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How often do you go to a hairdresser?  Once a month?  Well get this, it’s been almost 2 years since I’ve bothered. I am so totally lazy about my hair.  I just do my own colour’s at home and (gasp) cut it too. While it’s nice to  save oodles of money, all women get bored with their hairdo now and again.

Michelles New DoStunning!! Right?

About once every 5 or 6 years, I THINK I should do something new, change it up, be brave.   Then, I hate it and just go back to the usual, long, straight and boring easy.

Since we’re  going to get our passports renewed in the next bit, I started to think about my hair. Does that happen to you?   Did you know there are websites that let you try different styles?  You just click-click-click instead of chop-chop-chop.  You simply upload a head shot and ‘Bob’s-your-uncle’.

Boomdee head-shot goes in……….

Little ol' me

Blonde bomb-shell comes out !

Blonde Bomdee

So, I wasn’t entirely convinced that the ‘country-music-singer’ look was working for me. Hey, wait a southern pickin’ minute, am I related to ‘The Judd’s’ ? 😀  “Mama I’m crazy…..”  Crazy about my sweet friend Alys,  a stunning red-head with blue eyes. We really do seem to have a lot in common. Sometimes we’re so similar it’s like we were separated at birth…….mmmm, I wonder?

Red hair?

I don’t know, maybe I should just save my money and maintain the status quo.  When it comes to hairdressers, my mantra is, “nobody moves, nobody gets hurt”.   Oh man, decisions decisions.

Brunette?

What do you do when you feel like

you need a change?

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56 responses »

  1. Lucky for me, once! My Mum has always been hairdresser which means cheap do’s all these years! Although she did like to cut a little more off than requested (like all hairdressers when they see lomg for) so I treat myself to a dye and cut at my Aunt’s salon 🙂

    • Really, that’s pretty awesome! You are lucky for all the freebies because it really is pricey. I don’t know anybody who’s a hairdresser 😦 Gee, thinking about it, I’m not sure I could go to a friend. It might be too tricky if you didn’t like how it turned out.

    • You know, I’m a really amazed at how many people do. I don’t know if it’s just WordPress types cause we’re so darn creative, but almost everyone commenting here does the same. I might have to throw a hair stylist a bone soon though to get er done right. I think I’m overdue. LOL

    • Hi Clowie, I know how she feels. Although I once had a haircut from the cutest young lady from Nigeria. She was the cheeriest most effervescent girl, just adorable. So there are some exceptions but man they are hard to find. My pet-peeve is the trendy music they play really really loud…..oh man, I’m officially an old lady…LOL “these kids and their darn hip hop” 😀

    • Isn’t it funny when you finally get to the hairdresser and they have that “what happened here” look on their face? One of my friends here, the lovely PJ from the UK says she blames fairies. 🙂 I’m actually very surprised at how many gals do their own hair, and it looks great too by the way. Hairdressers should lower their pricing, they’re missing a whole bunch of opportunity. Thanks for visiting Laurie!

  2. Oh my goodness!!! Mwaaaaaaaaa…to infinity. You are the sweetest, ever!

    I think you’re perfect the way you are. You also have one of those faces that looks great with multiple hairstyles. Lucky you!

    I’m with you on the ease and simplicity though. I don’t even dry my hair. I wash, brush, maybe put in a little product and I’m off for the day.

    Boomdee, you are such a dear. Clearly everyone following you agrees. ♥♥♥

    • Mwwaaaaa back! I thought it was fun to have blue eyes for the cover shoot. I currently blow dry and quick flat iron with some Aveda smoothing stuff…….you’re hair do is the cutest. Love the natural waves…you lucky girl.

      I really do need to find a hairdresser though, I might be getting too long in the tooth to pull off long and straight for too much longer…don’t want to look like one of those middle aged women who need to look like their 25 year old daughters.

      Thanks for all those hearts…..mmmmmm feel the love, be the love xoK

      • Awww. You are the cutest.

        Glenn Sweet has been cutting my hair since I was 26 years old. He now cuts Mike’s hair, my sister’s hair, and both boys. I’ve referred several friends as well. Glenn also did my wedding makeup and hair, and the makeup, hair and photography for my 50th birdthday. I’m pretty lucky.

        When my hair was very long, I also went long periods in between haircuts. I find with layers and bangs, I can’t go long without a “clean up.” I don’t color my hair (yet) so I’m lucky in that regard. My mom’s hair didn’t grey until her late sixties. I’m hoping to follow suit.

        I’ve thought the exact same thing you did about long hair, post 40s. I’ve since decided it depends on the face and the personality. You look so youthful with your style. It suits you beautifully.

      • There you go making me feel like a million bucks again 😀 You’re a dream.

        I have been colouring my hair off & on since high school and once or twice before that we tried hi-lights with terrible results. I actually found a grey EYELASH yesterday….fabulous. I have no idea how grey my hair would be without a colour..but it’s there.

        I don’t think I know anyone who doesn’t colour their hair, you are very lucky. Your hair is a great colour too, no need to change.

      • I’m honest. I thought you were in your thirties when I first started following your blog. I wouldn’t have guessed your age if you hadn’t told me. You’ve aged beautifully. Lucky girl.

        I have white eyebrows here and there. It’s just wrong.

      • You say the nicest things xo, smoke and mirrors Alys. Wait till we are in the glaring sunlight of your garden….LOL Oh and I never go without makeup anymore…yikes! add 10 years there.

  3. I am SO RELIEVED to find out that I’m not the only one who doesn’t frequent the hairdresser!! My joke is that I go once every three years whether I need it or not. My hair is super frizzy so I have to roll it on hot curlers after I wash it. When it gets too long for me to reach high enough to wind it around the curler, then I know i have to get it cut. 90% of the time I wear it in my unintentional trademark snood, or else up on my head in one of those plastic claw thingies. Basically I’m too lazy to ever get a hair cut that I would have to do something with every day. It’s just so much easier to put it up and forget it.

    • Well you look tres chic in your Gravatar photo! So, keep saving the $$, it’s not hurting you one wee bit. I’ve not heard of a snood? Is that something Snooki invented? By the response here, we are in good company. Lots of girls just managing without the experts. If I could find a hairdresser I liked, I might go more often. I’ve not seen the same one more than once.

    • Hi Leilani, and you have beautiful thick hair. Don’t you find hairdressers just chomp at the bit to chop long hair off ? That’s why I just start cutting it myself. It’s hard to find one you like.

  4. I’ve been bleaching my own hair since I was in 8th grade, except for the few times I went crazy and decided to try life as a brunette (not for me), but then, I dyed it myself then too. I’ve also been incredibly bad about getting my hair cut…it’s been awhile. I don’t even remember how long. I’ve been trimming it here and there but I always wear it in a ponytail so perfection isn’t necessary. Plus, I like things random, I figure if my hair is choppy I’ll just work it like a champ. I’m just too lazy to have someone do it. Which I suppose is ironic.

    • I remember in 8th or 9th grade we all went to someones house at lunch and shared a box of ‘Quite Touch’, LOL It was anything but ‘Quite’. What was suppose to be sun kissed hi-lites turned into orange streaks on all of us,,,,,good times, good times.
      Admittedly, these things are easier to put off when your young and cute…it really doesn’t matter what you do to your hair. Pink…still cute…..Aqua blue, yep still cute. Chopped by friend in smoke filled room…yep still cute.

      • Haha I always think I could still rock the pink, but all of a sudden I’ve started worrying about one of “those” ladies who don’t realize how silly they look that I always giggle at.

  5. Ooh… you look good as a red head! I rarely go to the hairdressers either – probably twice a year but I do enjoy having a good chop! I tell my hairdresser that the fairies cut my hair in between visits but I’m not sure that she believes me 🙂

    • The fairies…LOL. I don’t know why they wouldn’t buy into that…giggle. I had my hair all layered and pretty short for a trip to Europe 4 years ago…it always looks good at the beginning of the day after a careful blow out, strategic placement of product followed by a curling iron…..but then it’d get all nasty by evening. I wore a hat most days because I’d rather sleep the extra .5 hour, LOL. It might be funny to try the red head thing…except I wouldn’t have those blue peepers…I’ll just get a big pair of sunglasses and no one will know. Hugs to the kitties..thanks PJ x

  6. I’m at the same place right now. As we age, it takes more nutrition to keep up the long hair. I tend to lose a lot and It’s everywhere. I did the short, permed, not quite gray look but it’s expensive to keep up, I like the long hair on your face shape. I must pull mine back into clips. It annoys me. These days, I’m just going for cheap. When I can, I’ll drive (ride) the hour to my nieces for a trim. She needs the money and I get a visit to boot. I was once, many moons ago, a hairdresser who tried everything with my hair. My small pension now determines my do. Have fun with it while you can.

    • Thank you Marlene, I have a round face so it kinda does help. Oh yes, the hair everywhere thing. I’ve noticed a great deal of that too. What I’ve done is to take extra Calcium, D and Biotin and drink lots & lots of water. I think that helps…but I’m no Dr. The water helps to alleviate dry skin too and your scalp is just an extension of your face…..there’s no moisture up north here for months, especially with the central heating blasting away.
      It’s tough on a strict budget, I’m glad your niece can help there. I find it hard to justify paying someone $35 to cut a straight line across the bottom, especially when men can get a whole haircut for $20. The last time I went to the hairdresser, I got a cut and maybe 8 strips of low-lights and it was $150.00…that’s too steep, whether you’re on a budget or not.

    • Well that’s darn nice of you LB, thanks for that nice message 😀 but that picture was blown up so much you can’t see all the dang wrinkles…LOL I bought one of those magnifying mirrors over the summer, it makes everything 13x bigger…good gosh that’s frightening.

  7. Do it, do it! Go for a change! I cut more than 5-6 inches off of my hair and had it layered too and I love it now! So much more easily manageable. I liked the pic of you with the red hair and curls, you look good as a red head! If I were you, I would make the change, whether it be a cut or color or both, every now and then we all need a good change!

    • You’re so brave! 5 – 6 inches??? WOW. I think I like the red head thing too. You can always change that right? I don’t ever use a curling iron…too bothersome, but the color thing is easy! Thanks for popping in my dear! 🙂

      • Do you use a straight iron on your hair now? A straight iron makes your hair feel sooooo good and ultra shiny! It takes out all of the fluff out of your hair. My hair is naturally curly so when I use the straight iron on it, it looks amazing! All of the blow dryer fluff is gone after using the straight iron. Yes, I was brave to cut that much off my hair, but I love it shorter now so much!

      • I do use a straight iron, it’s very very quick since my hair is naturally poker straight and doesn’t hold a curl at all. I mostly use it to flatten frizz. Natural curly would be very versatile…you can go straight or curly…awesome.

  8. I keep my daughter in a very short bob. It works great. My hair is too long for my age–I was looking at some Appalachian pictures of these sixty something ladies in their straight long hair (I’m not that old!) and I said sheesh–time to do some serious surgery. Mostly I don’t think about it when I should. Great post!

    • Hi Kristen, I agree it’s hard to know when you should adopt a shorter hairstyle. I was having brunch with a friend when a bunch of gals came in together. All six of them had the exact same hairdo, short, permed, grey. I wondered if they wore it that way for ease or just to conform. Guys probably don’t even think about it, lucky them. Thanks for your message, enjoy the weekend!

  9. I’m with you on the “too lazy” to bother with it bit, although I’m not clever enough to cut my own, so I do have to go but I really do push the limits on it and generally get a few swear words from the hairdresser when I get there 🙂
    These programs are fantastic. What a cool way to decide if somethings going to suit you.

    • Thanks for your message and yah, easy as pie. You can do your makeup there too…I can’t seem to figure out how to erase my own hair so I could try shorter styles. I guess I should take a head shot with a ponytail…next time. 🙂

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