Wednesday, April 9, 2014

(Hair) Style Wednesday



They, whoever "they" are, claim that a change is as good as a rest.

I tend to agree, but if I am honest, it is only because I have the attention span of a small hummingbird and so change is always welcome Chez Wendy.


I have been mulling over a haircut for several months now and took the plunge yesterday.

My inspiration?

Ines and her daughter Nine, because I find in life it is always a great idea to compare oneself to a cultural icon of fashion and her equally fashionable daughter.






Ah, but never mind, I have broad shoulders (I actually do!) so threw caution to the wind:




I still need to grow out some layers on top, but we are getting there.  My wonderful artiste, Sue, made the front longer and the back shorter to give it more interest and more bounce.




Then I threw on the wellies and went to coffee with my good friend Ger!



It was a shock in the shower when I didn't have all that hair to wash!  My hair is very fine, but there is actually quite a lot of it and it still took well over an hour to an hour and a half to dry naturally.

This will be a fun cut for awhile and I look forward to the layers growing out and being mistaken for Ines' sister...

Have a happy Wednesday and stay safe out there!

xoxo Wendy







61 comments:

  1. Rally suits you! It frames your face and make you look younger not that it is necessarily the aim mind you! But it is fresh for sure. I would love to cut a bob but my hair then just out all angles and I don't style my hair. But I feel you may get a further zest thanks to the cut :)

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  2. I like it Wendy; very nice!

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  3. I see you are preparing for your book jacket photo. Very sophisticated yet whimsical...love it. Hoping warm days are coming your way. Much love.

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  4. good lord i hope that thing on the floor is not what it looks like.

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    1. You are safe anon - a balled-up Kleenex! I put it in the garbage right after I saw this photo!

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  5. Love it! I am pretty resistant to drastic hair cut change but love the lift of a new cut.

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    1. I hear you! Had been at least 5 or 6 years since last big hair cut!

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  6. Love,love your new haircut!
    I like the updated bob on you.

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  7. Love your new hair style - it's perfect for spring! Your skin is positively glowing in the photos!!

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  8. Ah, HAIR! Paula and I can talk about hairstyles simply for ever! My wonderful hair stylist has retired and I'm at a loss without her so now I'm growing my short cut out. (Quite what into I don't yet know.) Despair even got me to put it in some rollers, something I haven't done since the '50's - the result gave my elder daughter a bit of a fright.
    Your hair looks shiny bouncy - very nice!

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    1. Thanks! You know, sometimes I look wistfully at the rollers in the cupboard. My hair is naturally curly, but I do love a roller!

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  9. I love the opera-length necklace with your outfit, it's very pretty. You are ready for summer with your new cut and ready for the spring thaw in your splashy green wellies. I had my hair short once and I loved it but husband likes it long, which means I wear it up 75% of the time.

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    1. xoxo - I do think that a lot of men like longer hair (mine included), but I was ready for a change!

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  10. Very pretty! My hair is fine too; my Crystal gives my something called Bamboo Oil to heft it ( not an oil, I don;t think). Fun to have a change!

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    1. I think I'll look good when we tromp about this summer Lane!

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  11. What a great haircut! I love it. Really suits you and perfect for spring.

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  12. Hi Wendy, your new hair style is lovely, very chic! I also got my hair cut recently - my inspiration photo was of Princess Charlene of Monaco! My hair isn't quite as short, but I may go shorter next time.

    By the way, I bought the Nars tinted moisturizer and concealer and like them very much, so thanks for the recommendation!

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    1. I love Princess Charlene's hair! Glad you liked the Nars! I will have to place an order there soon!

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  13. This length looks great on you. I love it! And can we talk about your outfit? It's so perfect. Where did you get that lace skirt? And is that a JCrew vneck?

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    1. Well thanks for not asking is the lone balled-up Kleenex was a sanitary product, like anon above! Sheesh!

      The vneck I bought a few months ago - is the lightweight merino in beechwood, which will be wonderful till the end of May I should think! The lace skirt, is cotton - and wait for it - Joe Fresh! I saw it at the supermarket weeks ago and paid $40 for it. I've seen similar one's downtown nowhere near as nice! Go figure!!!!

      Thanks for the kind words on the haircut!

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    2. oh and ps, I would probably only ever say the first remark to you as I know you will be laughing!

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    3. I agree with Dani, you look stunning and I must know about the skirt! You look radiant!

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    4. Ab - you can see it on the Joe Fresh website here:

      https://www.joefresh.com/Categories/Women/Dresses/Crochet-Skirt/p/WS14SK2806_100

      I got so many compliments ALL day long about this skirt (first time I've worn it). thanks for the kind words about the hair!

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  14. Cool hair cut! It really does suit you, and I adore those wellies!

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    1. Thanks Ruth! I have also been admiring your hair from afar...

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  15. The hair cut is super flattering to your face. The outfit is great too.

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  16. You and your hair look fantastic. It is impossible to tell that you are growing out layers. It is a blessing to have such good hair. My thin, fine and straight hair require a daily regime of mousses and hot rollers just to be presentable. It would be such a treat to wash and go and also save so much suitcase space when packing! Will you keep any bangs?

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    1. Thanks teacups! I will likely keep a longer bang, but we'll see. I still seem to take a lot of hair stuff with me!

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  17. Adorable, Wendy! Looks like you're gonna have Spring, weather or not.

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  18. I love your new hair ! Beautiful for Spring :-)
    Xoxo

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  19. Well you know I love it!

    Do you wear wellies in the snow? Are your feet not freezing?

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    1. Tabs - at this point in the spring, I am willing to have cold feet if it means no winter boots! But actually, was contemplating getting a pair of the liner socks for them!

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  20. It's lovely Wendy! I like it a bit shorter, it does look quite Ines like. I'd love shorter hair, but mine just goes triangular, wavy and generally does not look good! xx

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    1. Hi Heidi - thanks so much! My hair looks horrid first thing every day - stands straight up at all angle! But my hairdresser really does understand curly hair and she has made a big difference in my life! I'd had longer for the past decade so I thought I would try this. I may go long again in my sixties - I have an obsession with long silver hair!

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  21. Great haircut Wendy, I love it. I admire how ell you deal with your curls, after 40 years, i am still dreaming of straight hair!

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    1. thanks Steph! I love my curls, but a lot of it was finding the right product!

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  22. Late to the gushfest, I love your new haircut. Really suits your face. Your look is perfect, top to bottom. You look radiant and Ines can just take a hike.

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  23. I love the new cut! Suits you very well. It's just the right length and the back is a little sassy! Did you see my post on your Garden Dress??

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    1. I missed it Audrey? The J crew ones? thanks for the kind words on the hair!

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    2. No a Tory one...straight from your Garden, in this post here.

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  24. Fresh and fun looking on you. Of course with your color and curl, it's probably hard to go wrong. My poker straight hair is just so boring! Hope spring gets to you before your toes freeze off. xox

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    1. It's plus 12 today! Lovely on street, chilly near snow banks!

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  25. LOVE IT!!! You look fab!

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