Out of all the things I inherited from my mother–moodiness, sensitivity, fashion-sense, and extreme work ethic–one of the things we share the most is that we love to change up our looks often. Especially hair.
I’ve always been kind of crazy when it comes to changing my hair. What I love about hair is that nothing you ever do to it is ever permanent; it always grows. So that is definitely reason why I’ve never had any fear when it comes to changing up my look. Bangs, hair dye, layers, chopping it all off, wearing it up. Whenever I get bored, I always seem to do something to my hair before anything else. I remember in High School, I used to drive my journalism teacher crazy because every couple weeks I would come in to class and my hair would be different.
I was really excited to cut my hair, and when I did it last summer (for the first time) I was really craving a change. It had actually been a while since I had done something new to my hair, excluding coloring it a couple months before, and a new set of bangs around the same time. But lately, lately I’ve been wanting a change in the other direction. I miss my long hair. My long, long, long mermaid hair. The thing about short hair, at least chin length hair, is that it’s higher maintenance than me. Because of my wavy hair, it takes time, patience, and a willing to wake up extra early, blow dry and straighten if you really want it to look nice. I’m more of the throw in a ponytail and go kind of girl, and always have been.
So while hair extensions are too pricey, meaning out of the question, I am going to let my hair do it’s thing and grow long again. I know that most of the people in my life will poo-poo my decision as they’ve been telling me since I cut it short they love short hair on me, and I totally love it too. But I miss my long, rockstar hippie hair. It’s just more me.
But trust me–the Shannon hair years are epic, and never ending, so I’m sure once I have my nice long hair again, I’ll eventually get bored and do something new and different. Highlights, perhaps. My hairdresser (slash good friend) has been dying to put caramel highlights on the underneath of my hair for a while now. Who knows what will come next.
Now click for your chance to see the very exciting Shannon hair years:
The High School years (circa 2003).