Category

Emotionally Hairy

August 15, 2008

I’m feeling emotionally needy today. I don’t know if it’s because of my hair, or what.

My mouth isn’t hurting much anymore. That side of my jaw is still sore, and I’m a little concerned about switching to “solid” foods. I was supposed to go out to lunch with my dad and my cousin, but they bailed on me. And I stupidly didn’t bring a back up lunch (which has been an Atkins shake for the past couple days). I think a pasta salad would be really yummy, but do I want to sway from my diet again? I did well this week, and am back down to the 180 lb mark.


Life is so hard, isn’t it?

So here’s a shot of my hair… I like it, but I need to get used to it. I feel vulnerable this morning. It’s scary.



Photoshop Wizard

August 14, 2008

My dad asked me to photoshop a picture he took, so he could get it printed for his boss.


I used a lot of the cloning tool and upped the contrast and brightened their faces a bit. And I sent him back this finished product. Maybe it will give me an edge with the big boss too!


Click on the pictures to be taken to their Flickr pages. Then you can click on “All Sizes” to see them a little larger. Booyah!


My hair… is… SHORT!!!!

You wanna see pictures? Do you? Huh??

You will, settle down my babies. (Conan O’Brien, anyone?) I’m uploading them now. I think I like it!!

Also, my dad said he’d help me out with paying for the crown on my tooth! YAY!!

Long Beautiful Hair

August 14, 2008

My long hair will be gone today!!!

I have a hair cut at 6:00 today and I’m trying to make myself take the leap and cut off a lot of my hair. At least, it’s a lot of hair to me. I love having long hair, but I really feel like I just need a change. And if I’m not going to do it in the last summer month, when will I?

I used some of those hair-try-on websites, and found a look that I think I could live with.

Something like that? Maybe a touch longer. I don’t want it above my shoulders and I need to be able to pull it back into a ponytail. My hair is naturally kind of wavy, and more so when it’s shorter, so I think that might be the winner.

Unless I wanted to do this:

Yeah! Red and blue streaks! That’s the way to go!!

Or I could channel Velma Kelly turned punk:

(Ha! Proof why my hair can’t be above my shoulders!)

Or maybe I should skip the cut, and go with those colors. Then I could have this awesome Japanese Anime-Girl updo:

Yes! That’s it!

But seriously, fingers crossed that I am brave enough to try something NEW.


May 2, 2008

Whoa dude. I leave for Arizona on Sunday. That’s two days from now. Less, technically, since I fly out at 7:30 AM.

I have to figure out what to pack! It looks like it’s going to be in the 90s! Then again, I did survive Thailand earlier this year, so I’m sure I can survive the desert. The problem I’m having is everything I hear about Phoenix is superficial. My cousin said she felt fat when she moved there. And she’s like a size 8! I hear people are blond, thin, and LA-like. This is SO not me! Especially since my hair is now a dark brown. But hey, I’ve always been different, so I think I can handle this. It’s not like I need dudes at the bar to look at me. I will have my own dude waiting for me at home. 🙂

My cousin seems to have a bunch of fun stuff planned for me. I fly in (Midwest Express!) early Sunday morning. She and some of her friends want to take me to the zoo once I’m settled in. Sounds like fun! Monday she has to work, so I will take that day to lounge by the gorgeous pools and read a book. Monday is Cinco de Mayo!! I’m sure there have to be some big parties going on in Phoenix, so we’ll probably go out and celebrate with tequila.

Tuesday she wants to take me shopping in Scottsdale at the Fashion Square Mall. I am incredibly excited about this! They’re getting a Barney’s! Not until 2009, though. Holy crap. Visit that website. Check out their map. Scrolling over the stores gives me chills as the names pop up. Max Mara, Juicy Couture, Burberry, Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Jimmy Choo… Oh my goodness. All in one place! It’s like all the 5th and Madison Avenue stores, all in a mall!! I don’t think my cousin knows what she’s in for when she releases me on this place.

Wednesday I don’t leave until the evening, so we’ll probably hang out by the pools or wander around downtown. Or do whatever we feel like doing. The only thing that sucks is our plane doesn’t get back to Milwaukee until 11:30 PM! And I’m going to work at 8 the next morning. Sigh. At least I can sleep on the plane.

Speaking of the plane… the anxiety is starting to set in now. After spending about 40 hours on a plane to and from Thailand, I did NOT want to get on a plane for at least a year. And here I am, two and a half months later. At least it’s Midwest Express and at least I’ll be sitting next to my dad. I feel that panicked “Will I make it home safely” feeling in my stomach, though. I hate that.

Okay, I’ll just shove this in at the bottom of my post here… I spent THREE hours at Neroli last night getting my hair cut, dyed, and highlighted. It’s not a huge change on the cut, and I’m a little disappointed. It has more layers and it feels lighter and has more movement and body, but it’s not a different style. That was my choice, but I think this tells me that NEXT time, I will ask for something a little more drastic.

I loooove the color. It’s very natural, but different enough that my coworkers noticed right away. I wanted a deep, rich brown, and my stylist talked me into some soft brown highlights so it wouldn’t be harsh around my face. I just think the color is beautiful. Pictures don’t capture it too well, but here’s what I could do:

Gimme A Head With Hair

April 30, 2008

I’m getting my hair cut and colored tomorrow. It’s been quite a while, and I feel like I want to do something different, but I’m not sure what. I really like longer hair, and I like having layers. In which case, all I’d ask for is a trim. But then I look the same! I want to do something cool, but I don’t know if it’s right for me. I’m pretty low maintenance with my hair. I like to blow-dry, brush, and go. Plus, I tend to wash my hair at night, because I hate getting up early.

Clairol’s website has this fun “try it on” studio. So I could post some crazy things I did to the picture I uploaded, but instead I’ll post these, which are actual possibilities. I’m at a loss when it comes to my own hair. My hair is weird. I have my dad’s texture, which makes it hold a curl really well, but it never really gets straight or soft and silky. Except of course right after I leave the salon. So at least tomorrow night while I’m eating dinner and continuing my house-cleaning, I’ll look fabulous!!

Here are the pictures. Go try it yourself. It’s fun! Especially some of the crazy curls and “glam” updos.