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In which my hair was straight

 

I’ve been getting my hair done by the same person for 22 years now so I guess you could say that she’s used to me.  I had a hair appointment yesterday.  Now you may remember that I had a hair appointment about 6 weeks ago that I totally forgot about.  Instead, I received a text from Angie saying, “in which I forgot my hair appointment” so as per usual, we had to reschedule.

 

BUT yesterday, I KNEW for a fact I had a hair appointment.  I had even told Daniel that I wouldn’t be home when he returned from school as I had a 2:00 hair appointment.  So imagine my surprise when I was at the gym at 10:15 and I received the following text.

 

Lynn, are you planning on coming or should I go get coffee?

… or lunch?

 

Yeah, I’m a total screw up

 

So I raced to the hair place and showed up only 20 minutes late.  I asked Angie if it drove her nuts that I always screwed up my appointments and she replied “it’s always exciting having you scheduled because I never know if I’m going to get an unexpected break in my schedule or not” so I assume that she’s ok with it.

 

So I got to my appointment and she turned me into a natural blonde again.  As you might know (see picture below) I have very curly hair.  Angie said to me “some day we should straighten your hair to see what it looks like.”

 

Now I’ve never straightened my hair before.  Well, that’s not completely true.  When I was in my 20’s and lived in New York City, I would occasionally roll my hair on big rollers (pre-straighteners) when I was bored on a rainy Sunday and take pictures.  (See below)

 

At any rate, I have never really had it blown out and straightened but since I thought my appointment was at 2:00 and it was only 12:00 I said “why don’t you go ahead and do it now?  I have time.”

 

And so she did.  It was so bizarre.  I look and felt like a different person.

 

 

Me:                  I think I might join Duran Duran now

Angie:             why?

Me:                  I look like an 80’s punk rocker

Angie:             it looks great

Me:                  I don’t even look like me

Other lady:     it is amazing

Me:                  I don’t even feel like me

Angie:             what do you think?

Me:                  I’ve never had real peoples hair before

Andie:             do you like it?

Me:                  it’s so soft

Angie:             It looks really good

Me:                  now I look like every other blonde around town

Angie:             it will go away when you wash it

Me:                  I’m not even sure if I’m funny anymore

Andie:             I’m sure you’re the same

Me:                  I’m so ordinary now

Angie:             you’ll never be ordinary

Me:                  I think that’s the nicest thing you’ve ever said to me

Angie:             you’re ridiculous

Me:                  am I boring now?

Angie:             you’re the same

Me:                  take a picture so I can send it to my family

And so she did and their replies were “holy shit” and “who are you” and “it looks good but not like my mom”

 

So this morning when I woke up it still looked the same (normally it’s a fro) so I wore it into spinning and people were like “what the fuck?” and nobody could believe how different I looked.

 

It’s funny how one hairdo can change SOOOOOO much.  So today I decided to keep it down just to see the reaction; also to see if my personality is co-dependent on my curls.  Also because it’s so damn soft that I can‘t keep my hands out of my hair.

 

This is a stupid little post but whatever, let’s face it.  It’s a stupid little blog.  I’m just saying …

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31 Comments

  1. Mayor Gia
    February 29, 2012

    Wow, it looks great! I wonder what magical powers the curls hold though, that you have to give up when you have straightened. Maybe it’s not your humor. Maybe it’s your ability to handle alcohol or something. We’ll see….
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    • Lynn
      February 29, 2012

      hmmmm… i wonder if i lost my superpower that day

  2. By Word of Mouth Musings
    February 29, 2012

    Look at you all va va voom … you look Suipah Hawt.
    I mean you look so good that if I was thinking of playing for the other team, you would totally be on my list ;)

    (now you need to find out about the keratin treatment and it will stay like that, all soft and you will be sidetracked by your soft hair all day)
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    • By Word of Mouth Musings
      February 29, 2012

      sad state of affairs when you go to spell a word incorrectly, and then spell it so incorrectly its no longer even a kind of a word
      super/supah … either way, you are gorgeous xxx
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    • Lynn
      February 29, 2012

      not getting the keratin treatment cuz then they’d all be gone

  3. Nicole Schuman
    February 29, 2012

    Your hair transformation are really great! From curls to straight, I love it! :) But for me, those locks really suits you. Thanks for sharing this..
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    • Lynn
      February 29, 2012

      keeping it real…and curly

  4. cprocton
    February 29, 2012

    that is soooo bizarre!

    • Lynn
      February 29, 2012

      i know right?

  5. Toni
    February 29, 2012

    You do look totally different with straight hair, but I think you look happier in your curly hair pics. Is that weird?

    I have super curly hair, too, and I’ve had it straightened, but it never stays straight. Seriously, within a couple of hours, it’s curling all up again. I could never sleep on it and have it still be even a little straight by morning.

    Now I’m just sad.

    • Lynn
      February 29, 2012

      don’t be sad…i had to refix it up the next day too…all gone now though

  6. mara
    February 29, 2012

    I’m a curly girl too, and I love it when I get a blow out. Unfortunately, as soon as I sleep on it, I look like Don King once again. PS You looked like a different person. How did you feel with straight hair? More mature, put together? I know I do. It’s like bag lady gone socialite.

    • Lynn
      February 29, 2012

      i did feel more put together but that was actually weird

  7. Jessie Powell
    February 29, 2012

    It’s adorable … but I’d never give up the curls!!

    • Lynn
      February 29, 2012

      thanks…back to curly hair…it’s just easier

  8. Melanie
    February 29, 2012

    I love it straight. I have naturally wavy hair but mostly wear it straight. When I’m feeling frisky I’ll use a diffuser and wear it curly ’cause it’s pretty cute that way, but it feels weird. So I can understand you feeling weird with straight hair. Hair becomes a part of your identity. I felt it most the time I got a really bad haircut.

    • Lynn
      February 29, 2012

      that’s so funny…i just don’t bother with my hair much…or my attire…or my makeup actually HMMMMMM

  9. Pamela D Hart
    February 29, 2012

    Holy wow batman! It looks really nice. Although I think your curls rock. I wish I had curls. I have super straight hair. And yes it IS so wild how a hairdo can change one’s appearance so dramatically. So there you have it! YOU’RE dramatic! There’s your specialness! Curly or straight, you’ll never be average, like your stylist said, and you’ll always be funny as all get out!
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    • Lynn
      February 29, 2012

      thanks Pam…i’m back to normal now

  10. Miss Annie V.
    February 29, 2012

    Darling, it looks FANTASTIC! And you know what? It did before as well! There’s a lot to be said for trying new things and jumping outside our comfort zones, even if we find ourselves back in there from time to time. You will never be ordinary, “normal” (whatever THAT is :) ) or boring and I love that you wrote this because it was simply on your mind and you weren’t afraid to share that! Coming from a gal who’s hair seems to define her more than the creature under the mop, I salute you for having so much more to offer! xo

    • Lynn
      February 29, 2012

      hahaha…i debated on whether to publish or not but then i thought “why the hell not?”

  11. Julie
    February 29, 2012

    Having been told by my loving sister that I dress like I’m going to a funeral every day (I lean towards neutrals), I am apparently NOT a fashion expert so I won’t comment on either hair style. If you get into Duran duran can you get me an audition to be a back up singer? That would rock! We could tour together!!

    • Lynn
      February 29, 2012

      hahaha…i felt like a punk rocker that day

  12. Renz
    February 29, 2012

    You are so pretty even o your previous hair, but changes is definitely great! I know that you become more great when your new style… Keep it up!

  13. The Anecdotal Baby
    February 29, 2012

    Love it! It looks really great.
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    • Lynn
      February 29, 2012

      thanks you…all gone now

  14. Tricia @SassyPantsMomma
    February 29, 2012

    It does look super gorgeous straight but I can’t even imagine how long it would take every day to look that way! Lucky for you, curly looks good too :)

    • Lynn
      February 29, 2012

      hee!!! it was temporary and did take pretty damn long

  15. Kim
    February 29, 2012

    It does look nice, but curly suits you. I have natural curls and my daughters have long wanted to straighten mine. I can’t even sit still long enough for them to do it, so like I would do it myself?? Nope, way to lazy for that.
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    • Lynn
      February 29, 2012

      I’m sticking with the curls…

  16. Leigh Ann
    March 1, 2012

    Ha! That’s how I feel when my hair is curly — not like myself — even though I stopped straightening it 4 years ago when my twins were born. But whenever I do straighten it, I feel like myself again. Unfortunately I need to embrace the curls because my twins have the same curls, and I don’t want them to hate their hair. You look fab straight or curly!

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