Thursday, April 10, 2008

Time for a change

I have been trying to grow my hair out for a while now. My reasons are:

-To be able to throw it in a pony tail without blow-drying it
-Easy summer hair--get out of the pool and lounge around with no weird curl things around my face
-I swore to myself when Eva was born that the next time I was in labor I would be able to put my hair in a ponytail.
-To look like Melanie Wilson, Elizabeth Kartchner, Mandy Moore, and other long-haired beauties
-To see if I could do it

I am never very successful with doing this because I get too antsy to cut it. I did it for my wedding, and a few months later I chopped it off again. I HATE the middle phase (where I am right now) and no matter how much I look at girls with beautiful long hair and try to convince myself that with a little more patience I could be them, I still want to cut it.

My itch for a new hairstyle has only increased with my new-found access to television. Everyone on television is pretty and it makes me want to be cuter. (Another reason I will never have cable in my own house. Of course, that doesn't stop me from taking advantage of it at my parents' house or in hotels.) So...I am cutting my hair today.

My increasing size makes me feel increasingly less attractive, so I really NEED something new and fresh and cute about myself. So at 1:45pm I am heading to a salon for an appointment with my Mom's hairdresser, a Chinese woman named Trang. I hope she speaks English enough for me to tell her my stipulations--no A-line cuts, and no short bangs. I do have a picture to show her,

so hopefully that will make the communication process easier. And yes, when I achieve the above hairstyle, I will definitely walk around with that sexy "come hither" look on my face, permanently. The new me: seductive, cute-haired, and pregnant. Pictures to follow.


Lisa said...

Steph, I can't wait to see the pictures. You are so dang cute. I love reading your blog. I'm the same way with cutting my hair- I haven't had it really long since college, and I usually grow it out for 6 months, then get impatient and chop it. I know you can do it though!

Melissa Andreasen said...

I can't wait to see the new you! I really like that hair style. How are things going in Texas?

hillarie said...

As I was scrolling down I thought that picture WAS you! Funny. Guess you had to be there.
I almost got sucked into the computer by that "come hither look"- it's like more of a demand on that girl.
Anyway- sorry to bust your bubble, but your hair won't matter anymore when you get here. I've been wearing sweats everyday and haven't washed my hair yet (three weeks- woo-hoo!) and I still blend right in.

hillarie said...

Just so everybody knows...... I wash really do wash my hair daily. And I don't wear sweats... unless they're those cute capri numbers...

The Leester said...

Aw...I miss my long hair already! I guess I'm a long-haired girl at heart :). Having it short has been fun, but since my hair is naturally curly I don't absolutely get thrilled about straightening it every day (a requirement at this short length). I'm sure you'll look great and I can't wait for the pics!

Kara Camille said...

I can totally relate to how you feel, I have been constantly talking about what to do with my hair. I'm excited to see your new doo, I'm sure it will motivate me to do something different and fun! And we better see eachother this summer, YAY! I get excited just thinking about it.

Jared and Leah said...

Stephaine, I hope the hair cut turned out cute. I always cut my hair in the summer short and then spend the rest of the year wanting it long, until one day I get sick of it and chop it off. How are you doing in Texas? How was Seattle? Do you like the city?

Ali Flegal said...


I am trying to gut through the "middle phase" myself. This post was no help at all :)

The good thing about short hair, for me, is that it forces me to do my hair. With two children, my hair usually finds itself in a ponytail immediately following my shower. I can't wait to see the "come hither" results (you're hilarious!)

HayHay said...

post pictures of your new hair style. I bet you look like a babe:) I really want to see you. I want us all to get together, an old roommate getaway. I ran into Becky the other day and she is 3 months pregnant! We need to all get together!!!