...are hopefully in the very near future. WHY? Like most of you, summer inspires that feeling of change, of refreshment, of things flirty and fun. And my hair is feeling that very same need.
See this photo? This was at Versaille outside of Paris. Granted, I wasn't able to use a hair straightener in Europe, we were midsightseeing and I was bent over trying to uncork some wine, but still.
Now, totally sick of my hair, I scheduled a haircut with my stylist for tomorrow. That sounds so chic, right? Stylist. Ha. Well, for just $30 she'll wash and cut my hair pretty much any way I please. Awesome huh? Except that I tend to go with my standard "um, let's just cut a few inches off, you know, clean up the ends, and maybe add a few long layers" line.
My hair is starting to remind me of this much TOO long style from last summer (I'm second from the left). Click to enlarge. This was at a backyard bbq during the USA Track & Field Olympic Trials with some of the runner girls.
The only good thing about the long layers is that sometimes the shorter pieces add for some fun looking up dos of sorts. But really, it's just pure luck. The problem with these layers is that it makes running particularly difficult. I HATE having chunks of hair fall out of my ponytail and into my face. And bobby pins and headbands don't seem to do the trick for this stick straight hair. This photo btw is from a fun evening in Paris. We ran into a few French college students in the subway and this one decided to sing Opera to us!
Here are a few photos that are inspiring me right now in the hair cutting dept...
1. Reece Witherspoon's wispy, long layered look
2. Jennifer Aniston's golden honey blonde hair color
So, I want to know: do you sacrifice your running/workout capable ponytail for a cute, unpredictable haircut or do you go with the same ole cut each time you see your stylist?? The manfriend suggested I try some highlights. I however, am a highlight/hair dyeing virgin. What do you think? Should I make take a big leap? Or should I keep it long and freshen up the ends?
*Send me a photo and recap of a time you took a hairstyle leap of faith and I'd love to feature them in an upcoming post.