Monday, May 01, 2006

If you experiment long enough, eventually something blows up.

I had my hair cut on the weekend. I have decided that I like it short… especially considering my activity level these days. Nice and easy…

I worry about it looking butch, but everyone tells me that this is not something I need to fret about, so I tend to put it out of my mind.

This time, the Deva took one look at my hair and said, “It’s dry… and green! What did you do to it?!”

“Ummm…. I took swimming lessons?” I said, looking at him pleadingly.

He snorted, “I can see that! Well, we’ll just have to fix this up, now, won’t we?” He said with his usual flair, pulling out his scissors.

I didn't see the green myself, but I am no expert in such matters...

As he was cutting away he said, “With hair this short you need a kick ass colour.”

“Well, go mix one up then,” I said, adding, “You know I trust you.”

And I do trust him. We’ve been together seven years… including the two years he took off to go work on a cruise ship and we stayed in touch via e-mail. He sent long stories about life on the ship and I replied with messages such as, “Glad you’re enjoying the high seas, now get that beautiful black ass of yours back to Calgary so you can do my hair, dammit!”

And back he came… opened up his own salon, and has moved up to doing the hair and make-up for various local TV personalities. All the while, he has never forgotten his loyal clients from his early days. He's truly "good people", that Deva.

So basically, I let him do whatever… and usually I am pleased.

This time though… it’ll take some getting used to…

The result? Short, spikey… and a dark, reddish brown, with a few chunky blonde highlights. Dramatic… Which is not really my style… But, what’s a non-drama queen to do? Slap on some eyeliner and deal with it, I guess. Or at least, that’s what I did this morning.

I might get used to it yet… If not, it’ll grow out and I’ll change it next time. In the meantime, I'm gonna try to feel "kick ass"... So far though, no dice.

12 comments:

madcapmum said...

I notice there's no picture, Sarah. I'm a visual learner, I need pictures. ;-)

Chuck said...

No picture? Hmmmm. ;-)

backofpack said...

I second that - pictures! We need pictures!

robtherunner said...

Hey, everyone beat me to the no picture comment. I just shaved my head yesterday. How's that for fashion?

megz_mum said...

Sounds like a radical change! If you don't get used to it/like it, at least you know it will grow back.

angie's pink fuzzy said...

PICTURE!!! :)

Ginger Breadman said...

"I'm gonna try to feel "kick ass"... "

well . . did you go for a run? forget what it looks like, does it make you feel like you can run like the wind?

sissoula said...

The question is... will it turn green in the pool?

ipodmomma said...

again, pictures!!! we need piccies!!!

give it a few days... see how it feels, and how you feel in it! :)))

M A F said...

Come on Sarah, with your new style and color now is the time to just "be."

Jeremiah said...

Okay, how about a sketch then? Or, an image we can hook onto, like "I kinda look like a porcupine after a fight with a pile of rust" or something like that.

Turtle Guy said...

Nice. Very put together!