I did something drastic over the Labor Day weekend.
I cut all of my hair off.
No more ponytails.
No more hairdryer or flat iron.
Yep, it’s that short now.
I had been toying with the idea for months and months – so much so that the Spectathlete was pretty sick of the conversation and was begging me to do it already. But this wasn’t a hasty decision. I did my research; collected pictures of people with super cute short hairstyles; and I found a stylist who specializes in short cuts.
On Saturday morning – armed with a vanilla latte and all the courage I could muster, I walked into the salon and said, “let’s do this!”
Here’s the before picture:
I am in love with this hair cut! It takes me about 30 minutes to get ready in the morning because the only thing I have to do with my hair is towel dry and rub a little product in it. Considering it used to take me more than 30 minutes just to blow dry and flat iron my incredibly thick hair, this is most definitely a huge plus. And with all of this extra time in the morning, there should be no excuses for not getting my workouts done – bonus points!
But, this hair cut wasn’t just for me. I’m donating my hair to Beautiful Lengths, so that a wig can be made for a woman battling cancer. Beautiful Lengths is a partnership between Pantene and the American Cancer Society that started in 2006. Since that time, Pantene has donated over 24,000 real-hair wigs to the American Cancer Society. It’s a great cause, and one that I am very proud to support.