One of the things I wanted to do after earning tenure was make a trip to a real salon. For the last couple of years, I had my head shaved on the sides and just a bit on top. After October, I just let it grow. I started thinking that I would wait until tenure and then try something fancy and new. Time passed, though, and this was the first weekday when I was free and in town during the day.
Last Monday, I looked like this:
And this afternoon, I looked like this:
You can't see, but I colored it. I certainly wasn't afraid of the grey. After all, I've had it for years. But I wanted something brighter. And I knew color would just create a nice look. It's a bit poofier and straighter than normal since she used a blow drier, so it'll probably look different tomorrow, but I'll probably like it more then. I ended up trimming the beard this afternoon since it really needed it after the new 'do. I gotta get better about keeping up with that.
Part of the transitions I've been undertaking lately, trying to celebrate life and look forward to the future.