Thursday, February 19, 2009

Hair Dilemmas

Our Ward had a Valentine's Day Dinner and Dance on Saturday night. We decided to actually go this year. Our friends appointed themselves the unofficial ward photographers and went around taking pictures of each couple. She sent out the Kodak slideshow yesterday. Let's just say that now my new plans for this Saturday include getting my hair cut into something resembling a style. I'm generally anti-bangs - having had bad experiences viewing photos of myself from the late eighties and early nineties sporting the look my dad refers to as B.U.B.s (Big Utah Bangs). Still, since my forehead in the photo from Saturday night appears to be roughly half the size of my head, I've decided something must be done. I found a lovely picture of Jennifer Garner looking radiant in nice side-swept bangs and long layers. We all know that any attempt by a salon to match a picture ends up with you looking in the mirror and down at the picture you brought saying to yourself over and over again "What picture was SHE looking at?". But desperate times call for desperate measures, as they say. I will post the results this weekend (if I actually go through with it. If you have any encouragement for me, please leave a comment).

Here is the picture that started it all:

4 comments:

Amanda said...

Side bangs to me always mean bobby pins because I realize that hair touching my face is the worst torture on earth.
But I am excited to see it. I really love bangs on other people. In fact I was getting my hair colored yesterday and was looking through one of those hairdo books and almost got wooed by the bang myself. I stayed strong.
I do think we need you to post a before picture.

Rachel said...

I'll never go back to no-bangs again. I too have a very large forehead and it has made all the difference having a bang there to shield it from poor unsuspecting on-lookers.

I think you'll look great with it. And the layers. And I agree with Amanda, we need a "before".

Mendy said...

I went for the side-swept bangs about a year ago and quite like them--most of the time. Of course, I don't have a lovely widow's peak like you do. I think your hair always looks lovely off your forehead because of your widow's peak.

Amanda said...

I've been checking back to see if we have the new updated do?? Can't wait to see it.