That’s what I told my little sister when she asked me if I could go short in stages. “All or nothing,” I said. “Go big or go home,” she responded.
So, why did I do it? Or, to quote so many people when they see my new do for the first time “What possessed you to do such a thing?” Using the word “possessed” suggests I was not of right mind when I decided that this was going to be my new look. Well, my reasons were plenty. These are just a few.
1. I wanted to lose a few lbs and this seemed the quickest way. 2. I’m in the witness protection program. 3. Fairies Rock. 4. I slept with gum in my mouth and woke up with it stuck in my hair. 5. The Keebler Elves were holding auditions. 6. I was tired of getting confused with Demi Moore and Courtney Cox. 7. I passed out on the couch and woke up to Niamh and Finn standing over me with a pair of scissors each. Their smiles were brief. 8. I wanted to see who my real friends are.
Below are a few snaps of the approach Chloe took to make my dream of looking like the Molly Moon’s Ice Cream Scooper come true.
And the final product after I left the salon, went home to change in to my Scrubs, and before I had to run off to work where friends and coworkers made me sweat because of the crowd that formed around me to gasp and gawk and point at me. Really, I could have used about a week off to get used to it before being seen in public. Its becoming less of a shock to catch my reflection in glass now.
Still, it will be a while before I will be comfortable wearing green again.