Monday, 12 September 2011

Mom hair

I've needed a haircut fairly badly for awhile now.  I finally have an appointment for tomorrow.
For some reason, I tend to "save" having a haircut.  For example, I'm leaving to go on holidayvacation on Thursday- thus I'm having my haircut on Tuesday.  I guess my rationale is that I want to look nice for my trip.  Who knows?

I love having my hair cut.  Going to the salon is a woman ritual- the pampering, the idle chatter, the glossy fabulous hair.  It's soothing.  I consider it a treat.  Perhaps that is a reason for my "saving" behavior.  I do the same thing with gift cards.  I "save" them for something special- which means that they languish in my walletpurse for months.  My darling Ross is a different situation altogether.  He too puts off having haircuts, but not for the same reason.  He isn't delaying gratification.  No.  He is delaying sheer torture (at least according to him).  I've never seen such an intense and (don't tell him I said so) ridiculous fear.  He has to psyche himself up for a few weeks before he's able to actually have his hair cut.  His shoulders go up.  His neck tenses.  He goes quiet and humourless (shocking!).  He says that he's always hated having his hair cut and that he remembers screaming and throwing fits as a young boy.  I've decided that I'll be in charge of the children's haircuts :)

So back to my appointment tomorrow...  I've been wavering lately.  For the last few years, I've had pretty long hair (for me at least).  Over the course of my life, I've had every length of hair- from pixie cut to around the length it is now.

past my shoulders in Blackpool last month

I've been digging my longish hair for the last couple of years.  So part of me wants to keep it long.  Which would mean I'd get my fringebangs trimmed up and the layers neatened.  Boring, but nice.

But then... but then!  Perhaps it's some hormonal calling now that I'm pregnant, but I'm feeling myself drawn to a "mom" hairstyle.  A short, sassy bob?

Or maybe something shorter, but less drastic?  I don't know.  I don't think I'll know until I talk to my hair dresser tomorrow.  I'll lay out my scattered thoughts and then get her professional opinion.  This is one of my favourite things about having a good and trusted hairstylist.  I don't have to make the decision on my own, I can get some valuable insight to ease my mind.  

Did you get a mom haircut while you were pregnant or after you had a baby?
Do you make your mind up before going to the salon or get input from your stylist?
Do you save up haircuts too?  Or is this just more of my crazies?


  1. Love the angled bob! I do the same- save up visits to the hairdresser. Having mine done on Thursday to also have it looking nice for our holiday!

    Congratulations on your pregnancy!

  2. It cracked me up how you smashed the American and British words together, I am living in Sweden and find myself doing that like saying thanks in English then Swedish as one big word!

  3. I always save my Haircuts! I wait for ages, makes it more of a treat when you come round to it :-) there are fewer and fewer everyday life treats as you get older. Having a haircut is mine.

  4. I was always given the advice: don't cut your hair while you're pregnant. Maybe it's because on the off-chance it doesn't come out exactly the way you want it the hormones will make you cry incessantly until it grows back. I don't know.

    I personally waited until I had given birth and needed a little primping as a way to give myself an ego-boost after the horrors my body had just gone through, when you feel a little blue and a little taken for granted. It's true, a nursing baby can make you feel taken for granted! I love my boys with everything I have, but I needed that hour or so alone with a hairdresser to help me feel more like myself again.

    I hope you have a great time at the salon, and I can't wait to see pictures of your new style! Go sassy Mama Meg!