Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Birthday bang

I have thick, coarse hair. When I was in first grade, for about the first week, everyone thought I wore a wig to school. I didn't, but this didn't stop girls from asking if they could touch it and boys from giving it a little tug to see for themselves.

Pretty soon, it will be a wig.

The night before my birthday, I did something drastic. I was bored, and Ryan was working on an assignment, and I found a pair of scissors and reverted back to my five-year-old self. And cut my bangs.

It wasn't until after I got started that I realized how hard it is to see what you're cutting when you've got bangs in the way. But I persevered, cut myself some blunt bangs, and ran downstairs to show Ryan. He approved. But then we got to thinking. Which lead to something even more drastic.



I was going to post a picture the night I did it, but then I realized that we would be going to see Ryan's fam for Thanksgiving, and I wanted it to be a surprise. They approved. Then when I got back I was going to post a picture, but then I realized that I would be going to see MY family the day after Christmas, and I wanted it to be a surprise.

But, like with most surprises, I just can't wait any longer.


SURPRISE!!

Some of you may wonder why I did it. Well...
  • The week prior, I found a piece of rice in my hair. It was 3:00 in the afternoon. How long had it been there? Had I even eaten rice for lunch that day?
  • In this same week, I found a split end that split off into 7 new split ends, some of which split off into additional split ends. Some people spend quiet moments trying to find a split end to cut off. I spent mine trying to find an end that wasn't split.
  • Who wants to spend 20 minutes in the shower devoted solely to lathering, rinsing, and repeating? I just don't have that kind of time right now, people.
  • I shed. The longer the hair, the bigger the mess.
  • And, yes, of course: Think of the children. I only hope that once it's in wig form, my real hair will look a little more real than it did in first grade.

12 comments:

Shannon said...

I LOVE it! You look great. The bangs are super fun. I am way too scared to do anything that drastic, but you definitely can pull it off. Plus there's nothing cooler than donating your hair. Seriously if I was bald (and maybe a little less white) I would SO buy your hair in wig form. I'm glad you like the new do too.

Maggie said...

I LOVE it Lisa! You really pull off that look. Congrats to you. That's a big, risky step but you look amazing! And some cute little girl will have long, glossy black hair!

Elisa said...

Super CUTE!!! I'm itchin for a cute cut now... Did you donate your locks?

judy said...

It looks cute ... and it's not even springtime! Remember when I used to talk you girls into haircuts every spring before it got hot? Now you look like a real Tingey woman (w/ short dark hair)! Surprises are overrated anyway ... love it & see you soon!

Kristen said...

OH MY GOSH--You look so great!! That is a perfect cut for you! Way to be adventurous!

Paige Sinclair said...

How brave of you! Your haircut looks great! I bet you lost a few pounds too. I did the same thing when Hyrum was 6 months old and he cried for a few hours after I got home and was holding him because he didn't recognize me.

kimi + joe said...

Love the bangs - very chic!

Doug and Julie Woodall said...

Sooo cute! When you failed to post a picture, I was worried it went horribly bad. It looks great though! Can't wait to see it in person!

talida said...

Gorgeous! Isn't short hair so much fun? You look great, Lisa. As always :)

I hope we can find some time to meet up in Houston!!

Alexis said...

Ok. First of all, it looks awesome. I LOVE it.

BUT.

Did you cut your hair yourself??!?! I am freaking out here. How did you do that? Or did you just get it started and then go to a pro? If you did it yourself, I am seriously flabbergasted.

Shewi128 said...

Cute!!

I will never forget finding one of your hairs in my pants... while I was wearing them...

lisa said...

haha--thank you! I've got the best friends.

To answer a few questions, yes, I donated it; no, I didn't do it myself (I may be impulsive, but I'm not crazy); and yes, short hair really IS fun!