I have had short hair for most of my adult life. I cut it all off in the spring of 1990 (what little there was, which wasn’t much, a permed, chin-length bob) and I’ve really never looked back. Oh, sure, there was that one year after Charlie was born when I went ten (11?) months without a hair appointment, but eventually I was forced to acknowledge that pulling a ponytail through the back of a ball cap was not the look I really wanted. Also I was cutting my own bangs with a pair of curved nail scissors, which I would not recommend to anyone. Ever.
(These days I own two pairs of hair cutting shears, one regular and one for texture. They are a huge improvement over the nail scissors.)
I like to think that I have come to own this look, if only because I have stuck with my pixie cut in defiance of any and all hair trends. I would love to have beautiful long hair, but really, I am too lazy to make it work, and if I can make a look out of lazy, then I say why not.
Unfortunately, everyday lazy requires a really good cut, because the cut has to do all the work for you, and in a part of the country where big hair is still a big trend, it’s been tough to find a stylist who can do precisely what I want. My current stylist and I have reached a good place with my hair, but for the longest time, I’ve been ogling Danielle’s cute pixie and wishing that I lived a little bit closer to Chicago, so I could have her stylist manage my mane. Last winter, when I was going to and fro on Butterball business, we talked about trying to jam a haircut into my overpacked schedule, but it never worked; this summer, though, I will be in Chicago for four whole days, and I will be making the time to have Sheba cut my hair.
Because I am so lazy, at least on an everyday basis, that I would rather haul myself to Chicago for a haircut than have to mess with styling my hair in the morning. And because Sheba is that talented.
I’m totally excited about this, and while I know you don’t really care, you will in a minute, because you can have Sheba cut your hair, too, if you’re lucky! Danielle and Heather and I are having a party at Sparrow Hair in a few weeks, and we’re giving away hair makeovers. The short version is this: If you will be in Chicago either for or during the BlogHer conference, write a post or shoot a video telling us why you need a hair makeover. Sarah James of Hair Thursday and the Sparrow Hair stylists will choose fifteen finalists, who will all join us at the salon for cocktails on Thursday, July 23. And of those fifteen finalists, four lucky winners will get full hair makeovers at the party!
Complete rules and requirements are below, but the bottom line is this: Great hair requires a great cut, and we want to help you get a great cut. While you have a martini. With Heather and Danielle and me! How can you not enter?
Official Sparrow Hair Sweepstakes Rules:
You must be in Chicago on July 23, 2009, to be eligible to win.
To enter, create a post at your own website that explains why you need a hair makeover. Include photos or video to illustrate. Posts must include links to Foodmomiac, No Pasa Nada, Friday Playdate and Sparrow Hair.
All entries will be judged by the lovely ladies of Sparrow and by the super-talented Whoorl of Hair Thursday. Don’t even try sucking up to them; they’re hard core about this hair thing. Seriously.
We will select and announce 15 finalists, in a timely manner, sometime after the 3rd. The 15 finalists will all be invited to attend a special party at Sparrow Hair on Thursday, July 23. At the party, we will announce the four winners and document the makeovers.
Heather and Danielle and I will showcase before and after photos at our sites, sending the winners lots of link love in addition to the joy they are already receiving from their new hairdos.
Enter today! Your hair will thank you.