My hair has been growing for over a year now, since the last time I had it cut while I was in New Zealand. It’s become so long and consequently more and more unmanageable, literally getting in tangles on a windy day. It definitely needed some sort of cut.

Locks of Love

Locks of Love

I decided to go for broke and chopped it all off to donate to Locks of Love. My friend Andrea referred me to Salon U, who’s stylists will cut your hair for free if you’re a hair donor.

Here are some before and after shots taken by my stylist, Shirley, who really didn’t listen to a lick of what I had to say about how I wanted my hair styled. My friend Laura, who tagged along for the ride, consoled me when it was over.

Before

Before

After

After

Of course everyone and their dog who saw the new cut told me my hair looked “so good”, which I’ll admit, doesn’t look half bad if I spend two hours blow-drying, brushing, straightening and spraying. But I don’t do that! I’m a take-a-shower-at-night-let-it-air-dry-while-I-sleep kinda girl.

Ah well. The good thing is since the front is still quite long, I can get it into a pony-tail if need be. Because when all else fails, a little elastic hair band is all you need to clean up the mess.