Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Power of a New Haircut


If you look at my profile picture, you'll see that it's changed (and in case you missed that, look left). The one where I look sunburned and ticked at the world (also the one that my mother swore up and down was my sister Mary and not me ... sorry about that, Mary) is no more. I just got a haircut : )

I haven't given a rat's derriere about my appearance in years. I don't know if that's one of those things that disappears when you have children, a husband, and nobody to impress or if I'm just strange. Every once in awhile, I'll get a haircut or something, but I never stick with it.

I think I'm sticking with it this time. I feel pretty (cue "West Side Story", I know ... I'm so lame) for the first time in eons, or at least prettier.

Clearly a new haircut is not going to change one's life, but at the same time, I feel incredible right now. Just incredible. Maybe it's because I got my eyebrows done, too (the salon is so much better at doing eyebrows than I am :-)).

What are the small things that make you feel like a million bucks? Why is it that some things can make you feel so darn good? Do you like my haircut (sorry, I'm having a self-obsessed moment :-))?

21 comments:

  1. Your picture looks great a small smile is playing on your lips and that says more than a million words! I desperately need a haircut but I'm putting it off till at least August.

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  2. Good for you! Always great to give yourself a boost...you take care of everyone else...nice to take out some time for you! ~Janine XO

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  3. Your hair looks great! I think I need to get my eyebrows done somewhere. I've never had them done anywhere. I DO need a good pick me up these days. SO glad you like your haircut! I've had bad ones before. It sucks.

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  4. I love it! A new haircut is so refreshing.

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  5. You look great! Not just because of the haircut, but you have beautiful eyes and rosy cheeks, that's always good.

    I always feel like a million bucks when I dye my hair.

    "a rat's derriere" LOL :-)

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  6. YAY! I LOVE LOVE LOVE It! Every few years I like to whack all of my hair off. It's so liberating--and cool. I love new haircuts! And you so rock yours!

    PS You've got an award over at my blog! Jenni

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  7. Your hair looks great! Isn't it amazing how far a little pampering can go towards feeling wonderful? :D

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  8. You look gorgeous!!! Hey, any word on what we talked about a week or so ago? Someone's been keeping awfully mum about what's going on, so it's up to you to fill me in!

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  9. Cuteee!!!! I love getting my hair done...and pedicures.

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  10. Getting a hair cut is always so much fun! Yours looks super cute :)

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  11. I have to admit, I kind of have a phobia of getting haircuts. I'm always afraid my hair will be horribly ruined. But conversely, I love it when the haircut is actually done because I feel ever so pretty and fresh.

    I like yours. Pampering oneself is always nice.

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  12. My goodness, KL, you are adorable. My sister, the hair stylist, always says that a good haircut is the cure for a bad breakup. Personally, I think a haircut can make you feel a million times better regardless of how bad you were feeling before. Shoes do the same thing.

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  13. I've started shaving again. Only every two or three days, but it's nice not to itch all the time.

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  14. I think a cute haircut would def. do it for me! Congrats. :-) Sometimes a nice outfit too. And of course, compliments from hubby. LOL

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  15. I really need to get my eyebrows done. They are out of control!

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  16. I used to cut my hair everytime I broke up with a boyfriend..it always lifted my spitits. I think sometimes making little changes helped me feel like I had some sort of control. I'm trying to let my hair grow now, we'll see how it goes!

    Congrats on the new hair cut!

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  17. verrrrry cute new hair cut!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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  18. Your hair looks great! I haven't had anyone cut my hair in years. I'm such a tightwad that I just trim it myself. Actually, I'm just not a salon/spa type person. I always feel better when I redo my color -- that's a big pick-me-up.

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  19. Okay, I wasn't thinking West Side Story until you mentioned it, but immediately the song sprang to mind. It looks good though.

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  20. LOVE IT!

    And you're so right--a good haircut (or makeover, etc.) can really change your whole attitude. If I feel down, I often change my appearance!

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