A Short Layered Cut and a Sassy Coat.

I’ve been obsessing about a cut and a color recently. I would like to testify. I think about hair accoutrements way more than I should and way more than I would truly like to confess. I am guilty. So a few days ago, I woke up and decided that I want shorter hair. I didn’t google the stylist or the salon. I just walked into a spot where there was parking (NYC woes)  and asked for a short layered cut. I did ask the stylist if she does cuts. I’m spur of the moment but I am not crazy. She assured me that she is versed in doing layered cuts and I submitted to the chair and the scissor. The results? I love it! She could have gone a bit shorter and my hair could have been better layered but all together, I am pleased. I would like to add that I am not overly picky or hard to please though.

Today, I picked up my daughter from school and was so happy that it wasn’t raining or freezing cold. She told me her good news. She got a solo in her school’s music performance!  (Happy Fingers). I asked her to shoot a few photos for me because the sun made me happy. She acquiesced and I happily posed for her.IMG_1049IMG_1023IMG_1018IMG_1003

Photos: Angelique R.

I Am Not My Hair…. Except For When I Have A Great Cut!

It is almost ceremonial for me to get a good haircut about once per year. So many women are afraid to cut their hair because they don’t want to lose their length. For me, I ask, What is length if your hair just drapes and drags? At times, long hair just lays flat and does nothing for the “oomph” factor. When your hair is layered and has dimension then you are almost close to kissing bad hair days goodbye. I went from about bra strap length hair to a shoulder length hair recently and loving every bit of my decision to do so.

Hair at bra strap length. I found that my hair tangled more frequently and I often opted for the bun instead of wearing my hair "out".

Hair at bra strap length. I found that my hair tangled more frequently and I often opted for the bun instead of wearing my hair “out”.

My infamous bun! I was able to twist and tuck my hair without using a hair band in order to create the bun. It was so easy to scoop up my hair and tuck it into a bun if it was an annoyance from wearing it "out".

My infamous bun! I was able to twist and tuck my hair without using a hair band in order to create the bun. It was so easy to scoop up my hair and tuck it into a bun if it was an annoyance from wearing it “out”.

The shoulder length!!! Got some great layers and can wear it parted in the middle or side.

The shoulder length!!! Got some great layers and can wear it parted in the middle or side.

The side part option.

The side part option.

Do you do a yearly chop for styling purposes or other?