Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The hair has left the building...for locks of love

Since Bella was born, I've been growing out my hair in an attempt to make a donation to Locks of Love, a non profit organization that makes wigs for childhood cancer patients (their website is here).  Hair has to be 10 inches long at it's greatest length (though they can sell hair that is shorter) and it can be dyed darker than its natural shade, but not bleached lighter.

So it took me about 6 months to grow out the hair that was highlighted, then another two and a half to get enough length. Getting my hair cut (finally!) was on my list of 'Things to do before the BIG MOVE.'

I got my hair trimmed every 3-6 months to keep the ends nice and healthy.  And I was determined to make the big leap with my trusty hairstylist, Mallory, at Coiffurium in Providence (their website is here).  Not just because I trust her, but because the length was driving me crazy.  So without further ado, here is the before:

Can you tell how nervous I was?  I was totally freaking out.  Check out my knuckles on the side of the chair.  You'd think I was going to be executed.

Making the measurement to see if I was going to be bald or not.

There it goes...the big cut!

The ponytail gets sent off to Locks of Love.

The final smoothed cut.  I like a little bit of a tousled look, but this nice smooth bob was nice too.  I was going for Dianna Agron's cut from Glee, I just don't know if I have enough any stylists to make it happen. I jut cut Bella's hair too.  With my cut, we became the bobsy twins:

So that's it...3 years of work growing hair ends in a matter of minutes.  Like it?


  1. Jessi-Your hair looks great! I am doing the same thing (including having to grow out the highlights) and am so ready for a chop! Congrats on a cute cut and a beautiful family!

  2. I think the new haircut makes you look younger! And what a great cause!

  3. I like it! And it's not crazy short. I've been thinking about doing the same thing. I just need to see how much hair I have once I get rid of the dead ends.