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By request: my new hair

All these photos are courtesy of Joshua, because I’m too impatient to use a tripod, my 50mm lens is impossible to use for a self-portrait, and my 24-70 lens is way too heavy to hold with one hand.

Here’s my hair after having not been cut for a year (last July I had a cut and highlights done).

A black and white photo of a woman with two braids.

And here is the new, improved hair. Lighter! And fluffier! And with more body!

Kristen with highlighted, shorter hair, in an orange shirt.

I’ve known for a while that my nose is crooked (I think it happened in a car accident back in 98. Or maybe it’s been that way forever!), but apparently I have a crooked smile sometimes too.

Oh well. Too much symmetry would be boring, right?

At least, that’s what I tell myself. 😉

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Wednesday 16th of June 2010

You look great Kristen! I can't see how your nose is crooked! The new hair suits you.. you rock the bob! :) How did you get the volume? Or that just came with the hair style?


Wednesday 16th of June 2010

Thanks! My hair tends to have a fair amount of volume if it's short. Once it gets longer, the hair gets too heavy to have a lot of body.

Plus, my hairdresser did a LOT of layers, which lightens my hair a lot.


Friday 11th of June 2010

So I have to ask - when your hair begins to grow out and your darker roots begin to show, will you go back to get your hair done again (which your hair looks great btw :) or just dye it yourself back to its "regular" color? Do you have the problem of going gray already? I only ask because I'm 31 and have been going gray since I was 26 (so my roots look horrid). I end up religiously getting my hair done about every 6-8 weeks (both colored and trimmed). I couldn't imagine going a whole year without a trim or color (aka ugly white-silver roots and split ends). I did used to color my own hair, but it got to the point where it was more hassle than I wanted to deal with, so now I do pay someone to do it. I know it may not be as frugal, but for me its more efficient, no more dye stains in my bathroom, and the trims actually keep my hair looking better than ever. Just curious - thanks!


Friday 11th of June 2010

I only have a few random gray hairs as of yet, so when I got my highlights done last year, I just let them grow out. lol

My highlights aren't very heavy, they're blended with two different colors, and they're not way different than the color of my regular hair, so it's not super-duper obvious as they grow out.

I should really haul myself in to get a trim more often than once a year...I always mean to go more often but don't make the time for it!


Monday 7th of June 2010

Actually studies have proven that the human eye prefers faces that are somewhat asymmetric; in fact most people are at least a little asymmetric. Anyway, you look great!

Love your blog. I don't comment often, but I read several times per week.

Kim from Philadelphia


Friday 4th of June 2010

Your nose look perfectly straight to me...coming from a girl who took a knee to the nose in junior high... having two older brothers is tough :) Lucky we have husbands who love us just the way we are!


Friday 4th of June 2010

What a cute new hairdo. You look fabulous!

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