If I had a time machine, I would love to go back five years and meet myself for a cup of tea somewhere. After some chit-chat about continuum and weather, I would say, “Guess what, Pinto of the Past?”
And then I would say, “I don’t know. What, Pinto of the Future?
And then I would say, “In 5 years, you’re going to walk into a hair salon and essentially ask them to give you your second grade bangs back.” And then I would whip out this picture (as if I couldn’t actually remember what my second grade bangs looked like).
And then I would laugh insanely. Because that would be crazy talk, right?
But here’s the thing. It’s all true. The salon. The bangs. Well, I didn’t bring in this picture and say, “Give me second grade bangs!” but…after the fact… I realized that that’s pretty much exactly what I did last Wednesday.
But here’s the crazier thing. It actually looks good!
So, for a brief overview of my hair history, I’ve essentially explored all mix-and-match combos of the following:
* Mid-back length, LONG hair
*Regular long hair
* Shoulder length hair
* Second Grade Bangs
* Ugly, ugly, single big curl bangs
* Swoop bangs
* No bangs
But, if we’re focusing in on only the past decade, I’ve pretty much either looked like this:
Well, a decade is a long time to have two hair looks so last week I decided it was time for “something new.” And I didn’t really have an exact idea what that new thing was going to be when I walked into that salon last week.
But, when I walked out, I felt like I had just been so hair rebellious. That I had declared my hair independence! I was a HAIR ADULT now!
And don’t we all, at some level?