May 2018
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hair cut and dyed for the first time EVER!!!!!


Saturday morning I woke up and had an urge to get my hair cut -- not the cut I had been thinking of, but something more Alice-y -- and dyed, so I called up my lovely Analariya and asked if she minded if we spent our day doing that. She thought it was a great idea, so off we went to get my first real haircut (I've only ever had trims before) and my first dye job. I told the hairdresser that I wanted something "chunky and messy and weird" and what I ended up with was a perfect blend of my previous idea and the new oddness that I had thought of. It suits me soooooo well -- Chris is a genious, I tell you. It was pricey -- by far the most I have ever spent on mere vanity -- but OH so worth it. I think I am going to be a haircut/dye junkie now. *eeshk*

ANDDDDD the vibrant color is SSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO perfect! *danceX80million* I've worked twice since I got it done, and had unanimous compliments from EVERYONE who has seen it, tons and tons of coworkers! Even Miss K, Ben's mom, liked the cut -- though she may need a while to get used to the color.

I had no idea hair could make such a huge difference -- and not just in my appearance! As Chris was cutting, I watched in the mirror and saw myself growing more confident, more free. This is so ME, so Bel, as Ben (or was it Alariya?) said. But I think it was like a completion of something already begun -- the old me would never have just decided, "I'll get my hair cut/dyed today" especially not in an unplanned style, and definitely would not have let the stylists just do their thing with the cut and color. And old me would have felt too awkward to go back in search of Chris to tell her I thought she had fabulous legs (I believe that if you think something nice about someone you should tell them, and she did have amazing legs). New me thought, "Okay self, do you really want to give up this opportunity to encourage someone for the sake of a tiny bit of discomfort?" and realized that the answer was "definitely not."

So happy and free! So ME!

closeup of the color... yes I have a cowlick, but when I'm not leaning forward it's covered.

I think this is my favorite picture of me EVER. In sunlight my eyecolor actually shows!

The shirt's not very flattering but I love the color and comfort. Fuzzy pride!

Sillyface but I love how my hair looks in this one. ;-)

I look 'me' even from the back now.

I am sexxxxxeh.

These photos brought to you by my new lithium batteries, my beloved camera Spyder, and the glorious photographer alariya. ;-)

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duchesse20 ══╣Wink╠══
I love ♥ the new hair! It's really lovely on you! ;)
lordrefa ══╣╠══
Reuben was a good man...
Angelina / Those Luscious Lips
bluebl00d ══╣Angelina / Those Luscious Lips╠══
I love both the haircut and the dye job, beautiful. And I find the colors makes your eyes stand out ;)

I don't know why we hang on to our hair but once we decide to cut them, it's such an overwhelming feeling and somehow it feels like a weight has been lifted from our shoulder.

p.s: lithium batteries are so damn expensive (here they go for 18-20 bucks for a pack of 4) but so worth it huh?

lilerthkwake ══╣╠══
You look GORRRRRGEOUS, dahlink!
faetal ══╣eyecon╠══
this will sound dumb.. but i dont think i've ever noticed your EYES so much before... in retrospect I have of course, noticed your eyes, but in these pictures, they are just suddenly THERE, otherworldy, inSANELY ... present.
you look peircing, confident, sexy, and you're right, SO yourself.
when I "met" you I only knew your hair, and now that your hair reflects your personality, I feel that I could know .. you.
talkingpotato ══╣╠══
I totally agree, Bel's eyes have this otherwordly hue to them, very very cool :-)
chillychilly22 ══╣╠══
I'm really proud of you. I had a sort of coming out experience over the weekend myself. Very liberating.

I love the color, the cut, and the place of the highlights. NICE!
faceless_wonder ══╣love╠══
your hair is wonderful! you have a great reason to be so excited!
johannexcore ══╣╠══
Holy shizzy!
The color brings out the amazing blue of your eyes!
Good work.
talkingpotato ══╣╠══
That is SO unbelievably sexy on you, you are WORKIN' that hair! Your eyes are also just gorgeous, they are the color of tropical waters :-)
These are all gorgeous pictures :-)
lullingshore ══╣╠══
You look BEAUTIFUL. I'm glad you feel so wonderful!
[lina] best kisses ever
notashamed ══╣[lina] best kisses ever╠══

i love the picture where you're standing by the tree with your arm up. you look fantastic and your expression is just perfect. :)

sabr ══╣╠══
Omigarsh I love it so much, and you work it even more!

[jumps up and down and squees]


And I totally have that shirt. YAYNESS.
sidheblessed ══╣╠══
You sexy thang! Your hair loks fantastic and the colour realy brings out your eyes. And you do exude confidence even more so than before. Go you! Love the hair.
meganlynnangela ══╣╠══
not gonna always struck me as a long-haired girl from your pictures, but this is a-maz-ing! congratulations on a very, very flattering new look.
thiswaste ══╣╠══
verrrrry beautiful
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