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Friday, September 23, 2011
I'm sure I've said this before, but I love to color my hair. It began when I wanted to go blond with all the other girls in my high school freshman class, but I get bored easily, so after I tired of blond I went red, then green--yes, that was an accident by a hair stylist. My hair is accidentally red in the picture here, but I kind of like it.

I found out, however, that since I'm going silver now, I might as well follow that natural change, so my hair stylist really hit the light blond. Yeah, really natural, huh? Then she went on maternity leave. Because I learned the hard way that I should never cut my own hair ever, ever again, I'm actually waiting until she returns before I get a cut, so now it's grown past my shoulders. The other day I was walking down the sidewalk in town and turned to see some young punk hanging out his window gawking at me. He probably wet himself after he saw my fifty-something face, but I was too busy laughing to notice. What is it about men and blond hair? Brother.

Mel is accustomed to my changes, but I knew I'd taken things a little too far one day when I went to meet him for lunch immediately after my stylist appointment, and he walked right past me in his search for me. Didn't even look my way. And I thought I looked pretty good. So I keep trying. Maybe someday I'll catch his attention.

So that's what I like to change a lot, as well as style of glasses, clothes, makeup, as most of you probably already know. But I'd love to know about you. How many colors and styles has your hair been in, say, the past five years? What's your clothing style? How do you dress up for a night on the town? Have you ever thought about making a quick change? Getting a new kind of trim? Cutting your hair short or letting grow out longer than usual? Getting a mohawk or a bowl cut? Have you ever gone to a hair studio where they actually match your bone structure and hair type to the right hair cut?

And speaking of changing hair styles, our Diann wins the award for changes and bravery. Please continue to pray for her.

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Hannah Alexander  
posted at 11:54 PM  
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At 12:39 AM, Blogger Barb said...

For the cut I have now, I researched on the internet what style would complement the shape of my face. Then, when I told the stylist how I wanted my hair cut, she confirmed that it was a good cut for my fine hair.

At 1:52 AM, Blogger Ruthie said...

My hair is so fine and has so many weird growth angles that there is only one way to cut my hair so I've worn it that way for 20 years or more. I still get compliments on a fresh cut so I guess it works for me!

I am pretty set when it comes to clothing, too, but then there is the makeup. Oh my, the money I've spent on the makeup over the years, trying new brands, colors, etc. Now that I'm older I've decided to settle down to one line and stick with what seems to work. I get compliments on how I look, too, when I wear my makeup, so I guess I'm doing something right. And my poor, patient DH isn't shelling out as much money any more! LOL

At 6:13 AM, Blogger Nancy Toback said...

You're looking good with red hair, Cheryl. :) I'm limited to keeping my hair past shoulder length and dark brown,otherwise I look pretty strange. I wouldn't mind experimenting with hair pieces, though. I also want to learn how to apply false lashes. (Can you tell I've been watching too many hours of the Kardashians?) And I promised daughter if I lose weight I'll buy a Mob Wives wardrobe.

At 8:14 AM, Blogger Sandie said...

My husbands likes red hair so through the years I've occasionally colored my brown hair auburn. I can't stand the smell of it though so I finally said enough. I have a good bit of grey in it now.

He also likes long hair. I like really short hair for convenience. So I've gone short, long, medium over the years. Last few years I've kept it about shoulder length. My hair is very fine and thin so pretty much straight. My daughter trims it for me. She, on the other hand, finds a picture of a cut she likes, prints it out, shows it to her husband, and if he likes it she brings it with her when she gets her cut.

For clothes, I go in spurts. Last summer I was all about shorts and shirts and long sleeveless dresses. This summer it's been all about sundresses and no bras.

I used to do makeup, but now I pretty much only use it on special occasions.

At 8:15 AM, Blogger Sandie said...

That should be husband. I only have one thankfully. LOL

At 9:17 AM, Blogger Tracy Ruckman said...

Hey Barb - I did the same thing, and the first time, the stylist cut it exactly right and I loved it. The 2nd time, not so much, the 3rd time right, the 4th time not at all, then we moved and I changed stylists. No one has gotten it right since.


Cheryl - I love the red on you - it looks very natural.

I just recently dyed my hair for the first time in several years. I was so tired of the 80% gray! I'm too young to have that much gray hair. So I chose a "medium golden reddish brown." It came out deep deep auburn. I washed it several times to lighten it, and now, after several weeks, it's about the color I wanted. But now the gray roots are showing again. Sigh.

Night on the town? What's that? I haven't worn makeup in so long I think I've forgotten how to put it on. Hubby likes me natural and since I like it too, I rarely wear the stuff. But as I age, my face seems to need some help, so we'll see...

At 11:38 AM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

Barb, I would so love to have your sense of style. I never could tell what I'd look like by the pictures I see. But I'd love to see a picture of you with your haircut! Are you on Facebook?

Ruthie, until I have the courage to go completely gray, I'm stuck with my experiments. I'd love to see your picture, too!

At 11:42 AM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

Nancy, I just SAW your picture, and you're gorgeous! As are your grandchildren. Honestly, you don't even look old enough to have grandchildren!

Sandie, like you, I've stopped wearing much makeup, because when I get that typical "old lady" puffiness around my eyes, if I wear the purple shadow Colleen told me to, Mel gets dirty looks. LOL Also, like you, I love to please my husband, and he's loving the longer hair, so I'm keeping it this way for awhile. Glad I can see a picture of you!

At 11:50 AM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

Tracy, I love your hair in the pic here. I have a cousin who is several years younger than me and very beautiful. At our last family reunion, she came gray, and I still thought she was one of the most beautiful women in the huge crowd--I'm an only child, but have 18 girl cousins and 17 boy cousins.

Wouldn't it be fun if all of us could get together someday for a mini-reunion?

At 2:33 PM, Blogger jel said...

I like sun bleach hair,but he like (DH) dark that I have now. and short . i use to have long hair growing up . but these days.
if it gets to long hair, I get headache. as for clothing style.
I have one. Dh likes it best when I'm my overalls or jeans. and no makeup. and his the only I try to please. :)

hope Diann is doing better!

At 2:55 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

Jel, you must have heavy hair if it gives you a headache. And God bless a man who likes his woman comfie. That's a happy man.

At 3:03 PM, Blogger jel said...

you could say I have thick hair.

and yes he said he was a happy man :)

it don't take much to please us :)

At 4:46 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

What a blessed couple, but you're wrong about not taking much to please you. Obviously, he has a priceless jewel in you. He sounds kind of like a jewel, too.

At 1:19 AM, Blogger Rockin' Ruby said...

I have never ever died my hair. i'm a brunette with natural red and gold highlights (i get compliments on it). but i do change my glasses very regularly. right now i have some neon green with black. my sisters say its ok for me because i have a pretty silly personality, but no one would actually get what i got. lol. i might like to get a green streak for my hair though.

At 6:38 AM, Blogger jel said...

Rocking Ruby,

those glasses sound very cool!

At 11:29 AM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

Rockin' Ruby, with hair that color, you won't want to play with color until you're my age! As for the glasses, I've been tempted. I tried for purple frames a few years ago. I really wanted bright purple, but they turned out more of a sedate burgundy. So much for being fun and frolicking!

At 6:10 PM, Blogger Rockin' Ruby said...

i was going to get plumb purple, but then i saw these and loved them! my little sister (who is waaay too serious for her age) said that they reminded her of a caterpillar! lol! as for my hair, i think im putting the green streak on hold. right now i'll be happy just to be able to control my wild curly mane! i used to have it waist length but since its so thick and heavy, i cut it about shoulder length (maybe a little shorter). a flat iron is about all the change i can get right now.

At 6:44 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

Rockin' Ruby, I'd just love to see a picture of your hair!

At 12:52 AM, Blogger Ruthie said...

Cheryl, forget "seeing" Rockin' Ruby's hair...I'd love to HAVE it!! Lord, forgive my jealousy and make me happy with my super-straight, thin, ultra-fine, you-can't-do-anything-with-it hair. *smile*

Sure would love to see those glasses, though. I have red frames; you know, the Sally Jesse Raphael color of red. LOVE THEM!!!

At 2:16 AM, Blogger Rockin' Ruby said...

LOL! that is so sweet! thanx for the compliments! im not much of a picture taker but i'll look around for one that i actually like. unfortunately my hair comes out looking a lot darker in pictures. i have a pic with my glasses that i took for fun i'll post that. but as for the crazy hair... i'll have to look for one. red glasses sound awesome!(totally would love to see them) unfortunately red isn't my color :( so im sticking to purples, blues and greens (and anything else that'll look ok).

At 2:17 AM, Blogger Rockin' Ruby said...

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At 2:42 AM, Blogger Rockin' Ruby said...

ok, you can kinda see my glasses in my profile picture, but not the hair. i'm still looking. do you guys have a twitter? i dont really like twitter, facebook etc., but i got one because a friend begged me too. i know, ppl think i'm weird (lol). i hardly use it, but i'll post a few pics on there. Ruthie i'd love to see your glasses!

At 3:04 AM, Blogger Rockin' Ruby said...

my laptop somehow isnt letting me post pics of my twitter thingy, but if you'd still like to see my hair i'll post pics at the bottom of my blogspot page. i just started it a few months ago so its not much yet but if you'd like to check it out its

At 9:55 AM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

Okay, got to check this out! I do have a Twitter account but don't know how to use it. So will check it out on your blogspot and see.

At 10:00 AM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

Oh, my goodness, Ruby-the-Rocker, you've got gorgeous hair! No wonder you can't grow it long anymore. That'd break my neck--or make me look look a linebacker!!!

At 6:44 PM, Blogger Rockin' Ruby said...

i'll tell you a secret about my hair. my friend cut it for me. she has never taken classes or anything, she just likes observing the stylist at a salon and she started playing around with the scissors (mostly mine and my sisters, lol!).

At 10:30 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

Rockin' Ruby is a BRAVE woman! Thank goodness it turned out so well.


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Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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Cheryl Hodde writes romantic medical suspense under the pen name of Hannah Alexander, using all the input she can get from her husband, Mel, for the medical expertise. For fun she hikes and reads. Out of guilt, she rescues discarded cats. She and Mel are presently taking orders from four pampered strays.

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