A haircut

I’ve been meaning to get my hair cut for ages, and just haven’t gotten around to it.  I like having shorter hair in the summer, and then letting it grow out in the autumn, so that I have lots of hair to pull back and pin up in the winter.

On Tuesday I went to my fantastic, lovely hairdresser, and he spent almost 2 hours cutting 10 inches off my hair, giving it slight layers, velcro-rolling it, and styling it.

At the end of this all, I looked AMAZING.  Like I’d just stepped off the set of Mad Men.

And then I stepped out of the salon into the Wellington wind, and that was the end of my carefully coiffed hair.

A bit of re-styling at home made it look great (if not quite as fabulous) again, and I set up my camera for a few quick shots with the timer.

Without any help from me, the camera overexposed to various degrees, and I got some fantastic shots.  You would never know that they were taken with no prep, with my dinky camera, in our bedroom, with the camera balanced on the dresser and mess shoved out of the sightlines!

I don’t think I’ve ever had a set of photographs of me that made me feel this beautiful.

I’m in awe.  And completely in love with myself.  And feeling very blessed and lucky.

Now that I’m done being excessively gorgeous and glamourous and vain, it’s time for me to go mark a bunch of papers.

Grumble, grumble, phtoey.

7 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Lauren says:

    I love it! You look gorgeous :-)

  2. Zho Zho says:

    Wow you do look stunning. My camera over exposes like that too sometimes, I still haven’t figured out what does it, but in this instance it has given you some extraordinary images. I can remember when I was young and felt the same way, enjoy it, it doesn’t last forever, a fleeting moment in time, and then we are like the grasses that whither ……. OMG thats so morbid and Gothic, I love it. Tee Hee

  3. MrsC says:

    I absolutely love it! And you do look utterly beautiful too Well of course you always do, as you always are but isn’t it nice to have a photos that capture it just so :)

  4. Paul Miller says:

    You look great – those are awesome picks. The haircut looks great. Going shorter lets the stylist really create some shape and movement. Kudos.

  5. jackiead says:

    Love your new cut, you look so chic. What does Mr. Dreamstress think?

    • I’m afraid that Mr Dreamy, while practically perfect in every other way, is decidedly prosaic when it comes to sewing and hair – his main criteria for like/dislike is the amount of mess they make, so this cut rates well because it means less long hairs in the hairbrush!

  6. Rowenna says:

    Love it! It’s making me reconsider my resolute decision to grow my hair out. Hmmm….

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