Thursday, October 28, 2010

Who's That Girl?



So yesterday I did something COMPLETELY out of character for me.

I drastically and pre-calculated-ly altered my look. I cut my long, down to the middle of my back, light, golden blonde hair to shoulder length AND, I dyed it brunette.

I shocked the shit out of every one but My Guy, because I discussed it with him first. It was a laugh out loud riot, witnessing the people in my world's reactions to the new me and I must say I keep thinking, "Who's that girl?" every time I look in the mirror. I like it, this chocolate brown me, and I think everyone else does too. It makes me look so much younger.

I haven't changed the color of my hair in years. Come to think of it, the last time I changed the color of my hair, my husband left me (not the one I'm married to now) so I'm thinking that it was a pretty ballsy move. And empowering. I feel stronger in a strange sort of way. My kids were flabbergasted at first, looking at me with eyes wide open and a half crooked smile on their shocked faces. Strange as this sounds, I feel like they are proud of me for doing it. Proud that I was not afraid to go against the norm and try something new. Proud that I'm not all long, blond hair anymore. Proud that maybe I am so much more than just my hair.

See what happens when you empower yourself with something as simple as a change in your look? You even sound different. So I'll ride this empowerment wave for a while and I'll enjoy it. But I know I'll creep back into blonde land eventually. It will start slowly, with a few light highlights to enhance the chocolate locks. Then the highlights will get lighter and lighter and before I know it, I will be a golden blonde again and by then my hair will have grown to the middle of my back again. And I'll be the old me again. Once you go blonde it becomes a part of you, for life.

But I like this new me and right now so does everybody else. It's kind of exciting. It's like looking in the mirror at a new person and sort of like My Guy is sleeping with some exotic brunette every night. And when the people in my inner circle, see me for the first time, and ask themselves, "Who's that girl?".

14 comments:

Scope said...

Obviously, while I'm the first, I will not be the last to say, "PICTURES!"

And good for you on changing up your hair.

And speaking of pictures, time is running out to enter for a chance to win one of those Starbuck's cards. :-)

the walking man said...

I still don't care what anyone says I ain't cutting,coloring or shaving my beard.

Jim said...

Yes, I think that's just what Drew Barrymore's "dad" had in mind, in Fever Pitch, when he colored his hair . . . empowerment.

He looked like a skunk, but he felt better about himself :-)

XO

Joker_SATX said...

...and our before and after pics are where exactly?

Heff said...

Yeah, I wanna see a picture of this...

Dammit, why do women screw with perfection ? There's nothing more awesome that long, straight, sandy blonde hair with dark roots on a babe, although I must admit, I DON'T find Cameron Diaz attractive at all.

For some reason, I always envision her sitting on the cold porcelain throne, grunting loudly whilst burning a rather large, smelly mule.

Perhaps I should seek help....

sybil law said...

Um, Heff has issues! Haha!

I would like pictures, too!!
I keep putting off my gazillion blond highlights. I don't know why. Lazy, I guess. But I will do it!

Tom said...

Just another vote here for proposition 82 "Get Candy to post before and after pics". I've had the same boring look my whole life. When I get adventurous I occasionally change my shirt color.

RW said...

ah-hem, gentlemen, the proper internet terminology here is...

PICS OR GTFO!

I thank you. :-)

RW said...

oh... you too sybil...

Mrs. Hall said...

Once you go blonde it becomes a part of you, for life.


I can say I spent 300 dollars going blonde once-it took all day-i ended up looking like a brunette with a dye job.

NOW RED on the other hand, as a redhead I am a bombshell!!

:)

hair color is fun! :)

Chris@Knucklehead! said...

I'll believe it when I see it . . . hint, hint.

Cora said...

Ahem. Pictures ASAP! You're holding out on us.

Joanie M said...

I dyed my hair red for a while and scared myself for a few days every time I went past a mirror.

Now it's brunette with blonde highlights (in real life, it's white!!)

So... where are the before and after pictures??

The Dental Maven said...

May it ever remain a woman's prerogative to change her mind! You GO Girl! I'll bet you look FAB!!!!