I’m loving my new haircut and decided that I actually needed to keep regular appointments to keep it looking good. When I got it cut I pre-scheduled an appointment for a trim and to my surprise to get highlights. I’ve never been one to really get professional color. I still have a box of red home hair dye in my bathroom from my days of doing it on my own. I’d get bored of my dishwater reddish blonde hair and just dye it red. I never went fire engine red but I did get the whole spectrum of red. Anything from strawberry blonde to auburn on a whim when my college girl friends thought I needed a darker look for winter. But I never thought to pay someone to color my hair.
Then for our wedding I wanted to look gorgeous so Hunni and I budgeted for me to get my short hair done at a real salon. I was happy floaty in love and when I went in for my trial the stylist convinced me to brighten up my color with a few highlights around my crown. I would have agreed to anything because I wanted to look as beautiful as possible for my soon-to-be-husband. It turned out great.
I looked great and as my hair grew out over the next year people kept complimenting me on the highlights. The stylist had done such a good job that they blended into my hair as it grew…for uh 18 months. Worth every penny of that wedding money if I do say so myself.
So in keeping with my goals for 2010 I’m pampering myself. I got a regular hair cut to keep up the style I’ve grown to love and following the guidance of my new and wonderful stylist and got some high and lowlights. I’m hoping these will grow out just as nice.
But I love the idea of taking care of myself not just physically with fitness and kicking my own A$$ at the gym but I’m making the most of it by taking care of the way I look on the outside. Hanging out with Sarah gives me more reasons to wear the cute clothes I have
and makes me enjoy getting dressed up in more than just uniform
running tights and technical gear
or PJ’s. Although they are comfortable.
I want to start looking more like the after of What Not to Wear and not as much like the secret footage. I sometime worry that someone is going to do “market research” to ask me what I think my style is when I run out to the store in my workout gear. Must remember to wear real clothes.
Darnit I worked hard to look good so I might as well dress like I do. I have great clothes from before I isolated myself so hopeful with my new hairdo I’ll start putting more effort into dressing decent on a regular basis.
Oh and I loved the opening ceremonies of the Olympics…so pretty. I love that I have a great thing watch at the gym these next few weeks while I’m kicking my own but as my own personal trainer. Saying a prayer for the Georgian luger’s family.
EDIT: I watched the first part with all the dancing and it was beautiful and diverse but was still missing the pomp of the chinese drummers. I changed over to Criminal Minds at 11. What can I say I am addicted to that show and more interested in the sports like curling 🙂
Did you watch the opening ceremonies? Do you like the Olympics?