Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Shallowest Poll On Earth

Okay. Every time I finally get my hair grown out to a point where it can reasonably be called long hair, I start to get the itch to cut it off again. I need help handling the siren song of the salon, and I'm due for a haircut. You can help me decide if it will just be a trim, or if it's time for a fresh 'do.

When it gets long, I start to feel as if it's sort of just hanging there, and I start pining away for layers and bobs and (Egads! Never again!) bangs. Here are a couple of examples of "before and after" pics (courtesy of Oprah) that might demonstrate what I mean. Keep in mind, I have almost no time for actually styling my hair, so it would probably never look quite this good. Right now I'm feeling like a "before."

http://www.oprah.com/beauty/hair/slide/20071102/haircut_010.jhtml

http://www.oprah.com/beauty/hair/slide/20071102/haircut_030.jhtml

So what do you think? Do either of these haircuts scream "Jen!" to you? Should I just leave well enough alone and enjoy my long, feminine, and hard-earned locks? Please post your opinion!

P.S. The links above are from Oprah's "Great American Haircut" show--and there are a hundred of these hair makeover before-and-after pairings for your browsing pleasure. It's a great resource if you, too, are shopping for a new hairstyle. And by the way, I ADORE before-and-after photos.

5 comments:

not supergirl said...

I like them both a lot, but I'd say take advantage of that extra lush baby hair as long as you can and keep it longer.
I'm now planning to get lost in the before and after photos for a while. I've been planning a haircut myself...

Cindy said...

I love the shorter cut of the two, but I would wait and do it in the spring...something fresh and fun...even get the appointment on the calendar so you can look forward to the new look.

writermom said...

I also like the shorter cut. The other one may be a bit too Farrah Fawcett. I agree that the best time for a new 'do is the spring. Your longer hair can keep you warm until then. That way, you also have enough time to make sure you know what you want. You definitely do not want to make your new haircut an impulse buy.

mark said...

Shorter = better

Scooteur said...

My personal stylist has weighed in. Ted told me in the car on the way to church that he thinks I should keep my hair long. Since I'm on the fence, and no one's opinion matters more to me than my husband's, I guess it's settled.

I also have to give Ted credit because the only other time I can remember him expressing a firmly-held opinion on my hair was when he warned against bangs. That was probably four years ago, and I didn't listen. I still look back with horror on that unfortunate haircut.