You people are fabulous!!! I haven't received this many comments about a post in quite some time! LOL Your compliments are truly appreciated and have given me much needed chuckles after a stressful week. And to reply to those who asked about Noelle's response-- she did indeed give me a curious and surprised look when I walked in the door, like she wasn't sure who I was. Then she needed to feel it...and has been rubbing my head whenever we hug.
The response at church has also been quite amusing. They've only seen me in a longish hair "style" (I use this word loosely) and have been quite shocked at the change (tho' positive). I've even had some members start to approach me to welcome me to the service and then realize who I am! Too fun!!
As to Eric's reaction-- well, let's just say he is happy that I am happy. He prefers long hair, like most fellas do, but he says I'm beautiful no matter what shape my 'head' is in. That works for me! :)
I've been sick of my no-particular-style stuck-in-the-80's look for quite some time. Many have heard me say, "I REALLY need to get something done with my hair!" Even my husband has been after me to get to the salon. (Allow me to clarify: Eric prefers my hair long tho he always seems to like my look regardless - he's a good fella!) So when my mom said on Wednesday that she would like to treat me to a new 'do, I jumped at the chance.
We headed to Regis at the mall. The place was dead on a rainy Wednesday morning, and the manager, Rachel, was able to take me right away. I had no idea what I wanted, so she kindly sat with us to look at style books and discuss options.
When I pointed out a couple short styles I liked, she exclaimed, "You are willing to going THAT short?" I replied, "Sure, why not?" And then the fun began!
With my back to the mirror, Rachel snipped, dried and styled, and my mom grinned from a nearby chair. When the job was done, Rachel spun me around to see if I approved.
Boy, it sure is a different look for me, but I think I'm going to like it. I even feel more youthful and have a new bounce in my step. What I'm thinking now is, why did I wait so long to get this done?!
Here's a couple shots I took with my phone: