Wednesday, November 7, 2007

taking a risk


Thanks to everyone for their input and ideas on my post about my hair last week. I was hoping for more of a landslide victory one way or another, but as it turns out it was pretty much split down the middle on weather I should grow my hair out or cut it shorter again.

I have decided to try and grow it out a bit. I figure if I don't like it, I can always cut it. But if I cut it and then change my mind...too late! And to help me in the process of getting through that 'awkward stage' of growing it out, I figured I'd do something d-i-f-f-e-r-e-n-t to spice things up a bit.

Here is my before picture -- taken last night. And below is what I look like RIGHT NOW..........................







Wild, hey? I'm still a bit shocked by the change, but at the same time it feels great to just do something different for a change. I took a R-I-S-K and it makes me feel good.

Let me know what you think! Don't be afraid to be honest (as long as you're still being nice!)

24 comments:

andrea said...

i absolutely love it!!!! it totally suits you! perfect for fall. it really looks good on you!! you are one hot and sexy chick. you always were but now, wow!!! it's awesome!!!what was Les' reaction?

Tara said...

I think the color looks great! Looks so nice and rich, good choice!

Amanda said...

The color looks amazing. It suits you. Makes me want to do something different with my hair. What was the family's reaction?

Andrea said...

It was darker than what I was expecting it to be, so I was unsure of how Les would feel about it; it's just SO different.

BUT...he walked in the door and instantly loved it! I was expecting him to kinda shrug and say he'd get used to it. But he really likes it (he even has an extra twinkle in his eyes when he looks at me today...hmmm...I'm thinking he's a fan of red-heads!)

Joelle said (as my friend Janice was styling my hair), "I really like your hair, Mommy. I hope Malia likes it."

As for Malia...well, she's been a cranky mess since I got her up from her nap -- so maybe she's still getting over the shock of it!!

The Heppner's said...

Well, I think it looks sexy. And you're right, if you grow it out and don't like it, you can always cut it. Nice move, babe!

Regina said...

WOW, that red is so totally gorgeous on you! I love it. The question is do you love it? Nice choice.
Blessings!

Pam said...

Well, I think it is totally sassy! You look rockin'! Great choice and I am glad that everyone (Les and the girls) liked it too! It is fun to do something different and have a change once in a while. Thanks for sharing!

WorksForMom said...

you are one HOTT (2 t's) MAMA! I love it! And I like your updated profile shot too. Life's short, take some risks, right? Love it.

Sheldon said...

Excuse me... you shoot down my purple idea and still go with a color change... I'm hurt.

Lookin' good.

Sharon said...

Now once I was that color but not by choice. Maybe that sounded bad. Lets just say when you go to the store to buy a medium brown you expect it to come out brown. But when some prankster switches the color in the box and you come out red--that's not funny. And no my husband did not like it nor did he like the crazy woman he came home to.
But...dahlin you loooooook marrrrr.ve.lous!
And I like that you are going to grow it out because that is what I voted for. So yeha--I finally won something. ;)

Pamela said...

Love it!! The colour is perfect and really looks good on you!

Ruth said...

YOU LOOK AMAZING!! I TOTALLY LOVE IT!

Gloria said...

Red heads are beautiful!

Good choice.

Melanie said...

I LOVE it!! And you're right about the length- grow it out and if you don't like it you can always cut it. But, I LOVE how it looks right now.

Kristen said...

Well I think it looks great! Real good color for you. Change is always good. I got 10 inches cut off of my hair back in May--it was a huge change but I needed a change. Think I'll let it grow back again.

In answer to your question on my blog; I have a 10 year old step-son who I refer to as Anakin on my blog. Life isn't too fun with him as of late.

Kellan said...

My sister changed to this color a few years ago and I loved it on her and I love it on you - so Sharon Osborne and in a very good way. Keep it! See ya.

Common Mom said...

LOVE the color - it looks awesome on you! Goes great with your skin tone . . . and I like the style, too - sassy :-)

Rebecca said...

Your hair looks awesome! {Long hair won - w00t!) ;) I really like the color, I did a similar color 7 years ago (wow I can't believe it's been that long) and it was so fun. I think you've got a complexion that looks good in just about any color.

Regina said...

hey there, you have been tagged!
Blessings!

Louise said...

I REALLY REALLY LIKE IT!!!
You look awesome!! Great choice!!

TammyIsBlessed said...

I love it!

You know I'm a fan of hair changes! Which reminds me that I REALLY need one myself.

Leeann said...

LOVE IT! (can't wait until I have hair to play with!)
It is such a rich, wonderful color!

Jackie said...

Looks great Andrea! I was surprised you took such a plunge!

mama said...

I like the way your hair looks in the blond picture!