This has been haircut week at our house. It all kicked off on Tuesday when I got a haircut. I was wa-a-a-a-a-ay overdue. I got a haircut back in February just before the trip to Florida. When I returned, there was a message on my answering machine from my stylist saying that she had to quit working .... right now. She has nerve damage in her shoulders from the years of working with her arms raised, and she was at high risk of paralysis. That did it. She was done.
Since that time, I'd been meaning to find a new stylist, but I think of it at 10:00 at night or on Sunday. My hair was almost to my shoulders. It looked OK most of the time, but when the wind got hold of it, it was a mess. So I finally made an appointment with a woman who did my hair for a few months in the past. She was OK, not great, but I decided I had to do something.
The cut turned out alright. Actually it is good. I feel SO good having it short again! I was even considering keeping it long, but (1) I don't want the trouble of doing the necessary styling of long hair every day, and (2) women my age just don't look right with long hair. Well, unless they wear it up, and I especially don't want that!
After my cut, I realized that The Kids needed to have their summer cuts, too. It is getting warm, and I've noticed Sammy, Jazi and Lola panting more than usual recently. So I gave cuts to Jazi and Lola on Thursday, Sammy and Max yesterday, and Joey this morning. Joey is the hardest and I need more time on him; he has an incredible undercoat that requires pass after pass after pass with the clippers. They all look so nice, and they seem comfortable.
Lola (the only one who was on her feet at this moment I chose to take pictures)
And, although it isn't a very good hair day ....
Here's Da Mama.
We all feel much better!
PS - By "popular demand," here is the before.
When it was wet, the back reached well past my collar. I'm glad it's gone!
PPS - Alright, alright! Caroline doesn't remember my long hair pictures, so here are a couple, but remember these are hardly a fair comparison, because I was 17 or 18 in the first, and around half my current age in the second, around 33 or 34:
Age 17 or 18
Age 33 or 34, and a little hard to see with the dark background. When it was wet or I pulled a strand to straighten it, it reached my waist in the back.