Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A New Identity


BEFORE

You know in the movies, like Bourne Supremacy, how people change their identity by cutting and dying their hair? I didn't think it actually worked in real life, but in the last 2 years I've realized that it really does give you a new identity. I had very blond hair for a very long time, but my junior year of college, my roommate and I decided it would be fun to dye our hair dark, so we did. I was amused by how many people didn't recognize me, even my roommate who dye her hair too! So I believe that changing your hair color really does disguise you. But the hair cut thing, I just wasn't sure. Until....I cut my hair! I did it. I actually did it. I've had long hair my entire life and never had it short. I estimate we cut off about 6 inches of it. I originally went to get a "trim" but after throwing around the idea in my head to cut it, and then discussing it, I decided to be brave and do it. I have to admit, as soon as I told my sister-in-law she could cut it, my heart started pounding and I got a little shaky. What if I didn't like it? What if it didn't look good? Men say "It's just hair, it'll grow back." But really, it doesn't grow back as fast as they say, at least not mine. It would probably take 2 years to grow it back to where it was! But I did it. And half way through the hair cut, my heart started pounding for another reason: excitement! It turned out better than I expected and I love the change. It definitely took some adjustment. I don't need as much shampoo any more. And it takes HALF as long to do it! Hooray! So ultimately, I'm very glad I took the giant step to change my identity. 

AFTER

2 comments:

Carlita said...

i like it too... very pretty!

Mel said...

I've only seen it in a pony-tail since you cut it-It looks cute! I am still trying to decide what to do with my hair...I don't know if I'm as daring as you!