I feel like the capital-c-”Concept” surrounding my hair has always been do something drastic, regret it, try to fix it, wait for it to grow out… then inevitably get bored and have a new “brilliant” idea and try again. I’ve finally given up on snazzy, sassy styles because I realized not that I’m boring but that I like to have options, and I get the most out of my hair when it’s long and simple.
So now that I spoiled the ending (because it’s not all that exciting), it’s time to explore the in-between. The creamy center of awkwardness. I’ll preface this by saying, at age 11 my hair started curling. Needless to say I was completely unprepared. At 17 I went to cosmetology school and the hairdressing mess took over. Anyway I’ll stop stalling. Here is my hair evolution from as far back as it matters.
This was the beginning of my freshman year of college. It was my last failed attempt at growing my hair out before the pressure of the hairdressing industry took over. As you can see my hair is already blonde — I dyed it dark in high school and promptly started trying to reverse it… again my Concept.
It even got long enough for a very crafty hairdresser to pin it into an updo for a fashion show (derp, derp). Say goodbye to progress.
Sifting through these pictures I’m reminded how painfully slowly my hair grows. It’s incredible that these pictures span about 5 years and only maybe 3 major hairstyle changes. For an ex-hairdresser I guess that’s good (we’re known for our impatience), but all told I’m super happy to be back in boring-ville with my hair.
Do you change your hair often?