My hair had gotten very long this past year. It’s the longest it’s been since I was a kid. And, while long hair can definitely be beautiful, it’s 1) hard to manage and hurts to brush through, and 2) it just gets to a certain point where it stops being beautiful and starts looking frumpy.
So, on the first day of this month, before leaving for the States, I got a haircut. Tobias was a dear and made the appointment for me, requesting someone who is “fit” (or proficient) in English, so I could better explain what type of haircut I wanted without having to know all of the necessary German vocabulary. (It made the process a lot less scary!)
When I got there, a really friendly, hippyish blonde woman with super-short bangs welcomed me. I spoke mostly German and was quite proud of myself. She was patient with me as I tried to describe what I wanted to do, and thankfully she understood the words I wasn’t able to translate into German.
It was a very successful experience! I ended up with a great haircut for 35€, and I even had fun chatting in German with the hairdresser. It felt great. (Not to mention the fact that I love, love, LOVE getting my hair shampooed at the salon…it’s like a massage!) And, most importantly, I love my new haircut!
Since it was so long, I also wanted to donate my long hair to Pantene Pro-V Beautiful Lengths to go toward making wigs for cancer patients. I’m really glad I was able to do this, since I’m not sure if I’ll ever let my hair get that long again!
So of course I have pictures. (After all, I had my very own personal professional photographer on hand to take before and after pictures! ;))
I love it! I haven’t had bangs since I was really young. I always had those big, thick, straight bangs when I was a kid. And then once in the 10th grade I had really [ugly] wispy bangs. But now they’re a lot more modern and grown-up style bangs, and very flirty. It’s nice for a change. It was most definitely time. And it’s so much better to have short hair in the summer!