Woops! I Cut My Hair plus giveaway to the SLC Home and Garden Show

by Lucky Red Hen on March 9, 2013

SLChomeshowLast minute schedule change… I’m going to be assisting the great Jet Set today at the Salt Lake Tribune Home + Garden Festival Cupcake Competition from 2-3pm today at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah. My man and I went last night (the parking lot was FULL, the place was PACKED) and put aside FREE-ENTRY TICKETS for four of my Lucky Red Hen fans!

Want one (two, three or four)? Leave a comment specifying how many you would use (today 10a-10p or tomorrow 11a-6p) and I’ll put your name(s) on the first four to pick-up at Will Call. (Hurry, because I will be leaving in a few hours and won’t be able to check my comments while I’m cupcaking!)

For anyone else who’d like a $3 discount (making the $10/person tickets only $7/person), use the promotion code “SWEET” during checkout!

On to my hair. It might look different during cupcake assisting today… we’ll see!

I want to look as gorgeous as my sweet friend Mama Leisha
(even when she makes funny faces she’s still beautiful)…

And my cut looked like hers, but didn’t act like hers (bangs made me sweaty)…HAIR_beforeB

Even with the bangs shoved away, sweat still happened so I decided to whack it…

by myself, in the mirror (you know that thing REVERSES the image?!?)…

which resulted in several accidental cuts of my FLESH instead of HAIR…

and a messy mess all over the bathroom (I’m one person,
why do I have so many scissors out for my hair?)

The day after my solo hair cut, it looked like a duck butt
when I took a pic with Studio 5’s Brooke Walker.
P.S. I don’t want to look like a duck butt.
But remember, I don’t know how to cut my own hair so no laughing!

Then I got a wild hair/hare to go platinum.
Luckily yours truly was smart enough to go to a professional.
Sitting in the bleach stings. But NO PAIN, NO GAIN, right?!?

Then under the dryer makes it hot stinging…HAIR_dryer

But Brooke and her Blue Steele face made the pain worth it.HAIR_brooke

This is my chop job before, and Brooke’s fix and style after.HAIR_beforeafter

If I want, I can resemble The Incredibles villain, Syndrome…HAIR_syndrome

or Guy Fieri

or Jimmy Neutron.HAIR_JimmyNeutron

See? Very Jimmyesque.HAIR_jimmwannabe

But it really doesn’t matter what it looks like, right? We’ve all looked at someone’s hair and thought, “Hmm, I don’t like it.”

So what if I don’t like how you do your hair, what you wear, or the other choices you make? As long as it’s not hurting or affecting someone else, it is not my business. Unless you ask for my opinion, I should say something nice or keep it to myself. Do you agree or am I way off base?

The other day on The Talk, Sheryl Underwood ripped off her wig (man her wigs are cool) and I shouted HOORAY! Good for her to be transparent and real about her beauty. That moment was my confirmation that I’m not the only one who feels comfortable enough to not care what other people think of how I dress, what my hair looks like, and the choices I make. I’d rather dress comfortably and not worry if my hair doesn’t look amazing.


Moral of the story: be yourself, do good things, and worry not about the opinion of others.


Britanny March 9, 2013 at 9:52 pm

I think if you post a picture of your new “do” on FB or a blog, you are asking for comments. Why else would you put it out there? If you don’t care what people think about it, you shouldn’t have to keep reiterating that you don’t care. Not caring is enough. And I love you no matter what your hair looks like. That is all.

Queen Scarlett March 10, 2013 at 2:29 am

LOVE LOVE LOVE your new do. But I’m a fan of the people who don’t blend in to the boring crowd. It’s why I adore you.

I don’t believe that posting a photo automatically means that the poster is asking for comments. When I post things I’m not looking for comments or likes. I’m just posting because it makes me happy. I think Lucky is trying to say, we should do things because we want to, not worrying, or obsessing about what anyone else would think. I believe she’s trying to share the message, that we should NOT live our lives based on focus group consensus. It’s what I believe, and I’m glad she’s sharing that message.

It seems to me that happy people, truly happy ones, are those of us that choose our lives, based on what we like, never worrying or caring what the negative nellies, and nosy noras say. We’re too busy living our lives, while the sad sacks are always concerned about everyone else’s life.

ROCK that hair. LOVE IT.

wrongwaypeachfuzz March 10, 2013 at 3:31 am

Well, it DOES look amazing!

Britanny March 10, 2013 at 6:02 am

Maybe not “asking” for comments…but certainly opening it up for them.

Mrs. Organic March 10, 2013 at 2:49 pm

I love the moral of this story. And you. Stay fearless.

Mrs. Organic March 10, 2013 at 2:50 pm

And you look mah-velous!

Emily March 10, 2013 at 9:17 pm

I’m a fan of short hair and your cut is no exception. Way to rock it!

Lisa March 25, 2013 at 10:59 pm

Not saying this is the case with you, but it seems a lot of people who say they don’t care actually care VERY much, and are insecure about it so they say they don’t care to protect their feelings. Maybe I’ve watched too many ambush makeovers on the Today Show and too many episodes of What Not To Wear, but I love to see that look when a woman gets a flattering haircut and simple but fantastic clothes and you see that radiant look on their face. Every woman should know they’re beautiful whether or not they get a makeover, but if a great haircut and nice clothes can help you to know that you’re beautiful with or without the hair and clothes then I love to see it.

I care about how I look, but I am willing to make allowances depending on my circumstances. Like when I can’t get 5 minutes to myself in the morning to get ready for work with the toddler around, so I take him to daycare in my pajamas just so I can come home and get ready for work. Don’t love to do that, but I’ll do what I need to do.

Melissa April 21, 2013 at 5:32 pm

Love you do- so you!! You Rock it!

Heidi @ Mom's Crafty Space April 23, 2013 at 3:15 am

I had so much fun meeting you at SNAP! I would have never even known that your haircut was (semi) recent because you totally rocked it and owned it! I think it suits you :)

Lucky Red Hen April 23, 2013 at 5:28 am

Awe, thanks Heidi! It was a necessary evil to bring my body temperature down ;) So FUN meeting you, too!!!

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