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Thursday, May 08, 2008

just call me shorty

OK, the Big News I promised yesterday, which might not be so big to you... I cut my hair today - or rather, I had it cut. Short. And I mean short. I went to see Kathleen Brennan - hair stylist, photographer, neighbor, friend - armed with a stack of photos and a well thought out description of what I did and did not want to have happen to my head today. She listened, took her time, and literally three haircuts later, gave me just what I wanted, a short but feminine haircut that makes me giggle and feel about seven years old... only a whole lot smarter.

Hair... we spend a lot of time, energy, and cash on our hair don't we? What curious creatures we are. I've wandered around for years with a mane of disobedient curls. Recently I began to realize that I was too identified, and still not happy with, all that hair. As we continue to weed our life here of things we don't want or need, I also find myself letting go of old thoughts and feelings, and old ways of seeing myself. It crept up on me gradually, but then I realized that my hair was just another Old Thing I no longer needed. Old and in the way. Time to let it go. I feel light and lit up. And I know better than to proclaim that I'll never have long hair again, but for now this shows on my outside how I feel on my inside.

So here you go... the Before...



And the After...


20 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG...you look absolutely gorgeous, Michelle. Had that same haircut when I was a little younger than you. It's perfect for curly hair. Love, love it. Sooo easy to keep up.
anita

Anonymous said...

SORRY, KIM JUST HAD WRITTEN TO MICHELLE IN AUSTRALIA AND HAD HER ON MY MIND. LOVE THE HAIR. VERY SLEEPY IN PHOENIX. A

Diosa Domestica De La Locura said...

The hair is stunning Kim! I wish I could pull off short hair like that and make it look good :). Mayhaps you have inspired me...

Penny \IiiI

Anonymous said...

You look 10 years younger and not that you looked old, just that you look lighter, airier[is that a word?]. Well anyway, your cut is stunning. I have worn my hair short for years and I love towel drying, giving it a tossle and off I go. No blow dryers, no products just short and breezy.
diana

Francoise said...

You look great!! I keep having mine cut a bit shorter each time I go to the hairdresser, so I should catch up with you soon! It takes less time to look better (and younger, so what's not to like about short hair?!). And the earrings look better too... ;+))

Jean said...

Elizabeth and I love the Hair--YOU ARE STUNNING--LOVE THE NEW LOOK!!!

CreekHiker said...

Kim! You love FAAABULOUS! You really look awesome in short hair!

Carolien said...

Wow! Love your new haircut, it looks really great! You really look younger with it!

Linda in MI said...

It is a great new look!! Hip and sassy, just like you. I think as we get older (I turned 54 last Friday)we realize that we can do whatever we want and not worry about others think. You look fabulous and I hope your hubby finds it verrrry attactive, too!!
Linda

Anonymous said...

WELL HOW CUTE ARE YOU !!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!! joyce xoxo

Francie said...

Not only cute, but SASSY!

;-)

Fifi

Lynda said...

LOVE the hair! Feels good doesn't it. Perfect for you.

Anonymous said...

Your new haircut looks awesome - I bet it feels free and easy - it is amazing how a haircut can change the way you look - I love it!

Christine W.

Nikki said...

Kim!

So cute and fun. I wish I had the courage. Its adorable!!!! So much easier than my mop!!!

Gaela said...

Kim, Your New Look is absolutely Fabulous ! :)

thorngrove said...

The new cut is lovely on you. And just a wave to say I always read your blog (I'm just awful at commenting is all). :-)
Christina

Anonymous said...

Fabulous! Fabulous! Fabulous!

Michelle in Sunny UK ! said...

Wow Kim ! You look great with the new style, it really suits you, looks absulutely LOVELY !!!! I always think you look like the actress ~ Stockard Channing (I know her from Greece - Rizzo !) You LOOK FAB !!!!
I always read your BLOG too !!!

andrea in seattle said...

looks really great Kim, I bet it feels even better. cool.

Anonymous said...

I love it! It's flirty and just charming.
And such a cute picture.
Kate McK