I showed a photo of the hairstyle I wanted to my sister. She laughed and said, "Are you going through a Mid-Life Crisis?"
A decade ago I went to museums on the weekend and watched local bands. I had asymmetrical hair with a big chunk of color in it.
A decade is a long time. I started shooting weddings. I wanted to blend in with the guests, not look like a neon sign in the church. So my hair was mousey and brown for a decade. This year I stopped shooting weddings. Why? The money is really good and I do love my couples but to be honest I hated dealing with a lot of their family members and began to hate the stress of trying to make a wedding look like I had hours to shoot personal portraits for the couple when really it was the five minutes before the reception starts. It did teach me a lot. Mainly that I could handle most anything.
So yes I am a decade older and a mom.
I brought my photo to Andi. She took one look at it and said, "Should we do matching toe nails?"
It really did not take long. I thought for sure with my dark hair it would take forever or several sessions. Or maybe time went by so fast because of our mutual love of GOT fan theories.
I looked in the mirror. Said I Love It! And went to leave. "Tree sit your butt down." She cut off all the dead ends and gave it shape. She then took out a flat iron and styled my hair. My hair shone like the top of the Chrysler Building! I thanked her and drove home.
I was beaming, it was just what I wanted. I turned up the music and twerked my way home.
I have not felt that beautiful, fun or young in quite sometime. Who knew all I needed was to get my hair done to get rid of the gloomy clouds that had been forming in my brain?
I walked in the door.
My son didn't notice. My daughter just said, "Oh." and went back to her laptop.
The real test was my husband.
He smiled so wide and hugged me. "I Love it." His face immediately fell and the next words out of his mouth were, "But your curls are coming back right?"
My husband is a little more traditional then I am. I am pretty sure he doesn't love it, I am one hundred percent positive he will never admit that. I do know what he does love is that it brought back the happy woman from a decade ago ready to drag him off on a date to see a local band.
HUGH THANKS to the AWESOME STYLIST WHO PUT UP WITH ME!- Andi Dorsey
If you click on her name it will take you to her Facebook page where then you too can spend an hour talking about Jon Snow while relaxing and getting your hair washed!