Archive for November 23rd, 2010

Sometime during our annual beachfront vacation this past October, I hit the wall with my hairstyle. 

Ordinarily you would think that short hair = easy hair, but you do not have my hair.  I have a lot of hair, and while I’m not complaining about it (since I have a number of contemporaries who have thinning hair it would be disingenuous), the fact of the matter is, a lot of hair can sometimes be less of a blessing than you would think. 

One of the things I love about vacation is that I get to lay off my routine, and that includes hair and makeup.  Not that I do a whole lot, you understand, on your average day, but I at least put in some effort.  Vacation means at the most I put on a little bit of eyeliner and run a brush through my hair.  Without the regular attention I give to my hairstyle, particularly with regard to hairspray, it gets pretty unruly.  And so it was on our vacation this year.  I. was. done. 

I came back home and put my hairdresser on notice that I am looking for a new hairstyle.  What I want is this: 

Cute, right?  Spunky, short, and easy.  Me to a T. 

But there is a problem to this plan. 

The problem is, in a nutshell, that I am not Jamie Lee Curtis.  I do not have beautifully graying hair, nor do I have a thin face with high cheekbones. 

I have more of a round face.  A round face tends to look rounder when you cut hair that short, or otherwise pull the “frame” away from the “picture.” 

I didn’t think I had a round face, not really, until I saw a few pictures of myself here recently.  I have a round face.  Not moon-round, necessarily, but fuller in the jawline than I would like. 

And not that I want gray hair (that day is coming, I am sure… Spawn is not a teenager yet) but my hair is pretty much one color.  I’ve never colored it. 

With all the turmoil in the world today, here I sit, concerned about my haircut.  We all should have such problems. 

— Mox

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