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Currently out of work, fandom- and wedding-obsessed 23 year old woman. Expect to see lots of posts about wedding, job-hunting, moving across the country (MI to NY) and fandom!


April 19th, 2009

Pondering changing my hair...again...

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So a little over a year ago, I made my big hair change, going from this:

(April 2007 at Nationals)

To this:


I've been keeping it around that length or a little bit longer for the past year. But now it's been three months since my last hair cut and it's looking pretty ragged (not to mention my roots are hideous right now - haven't dyed my hair since two days before the wedding, hence the lack of a 'what I look like right now' picture). So I'm going to get it cut again soon, but I need to figure out just what it is I want to do. I think it's time for another change, because the bangs have never quite worked out for me the way I've wanted them to.

So today I discovered Mop Shots, which provides a pretty cool service for people who can go to designer salons and drop $100+ on a haircut since it tells you WHERE people got their hair done. For me, I like it because it has a pretty specific search function. It seems to be a fairly new site because there aren't eleventy-million pictures yet. I've discovered two styles that I think I really want to try. Anyone want to weigh in?

Punk Bob

No, I'm not going to be putting the blue in my hair (SIGH - though I've been thinking about bleaching out my bangs and returning to my high school roots, lol), but I like how this still has some length to it. My concern would be on the upkeep however, as I imagine it could look very awkward if/when I started to grow it out again.

Layered Bob

I really like this one, but am afraid my hair might be too fine to pull it off. Would I need a straightening iron to keep all those little layers in check? 'Cause if so, that's a big NO right there (not that I have anything really against straightening irons, I just can't ever justify the purchase of one for myself). But it's cute and hip and I'm pretty sure my bangs are already long enough to pull it off...

I feel like this is a sort of ramble-y entry - I blame it on sleep deprivation (I know, it's the weekend, and I didn't work today because I requested it off, but I got a very nice wake-up call at 5 this morning, and then couldn't fall back asleep until 9 thanks to the wake-up antics, so I've been feeling tired all day). So I apologize for the ramblings, but I'm serious about the hair change. Any thoughts?

January 21st, 2009

A documentary I would love to see

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Good Hair, premiering at Sundance this week, is a documentary by Chris Rock (whom I love, by the way) about the extremes African -Americans go to for their hair.

While I'm about as white as they come, I am fascinated by the power of hair. Women (presumably of all races, but perhaps I'm wrong on that front) are often told that their hair is their "crowning glory" and we wield some sort of mystical power with it. It sure seemed that way sometimes when I had my looooooooong hair. I would keep it up in a pony tail or a bun for weeks at a time, then I would occasionally let it down and I was treated like some sort of princess. Of course, when I did wear it down I remembered why I kept it bundled up so often - complete strangers didn't see a problem with coming up and petting my hair, commenting on how long it was. Definitely don't get that now!

So, anyway, point being: I've long had an interest in the culture surrounding hair, from important haircuts to casual looks into how people of color treat their hair (the "ethnic" haircare aisle fascinates me, even while the name of it is ridiculous). Hopefully the documentary will get a theatrical run, since I don't have HBO.

March 15th, 2008

Pardon my Legally Blonde moment

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I have BANGS

And with the glasses:

(Yay cell phone pictures!)

Most of you will have no idea how huge this is for me. But it's huge. I started growing out my bangs in 2nd grade. This is the first major change to my hair since 8th grade (the disastrous haircut that turned me off from haircuts until just before I came to college). I've had it trimmed, sometimes quite short, well relative to when it was past my waist junior year (it was just a little bit longer than it is now at the pre-college hair cut).

And then I found my wedding hairstyle a couple weeks back. It needs bangs to work. And with less than a year left until the wedding, I felt like if I wanted to do something major with my hair (which I have for awhile - when I got my hair trimmed at the beginning of January I'd originally envisioned a much more dramatic change) I had to do it now, so that if I hated it I would have time to grow it out before the wedding.

But I think I like this. I highly recommend Christy at Tricho salon & spa in Briarwood, if anyone in the area is looking for a nice place to get your hair done :-D

Now I'm going to go back to watching Short Circuit 2!
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