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A coming-out party for my hair [Jul. 18th, 2009|08:25 pm]
Lindsey Kuper

And there are, in fact, going to be two cats in the yard.

I got a haircut today that made me feel great.

After having had a lot of haircuts over the years that only ever looked good the day I got them, I had kind of despaired of ever having nice hair. That was part of my motivation for getting a buzz cut last year -- because if my hair was never going to look good, then maybe the lack of it might. I liked having a buzz cut; I recommend that everyone try it sometime. But I didn't do a good job of maintaining it, and it hasn't grown out so well, and so I've spent a lot of the intervening year with terrible, sloppy hair.

And, you know, it's not important; if terrible hair is all I have to complain about, I count myself as very lucky indeed. But when you're a 27-year-old woman whose hair has gotten so sloppy that even middle-aged computer science professors are giving you hair stylist recommendations, it's probably time to do something about it.

So, after reading good reviews in the bloomington community, I came to Ashleigh at Mira today with my hair in its natural state and asked for a style that would complement that natural state. I didn't bring a picture, or anything like that; I just explained that I'd had a lot of haircuts that tried to make my hair into something it isn't, and that now that I've come to terms with the fact that my hair isn't straight, I just wanted a hair style that would cooperate with it, not fight it. She understood exactly what I was talking about, and she gave me a cut that will look presentable, and maybe even stylish, without products or blow drying. Finally!

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[User Picture]From: unya
2009-07-19 01:43 am (UTC)
that's a super cute haircut!
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2009-07-19 02:25 am (UTC)
Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: purebugbeauty
2009-07-19 02:02 am (UTC)
rad.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2009-07-19 02:25 am (UTC)
:D

Did you know I think about you every time I wash the dishes? Your and Eddie's wedding-announcement card lives on the shelf above my kitchen sink.
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[User Picture]From: purebugbeauty
2009-07-19 03:13 am (UTC)
really? that's charming and sweet.

send me your new (house!!!) address so i can make sure you get postcards in the future!
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2009-07-19 04:00 am (UTC)
Will do!

house!!! squee!!!
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[User Picture]From: snafuuu
2009-07-19 04:53 am (UTC)
Adorable! I had super short hair like that in college and loved it. Enjoy your cute cut!
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2009-07-19 06:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I imagine this cut would look great on you! I guess that photo above is a bit of a lie, though, because I did let her use the straightening iron on it and momentarily make my hair behave more like, well, like Asian hair. I took a couple of next-day pictures (here and here) to demonstrate what it looks like on me with nothing done to it whatsoever, which is, let's face it, how it's going to be most of the time. It's less sleek and sophisticated, that way, but at least it's presentable.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2009-07-19 06:18 pm (UTC)
Well, come the hell back here, then! ♥
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2009-07-20 03:06 am (UTC)
Oh, God, the Onslaught. I'm already bracing myself for it. Over the summer I've gotten so used to, you know, being able to find a place to sit in the library.
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[User Picture]From: oniugnip
2009-07-21 02:14 am (UTC)
We'll have internets and our own studies at the house (house!!), so maybe finding a place to sit at the library will be less of an issue...

(that, and we get Lindley desks?)
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2009-07-21 05:09 am (UTC)
Oh, you'll probably get a desk in Lindley if you smile sweetly at Lucy. As for me, I think I might get, like, half a chair cleared off for me in Dan's office.

(It's true, we'll have study spaces at the house! But I like the library.)
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[User Picture]From: gawm
2009-07-19 04:04 pm (UTC)
Super cute!
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2009-07-19 06:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you, ma'am!
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[User Picture]From: keystricken
2009-07-19 07:07 pm (UTC)
Most excellent!
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2009-07-19 09:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: deepdistraction
2009-07-20 02:48 pm (UTC)
The waviness factor probably comes from me :(
But finding the right haircutter & haircut does wonders! The ideal cut is one you hardly have to think about because it's attractive regardless. You're there!
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2009-07-20 08:05 pm (UTC)
There's nothing intrinsically wrong with our wavy hair! Ashleigh, who cut my hair, pointed out that in the time of finger curls, no one would have complained about having hair that behaves the way mine does in the front.
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[User Picture]From: deepdistraction
2009-07-20 11:34 pm (UTC)
She's absolutely right.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2009-07-21 01:55 am (UTC)
Yeah; the finger-wave thing had never occurred to me until she mentioned it, but she's right. I think it's most obvious in this photo.

Unfortunately, my nose piercing isn't very 1920s. Or my clothes, or anything else about me. Oh, well!
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[User Picture]From: mimeograph
2009-07-28 01:08 am (UTC)

yay!

+1000 for hair that makes you happy. took me 30 years to find it for myself, and yes, it makes a difference :)
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2009-07-30 01:41 am (UTC)

Re: yay!

Thanks! I've always loved your hair, by the way.
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