Beauty/ Love

Different Do’s I Have Done

I am a cosmetologist, but I have not done hair in a salon for years now.  I do keep my skills up by doing the hair of family and friends, it brings in a little extra income, and is much fun!

Changing hairstyles just comes with the territory when you are a hair stylist.  I don’t think I have stuck with the same do’ or color for more than a few months. There are just so many to choose from, by the time I get my hair grown out, I find a short style I like, so out come the shears and… CHOP!  After I go short, growing it is a fun process because it takes me through the different lengths and I get to experiment along the way.

So at the risk of coming across as very self absorbed, I thought it would be fun to post pictures of the different do’s I have done.  I just started taking purposeful pics of my different styles/colors the past few years, just for fun, and to remember the styles I have worn. Oh, how I wish I would have taken more pics through the years of my adolescence and of cosmetology school days.  Boy, would that give us all a good laugh!  I loved that Rave hairspray, it is amazing how high I got my bangs with that stuff!

 Right now, I am collar bone length, and I am my natural color (the last picture is very recent) which is kind of nice since I almost forgot what it looked like.  I figured I would experience it for awhile, before I start getting those gray’s and feel like covering them up!  I am about to turn 34, and have not seen a gray hair…yet.

Did you notice I have at least part of my forehead covered with hair in every picture?  No joke, I have a forehead that goes on forever, so I soften it up with bangs. On top of that, I have ears that stick out!  Needless to say, you will never see all my hair slicked back in a classy chignon…
Ah-ha, ha!  That reminds me of a story I must tell you.
 My high forehead and “sticky-outie ears” are responsible for my husband and I getting in our first fight as a married couple. We were on our honeymoon, I know… sad day, but oh-so-funny now!
We were in Florida, just boarding our cruise ship.  We were giddy and googly eyed, ready to tackle the Caribbean as husband and wife.  My adoring husband had the camera around his neck and was ready to capture every moment. (we came back from our honeymoon with 13 rolls of film to develop)  We went up to the deck of the ship to watch the sun- set and the ship leave the dock.  My husband must have been in awe of my beauty,(ha) because he was determined to take my picture.  Usually, I would get posey and cheese ball it up, but at this moment there was NO WAY I was going to let him take my picture.  Why?  Because…we were on a ship…on the deck…leaving the dock…and… THE WIND WAS BLOWING!  It wasn’t just a little breeze, it was a super- duper strong wind, blowing right in my direction, lifting all my lovely, long locks and exposing my mile-high forehead and fievel-the-mouse ears.  I could not turn with my back against the wind, because the whole point was to capture the sunset behind me. He just could not believe I would not let him, and I just could not believe he wouldn’t take no for an answer!  Both of us had our heels (flip-flops) dug so far into that ship deck, I’d love to go back and see the marks.
I think I got my way, and my poor husband pouted…that is, until we got to our cabin.  Then we both remembered that we were on our honeymoon and got busy making up.:)
Its been 13 years, and yes, I am over my jumbo forehead and my dumbo ears.  I have a wonderful man who loves me and thinks I am beautiful, and I have a God who knew what He was doing when He created me, and who loves me more than I can imagine.
I hope you enjoyed my do’s from the last 4 years.  I am now growing it long again.  We’ll see how far I get before I get bored, then….CHOP!

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  • - Brittany
    August 3, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Thanks for sharing. I was just thinking how amazingly beautiful you looked with all those haircuts and was starting to get jealous. Your sweet story about your honeymoon helped put into perspective that we all have features we try to hide or don’t like ;-).

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Natalie
    March 15, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    You have beautiful hair! I know it has been a while since you posted this but I just found you through simply modern mom and I wanted to ask you this… I LOVE your hair when it has kind of that natural looking wave going. How do you do that? Or you are probably lucky and probably do nothing at all, right?

  • Melissa Stover
    December 10, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    i love all of them! i wish i had more courage to do fun things with my hair.

  • Amy@NewNostalgia
    November 19, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Thanks, Anonymous!
    My daughter was looking through this post and said, “mom, a couple of those I think are a hair don’ts”
    🙂 She didn’t like her mom with full bangs and dark hair. Arn’t kids honest?
    I am glad you are finding the blog well balanced. I find myself just blogging life as we do it, so it seems to cover quite a few topics! I appreciate your comment!

  • Anonymous
    November 19, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    I just found your blog thru the “crockpot” fair. I love all of your hairdos! Cosmotologists never look like they are “in between styles” like the rest of us do. I would love to try a good share of them. Thanks for posting this. It’s great to find a blog that has such a good balance of things–beauty, Christianity, child rearing…
    Oh, you’re so fortunate to have natural curl!

  • Amy@NewNostalgia
    November 19, 2009 at 7:16 am

    I’m on my way to growing it long again, I have natural curl so it is easy!
    Thanks for the compliments and diggin’ my do!:)

  • Dave
    November 19, 2009 at 5:25 am

    I like the long curly and the one from now . .. but really they’re all pretty cute. I love the honeymoon story!


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