In August of 2011, I decided to grow out my hair. I’ve had a pixie short haircut for about three years. EVERY time I tried to grow it out, I would get pissed off and have it cut again. I could never endure or handle that awkward mullet stage that you get when growing out a short pixie cut. My last pixie-style haircut was on July 30, 2011, which was right before BlogHer.
In October of 2011, I was prepping for family pictures and had a little freak out about my dark roots and the mullet look of my hair. I contacted Tera Rae Stephens and begged her to fit me in her busy schedule. I took a picture of Erin Loechner in with me to show what I wanted my hair to look like during the grow-out phase. Tera Rae was able to fix my hot mess and cut my hair so that it would properly grow out. Seriously, my hair has NEVER grown out normal, Tera Rae is a miracle worker.
A photo in July after my last pixie cut, and in October before Tera Rae Stephens fixed my mullet mess.
A self-portrait that I took after Tera Rae Stephens colored and cut (fixed) my hair, and a current picture that I took this past week.
Obviously, I am still in the process of growing out my hair. I am unsure how long it will get, but it is a work in progress. My bangs are driving me batty right now and the sides of my hair are becoming a bit Farrah Fawcett circa 1980′s. But hey, the 80′s are in right now, right?
Have you ever endured the awful hair grow out? Did you just want to run out and get a fresh haircut to make it all better?
Side Note, and a little humor: Now that my hair is getting longer, I use a blow dryer to dry the back of my hair when it is still wet. It helps my hair lay down better in the back. I don’t think my son has EVER seen a blow dryer in action. He was totally confused by it, and I had to show him how it works the other day. HILARIOUS!