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Before and after

For about 2 years now, I’ve been growing my hair to donate to Locks of Love.*** I saw Ann Curry do it on the Today show (when Katie Couric was still on it!) and decided it looked easy enough. I thought it may take 6 months to a year, so how hard could it be? Hard enough! My hair doesn’t seem to grow all that quickly, and I also wasn’t willing to go with a Natalie Portman pixie cut, so I really needed to grow it pretty long.

Recently, I’ve been getting a little annoyed with my hair. It’s mostly straight, but gets a little wavy and pretty frizzy in the humidity. Seeing as there is standing water everywhere in southern Wisconsin right now, the air is a bit moist. I knew it was time to cut.

My good friend, Day, is my hairstylist now. The last time I had gotten my hair cut was a few months ago and she said by spring/summer it would be long enough to cut. I called her last week and she got me in tonight. I was excited/nervous/scared/anticipating/sooooo looking forward to doing this!

Before:
long hair front long hair back

After:
short hair front short hair back

I love it!!!

***It turns out that you can’t donate hair that has been bleached to Locks of Love, and seeing as I’ve had bleach-based highlights in the past two years (not from Day, thank goodness!), I couldn’t donate to them. But I can donate to a group called Children with Hair Loss and they only require 8 inches. I had Day cut 9 inches anyway.
its off

2 comments to Before and after

  • Liz P

    I haven’t seen you with hair that long since you were 6 or so!!! I also haven’t seen you in almost a year (way too long), so I had no idea your hair was so long. I LOVE your new haircut! So cute! Can’t wait to see you in a couple weeks!

  • Jessica O'Leary

    Hey Sara! I am one of Liz’s BC friends – I’m not sure you would remember me (red dress at LiZ+Mike’s wedding) Anyway – I recently donated my hair too (Locks of Love) and just wanted to say kudos to you for your donation as well!
    And thanks for the thoughtful blog about Elijah too…
    Jess

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