Did Someone Say Makeover?
My bloggy friend, Joan, recently posted about the makeover of Susan Boyle, and the value of it for any woman. Uncanny timing of topics, that Joanie. Just this last week, I’d been looking at my own hair and realizing it really was time to get back to the salon and this time get a stylist who would do more listening to me and what I wanted rather than blabbing on loudly, ignoring me, and giving me just the same ol’ haircut. Ugh.
So I went, got my color done, and in the pre-consultation with the stylist, said, “Think makeover.”
“Do you want it shorter?” she asked.
“Yup. But not too short. As much as I try, I am just not a long-hair kind of girl. It gets heavy and is too high maintenance for me. But it can’t be an old lady short haircut either, and not one of those way short in the back, long in the front cuts. It has to be fun and youthful.”
I went on to tell the stylist, “I have lost a lot of weight, and my face is slimmer, so I want something very flattering, somewhat of a dramatic change. Think ‘Biggest Loser Makeover’. “
And that’s precisely what I got. My daughter, after I snapped this picture and emailed it to her, confirmed that I got exactly that result. I walked out of that salon about four inches taller and floating on air. I felt wonderful.
My neighbor exclaimed, “Look at your new do! Don’t take this the wrong way, but you look 15 years younger.” I am definitely not insulted by that compliment.
This mini-makeover is exactly what I needed to keep me motivated to reach my final goal.
So, without further ado, here’s the before and after.
Before (My brother and me in Seattle in March)
After – the new me!
Woohooo! I’m ready for summer – bring it on!