|Last May after Keratin straightening|
My daughter ran into a soccer mom yesterday, someone neither she nor I have seen since the school season ended back in February.
“How’s your mom?” asked the woman.
“She cut off all her hair,” responded my daughter.
When I returned to Tucson, I learned that my hairdresser had moved to Jersey. So, ever since September, it’s been ponytail city for this soccer mom.
|New hair: Curly version|
Finally, it came time for me to do something about what ultimately was a lot of dry, damaged hair. During a phone conversation with my friend, Diana, we got off the subject of our teenage daughters and on the subject of our middle-aged hair. She recommended two stylists in Tucson, one for cut and one for color. I made appointments immediately, before I had the chance to chicken out.
|New hair: Straight version|
Because I just wasn’t happy with my long hair anymore, I felt my only option was to have it all cut off. Yikes. I still don’t know if it was the right decision. I’ve received a lot of comments—compliments even—but I think most people are simply reacting to the change and how short it is.
My hair hasn’t been this short since I was three years old.
“Who are you and what did you do with my wife?” asked my husband when I came home from getting it cut.
I’ve been avoiding the mirror because every time I look into it, I don’t recognize that person either. She no longer looks like a girl—she looks like a mom.