Wednesday, August 01, 2007

new hair new me

yesterday i took the leap and i got my hair cut. it was quite the ordeal. when all was said and done i lost 6 inches of hair. i was light headed from all of the weight of my hair being gone. then to see gobs of hair all over the floor also made me quite emotional. however, i was tough and no tears flowed until i got to the car.




it's not exactly what i wanted. i was hoping to preserve more length. i was hoping to only cut off four inches, but the scissors were not in my hands. thankfully my hair grows fast. the other thing that was hard to deal with was the way she styled it. she used a small round brush to dry it and it was very boingy, reminiscent of curling your whole head of hair under with a 2 inch curling iron. not flattering. anywhooo, i guess i am stuck with it for a while.

in other news, i was slightly annoyed with one of the comments from the stylist. she asked me what i "do" and i said that i take care of my children. she then replied, "oh, i want kids but i could never do that." is this annoying to anyone else? i know she wasn't trying to slight me, but it doesn't sound like a compliment either. this is not the first time i have gotten that reaction either. if a person thinks that staying home with your children is a difficult job, they need to just say that. don't make a remark that sounds like what i am doing is boring, unfulfilling, undesireable, _________ you fill in the blank. sure, sometimes i am bored and sometimes i really don't like cleaning up messes. once in a while i yell. and i don't like waking up early. occasionally i really want to wear dry clean only clothes and go off by myself and sit in an office and prove to the world that i am smart, accomplished and important. but i'm not here to prove anything to the world. i only need to prove things to God and my family. that is all. what i really wanted to say to the stylist was "fine, if you don't want to stay home, then don't have kids. kids are not an accessory. they are not trendy. we don't have kids because they are the latest thing that hollywood is doing. kids need you more than anything or anyone else. " ***

but i don't, i just smile and grit my teeth and think evil thoughts.

(***this comment is not to offend anyone who is in the workforce. we all have things that we have to do.)

13 comments:

Emily said...

Heidi! Your hair is fantastic! You look like a new woman! I really love it. I'm getting my hair done it a week or so and I've been going back and forth in mind to cut or not to cut. I'm to the point I'm bored with the few inches below the shoulder look. straight, boring, no style.

anways, i think you should go back and pop that stupid stylist - you should have made a snotty comment right back to her about getting high on fumes all day - (sorry that comment was not to offend Hairstylist - just this one woman.)

Will & Natalie Giddens said...

Wow, you sure are one hautemama! Seriously, that is a rockin' hair cut. I really love it on you. You look fantastic and I love the length! I'm glad you made a serious change - it really suits you.

And as for the stylist's comment, she's retarded.

Rachel said...

I had to do a double take to recognize you! Your hair looks great!

Jessica said...

heidi, you look gorgeous! i think that haircut is very flattering on you. i wish i had your color hair. i'm seriously considering taking the plunge this fall and going brunette. but then again i say i'm going to do things all the time and it never happens.

Sarah said...

Heidi! I love it! You look gorgeous as usual!

Paula said...

Heidi,

I know you may just be in shock still but seriously, your hair and you look fantastic! I can't believe you had a baby a month ago because you look great. I am sure with some styling product(s) that your hair will go just like you want it to.

Also, I did get something for me at H&M. Please girl, like I would walk out of there without buying something for me. The problem was I wanted lots of things but I couldn't try them to see how they looked because of the belly.

Valoree said...

Your hair looks great! Of course you always look great no matter what! I can't believe you cried. Well, yes I can. When I cut my hair off everybody was asking if it was hard and if I was upset and I wasn't in the least!

Caroline said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love you with shorter hair! So pretty!

Believe it or not I have never had anyone make a comment to me about my "job" Allthough I have heard through the grapevine that 2 people in Chris' family do not agree with my decision to stay at home. Anyway, as sassy as you are I am surprised you didn't snap back at her!

Emily said...

i want your haircut. i will just tell my hair lady, "give me the heidi!"

Lachelle, Rob & Eliza said...

I actually love the new hair cut! My problem is I get mine cut and then can only seem to get it actually dried and styled twice a week (once for Sundays!)

katherine said...

Amen to that Heidi! I have felt like that on more than one occassion. You've described it perfectly. Your hair is fabulous by the way.

Jeanine said...

Still a babe! I have to add my amen to your monologue.

HappyNewYorker said...

Heidi, You look awesome. It looks very fresh and fun. I'm wondering if I could pull it off . . . Hmmmm.
I'd like to add my Amen to the list. Forget what people say. You are lucky to feel secure in your job as mother and wife and to find such great joy from it. It's sad to me that some women will never know the bond and joy of motherhood.