“A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” ~ Coco Chanel
Seriously, how true is that quote? It's one of my favorites mainly because I completely relate to it. From the time that I could care for my hair on my own, I've kept it long; and blonde. All through middle-school and high-school I routinely went to the stylist to get highlights and keep my blonde locks. It was part of my identity. I loved being able to say that I, with the 4.1 GPA, was not the dumb blonde. I enjoyed defying the stereotype.
Unfortunately, time has a way of changing our perceptions, and in early 2011, I found myself looking in the mirror at a girl who didn't know who she was anymore. I'd had a really rough year in 2010 and found that I had to walk away from several major components of my life: a unhealthy relationship, a stifling job, and yep, that blonde hair. So, I took the plunge, made an appointment with my stylist, and ditched the blonde in favor of a rich chocolate brown.
And you know what? I don't miss the blonde at all. Seriously, I can't imagine a better color for me right now. I love it! Since my hair is so long, and naturally a brown color, it takes very little maintainence – simply a color once every 4-6 months. You heard me, months. It's been so great, that every time I've gone back for a re-color since then, I've gone just a tad darker. What can I say, it's addiciting.
I'd been needing a recolor for a couple of months, but couldn't get an appointment that worked with my new job – until today. And you know what? The change isn't much as far as appearances; but the change in the way I feel is fantastic. There's just something about getting your hair cut & styled that boosts the mood of the day. Don't you think?
Each Monday I link with Ann Voskamp at A Holy Experience & count my blessings. Blessings #43-63: A talented & awesome hair stylist, new recipes, flea market adventures, reliable vehicles, snow days, extra sleep, clean laundry, new pots & pans, fun stationary to send to new friends, recorded memories, cat cuddles, Sunday naps, Lunch with Cindi, sewing skills, brainstorming with Jessica, Warm Caramel Lattes, The Letter Writier, big cat yawns, ribbons and string, lazy afternoons, sunny mornings.