Tuesday, January 10, 2012

It's Just A Phase I'm Going Through

I got bangs. The day after I said I never would. Never say never right? I went to see my hairdresser Holly today and it was the perfect storm of 1) having admired Rachel's bangs on the Bachelor last night 2) Holly suggested that I get bangs and assured me they would be cute and 3) I have nothing else to lose. Seriously though, when you go through big life changing stuff, hair just doesn't seem like a big deal...even bad hair.

So i took the plunge and I kind of like them and I kind of hate them and will probably only have them for two months and then I will be sick of them because that's how I roll. I go back and forth between feeling sassy and feeling totally frumpy/mommish. What do you think? Here is a before picture I took of myself a few days ago for my profile pic for facebook:





Sammie just told me "They look nasty but no offense."

35 comments:

Amanda Jones said...

I like them and think they are sassy (and NOT nasty!) Sometimes when things get hard you just need a change! And really - these work for you!

SewSara said...

i think you look great either way - honestly!

i have been contemplating a change w/ my hair, too, but mostly have been too lazy (ie, ponytail).

i know we hardly know each other and met only that once at your bachelor finale party but i've been thinking of you ... hang in there!

Elizabeth said...

I like them! and they will grow out so quickly.

D-dawg said...

You are braver than me! I have been contemplating getting bangs for ever but can't seem to take the plunge. I think they look adorable!! And when you're sick of them you can even grow them out a little and just do cute side-swept ones. Seriously I think most blondes look good with bangs... it's trickier for us brown heads.

melissa walker said...

My father-in-law says "no offense" right before he's going to offend someone :) I think you look great both ways! I was just thinking today that I wished I had your height and long limbs, so there you go!

Molly said...

Brooke--I finally remembered to add you to my Google Reader (if something isn't on my reader, I forget it exists).

I loved having bangs but they only looked good probably 1 out of every 3 or 4 days. So I gave up. I'll go back eventually, I'm sure. I think yours look great. I'm a fan of bangs. Well, only when they look stylish.

Monika said...

Love them! But I had to laugh at Sammie. Such a sassy girl!!

Em said...

You have great hair. Bangs or no bangs, you have great hair. I've said it before (don't remember if it was yours or Ashley's blog--a common problem), but as one with no bangs due to a practically non-existent forehead, I envy those who can wear bangs and do it well. My sis just got bangs and her stylist said "Bangs are a commitment." Way to prove your mettle, friend.

lindsey said...

I LOVE THEM! Definitely HOT. :)

Linda said...

+They look even cuter and sassier in real life - saw them today, and LOVED them!!

Linda said...

And don't worry about a 1st-grader's opinion. . .I remember coming home with a perm (in the 80's) and Cam - a preschooler - said, "mom, I liked you when you were PRETTY!"

Ashley said...

Sooo funny that Sammie said that. I like the bangs. I guess overall yes I liked you better with a side-swept bang, but it's like a 10 verses a 9 and it's hair so you have to change it up every now and again. Enjoy the bangs while they last!

Ashley said...

And I do think u look more like me with the bangs. Wired.

The Mostess said...

Based on previous conversations with Ashley regarding bangs, I am refraining from any statements either way.

Lesa said...

I think you look younger with the bangs. Good for you for being bold.

Megan said...

Oh, you've got to love the honesty of kids. Addy never fails to tell me how it really is.

The bangs cute and fun! It's nice to have a fun change. Glad you did it!

Ashley said...

Don't take Kaari's bang comment against you. A couple nights ago we were discussing some money. Out of the blue she says "use that money to get your bangs fixed." We then spent the next hour arguing about whether that was an insult or not. I didn't care that she insulted my bangs, I just wanted her to own up to the fact that that was a rude thing to say. She's still trying to weasel out of it.

alexandra said...

I think that it is necessary to change one's hair a bit from time to time. Even if the change makes one's hair slightly less satisfying, the newness factor makes up for that, so that both styles have equally positive impact (unless, of course, the new style is awful). I think my hair looks better long, but then I kept it exactly the same for 7 years. I cut it and it probably looked better long, but the newness of shorter hair was much more pleasing to the eye than the same-old of the last 7. I think the bangs are cute, plus they give you a fresh look. I have kept my bangs side-swept (though now I have bangs on either side of my forehead) because straight across makes my face too greasy and gets in my eyes--not comfortable. But I often want to just try it anyway. Your cut further eggs me on.

Very funny that Sammy said they were nasty. She is so hilarious!

Brittney Engel said...

You look so young with bangs! I like them!! And Sammie is the best!! :)

The Mostess said...

Did Ashley not state on her own blog, in her own words, that he bangs were a hack job? How is repeating the words of the author my fault? Sounds like the weaseling is on Ashley's end.

And for the record, your bangs are super cute!

Linde said...

I love the bangs! I am jealous of people who can go with and without bangs. I have such a long face that I have to wear them. They do add some sassy to you! :)

My biggest choice is do I go shorter with my hair. My sisters all say yes...I shorten it some, but never too drastically.

Amy said...

LOVE the Bangs! I say rock them for a little bit. Change is good!

Christie said...

LOVE. THE. BANGS.

1LDSmom said...

I LOVE them! SERIOUSLY!

Brett said...

(1) you wear the bangs well. A nice look; (2) After 5 year of the New England female mullet, ever other hairdo look fantastic!

nanamommy said...

happy new year~
god bless you~^^*

Terri said...

I think the bangs are a nice change, and not that you are old by any means, but they make you look younger, flirty!!

Jaime said...

Brooke-I love them. You look so cute. I just cut bangs again on tues night. So cute!

sarahw said...

I think they are really cute. You have the perfect hair texture for bangs, I am jealous of that fact. My naturally frizzy wavy hair could never look so cute with bangs. Can't wait to see it in person.

The DeVito's said...

I love them! I'm also insanely jealous because I've always wanted bangs but can't have them because they Always end up curly.

Andrea said...

I really like them. I am a hair changer when thing in my life are changing. Give them a week. I just got my hair done and it is a bit different color and it took me four days.

Andrea said...

Oh, one more plug for bangs. I like having them because even when I pull my hair back and haven't spent anytime the bangs make me feel like I still have style. Can't wait to see how you feel in a week and a half when we get together.

melanie liljenquist said...

I love the bangs You look Beautiful!

Amy M. said...

I think you look great with bangs! I honestly like you both ways: with bangs or without. It's a fun change! love!

lori said...

You have me considering cutting my bangs! You look so good!