Wednesday, December 9, 2009

" It takes a Village" or something like that. . .

I detest having my photo taken. However, with the aid of a good hair stylist, Kelly at Silver's newest shop ~ Curl up and Dye ~ gave me the hairstyle I've been trying to get in Silver for 3 years! I am told that it is one of the easiest cuts. A basic, angled bob, stacked in the back. Today, I'm celebrating my 'new do' ~
Part of the celebrating was getting a photo taken after the 'event'.

Omar handled (literally) the lighting, and Rebekah is the photographer! She evidenced so much patience and must have taken 20 shots; 3 of which we kept. The biggest problem was the lighting in the room. Believe it or not, this was taken in my bedroom against a spa blue wall. Thus the heading, "It takes a Village."

This whole thing may seem very silly, but when one is 73, and has been bald because of cancer (which also just ruins one's skin, turning it pale and blotchy red); well, having a nice "do" becomes a real lifter of my spirit. I could slather on makeup at 40 dollars a jar; but, I'm not really big on make up or sitting in front of a mirror daily. I'd rather tat! I'm a down-to-earth woman and if the barn needs painted when it goes out; okay. But daily, I think the old barn is just fine.

Bekah, Omar and I had so much fun during the 'photo shoot' that the 20 pictures were necessary because in most of them I was crossing my eyes on purpose, and making faces and laughing very hard. In other words doing everything I could to not think about sitting for a picture. Rebekah doesn't know it, but this is one of the nicest Christmas gifts she has given to me! And this in the middle of her graduation and wedding planning

6 comments:

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I really, really like that new hairdo. It is very becoming! Classy, too!

Jane Eborall said...

That really is a lovely picture. The hair 'do' is fabulous. Only problem - it's reminded me that my thatch needs cropping too and I HATE going to the hairdressers. Stupid people always ask me what I want done? I pay them enough for them to make THAT decision - not me!!

Tatskool said...

Lovely photo....what more can I say, you look like the star that you are.

Kathy said...

You look just lovely. I would never have guessed you were 73, more like 50. After cancer treatments my hair came back mostly gray. The older women in my church said it looked so nice. The younger would say, you can always color. :) Of course I colored.

Congratulations to Rebekah on her graduation.

Ridgetatter said...

Thank you one and all. LOL and Kathy, the main thing for us is that it came back at all! Mine is full of silver; but, I use to pay dearly for 'frosted' hair or 'cellophanes' LOL Now it is natural. Mine came back in very curly and it still wants to wave ~ but in eery directions! LOL
OOOH Jane. You ARE brave. There are very few stylists I'd leave all the decisions for style! After all these years, I've worn every sort of hair style and had many, many colors (even pink by accident once). New 'dos' always gives me a lift!. XX B

Bonnie said...

It sounds like your photo shoot was fun. Your new hairstyle is very becoming on you.