Well, I’ve hit another milestone. It’s the “Eleven” milestone. Not sure what that refers to? Well, it refers to the breakout star of the new binge-worthy show on Netflix, “Stranger Things.”
Seriously, if you haven’t seen the show, go watch it!
Not sure I look as screen ready as this little lady, but we’ll get to that critique in a minute. First off – a trip down memory lane.
Now, this is the point where you may think, “A trip down memory lane? For hair?” Yes. FOR HAIR. BECAUSE I LOVE MY HAIR. AND IT DESERVES NOTHING LESS.
So before I get into the reveal of the after pic (don’t scroll down yet. Have some respect!), I’d like to dive into a relationship with hair that started out quite rocky in the beginning, but grew into a great and promising part of my physical appearance.
I’ve never been great with makeup. My style? I don’t even know how I’d classify it at times. And yes, I like to try to attempt to stay fit, but my proportions have never been in my favor…a small chest coupled with thick calves. So my hair has, for the better part of 17 years, been my “thing.” I can pretty much do anything with it, and it has served me well.
So here you go, hair. This one’s for you.
In the beginning…there was a tangly, crazy mess.
My poor mom did her best to help me keep my unruly hair managed, but in the end, she could only handle so many tears from the other end of the hairbrush and it got “the chop.”
Now…the good years.
Around the age of 16, I was finally shown the ways of the hair world by my sister, Katie. She was the first to bring me into an Aveda salon and teach me that Aveda = magic, and to not foresake any others above Aveda. I still hold that true to this day. AVEDA BE THY NAME!
After that, there was still some experimentation to be done, but I figured out that I could pretty much do most colors and textures and cuts, pretty quickly, now that I had the know-how to style it all.
Are you surprised at how long this is going on? Well, I’m still going. Hang in there.
By the way, that pic above is from a really great blog post my friend Lindsay did on fun things to do with your friends in Milwaukee. Check it out here!
And here we are…
So that pretty much brings you up to date to where I am now. Well, where I WAS as of yesterday evening around 6:30pm.
So are you ready for it? You sure? Alright, enough suspense…
So there you have it. I’ve passed the “Eleven” milestone. Also, here’s a twenty-second video of me kind of freaking out and kind of trying to hide it before Jake started clipping.
Also to note – the “20” level he was at didn’t cut it so he went down to the “11” level on the clippers. Funny, huh?
So that’s that. The hair is gone. I haven’t shed any tears…yet. And I look forward to having it back when this is all done.