I need a haircut. I don’t want to admit just how long it’s been, but it’s a long time. Sam already existed, but was very small.
Now I have this gift card for a hair place. Actually, I’ve had it since my birthday. But I have a problem: I have NO IDEA what to have done. Until recently I was absolutely certain: short, layered bob and dye it red. Now? Well, now my pesky hair has gotten to the length where I’m all, “ooh, I look pretty with long hair.” Also I remembered that I look pretty with dark hair. Ack.
As a bonus, that is the sweater I am currently trying to finish. I started it, oh, a year ago. Last night at knitting Ellen asked if I could just make it a cropped sweater. Which is a great idea except then I will look like I forgot to make the rest of it. Trust me.
Anyway, the hair. As you can see, it is looking pretty nice. So one option would be to just get it trimmed and some long layers put in to bring out the curl. This is possibly the best option, but it is admittedly very BORING.
On the other hand, I could do the bob.
I scoured the internet and found several photographs of celebrities with approximately the cut I would ask for (L-R is Audrey Tautou as Amelie, Colleen Moore, and Katie Holmes):
I would not mind looking like any of those ladies. However, I have already done that cut. You may remember it from my entire pregnancy. A sample:
I was awfully cute, but I did have pregnancy glow going for me. Also, I’d spent 20 minutes on my appearance in that particular picture, something I have not once done since.
So maybe I should keep it long. Like this:
The hair, folks. THE HAIR. But if a haircut could make my ass look like that, YOU KNOW I WOULD DO IT.
So, the options are:
- Keep it long.
- Get a bob.
Then there is the issue of color. I could just make the brown richer, with a little bit of red (which is already present, so I’d really just be magnifying the existing color). This would be very pretty and not at all daring. I could go for an unnatural shade of red, which would be fun. Or I could have my hair dyed a natural-ish shade of red , somewhere between my natural color and Sam’s.
(I have no idea who that is. I found the photo ages ago and saved it without proper attribution.) (Her haircut is actually pretty spectacular, but I am pretty sure that on me it would be a mullet.)
So my color options are:
- chocolate-y cinnamon-y brown
- fire engine red
- copper red
Or, as a final option for both cut and color, I could follow Yojo’s advice and go asymmetrical:
What say you, Internets?