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Change Me!

12:08 PM

So hey, first of all I feel I must apologize for the lack of posting lately...and to tell you that it's probably not going to get much more awesome any time soon, as Megan adjusts to life with baby number 3 (i.e. lack of sleep, double the diapers, and feeding, bathing, or changing someone around the clock) and I adjust to being a full time working mom with no nanny (i.e. my mom moved out--insert heaving sobs here). Wow, my 'adjustment' doesn't look so tough after compared Megan's. Nonetheless I'm still feeling a bit daunted (is that a word?). Add to that my lack of creativity of late and you get, well...weeks between blog posts. I'm so sorry but I hope you'll bear with us because we love Taste{full} and we [heart] you guys and we're not going anywhere any time soon.

SO, now that that's off my chest comes the purpose of this post. And it's a desperate cry for help. I need change. I am feeling quite crummy about my personal appearance for a variety of reasons, with which I won't bore you. And while some things will take time, money, or plastic surgery to get under control, I'm thinking my hair is something I can change with a 2 hour salon appointment and less than $100.

I am so sick of this conservative bob type thing I've been sporting. And since I haven't come into any unexpected cash (why can't I be Oprah's half sister?!), I won't be getting Tyra's hair stylist to weave me up something nice any time soon. So, I guess that leaves me with one option--a cut. I'd like a cut and color but my hair...oh my hair...I could write pages and pages about my hair woes. My basic problem is that I go completely against its natural texture and relax it. Why?  Because it's so nappy (what do white people call it-- kinky? super curly? You get my point) that I just do not have the time or patience to deal with it. There's a lot of "debate" about why black women straighten their hair but I'm not going to get into that right now. For now, suffice it to say it's both for form and function. BUT as a result of the chemical process that is 'relaxing,' as much as I'm tempted to add a fun color (I seriously want to be blond--I mean Beyonce does it, Tyra does it, Iman does it, Keri Hilson does it...oh wait, they all have fake hair. Right), I have to accept that I can only do one chemical process at a time. (or else I may end up like this. Which maybe wouldn't be so bad?!). Maybe in the future I'll experiment with extensions in a different color for a highlighting effect. But for now, I'm going to have to stop at a cut.

When looking for a cut I have to keep in mind that I have a 14 month old, so the Halle Berry cut that is my usual go to when I'm in need of something fresh, just isn't going to cut it. It's a bit too much effort. I need something that's still easy but a little edgier than my current look. I really don't want to look like a soccer mom any earlier than I have to. Here are a few options. What do you think? About my cut? About hair maintenance? About straightening or coloring our hair? About anything related to hair, really?! Let me know! I'm giving you the power to ChAnGe Me!!

 Keri Hilson obsession.  I ♥ these looks!  I loved my bangs when I had them and the swooped bangs in the first and fourth photo are a bit less of a commitment than the blunt edge bangs.  The "bowl cut meets the bob" is so traditional that it's kind of retro.

 If my hair wasn't the slowest growing hair on Earth, I'd consider one of Rhianna's bolder looks but since it is(and I work in a corporate environment) this one is more suitable.  It's super cute though and I love the long strands in the middle...

I don't even know who this girl is and this one is kind of out of the blue...but I like the simplicity of an angled bob with bangs.  Although it's definitely the 'safest' of the bunch...

I love this cut and color.  If I could color my hair (and wasn't brave enough for Keri's blond bob above), I'd go with this gorgeous bronz-y shade!  The cut is fairly similar to my look now but a little more style and definition.  If it makes me look even a tiny bit closer to Iman, I'm in! ;)

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  1. Hey Tiff!
    I definitely love that you are looking at cuts with bangs. I think you can rock that look. One good thing about bangs is that they bring attention to your eyes. I love Iman's cut and color for you. I like the more straight edge bob versus the rounded bob of some of your other options. I also like Rihanna's style. So those two would get my top votes.

  2. Thanks Brittaney! Rihanna's looks are always kinda edgy...I'm thinkin enough so to get rid of the winter doldrums. :) Thanks for your advice!!

  3. okay I seriously think photo one would look amazing on you, or the Rhianna one. Both are amazing, and have you looked at a small sewn in color extension? one of my cheerleaders had a streak of maroon during our cheer season (our colors were maroon, gold and white) and it looked super cute and didn't look really fake or anything. I've double processed my hair before (color with perm) but I'm guessing the process of relaxing may be a bit harsher.

  4. I'm with Kat... Rihanna or Keri Hilson #1. I love the thought of you going more edgy! :) I can't wait to see what you go with, and of course you must post it here!

  5. Kat thanks so much for voting! :) I think having two chemical processes on your hair at a time is possible for some, but my hair is so fragile. Lucky you that you could get away with doing both!! I definitely want to try the streak-y extensions some time!!

    Meg, thanks--it seems most people are in favor of Keri (non bowl cut) and/or Rihanna. We shall see...and of COURSE I'll post a picture. I took one of those sad "before" pictures this morning. ☺

  6. I really like the #4 Keri Hilson pic or the Rhianna pic, I think you'd look good with either one of those, you could also rock the Iman cut, but I personally think that it's less exciting than the others.