Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sometimes A Little is Enough

When it came down to it, I couldn't make the big jump. The appeal of the ponytail and my husband's happiness won out and I went with a more modest trim.

BUT.

I got bangs. I have a love/hate relationship with bangs. I have a tall forehead. Really, it's a five- or six-head. So bangs go a long way towards minimizing that wall of skin. However I have a rather pronounced cowlick and the straightest hair you can possibly imagine, so my bangs stubbornly go in the direction they want to go, which is most generally NOT the direction I want them to. Only a major smackdown gets them in line. So we'll see how long this lasts. And how often I clip them to the side.

But for now, I'm pretty happy with it.


































This is the only shot that even comes close to showing the gradations of color of the highlights and of course I am making a doofy face and Sophie is out of focus. She is a perpetual motion machine, that kid. The few shots we do catch of her perfectly in focus are rare and precious. Eh, this will have to do.

29 comments:

  1. Beautiful!! I love the highlights and your lipstick color!

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  2. You are lovey. The hair is lovely. The BEAN is lovelier yet. HE is a lucky man.

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  3. LOVE IT!

    I do the same thing. And always fall back to my super savy short do. I think you look fabulous!

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  4. I love it!!!

    The colour is fantastic, you look beautiful, and the kid's quite cute too :)

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  5. Cara..I saw your hair LIVE this afternoon and it looks fantastic! Had fun spending time with Sophie.
    MamMom

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  6. Nice cut and color! I love the lighting in your pics as well. Great cut! Love those bangs!

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  7. Love it! You look great in bangs!!! Sophie must feel so cool that Mama has a similar look to her...I know I would!

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  8. Absolutely beautiful! I love the picture of you and Sophie!

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  9. I LOVE it. Love the color, love the cut, love you.

    Such sass.

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  10. It looks great!

    I always have a hard time with hairstyles too!

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  11. Lovely, lovely, lovely. The bangs suit you, and I real dig the highlights. Bean looks cute as ever too!

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  12. The highlights look great, the bangs are fabulous, and you and Sophie look more alike than ever!

    Win, win and win (esp if your hubby is happy, too).

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  13. It's so cute! I love the bangs and the color. And yes, that cut makes the two of you look more alike.

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  14. It's very flattering! And the color is gorgeous.

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  15. Love it love it love it!!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. You look so beautiful - LOVE IT!!!! Great pictures!

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  17. I LOVE it! It looks awesome and totally makes you one HOT mama!

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  18. You look fab! Love the bangs, love the highlights.

    That's one thing I've never had done... highlights. Heck, I've never had my hair colored professionally! I just buy whatever is on sale, LOL.

    I'm actually thinking about growing my hair out... and growing the bangs out, too. We'll see.

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  19. I DO like the picture of you too together...very realistic!

    Love the new color(s)!

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  20. It looks fantastic!!!!!!! I love the dark with the highlights. It's sleek, chic, and very unique! I am just trying to make it rhyme. You are gorgeous anyway. This cut just enhances your gorgeousness.

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  21. Oh, oh, oh, lovely! (I'm sitting here coveting your highlights.) =>

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  22. You look marvelous!! Got a twinkle of happiness and love in your eyes. And the hair looks great.

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  23. These are great pictures! You look sooo lovely. I just got bangs myself... I love them, but they're definitely more maintenance. I did NOT get colouring, but when I do, I hope it ends up looking as good as yours!

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  24. Looks good! The highlights are great!
    I have been thinking bangs too...but I always lose my conviction when I sit in the chair...

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  25. would you believe me if I told you, you look gorgeous? well, either way, you do.

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