“Happy New You!!” is what Claire would say the first few times we were trying to get her to say, “Happy New Year!” It was cute while it lasted, but now she says it properly…and it’s still cute.
Today was a big day in my world. I’ve talked about my hair dilemmas before. Well, I did it! I got my hair cut! I’m a Happy New Me in the Happy New Year!
Here is a messy before picture (taken yesterday):
Here is what it would normally look like (with the infamous clippy):
Here it is now!
The color looks different in the pictures, but all my stylist did was update the highlights. She didn’t do anything to my natural red hair. The lighting is just that much different from the bathroom to the kitchen. Go figure.
I wanted to go shorter, but I opted for this length. It’s a cute little bob (no bangs, all one length) that will be easy to manage. (I figure I can go shorter from this point and it may not be as devastating to my hubby…we’ll just keep that between you and me, okay? Baby steps…) You see, when I told my hubby what I was doing today, he promptly answered, “because you don’t love me anymore?” to which I responded, “Yep. That’s it! That’s why I’m getting my hair cut.” I didn’t even pretend to contain the eye-roll.
I still have no idea why he correlates how much I love him with the length of my hair. Weirdo. I married a weirdo. But, I knew this going in, so I’m not surprised.
So, if you were to see my new haircut (and didn’t know how long it was yesterday), you wouldn’t think it looked “short.” My hair is still technically on the longer side. But, I love it. I love the change. Changing my hair has always made me feel giddy and like anything is possible. Silly, but true.
When I got home, Claire said she loved my hair. (I think she was coached, but I thought that was cute!) And, my hubby said he loved it. He actually acted like he really did, so maybe he’s not a complete weirdo after all. Or, maybe he realized that the old adage is true: If Momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.
So…adiós clippy! It’s a whole new me! A Happy New Me, indeed.