Thursday, October 29, 2009

My hair and my camera, what a combo

Way back in August, I posted about how I wanted to do something drastic to my hair. It was not on my good side. The concencus was to but it a bit shorter but keep the same general style. You all confirmed my gut insticts and kept that voice inside that was screaming, "Shave it off!" to a dull roar.

I did exactly that and I HATED it. The bangs and the length were nothing but wrong. That voice mentioned above took it up seven octaves. I had the razor poised. Then, in last ditch effort to keep my husband and kids happy - they all love my long hair, cut from the same cloth they all are- I attempted an intervention on my bangs using a technique I saw somewhere that has since disappeared into the deep vortex that is the internet.

It was fabulous and I so wish I could find it. My hair stylist laughed her butt off after her complimenting me on my bangs, her admitting she did not cut them like that, and me telling her I used a tutorial on the internet to do it. She was all, "They show you how to cut your hair on the iternet!!!?" She has no idea what is on the internet, clearly, but she's awesome so I forgive her innocence.

Anywho, fast forward a couple of months and my hair has smartened up. It was frighted by all the razor talk I am certain. Since it's finally cooperating and I was sick to death of my the profile picture I have been using here since February 2008, I decided to attempt a new one.

Armed with my new tripod (YIPEE) and the natural light from the living room windows, here is the result.

Profile attempt 1 of 456

I have newly acquired Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0 but damn if I know how to use it. As such, the above photo is straight out of the camera. Don't look too close at my less than perfect skin now, you hear. Also keep in mind it got shrunk down to a 48 by 48 pixel square for use as my avitar for various on-line applications.

Also sorry about the burning of your retinas.

Anyway, this long and rambling post about my hair (damn, I am deep) was all to say think you for you spectacular advice. So THANKS!
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14 comments:

nicole said...

Pretty. :)

A Crafty Mom said...

I think it looks fabulous, and the photo is amazing!!! I could totally use some bang-cutting help, I am horrible at trimming my own bangs. I have also been considering cutting mine all off and have been disgusted with how it looks lately. So glad you are happy with yours!! :)

Angella said...

You look purty.

Anonymous said...

i love your hair, and hate mine! glad you didn't shave it!!!!
j :)

Cheryl said...

I love your curly hair...and you look great with bangs!

Stacie's Madness said...

you're beautiful.

Elaine A. said...

You're such a hot mamma, seriously girl!!! And your hair is fabulous. Now if only I could see that pretty face in person... ; )

BeachMama said...

It looks great! I think I tweeted that the first time I saw it. And yay for a new tripod. In not time flat you will be a whiz at Elements and forget that you never used to use it.

Kristin said...

Looks perfect to me!
I also love your glasses.

Ed said...

Nice. Though I gotta admit--bald Kami would have been pretty interesting, too.

Mrs. Wilson said...

HEY GORGEOUS!!!

Kristin said...

Gorgeous! I know how you feel hair goes through frumpy stages and onry stages and once in a while a short supermodel stage. I must say I always envy beautiful curls like yours and have a hard time believing such beautiful hair could ever be in a slump. Great new pic. nice job!

Karen MEG said...

You, my lady, are absolutely gorgeous, I love the cut and the colour- wow! Great pic!

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