Living Lighter

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Over the weekend, I decided it was time for a new look. After hemming and hawing about needing an edgier style, I finally worked up the courage to take about 10 inches off of my hair. I have wanted to donate my hair to Locks of Love for a while, and what better time than after the one year anniversary of my thyroid cancer diagnosis to do so.

I have had straight locks that fell well below my shoulders for as long as I can remember. I met my best friend, the flat iron, when I was in 9th grade and it has been a staple in my daily routine ever since. Maybe it’s the fact that my 10 year high school reunion is fast approaching, or perhaps it’s these chic, short bobs that I have been seeing, but this spring I was ready to try a shorter ‘do. I will admit that the sound of the first cut, preceded by 10 inches being dangled in front of my face, was a bit jarring, but I love the end result. My hair is not only more manageable and stylish now, but it went to a great cause!


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