Friday, August 07, 2009

Something New

Jo 8709a

Notice it yet?

Back of hair 8709

How about now?

Andrew's pic of Jo 8709

Last chance!

I went in to get my hair cut today and the hairdresser offered to blow out my hair - to make it straight. I've never had anyone do that (I mean, I think I have a picture from university when Tara actually ironed my hair with a clothes iron), so I agreed to be her test subject. It's too bad I didn't get a picture of the between steps, because she completely blow dried it without product before she used the hot iron and I had the biggest, poofiest hair you could imagine. Apparently my hair isn't easy to straighten - for all of it being voluminous and curly, it's actually very fine and fly-away. Had it been coarser it would have been a quicker progress.

Jo 8709d

My husband is quite enchanted - says I can do this again whenever I like. I just may take him up on that offer.

(And yes, for the record, no make up was worn in these pictures. And I am 36 years old and feeling pretty good about myself today.)

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jo, Beautiful photos!!! Your skin is gorgeous :)

Michelle
mapstangelo from Ovuland

Trillian42 said...

Wow! It looks so different, but really cute!

And DAMN am I envious of your skin! I hope Willow is lucky enough to have inherited those genes.

kemtee said...

OMG.

For all it's a lot of work, and as envious as I am of your curls, I have to say -- you look hot. Seriously. It's a great look for you.

Bezzie said...

I think I like it better curly! It looks good straight, but it's not Jo you know? But it's fun to dabble I guess. I've heard those blowouts can be expensive. Can you imagine doing them all the time? Aye!

Zonda said...

Ooh I think you look awesome!! Love the hair. I too am envious of your curls though ;)

mom said...

I LIKE MY CURLY HAIRED DAUGHTER.....
lOVE & HUGS

Anonymous said...

Jo I LOVE IT!!!! But I love you just the way you are!! I totally know the feeling of it being straight, you feel like someone new!! You are beautiful!! love Jaimes

cpurl17 said...

It looks great! So now you have two great looks---straight or curly!

Discoknits said...

Great hair Jo. Definitely do it every once in a while. The damage done by too many hot appliances doesn't bare thinking about!

tara said...

It looks great. Did I really iron your hair in college? How long did it last?

Beverly said...

Gorgeous hair (though I still envy your curls)!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

You look gorgeous Jo!! So pretty!!!

Suna said...

My hair is much like yours--curly yet fine. I like making it straight occasionally, but, really, natural curls really look great. Straight is fun for a change of course!

Penny Karma said...

I LOVE IT!!! It looks fantastic.

You're so lucky you can do both, because I covet your curls too.

freshisle said...

Gorgeous either way, but I do love those curls.

Batty said...

Wow!

Of course, my hair is naturally stick-straight (kinda looks like yours straightened out, actually, only darker), and I've always wanted it curly. But you do look great with straight hair.