22 September 2008

Katie Holmes Meet Betty Boop

So, the idea was to take a little more off than usual. I wanted all the sad, damaged ends amputated. I knew it would be a fair chunk and that layers would be involved. This, after I had whacked off several inches in April to get rid of the layers. Sigh. Because I like to live on the edge and keep my hairstylist on her toes, I thought I would throw in some bangs for kicks. This, after I spent so much time growing them out.

I'm finding that I grow bored quite easily now and employ inconvenient means to entertain myself.

The end result of the cut, however, was a tad unexpected. My hairstylist didn't do anything wrong. She did what I had suggested. But, this is an example of how terms can be relative, because I left with a Katie Holmes layered bob. There's nothing wrong with that, except it is very Spring '08 and, when I where my Chanel shades, I really look as though I'm attempting her "look" (sans the bad 80-90s fashion she's trying to rock).

For the record, this is the shortest my hair has ever been, excluding the crop top I was born with. I could kind of deal with that, happy to play around with it until it grows into something else. But I live and work by the ocean and am cursed with this sort of indefinable wave to my hair that refuses to stay completely straight or go into a full curl. The sea air tends to make my mane expand, which is so not a beauty bonus. When it poofs and begins its semi-curl, I now take on the appearance of Betty Boop.

This cut probably wasn't one of my better ideas.

When you have a hairstyle like this, every ensemble takes on a costume-y feel. It makes wardrobe choices the more challenging. Since it's so short, ponytails are no longer options. The gym is going to be interesting when the sweatfest begins. It's only hair, I know. It will grow. In the meantime, I'm left to struggle with a round brush to manage hair that's still in shock.

I really should've gotten my passport photos taken last week.


Melanie said...

Katie Holmes is rocking an odd style right now, clothing wise, but she is adorable with a ball cap. Maybe that would work for your post work-out hair? I'm enjoying the benefits of the straightening iron lately for the number the midwest humidity does on my hair.

Betty Boop is cute, original for her time... if all else fails, rock her look!

Deb on the Rocks said...

I think it sounds awesome. Run with it!

RUAWAKE said...

Thanks, Mel and Deb. It's all about poof control. ;)