Monday, April 20, 2009

I Got a Hair Cut .....

Well, slightly more than one hair cut. As you all know, I was so excited back in December to have a spiral perm put in my hair.

And I was pretty excited about it. I mean, my hair had been straight for a long time. And the color was pretty exciting to me as well, because the gray hair was being hidden under a clever disguise of brownish with reddish highlights. Okay, not the blond tow head of my youth, but still a good color for me.

Okay, now fast forward a couple of months later (four to be exact). After four months of pulling it back and getting it O F F my ears. (Did I fail to mention that I cannot STAND to have my hair on my ears. I know, it's a freaky quirk, but I have come to accept myself for what I am).

I could not take it anymore. My hair was getting dried out, even though I used a good conditioner on it. The split ends were running rampant, and quite frankly, it's getting hot up in here in Florida and I just wanted something different that didn't make me look like I was 60 years old.

So, I grabbed the bull by the horns and had my hair cut. And then I talked my SIL into coloring it (I had to promise not to get mad if it came out pink). And the result is one wonderful haircut that is so amazingly simple to care for and to style. And it is not on my EARS.

Please excuse the photography, I am by myself right now and this was the best I could do.
I hope that you all like my new "do".
While I was spending an afternoon of leisure, I decided to have my feet "did" too.
This was my first ever french tip pedicure. I usually go for the dark reds and purple polishes, but in the spirit of spring and funky flip flop weather, I decided to lighten up a bit. And the nail lady even painted a "flower" on each big toe. I'm so fashionable now I don't even know if I can stand myself.
Hope you guys have a great week and remember......
Be kinder than necessary, everyone you meet is fighting a battle.
Be Blessed.


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Southern Rose said...

Whew! Glad you like it :) And I like the quote ;) ~SIL

Shannon said...

Look at you!

I'm partial to short hair, myself. I know what you mean about not wanting it on your ears... I'm that way about not wanting it on my neck.

Lula! said...

Best self portrait EVER!!!! Love your 'do...I love long hair, but short is easy. I have 2 small kids...I need more easy in my life!

p.s. Where's the pic of your "did" toes?

Jade, Half of Me said...

Hi Shelley! Just wanted to stop by and say HI - the amazing Mamarazzi partnered us together for the Favorite Things swap!

I can't wait to get to know you better - your new 'do looks great!

Take care!

roy/elisabeth dean said...

I LOVE the short do! I keep mine short most of the time, especially in the summer.
This is a nice background too. I never change mine, maybe I should consider doing that!
Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Julie said...

I think short hair is great...looks super :) I've never had a pedicure at all..maybe someday.

Melissa said...

Hawt mama!