Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

In April, 2012, I decided to grow my hair long enough to donate to Locks of Love.  This is in honor of my goddaughter's daughter.  

Katelyn, now 11, is a five-year survivor of two bouts of childhood cancer.  Read about Katelyn's fundraiser for Alex's Lemonade stand here.

Well, fourteen months later, today was the day to get all that hair chopped off.

It has been years, maybe even decades, since my hair was this long.

It was definitely time for it to go!

I know the photographs are a bit frightening, but even Pic Monkey could not improve the way I look!

 Here is my very best impression of Cousin Itt.

You know, the Addams Family.

At Studio M my stylist, Jeri Hunt, measured and deemed the hair long enough and proceeded to divide it into two pigtails.

(As long as I have been going to her, I have never noticed those giant lips!)

 ACCCCK!  Two pigtails whacked right off!

No turning back now.

Then the hair was whisked into an envelope.

As you have noticed I do not wear make-up except for a little blush and Chapstick. After seeing these photos, maybe I should invest in some make-up.  This length is about where I started.  I rather like the short swing of my hair.  It will be a lot easier to wash, dry, and style now.  I did receive a couple of compliments from people and kisses from both Willie and Scout, the dogs.  Of course, Chucks wanted to know if I would be growing it back out.

What is it with men and long hair?

See y'all!

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  1. You are beautiful in both hairstyles- long and short! I guess I prefer short....because of where the hair went! :)

    Congratulations on such a meaningful gesture!

    Love, Joy

  2. My sister is a six-year cancer survivor and my Dad is currently being treated for his second bout with this insidious disease. Bless you for your wonderful contribution to this worthy cause. Love your look with both long and short hair! xo T.

  3. You have such lovely hair! What a great donation! You look great!

  4. What a wonderful thing to do. And you look so cute in your short style. Makeup is highly overrated - you look great without it.

    1. Thanks for the nice compliment. I think make-up is just a pain.

  5. What a lovely story Donna,and lovely cause. Your hair is so beautifully healthy and shiny,as is your skin. Please don't spoil it with makeup,maybe just a little natural tinted moisturiser which I use. I'ts really nice by Nivea. Love the new style.:)

  6. You are just gorgeous Donna and I love your hair both long and short! It looks so shiny and silky and I envy that and the face that it's straight! What a wonderful gesture for you to grow your hair for a great cause!I am in desperate need of a cut and color but it will have to wait a little longer....I did cover my greys at home tonight!

    Blessings, Vicky

  7. What a lovely thing to do...YOU LOOK FABULOUS!!!!!!!

  8. You have gorgeous hair! The new cut is adorable and your donation to Locks of Love was a wonderful tribute to your goddaughter's daughter. I have wondered about that fascination men have for long hair. Maybe it goes way, way back to a time that when a man needed a companion he just grabbed her by the hair and dragged her home! :)

  9. Our granddaughter is a cancer survivor ( she's 6 years old - 2 years free ) how beauitful Donna - on the inside and outside!!!!!!!
    AND I LOVE YOUR NEW DO !!!!!!!!!!
    and Suzan's comment probably has some merit LMHO

  10. Oh my goodness! Your hair was gorgeous! I love your new haircut even more and you are one beautiful lady!!

  11. What a wonderful thing to do Donna! Your long hair looked so silky and healthy and will be put to good use. Your new style looks fabulous!!!

  12. I love your new hairstyle and it looked lovely long too. It looks incredibly healthy actually. Wish I could get my hair that long and shiny at the same time. Such a wonderful thing for you to do.

  13. Super cute Donna! I love it short! And I don't wear much makeup either. I think you're beautiful, and I hope my hair is as beautiful a shade of gray as yours :)

  14. I love the new look and growing your hair for such a great cause is awesome. My hair is the longest it's been right now also. I was thinking of cutting it off. Not long enough for donation though. I don't wear a lot of makeup, just a little base with sun screen and mascara.

  15. Love your blog!New follower, hoping you'll follow back :)

  16. You know I love/want your white hair ( heck I just want hair). You are so sweet to grow your hair for locks of love.The new style is beautiful.

  17. I think it was lovely before, and it is lovely after. What a great cause, good for you! Glad to know your goddaughter's daughter is doing well, may God continue to bless her.

  18. You are such a good person. Congratulations on the new look, I think you look lovely (and I am a fresh, no make-up face person look fantastic the way you are!!).

  19. Hi Donna,

    How very sweet and thoughtful of you to do this! Gotta say, love your new bob; really suits you! And, you don't need any make-up, you look great!


  20. What a great cause Donna. Your long hair is beautiful and I am sure it will be so appreciated. You look beautiful with the new cut and your rosy, clean complexion. You are beautiful inside and out.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  21. you look just lovely with short hair, donna! wishing katelyn continued good health:) bless you both!

  22. Always glad to hear of a cancer survivor! What a wonderful thing you have done. I must say you and your haircut are gorgeous! You have a great hairdresser. Just popped over from The Mellywood Mansion. Have an awesome weekend!

  23. Чудесная прическа и Вы прелестны с ней!Здоровья и удачи Вам!

  24. What a beautiful thing to do in honor of your god daughter. I always find it hard to part with my hair but what a great cause. I think the shorter do suits you.

  25. You are beautiful with the long hair and the short. My grandma always said that beauty is as beauty does. You are so beautiful on the inside and it totally comes though on the outside, too.
    I will say that the short cut makes you look much younger.
    God bless you,
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  26. Donna,
    What a great thing to do and your new style looks terrific too!

  27. Love the haircut. And I don't have any idea what it is that men like about long hair so much. It's not as if I actually LOOK like any of the women you see in the media with long hair - nor do most women - and neither do 95% of the other women in the world! Very nice of you do donate the hair.

  28. Donna! Your hair looks SO cute!! I love it!!

    Melissa @ Shabby Love

  29. What! No kisses from the smock with the lips? :) You are beautiful with no makeup, Donna. I cringe at the sight of my dark circles and spots from years in the sun when I have no makeup on. You are so smart too. Not to have to color your hair or waste time and money on makeup is something I wish I had the strength to do. The new cut suits you and is so stylish! Congrats on reaching your goal and helping out a worthy cause!

  30. Hi Donna, just have to tell ya that your long hair was pretty. But I'm loving your new hair cut. You look fresh, young I love it and I'm sure you do too. Great cut.

  31. Good for you! I've always wanted to donate, but there is not place that I know of around here.


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