Beauty, Everyday Life

chopped! : before & after

I was feeling like a needed a big change but didn’t know what I wanted. As I’m approaching 30 (I know, I’m tired of hearing about it too), I have just been feeling the need to change some things.

I’ve been having major hair envy over lots of celebs lately and their fresh new cuts. I hate I’m technically late to this ball game since I don’t want to be an “after trend” BUT I wanted to make sure I was 100% sure I wanted to chop the hair off.

I haven’t gotten a really good cut in over 2 -3 years. I’ve gotten trims etc, but not a good cut all that dead crap off type cut. My hair was starting to look pitiful and it was just time.

I’ve been posting long bobs, or lobs, to my Pinterest board for hair for months. Finally after many months of debate with myself, I decided to take the plunge. Here were my favorite “hairspirations”.

Lauren Conrad is always, always on top of my beauty inspiration board. (source)

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I think my favorite has been Kelly Ripa’s hair. It looks so fresh and so cute straight or wavy. I’ve been drooling over her hair every morning for months. (source)

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So here are my before pics (warning: these are not the best pics I’ve ever taken ha!):

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I ended up getting 10+ inches cut off! I couldn’t believe it. I’m going to be donating it after I do some research on where to send it (meaning a place that will actually use my hair and not sell it).

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I am absolutely in love with it. I think she did such an amazing job listening to me and actually doing what I wanted. I also loved her because she took her precious time shampooing me and fixing it afterwards. I felt totally pampered and not rushed which is AMAZING. She also gave me the cut for free since it was my first time with her. I tipped her well and was just so glad I found her. Holla, Bethany! You did good!

I picked the girls up from school but had a coat and scarf on so they didn’t notice my hair. When we got home and took all my outwear off Ryder stopped and said “whoa! your hair!” She said she loved it too which is kind of a shocker because Ryder is weird about such things.

Rory was beside herself saying how much she loved it and how CAH-UTE it was which cracked me up.

Then she said that Andy was going to say, “come on over here little lady and give me some sugah.” HA HA HA HA HA. Where on earth does she even get this stuff from?!

And I would like to report that this is what happened when I sent Andrew the picture:

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I cracked up. Andy has never, ever, ever, EVER used exclamation points. EVER. Like ever.

DO YOU GET MY POINT?!

So I got completely tickled over that text because it is so beyond out of character for him. I think he knew he needed to have a strong reaction. I mean most of the time he doesn’t even notice things like this. haha!

I’m so happy with the entire experience today and especially pleased with how my hair turned out. I think it was just the “rebellious” change I needed.

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