"Want to grow out your hair or try a new color or cut? Talk to your stylist and start experimenting now."This one proved to be a challenge. First of all, I wasn't quite sure I wanted to do ANYTHING new with my hair. This is what my hair looked like (on a good day) before I began my year with out mirrors.
|FYI, I am the chic. The dude is my fiancé, Michael.|
And then I thought about it a bit more, and realized that I've really missed the small ways I typically experiment with my hair on a weekly basis. As a shower-at-night kind of gal, I've typically woken up in the morning, peered into my bathroom mirror, assessed the state of affairs, and decided at that time whether it would be a hair-up day, a hair-down day, a messy bed-head day, a sleek and smooth day, or some other variation in styling.
My hair-styling habits have been based on this pattern of visual assessment. Now that I can't see myself I've become fairly impotent with brush, dryer, and my various hair-gooks. And so, this is what my hair probably looks on 95% of days since the project started.
|If you're wondering, YES. I drink wine constantly. |
It helps me cope with the anxiety of not knowing
whether my ponytail is smooth or bumpy.
And so today's assigned task became more intriguing. How could I experiment with my hair in a way that actually gave me some creative pleasure, without doing anything stupid or expensive? I was wary to make my hair-styling situation any more complicated or mysterious, so getting new haircut seemed foolhardy. New hair color was also axed, since I like my natural color and am not interested in making a drastic change just to have something to write about. Simply styling my hair differently (or at all!) seemed promising, but sadly lacked the potential of enjoying my creative expression. I was stumped.
And then a friend suggested that I "try one of those online makeover websites." AHA! A quick google search landed me on www.taaz.com, and within minutes I had uploaded my plain ponytail photo and was experimenting away! Risk: low. Creativity: high! Here are a few or my favorites, inspired by The Knot's suggestions.
1) "grow out your hair"
|Okay, yeah.. you can't see how long it is, but trust me - it's LONG!|
2) "try a new color"
|Ummm... I kind of love it!|
3) "or cut"
|Can I add the bangs, but keep my length? Inspired...|
Yep, this was completely awesome. Not only did I get a huge endorphin rush from all my creativity, but I surprised myself by developing a girl-crush on myself with Tila Tequila's coppery shade. I decided to take her out on a date, so I added a dose of "tasteful yet sexy" makeup for a bit of pizazz. What do you think??
|Holy moly, THIS IS REALLY FUN!|
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