Saturday, January 22, 2011


Today I went to the hairdresser and we began phase one of my new hair plan. While my life itself seems to have become a haphazard mix of waiting, then flinging myself out to see where I land and I can't seem to stick to a budget to save my life, but my hair has a plan.

And the plan is to lighten.

For the past few years, my hair has been dark with the random bright streak - sometimes a bright red or fuchsia, sometimes an orange, but always on a dark purplish base. The plan now is for a lighter, brighter red all over with some blonde mixed in. First, though, we have to work on lightening it up a little, so today we began the reddening. By my birthday in spring, it will be ready for phase two (adding blonde streaks).

It's like a follicular metaphor for the the new outlook I need to cultivate. It's amazing what a lift a new hair can provide. It doesn't solve everything, but it's a quick, easy change that makes me feel a little less down, a little less bloated and a little more attractive. Sometimes it's the little things that make you happy. And that on its own makes them them worthwhile.


Jen said...

Your new hair plan sounds lovely! Your hair looks good now, but you can totally pull off the brighter/lighter red - it looks good on you!

and YES, it is amazing what a difference a cosmetic change can make - I think maybe it gives us permission to see ourselves a different way, and therefore makes it easier to make other changes or maybe just appreciate how groovy we are.

Martina said...

Thanks! I was looking at some "what was I thinking" orangey-red pictures the other day, but that's not what we are doing. Sometimes a little change is good.