Sunday, January 01, 2012

Happy New Year and Evolution of the Hair

I thought I'd do a bit of a different New Years post this year. 

I am looking forward to 2012, though I enjoyed 2011 as well. It was a busy year as usual, but it mostly treated me well. I am looking forward to continuing much of the same love and friendship in 2012!

I am beginning 2012 with a new hair cut! On December 23rd I went to get my hair trimmed and on a whim decided to chop it and donate it to Locks of Love. I had a fleeting thought about it a couple nights before and wondered if it was long enough. On the way to get my hair cut I brought up the idea to my mom on the phone, but  wasn't really sure I would do it. I asked my hair lady (she's been cutting my hair since I was a kid!) and she thought I should go for it. So I did! (After texting Adam to warn him because he is a fan of long hair!). 

I have thought about chopping my hair recently, but haven't had the guts because: 
1). It took a long time to grow my hair this long 
2). I love being able to throw it in a ponytail
3). It is a huge change

After I started thinking about it, however, I just couldn't stop thinking about little kids who could use it a whole lot more than I need it and felt some holiday spirit that helped me along.

The main stipulations for donating hair is that it is at least 10 inches and it isn't bleached. I haven't hilighted or dyed my hair in years....maybe since college even? And it was long enough! I didn't want to chop it TOO short, so I was happy to see it would be a decent length even with the 10 inches.

So here ya go:


After chopping off the ponytails

And styled!

To follow with the theme of hair cuts for the new year, I thought I'd show you the evolution of my hair since 2001. I tried to pick a picture as close to January 31 as possible, though in the older years there definitely aren't as many to choose from!

2001-college freshman (that is some rockin' orange skin I was sportin' back then)

2002 - this is a bonus photo for you because it is in the summer and not near new years, but I thought you might appreciate the super awesome dye job I had back then. Can you say "straw hair"??

2002-college sophomore

2003-college junior

2004-college senior


2006 (just a few months after meeting Adam)



2009 (not sure why this photo won't go any closer to the one above it. Whatevs)

2010 (last year-not sure why my face looks so BIG in these NYE pics)

2011-this year!

Looks like my hair has been long, short, very long and short again! I wonder what the next 10 years will have in store for my hair?? How about you? Any big hair changes planned?