It's a hair cut! I've never been too good about keeping up with routine hair stylings. I prefer to go to a high-end salon for the quality, but I can't afford that every two months. I started going every 4-6 months to get a trim and update my highlights. The last time I went was in February/early March before D and I got married. I am dying. My split ends look pathetic/sad/depressing. My highlights are equally drab. My friend, it is time. Unfortunately, I am not sure if the spare money will be available with my Feburary pay check coming in at the end of January, but if not I will be scheduling an appointment asap at the end of Feb.
After moving to Raleigh, it was difficult to consider a new salon/hair stylist. Back in Athens, I had been with my same stylist for 5 years. I moved when she moved to a different salon. Since Athens is still within a do-able driving distance, I've considered getting my hair done there. But I think the switch needs to be made.
With a hair cut, I have been thinking since the summer about chopping my hair off. I spent years growing it out. I have really thin, fine hair, so it always looked a little flat and stringy long. I think my hair has matured over time though. It's got body and umph now. It took me a lot of time to grow it so long, but I felt as a teacher I needed a more "mature" look. First, I wanted to donate to locks of love.
Then I found out they won't take colored/dyed hair :( Much to my dismay! So I'm going from this:
[circa October 2010]
to something like this....
[Not too drastic, a bit off the ends and some shorter bangs. Via weheartit]
[Even shorter, but still blonde]
But then I see gorgeous pictures like this that make me want to hold on to my long locks...
My goal in life should just be to have hair and a body exactly like Blake Lively.