Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

So I have long hair. I am affectionately known around town that "that girl with the long blonde braid out running/biking/being crazy" and I am somewhat attached to it. I have played with my hair over the years, shorter, I went RED for a while on a whim when I lived in Boston...but basically, I am boring and I keep my hair long, blonde and usually braided. I really wish I had the conjones to just chop it all off into some super stylish asymmetrical bob-like do and go all platinum or something but no.

Long. Blonde.
Every time I change it, I always go back to it. It's me.

Sadly, my hair guru Tina moved two states away and while I love her, frankly the two hour drive would really cut into my training time so....luckily my friend and co-worked Ann-Marie volunteered to take over Tina's job.

I really wish that Lock for Love would take color treated hair-and yes, my hair is highlighted.
 BEFORE
down to my waist and in desperate need 
of some bleachy beachy highlights

AFTER
Yup, we cut a lot off.

I wasn't the only one that got treated to wonderful, new hair stuff!! Several weeks ago I was lucky enough to win a Chickband! As I browsed through their large selection of bands, once I saw the Disney Princess collection, I knew LOLA had to have one!!
Disney Princesses Thin Non Slip Chickband 7/8 Inch

I sat down with Lola and she actually ended up picking the Ariel one!
Disney Princess Ariel Non Slip Headband 1 inch

It's a very exciting day when Lola gets mail!!




 Lola will be stoked as a teenager when she knows I put THIS pic out into cyberspace!!







These bands stayed in so well, Lola refused to take it off and wore it to bed. This pic is the next morning. Take note of the matching Ariel pj's!! 


Kara was so nice to include this awesome band for ME too!! 

Camo Girl Pink  Thin  Non Slip Chickband 7/8 inch
 It matches my dream bike perfectly!!

Kara has been so kind to donate some Chickbands to anyone who donates to my fundraiser for Ulman Cancer Fund and Rev 3's Run Across America!!! 

TEAM FIGHT Collection  Chickbands
How perfect is THIS design??
I think everyone on the Run Across America Team should have one!! 

Remember, for every $2.00 donation you make, you get an entry into my giveaway spectacular!!
Just leave me a comment or message me at jsmall14(at)maine.rr.com

23 comments:

Katie said...

I test rode that pink QR...pics are on the blog somewhere :)

and to me your hair doesn't look any shorter! i always chop mine as short as I can get it and still have it fit in a ponytail!

Eric said...

pantene takes colored hair!!! my wife gives to them

Jen said...

That is a lot of hair. A few year back I cut 14 inches off - it felt great.

misszippy said...

That bike! Is amazing.

I didn't know Locks didn't take color treated hair. Interesting. Your hair is still long, even after the cut. Looks great!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Looks fabulous! I can't get myself to change styles either--I mean, to not have a ponytail in...CRAZY!

Lola is adorable!!! And, she will kill you for posting that pic!!

Robin said...

Funny how it is hard for us to part with our hair ... I'm exactly the same way! www.dashingdiva.net

CautiouslyAudacious said...

Cute pics! I locks of love does take color treated hair now http://www.locksoflove.org/faq.html#Aa10 I donate about every 2 years.... It takes me that long to grow it out long enough to donate.

Tiff said...

Looks great! Oh, and so does the pink camo hairband. ;)

Brian Satola said...

How can I order some????

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

You have some seriously long hair! I chopped all mine off a year ago and sometimes I love it and sometimes I miss my long hair, I am currently in a growing it out phase.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I keep my hair boring too. My biggest change is to cut it all and donate. But some day I'm going to get brave and shock the world!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Some donation orgs take color treated hair. They usually are unable to use it in wigs but it is used in other ways and they make money from it's use. Or so I have been told.

Finallyfit2011 said...

Jen your hair is ANYTHING but boring!!! The fresh highlights & trim look awesome!!!

I LOVE YOUR BIKE TO!!! Wow pink camo - perfect!!! xoxo!!!

Laura Mount said...

yes I agree we all need an "ulman' band! ;)

Jen said...

So happy Lola received her Chickband & love the band Kara sent you! Isn't she fabulous!

Carolina John said...

Very cute! You did get a lot cut off. Time to trim the mane.

Missy said...

I chop my hair every few years and then regret it, every time. It is so much easier when you are swimming, biking, and running all the time to do the pony. Plus if you don't wash it for a few days no one notices it when it is up.
Pretty highlights.

{lifeasa}RunningMom said...

Your new haircut and your daughter are darling!

Heather-O said...

I am the same way with my hair. I envision all these cute shorter hairstyles, but I can never pull the trigger! Long and blonde is just fine with me!

Love Lola's new headbands! She's certainly staying pretty!

Jason said...

We need approval but you chop short and I go bald to fund raise for Ulman.....approval from Karen of course.

Let me know!!!!!!

Kabekona Tri Girl said...

Love your dream bike. I always drool at that one when I go to my local bike shop. :)

happyfitmama said...

Love the bike!! Way to be brave with your haircut!

Suz and Allan said...

Lola looks really cute in her Chickband! Ariel was one of my favorites when I was little.