Saturday, February 21, 2009

Do you recognize this woman?

*UPDATE*

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! :)

Any guesses??

It's 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:

13 comments:

Amy Woods said...

I LOVE IT!!!!! You look so modern!! Wow, makes me want to go short now too!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Miss Jennifer we love it! WOW! It is so stylish and just think of how easy it is going to be. I mean who has hours to do hair when you have a toddler to chase! How did Noelle react? I know when I cut my hair and my children were little they would look at me like I was a different person! LOL!

All our best

The Dunns

Anonymous said...

Jennifer,
Cute, cute, cute hair!! Love it!
Sharon

Anonymous said...

Jen, We love your new do. It will take less time to get ready what with that cute little girl of yours running around . Mom J.

The Potocniks said...

Jennifer---
My vote is, that is a GREAT haircut!! I had short hair for 2 years and loved it, though Jason preferred my long hair too (this is just a guy thing). I love your cut and I think you look young and hip!
What did Noelle think?
Love,
Alissa

Karen said...

I like your hair it looks great!!!!

Karen

Pat Casteen said...

Hey Jennifer

I have been following your blog and have wanted to e-mail you but when I saw your new do I just couldn't wait. Your hair looks great! And yes, you do look younger. Hope you are all doing well. It's hard to believe we will soon be celebrating our One Year Gotcha Day Anniversary! We miss you guys! Lots of love!

God Bless

Pat, Ronnie and Isabella Casteen

Carla said...

You look great with short hair...I tried it once and didn't like the results. :)

Anonymous said...

wow..you look like your old self's little sister=) and it really opens up your face too. wow..I really like it. You make me wanna go short too! But not until spring/summer...it's freezing where I live.

Redmom2005 said...

I love, love, LOVE your new look!!! Is it okay to say that you look so....classy?!!!! WOW! Maybe it's time that I think about doing something new!! Hey...you're killing me with the suspense!! How long do we have to wait until we find out WHICH path you're choosing for adoption?!! C'MON....SPILL THE BEANS ALREADY!!

dee said...

GREAT Hair, Jen!! You look great!!
Luv ya
demetria and girls

dee said...

We Love your new look!! One Hot mamma!!! Hehe!!:)
Oh, by the way, can't wait to see what God has in store for your next adoption!! Ethiopia's great!!:)

Luv ya
demetria and girls

amorisa said...

I love the new hair cut, you look adorable!