Monday, December 20, 2010

the chop was made

for the big chop, i actually went to a new stylist who was referred by my friend kristina! (you'll learn more about kris later because i'm going to do a feature her and the lovely ladies of handbago as soon as the holiday craziness passes) in the meantime stop by their website http://www.handbago.com <-- not a sponsor just a friend :)


anywho, i definitely recommend my new stylist, christi, if you live in the LA area! she is amazing, and if it hadn't been for her making me feel so comfortable the entire time, i might have backed out. she did a great job explaining what she was doing and using, and she is one of the first stylists i've had in LA that i loved talking with. totally rad chic. :) you can check out her info & schedule appointments here. the salon is next to the beach in santa monica which is a bonus for me considering my mermaid status!

on to the chop:
*forewarning: i didn't plan properly, and my camera died during the process so half the pictures are iphone pics. big time boo.*

here are two of my before shots ~ in the first photo, i was trying to get a good full picture, but i realize you can't really see how long my hair is so i included a back view too. p.s. i hate how it's all pointy on the ends. i was clearly in need of a cut regardless of if i was doing a hair donation or not.


going in i wanted to cut a 8 1/2" ponytail, (8" is the minimum for donating to pantene beautiful lengths.) but when i got there for some reason i was feeling really fiesty and told her to cut 10". eek!! thankfully she and the mister both convinced me to only do 8 1/2" because after the cut, she would still need to trim more to even everything out. 

my faces in the mirror reflections = fear! hahaha


after all was said and done about 9-9 1/2" are gone, and even though my hair looks really healthy... i miss my length. i don't need it to be as long as it was, i just want 2 more inches back and then i will feel normal. i decided to skip on crazy highlights and layers this round, but once i get used to things i will definitely need to spice it up.


as i type, my ponytail is now in a bag, waiting to be shipped. i am grateful that i was able to do this, and maybe in a few years i'll do it again! :)

 i'll try and take some prettier pictures soon so you can see the new do a little better! until then... 

happy monday!

16 comments:

Noodles and Waffles said...

Wow. That is a lot of hair. Strangely enough I watched Chris Rock's documentary Good Hair last night. It's all about hair for wigs and weaves.

Anais said...

wow..lots of hair! i so want to lt me hair grow out so i can donate it to locks for tots or something of that nature but im a girl and always want to do something different wit my haor i.e. hair dyes..so i havent't done it as yet. gutsy on yur part to cut so much off. gd job!

Shorely Chic said...

How awesome!! You have such beautiful locks, and I love the new cut :)

Elements said...

I am also about to cut some of my length off....thanks for the inspiration. I really half expected as I was scrolling down to see it a lot shorter so you have done well to keep so much length. I love that healthy feeling when its a fresh cut. Merry Christmas for this week in case I don't get back to say so later.
xK

Chrissy said...

Wow, that's a lot of hair! Awesome that you did that! And you look super gorgeous with the new length!!!

Ink Obsession Designs said...

What a sweet thing to do. I love the cut! :)

Rebekah said...

Your hair was so long! That's so awesome that you donated it. I love the new cut!

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

Somebody is gonna get some gorgeous hair and you look darling with that few inches off. That's a double whammy and a great thing you did!

Things to Do said...

This is just inspiring and so super awesome! Congrats, it looks great!

Swiss said...

That's a great idea. I had super long hair a long time ago and didnt know where to send it or what to do with it. That's awesome that you donated it. And it looks beautiful now. I like it dark sans highlights, but then I wish I had dark hair : p

You are in LA too? Looks like too many clouds for eclipse action tonight. Too bad. But I am enjoying the rain!

{av} said...

Incredible! I so wish I could do it too! Your shorter hair still looks super cute...you'll make someone very happy! xoxo {av}

la petite coquine said...

It's funny, when I see your hair it seems so perfectly long, and while I know mine is the same length it just feels so short! I had 6 inches trimmed last week, and I'm still coping with the loss!

Nicole Marie said...

i donated m hair 2 year ago too!

Googlover/keishua said...

Wow. that is a lot of hair. It takes me forever to grow my hair out!! I think its so good that you are giving your hair to such a good cause.

Leah said...

Could your hair be any prettier?!!! Gorgeous!

Luvs!

Kimbirdy said...

yay!! good for you! i had 12 inches chopped off once for charity, so i know how scary that is when they take the first cut. eek! but you look BE-UTIFUL! and you're helping out a good cause. hip-hip-hooray! :)