Sunday, February 13, 2011

Locks of Love - The Big Chop

I am blogging this morning with almost a foot less hair than I had yesterday...and I'm totally okay with that.

Yesterday afternoon was The Big Chop, so I nervously sat down in my stylists chair, handed her a ponytail holder and measuring tape and took a deep breath. I won't lie, when she handed me the detached ponytail, I had a moment of panic. My hair hadn't been this short since 5th grade...and seeing it now I wondered if I could pull it off. (I'm still not 100% sold that I can...) but then I shook it off remembering that this act wasn't about me. I reminded myself of the whole reason why I was doing this to start with...

Thinking back to my pre-teen and teenage years, I cannot even fathom what it would be like to not have had a full head of hair. My locks have been called my "defining characteristic" and my "reigning glory". (Dramatic, I know.) And there is a child out there who doesn't have that. How could I not use my "gift" of thick, fast growing hair to help them? So, as I stared, still in shock, at that ponytail, I remembered it was so totally worth it.

So, without further ado, I AM going to make this a little about me, and debut my new look...


 The Ponytail


 Ready for my big "reveal" with my best friends

So, I leave you with this...If you have long hair, or think you have the patience to grow it long enough, I really encourage you to do this. It's so rewarding and worth every inch. :)



Stephanie said...

You look awesome!

Photography By Teresa said...

OMG it is so adorable and I think you totally rock it!!!

Karen said...

You look great, girl! I've done it twice and it really is such a simple thing we can do to help people who are dealing with such a hard time in their life without hair. I know it's not easy to say goodbye to! Go Rachel! :)