If you've been following along here on This Time Tomorrow for a while now, you may recall this post from 2012. Where I chopped off my hair. About 12 inches to be exact.
As someone who had long hair for most of her life, I remember sitting in the hairdresser's chair in San Francisco (hey, Deb!), literally going white and panicking. Confession: I probably rescheduled that appointment four times until eventually asking a friend to go with me to make sure I actually followed through. My friend stayed. And she cut it. And I felt so liberated.
Isn't it funny that something like hair can have such control over us? Personally, I'm not one to take many chances with my hair -- before that big cut in 2012, I went through my Zooey Deschanel phase (like everyone else) with blunt bangs and up until a few weeks ago, I had never really colored my hair either.
But really. It's just hair. And it grows.
This is a really rambling way of saying: I'm growing my hair out again. Don't get me wrong. I still love my current long bob cut. It's been good to me over the past few years and it still feels really me at the end of the day.
But it's good to mix things up, right? And no better time to mix things up than in the midst of a lot of other change. After all, I've secretly been missing messy, undone beachy waves, loose ponytails and fishtail braids. Heck, even my celebrity doppelgänger is growing hers out. All of which I can enjoy, in oh, about a year from now.
In the meantime, I've been gathering a few inspiration images here on Pinterest, with a subtle balayage touch, to hold me over. Have you guys recently grown your hair out? What did you do about the awkward in between phases?