Wednesday, April 29, 2009

R.I.P. Hair (In Memoriam)

If you're a dude and you read this blog you can tune out right about now. Else you might get pretty bored with this post of a decidedly girlie nature.

I decided recently to chop my hair off. Like, super short. I've had it like that before and it was so easy to take care of. Not at all like a baby or a dog. Or a baby dog. Or a George Foreman Grill.

So I straightened my hair for the first time since probably high school the other night so I could see how long it was. I measured it so I could see if I fit the qualifications to donate to Locks of Love. It's amazing how much curl can shorten one's hair. Turns out, my longest layer is over 12 inches long! Holy carp.

I never straighten my hair. 1) Because I like my hair naturally curly, 2) Because it takes forever to do, and 3) Because it freaking takes FOREVER TO DO. After almost an hour and a half of slaving over a hair dryer and large barreled curling iron I was reminded of just why I DON'T STRAIGHTEN MY HAIR. I briefly considered crimping it. But then I remembered that I don't own a crimping iron. Oh, well.

So here are the before pics of my curly hair. Then long and straight. Then shorter-than-crap.















This is my attempt at taking a picture of the back of my own hair.
Not the best angle, eh?






Wow, my face looks so emo or something. I suck at taking pictures of myself.

26 comments:

moi said...

You did it, grrrrrrrrrl! It's awesome! I'm headed that way . . .

Winky Twinky said...

Guys just don't understand.... Heather, I think your hair was beautiful before....I also think what you've done with it is awesome!!! You are beautiful no matter what length your hair is... you are still you, right? Right...discussion OVER

~Christy said...

AHAhhhhh!!!! SISSY!!! its so cute!!! in the "straight, long hair photo" you look just like your dad!!!

Heather Cherry said...

Moy: Thanks! Can't wait to see yours!

W/T: Aw... thanks so much! Yup, still me! :o)

Sissy: Thank you! LOL, Dad wishes he had that much hair now... ha.

Hairball said...

It's really cute!

You will love it on those hot summer days.

JerseyGirl said...

i've had that same haircut before (and shorter) - soooo jealous of the small amount of time you will be spending on the task of hair.

....i. hate. doing. hair.

-a.

Margo said...

It looks absolutely amazing, Heather! Don't you love the feeling of getting all that hair chopped off? And I love the super short look on you.

Your old hair said...

After all that time in service to your good looks, you just toss me aside like I meant nothing to you. I curled for you; I cooperated (slowly) while you tried to straighten me; I was good hair. You still look good, but I have to ask: why, oh why did you throw me in the trash can?

Nan-Nan said...

Beautiful, Heath! YOU CAN WEAR any hairstyle and look gorgeous!

shopgirl101 said...

Good for you! Your new 'do looks awesome!!!!

Shawn said...

So...wow.

Do you get all your vintage advertisements from your wallpaper?

Heather Cherry said...

Hairball: I know! I'm so pumped about that!

J/Girl: Didn't you LOVE it? Do it again!

Margo: Thanks, and yeah, it feels like I've lost 20 pounds!

Old Hair: Look, it's not you. It's me. We had some good times. But it was time to move on, you know? Don't worry, though. It's not like I threw all of you in the trash. A litte bit, yes, but the rest of you is in little ponytails ready to be put into a baby wig. Or maybe a baby beard. Feel better now? There, there...

Mom: Thanks! Man, you shoulda heard the conversation I just had with my ex (hair). So NEEDY, that one.

Shop: Thanks! Maybe we should start a club or something. Moi, you're invited.

Shawn: LOL, no but I HAVE thought of taking pictures of the individual ads and posting them as well. There are some interesting ones on there!

princessparkle said...

I love it short! Imagine if you styled it all Audrie Hepburn-ish and wore one of your amazing vintage dresses! You look great with that hair!

Heather Cherry said...

Thanks, Sparkle! And we are soooo on the same wavelength because I'm going to be wearing the most fabulous vintage LBD in a wedding soon (the one I mentioned in my last "What I DID Buy this Week" post) and I plan on styling my hair accordingly. Don't worry, pictures of said dress to come! I pick it up from the tailor tomorrow.

Lidian said...

You look beautiful in all the photos!

Heather Cherry said...

Thank you, Lidian! XOXO.

obladi oblada said...

It looks great HC! Im a tad jealous, because I would love to do that with my hair; it just doesnt look good on me like it does on you! Love the wallpaper!

Candice said...

Nice blog!

I think your hair looks great. Luckily you are the type that can wear it long or short. I'm fairly certain I would look like a dude if I even attempted a cut that short, but it looks fab on you.

I know you'll enjoy it this summer.

Heather Cherry said...

O/O: Thanks! And yeah, I love that wallpaper, too. It's got some really interesting vintage ads that I may have to "review" sometime in the future.

Candice: Thank you! I'm looking forward to the summer without hair on my neck.

Pricilla said...

You will love you short hair. The publicist use to always have short hair but only grew it long to help keep her warm in Montana.

You look beautiful.

Heather Cherry said...

Maaaaaaaa! Which, as you know, means "THANKS!" in goat.

princessparkle said...

So glad you have a dress to match the hair- can't wait to see it!

Heather Cherry said...

It's adorable, Sparkle. I will post pixes soon!

Melody sez said...

Wow! That sure is short! That sure is a good thing you did! I think everybody would say!

Heather Cherry said...

Thanks, Mel! I decided I might more or less like to have short hair sort of like yours. At least that's the way I saw it.

Melody sez said...

You saw it pretty good! I guess!