Remember the hairstyle I wanted?
Remember my hair trial? Here was the finished product.
I really liked it, but could have done without so many curls, which was due my long, long, long hair:
Keep in mind my hair is curled in the above picture, so it was a few inches longer when straight. At the time, my hair/makeup artist, Aimee Lam, gently asked whether I *always* kept my hair that long--as if to say please, hon, chill on the Rapunzel.
I figured suuure, I have *tons* of hair to spare. So a couple of weeks ago I went in for a haircut. And I'm not sure where my usual fear-of-change and risk-averse personality went, but I asked the stylist to lop off a good chunk. No fear!
While not shockingly short, I'm concerned that it's too short to achieve the curled low updo that I want.
So on my way back from the salon, after having lost said previous brain cells, I then started to lose perspective. At that point, it wasn't even a matter of whether my hair could physically be formed into the above hairstyle (because looking at it now, it's not *that* short). I was absolutely convinced that I had ruined my chances of achieving my beloved hairstyle and kicked myself for having gotten such a short haircut so close to the wedding.
Eventually, Kevin injected a little sense back into me by saying: "Honey you're going to look beautiful no matter what, this isn't something you have to worry about." (two brownie points, maybe even three, for that man!)
Whether I can or cannot get the hairstyle, psychologically this is a lesson for me to "let go". I wanted a particular hairstyle. I may not get it. But Kevin is right. I've hired a hair/makeup artist who is uber talented and whom I love, who will do an amazing job in making me up all pretty with or without this hairstyle. Right? I mean, who freakin' fixates on a HAIR STYLE??
Let go, let flow. (Of course, I say this after I asked our local vitamin peddler whether prenatal vitamins would help my hair grow faster in a month. He looked at me funny.)
Anyone else make a few "oops" before the wedding? Anyone need a little jolt back into reality that it's okay if you don't get what you originally envisioned?