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The Non-Haircut

I only get my hair cut when my out-of-town friend comes to town. She knows I’m horrible at getting these things done so she insists upon it. It’s great. She just needs to come to town more often. It’s only been since July.

But guess what? The hairdresser wouldn’t cut my hair! All that shaggyness and she would not cut it! Why? Because “I want to grow it out.” My famous last words. I love my hair dresser. She tells me like it is. She could have chopped my hair this way and that but she told me I wouldn’t be happy. I’m a mom and I need to be able to put my hair back. So unless I’m going to chop it super short, there’s no point in cutting layers that will only be just as wavy and frizzy as what I have now. She trimmed the back and styled it fancy like a movie star but other than that she didn’t do much. But in a way she did a lot because now I don’t have to wait another six months for those layers I wanted to grow out. I’m happy with my non-haircut. I just needed an expert to tell me my hair is fine the way it is. Except somebody needs to stop me when I put it in that horrible rooster tail bun on top of my head.

My hairdresser is growing her hair out too so we commiserated over how much we hate our giant long bangs that always flop into our face and irritate our eyes. There is no easy way to get through the “growing it out” stage. You can clip it back or just suck it up and deal with it. For now we’re both dealing with it. It’s silly really because as soon as I get my hair nice and long, I know I’m just going to chop it all off again. I like change.

I also included some pictures of cupcakes from Sprinkles, cause I’m mean and I want you to drool all over your keyboard. But you gotta take out-of-town friends to Sprinkles. It’s mandatory!


  • jP

    Pinkkitty cupcakes were way cuter than those fancy store bought cupcakes!!!
    You did a great job with Bug party–well I only saw it from afar on the internet, but it looked way cool. jP

  • LVGurl

    I’m terrible about cutting my hair. I cut it like twice a year. Long hair is easier with two kids! No time to style a short ‘do. It’s all about the ponytail.

    Mmmm cupcakes! Me hungry.

  • OMSH

    My hair is short. And very salt-n-pepper. I’d grow it all out, but I’m impatient AND I think I’d look like an old woman trying to look young.

    So, I keep it short.
    And I like change too – but what can you do?

  • Oopsy Daisy

    The hubster and I decided just this weekend to fly to Calif in Feb for a week since he has never been. You have been torturing me with those Sprinkles cupcakes for a year now. I have already told him that Sprinkles is going to be one of our first stops!

    Your hair looks very nice by the way. It goes quite well with that yummy chocolate piece of heaven on a plate.

    I have to go wipe the drool off my keyboard now.

  • GenE Shockley

    (grin) 10 to one odds… matter how girly you train BB to be, one of these days she is going to throw the mother of all tantrums in the fabric store.

    How do I know this? Because I WAS BB 51 years ago with a Mom who loved crafts and fabrics. The only thing that saved MY mom, was that her favorite store had this neat paneling (think of something similar to hard courdroy) that I LOVED to drag my fingernails across. But even weird dragging sensation got old after we had been in that store a while.


  • BeachMama

    I was dreaming of those Sprinkles cupcakes the other day. I had a cupcake and although it looked pretty fancy, it was just a plain old cupcake and I could have made it at home myself. Every time I see a Sprinkles cupcake I imagine them tasting so devine (and don’t tell me if they don’t, I just love thinking about them).

    As for the non-haircut, good for you. Most hairdressers like to chop it off for you in order to grow it out, at least yours was honest and let you keep your hair. I love long hair, hope you enjoy yours too!

  • Kuky

    Ok let me just wipe the drool off my keyboard before I start typing. ;-D

    Your non haircut looks good! Oh and your new banner does too. Nice colors.

    Ok…can’t get that cupcake out of my head. must. find. chocolate. NOW!

  • chris

    You can now buy the mix to make your own Sprinkles cupcakes at Williams-Sonoma (both on line and in the stores). So anyone drooling might want to consider that. You have to make the frosting but the kit includes the little dots. :)

    I think my favorite thing though about Sprinkles is that they have a little card to tell you which flavors they make on which days so you can plan accordingly.

  • stavroula

    You look so pretty! With the clip in it’s as if your bangs are already grown out.

    Unluckily for me, my hairdresser did not refuse my request and did cut lots of hair & put in layers. Now I’m stuck with a sort of floppy frizzy mop that I won’t be able to bun on top of my head for months and months… Next time I think that “a change will be good” I’ll do something other than a haircut.

  • DeeJay

    Am also in the growing out stage right there with you and your hairdresser. My bangs are just shy of being long enough to stay behind my ears when I look down at something. It’s starting to really make me nuts and I almost chopped them last weekend.

    Sanity kicked in and said…you made it this far…first time since you were 12…don’t stop now…

    Love the hollywood / movie star style. Very pretty! By the way…have you thought of putting Pink Kitty out on Cafe Press so we can buy some stuff with her on it?

  • Steph

    Super cute haircut!!! Love it!!! You do look like a movie star!!!!

    Okay I HAVE to try Sprinkles next time I’m down south!!!! Looks HEAVEN!!!!!

  • karen

    Baby Bug looks like she’s having so much fun! I always want to run through that fountain and ride the carousel at Fashion Island but I think I’m like 20 years too old for that stuff…

  • Monkee

    I am exactly that person who grows the hair long then cuts the hair short, I’ve been doing it since junior high. At the moment it’s probably two and a half feet from top to tip and I’m dreaming of when I can cut it again, but first it has to be long enough to trim the bottom, donate the rest, and not leave me bald. When you do cut it, please consider donating it.

    I recommend:

  • Abbey

    Fantastic Stylings!! Non-cuts are sometimes the best cuts. I love my stylist…she is straight with me, too. Thanks goodness!!

    So I hear so much of this Sprinkles place on your blog…if you are ever in the Bay Area, I have a feeling you would LOVE Icing on the Cake in Los Gatos. I CRAVE their chocolate layer cake. You must at least visit the site…too cute:

    When you go into the store, it’s like walking into heaven!!

  • The Chatty Housewife

    Last time I cut my hair was at least a year ago, if not more. Don’t feel bad, and plus- your hair looks great.

    I really am drolling on my keyboard though. I love sprinkles. I have never been to a store with that name though.