Thursday, September 13, 2007

Thursday 13: Thirteen Hairstyles I've Worn Thru the Years

13 Hairstyles I've Worn Thru the Years (With Photos and Everything!)

I really should have my head examined for sharing these. It's a testament to my courage and devotion to the Thursday 13 that I'm willing to put myself up for the ridicule that I know will ensue. What can I say? It was the 60's (and the 70's and the 80's...)

According to my mother, I was born with a full head of hair. It's been an uphill battle ever since. Observe:

1.I think I was about five when this photo was taken. (And yes...I know I still have the same face. It just took me forty years to grow into it.)

2. My first communion. Note I'm still showing off that fabulous forehead!

3. The pinnacle of forehead: fifth grade. Hmm...does anyone else see a resemblance to Marcia Brady here?

4. High school graduation. Still flashing the forehead, but at least now I'm not pulling all the hair off my face to accentuate the expanse.

5. Dh calls this my "Robert Plant look." But hey! At least I finally started to hide the movie screen above my eyebrows.

6. My wedding day (21 years ago today!) The very 80's bi-level was in. If you don't know what I'm talking about, rent The Wedding Singer starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore (one of my favorite movies--I wonder why?) Still hiding the forehead behind a mess of curls though.

7. Finally got tired of trying to keep up the blond look and my hairdresser convinced me to bring out the red that was so prevalent in my hair. I struggled with it for years, never sure I didn't look like Lucille Ball stuck in an electrical storm.

8. Ditched the curls and the red for a softer style and a golden blonde. Nice, but too much upkeep with a little one (who is now 16!)

9. The hair compromise. Less body wave, more red. So long as the forehead's not quite so noticeable, I'm a happy camper. In looking at this photo now, I think this is when my thyroid started to go bonkers. Look how little flesh is left in my face: definitely not a healthy look for me.

10. I turned forty and had to cut my hair short. (I think it's the law.) Kept the red to rebel against the whole soccer mom mentality. And look! The forehead's back!

11. Kept the color and updated to a bob. A little longer, only a bit of forehead peeking out. All in all, not a terrible look.

12. Dh has this thing about long hair on a woman. Color's a nice rich red that I love, the forehead's back, but let's face it. That forehead is who I am! Why fight it?

13. In a moment of weakness I let my daughter streak my hair pink.(Remember that little girl sleeping in photo 8? That's her on the right, all growed up!) She keeps asking to do it again, but I think I've done my Good Mommy deed in trusting her the first time.

Okay, I'm ready. Let the laughter begin!

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