Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Did I really just do that?

Have I ever mentioned that I’m kind of a wash-and-wear kind of girl? I wait; I did. The faster I can make my getting-ready routine, the better. The semi-recent beginning of wearing mascara & lip gloss hasn’t put as much of a dent as I thought. It even makes me feel like a grown-up. Wow, how mature of me.

Anyhow, with all these changes, I guess I needed one more. First, a little history (because I always seem to have to explain myself in extreme, boring detail. But you’ve already figured that out.) Around the time I was 14, I decided that having bangs was a drag, so I grew them out. I discovered that ponytails and buns are super-duper fast if the hair in front can be swept back along with the rest. So all through high school, my wanna-be hippie days of college, my newlywed days, new mom days, my hair has been mostly the same length front to back (because how better to display my ginourmous forehead, right?).

Enter the boredom I felt on Saturday as I contemplated my hair. I had just finished drying it, and I felt the familiar frustration at the curliness of the hair right around my face. So, instead of going on with the day & stuffing it all in a ponytail, I grabbed some scissors and CUT BANGS! It didn’t seem real until I viewed the 5+ fistfuls of hair lying innocently in the bottom of the trash. What had I just done? Great, now it can be curly-but-not-curly-enough-to-be-cute BANGS that I get to deal with.

I don’t know what I was thinking. It is strange to me to lift my eyebrows (which I do, you know, when being stern with my children, which I seem to notice a lot more now) and see little hairs trailing towards my eyes. I have yet to figure out what to do with them. How do I get them straight without copious amounts of gel? How to keep them from frizzing in the rain? Are they going to drive me nuts while I’m running? How do I get them to do the schwoopy thing ala Kirsten Dunst in Spider-Man 2? These are the questions that I will be exploring as I start this new adventure almost 19 years in the making.

So, have any of you ever done anything impulsive with your hair you later regretted?


Isabel said...

Wait...no pictures? The interweb demands pictures. ALWAYS!

Lucy said...

I want pictures too! I'm going to miss this thursday at music, as I'm heading to women's conference, but I'll be eager to seem them the following week.

Melanie said...

I think you look so cute! I have gone through a cycle throughout my life of growing out my bangs, then cutting them again. Every time I cut them while I was a teenager, I bawled my eyes out immediately because I hated them. But I really do look better with bangs, so don't be surprised if I copy you.

Melanie said...

Oh, and I never did figure out how to do that schwoopy thing, either, and not for a lack of trying.

Amy Sorensen said...

oh my gosh! I totally laughed at the forehead comment. Me too, sistah, me too! ;) I have no Ban Advice for you. Haley and I have had this exact same conversation about her bangs, and it usually ends with me pleading for her to grow them out, because bangs and I just don't get along! But. I am sure they look cute on you and I can't wait to see them!!!!

Jeff & Kayci Bitton said...

Not to make you worry or anything but I did it with bangs...I pull them back every single day with two bobby pins just to keep from going CRAZY! I can't wait until they grow out I just don't do well with hair hanging in my eyes. If you want the swoop thing all I do is blow dry with a round brush off to the side, hopefully after a bit of experimenting you will be more comfortable with them. Good luck! I would love to see some pictures... ;)

Thomas Family said...

Hi beck,
well, i hope i helped you today with your hair! I can't beleive you cut bangs but they are way cute and different! I really can't beleive how long your hair is now. It makes me feel like I haven't seen you in forever but it wasn't too long ago! :) Im glad we got to hang out today i definately miss it. :( I will keep in touch. I love you