A Great Haircut IS a Makeover

haircut before and afterSometimes it’s rough when you’re pregnant, and a mommy, and working, and have ministry and other committments. It’s hard to find time to take care of yourself!

Case in point: once I stopped filming, I stopped getting my haircut. Now, this wasn’t on purpose. I kept saying, “I really need a haircut.” And then I’d never make an appointment or try to get it done. I mean, who has the time for an appointment!?

So it just grew out and grew out and the cut I had was no longer really there. When my hair grows out, it starts to look like a big triangle. Poofy and thick at the bottom and fine at the top.

It doesn’t help that I’m not highlighting my hair while I’m pregnant – it just looked BAD. Oh well, at least I could put it in a ponytail! 😉

Well, my hubby apparently knew I wasn’t going to make myself an appointment, so he made one for me! Yeah. It was that bad.

And since I’m not filming, I was allowed to cut it any ole’ way I wanted – I haven’t been able to do that for a long time! So I went shorter and got some SIDE SWEEP BANGS!

What do you think? I really love it. I had to train my bangs because my part was moving ever closer to the middle. In fact, when I was at the salon, the gal washing my hair was like, “Is this your part?” What she meant was, “Is this zig zaggy thing that starts over here and ends up over here your part?” That’s because I never even parted it with purpose – I had really given up!

Since getting my haircut, I had a lady at the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame tell me I look like a model, and the dude at Costco told me I look like the Princess Bride. Can I keep this haircut forever!? (By the way, the haircut was by Stylin Salon and Spa in Austin – go to Blanca or Alex!)

I told my husband, “If my hair ever looks like that, PLEASE make me cut my hair.” He was like, “…I did.” Haha! 🙂

My haircut really did make me feel great, and it makes me style my hair, which is something that sets the tone for my family. If I actually get myself groomed, it’s like I’m saying, “Hello gorgeous husband – I want to be your gorgeous wife. Look at me! Feast your eyes on me!” And to my son I’m saying, “This is the day the Lord has made! Let us rejoice and be glad in it!”

While I love beauty and rejecting my comfort idol in this way, it is absolutely vital to me that I remember where my true beauty lies, in the eyes of my Maker:

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.  (Psalm 139:14, NIV)

How long has it been since you got a great haircut? Make an appointment!

18 thoughts on “A Great Haircut IS a Makeover

    1. Stephanie Post author

      Ashley – I totally saw all of your curly hair pins – they crack me up! Although I secretly wish for curly hair myself! Just like curlies wish for straight!
      LOL — everyone who wants to laugh go ready Ashley’s post above!!! 🙂

  1. Donna Kaminski

    Steph you look gorgeous in both pics, but I do LOVE the new haircut! You’re such a pretty girl both inside & outwardly!!!! You are a model & a princess bride of Christ! 🙂 I love your dedication & encouragement…keep up the good work!
    P.S. ~ you don’t want to know my answer to the last time I had a “great” haircut…lets just say it’s been awhile & leave it at that! LOL!

  2. Annie

    this is so cute! especially your conversation with brad – “i did.” haha! you look good either way but i do like your new ‘do.

  3. Jane Sadek

    Stephanie Dear – Most of us would love to look as good as your before picture. Save this post so that some day when you are old and beat up, like me, you can have a good laugh! Nonetheless, I hear you about the makeover – I never leave the salon without setting my next appointment. I can’t chance scaring people 😉

  4. Dawn Kunch

    Stephanie, LOVE the haircut! After the wedding, I’m going shorter too! Now we just have to convince my sister to do the same! I love that Brad is so in touch with you as well….Way to go Brad!

  5. Amy

    You look adorable! And this is such a reminder that I really do need to get a haircut. I have been very bad about getting that set up.

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