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auburnchick
06-15-2008, 08:48 PM
So I'm a tad vain. I have my college graduation on Saturday, and I have no idea how to wear my hair.

I have naturally curly hair that, I've been told, is pretty. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It's thick and unruly.

When I straighten it, I liken to teasingly call it Jennifer Anniston hair. Don't I wish...

Anyhow, it always looks nice straight.

So, should I bother? I thought I could make a hair appt and let someone pamper me the day before and straighten it for me. It takes me over an hour to do on my own because it's so thick.

Or, should I go au natural (with clothes, of course...:teehee:).

Wanda Witch
06-15-2008, 08:57 PM
This is your day. Wear your hair however you feel most comfortable. Jennifer Aniston is gorgeous, in her own way, but obviously not everyone thought that - ahem - Brad.

Just be yourself, always. Never mind the 'trends' as they come and go but whatever you are will always be.

Have a wonderful, YOU day.

auburnchick
06-15-2008, 09:01 PM
This is your day. Wear your hair however you feel most comfortable. Jennifer Aniston is gorgeous, in her own way, but obviously not everyone thought that - ahem - Brad.

Just be yourself, always. Never mind the 'trends' as they come and go but whatever you are will always be.

Have a wonderful, YOU day.


:roflhard:

I said the Anniston thing is great jest...the first time I ever had my hair straightened (we're talking Chi straighteners here), I couldn't believe that my hair could get that straight. It was so pretty! Unlike what my hair usually looks like...kind of messy and free. Let's just say that I fit in quite well with the 80's look -- big hair.

Thanks for your sweet words...

:muah:

vaknitter
06-15-2008, 09:29 PM
Just my two cents, if you want to pamper yourself go for a manicure/pedicure and a new pair of shoes to show off the pedicure...I have no idea what you look like, but what I do know is that every time I try to "do" my hair for something special it looks great in the mirror and then I see the pictures and think - what was I thinking?

Gertie
06-15-2008, 10:39 PM
I agree with the manicure & pedicure thing. Also, if it's humid that day, will your straight hair go curly anyway? Perhaps what you need is a different hair style that'll accent your lovely curls.

(Or just send your wonderful curls to me & I'll be more than happy to let you have my straight lifeless hair.)

Whatever you do - congratulations!!! We're all very proud of you.

Plantgoddess+
06-15-2008, 10:49 PM
I vote for letting your hair be. Go pamper yourself with the manicure and pedicure.
It's funny how we of the straight hair would love to have all those curls while those with the curls envy our straight hair.

kellyh57
06-15-2008, 11:34 PM
Go for it. You worked your tushy off for this. Do what will make you feel best and happiest!

Kelly

Mike
06-15-2008, 11:59 PM
Curls (because when my hair started falling out the curls were the first ones to go).

Debkcs
06-16-2008, 05:32 AM
I'm with the manicure, pedicure group.

It's always cracked me up that we will pay a lot of $$ for curly hair, and you'll pay $$ for straight hair like mine.

Whatever your hair is like, you'll be lovely and graduated!

figaro
06-16-2008, 08:44 AM
I say go for it! And if you can get a mani/pedi do that too, you worked hard for this and you should pamper yourself (and maybe buy your self some more yarn too!).

susi
06-16-2008, 09:01 AM
oh you gota pamper yourself, how often do you graduate. its a memorable event.

no matter what you do you'll look great and enjoy your day

susi

gailf
06-16-2008, 10:14 AM
My hair is the same and I always feel pampered when I get it straightened, which doesnt happen to often. John Freida has some new products out that help with the humidy factor and the frizz. I live in NYC so I know humidity and they seem to work. Congratulations and most of all enjoy your day. You worked hard for it.

auburnchick
06-16-2008, 10:53 AM
I say go for it! And if you can get a mani/pedi do that too, you worked hard for this and you should pamper yourself (and maybe buy your self some more yarn too!).


The yarn shopping is a definite :thumbsup: . There's a yarn store right on the way, so I will force my family to endure a visit there.

I tried on my cap this morning...after I got ready for work. I didn't realize how high up on your head those things sit. I'm leaning very hard towards getting the hair straightened. Too much of it will be showing, and I don't think a ponytail is gonna suffice.

Jan in CA
06-16-2008, 01:20 PM
Mother's always say "you look beautiful just the way you are" and that is the way we really feel, but there will be lots and lots of pictures that day so do whatever makes you feel the best and the prettiest. :thumbsup:

scout52
06-16-2008, 02:48 PM
I say straighten the hair. I have curly hair as well. I couldn't get the cap to stay on with it curly. Plus dang it you worked on to get there so pamper yourself.

Knit4Pie
06-17-2008, 05:25 PM
You'll look beautiful no matter what, but I say get it straightened (and add the manicure/pedicure if you can).

auburnchick
06-17-2008, 05:55 PM
You'll look beautiful no matter what, but I say get it straightened (and add the manicure/pedicure if you can).


Thanks all! Yesterday, I made an appointment to get it cut and straightened. Now I'll have to sleep on my back so I don't mess it up too badly. Thank goodness I have a Chi so I can touch it up the next morning.

I'll post a picture (from the back, cause anonymity is part of my mystique :teehee:).

auburnchick
06-20-2008, 06:45 PM
Ok, so I had it straightened.

Before...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3004/2595312556_312bd850a8.jpg


After...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3248/2595637489_9ec41b7a13.jpg



There was going to be no way that the cap was going to sit on my head nicely with my thick hair...it would have kind of floated...much like Ms. America's crown. :teehee:

Jan in CA
06-20-2008, 07:02 PM
It's beautiful! I also love the curls, but completely understand. :thumbsup:

figaro
06-20-2008, 07:47 PM
It looks great! I love it when the hairdresser used to straighten my hair, felt so sleek and healthy. And your hair before is gorgeous too!

Sewing Angel
06-20-2008, 07:55 PM
It looks really pretty! I like the curls also (I have them also). Its nice for someone else to straighten your hair. They always do such a great job. Hope you have a great graduation!

mks22300
06-20-2008, 07:59 PM
Your hair looks beautiful both ways!

DQ
06-21-2008, 06:50 AM
Ooh your hair is lovely both ways, such a pretty colour! :heart:

Wanda Witch
06-21-2008, 12:40 PM
Your hair is gorgeous, straight AND curly. Oh, gosh, send some this way, please. Oh, didn't mention the color. Amazing. Natural red hair is beautiful. One reason I 'dig' David Caruso of CSI, Miami. His hair.

auburnchick
06-21-2008, 04:37 PM
I guess I need to work on my camera's colors! My hair is actually a dark blond. I know I have some grey in there, but the blond hides the grey. I guess maybe the lighting made it look red?

Thank you all for your sweet comments! I'll try to get a picture, from behind, of course, of me with my cap on.

auburnchick
06-21-2008, 06:42 PM
Ok folks...you walked this journey with me...here's me (my back and side anyway) with cap, gown, and straightened hair:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3141/2598083425_4351aedc8e.jpg


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3182/2598915898_b7fecbb9c3.jpg


Thanks, all, for your input!!!

:muah:

scout52
06-21-2008, 08:01 PM
You look beautiful!! Congratulations!!! you worked hard and you really deserved this!!

jjminarcik
06-21-2008, 08:12 PM
Congratulations on your graduation! Your hair looks great!

The.Knitter
06-21-2008, 08:29 PM
Well Ms. Graduate... you look fantastic! Enjoy each and every single minute because this celebration is all about YOU! You earned it, You deserve it, so You go get that diploma!!! Congratulations!!!

tokmom
06-22-2008, 11:51 AM
Too late, I know, but your hair is beautiful both ways. Anytime you want fine hair that is stick straight, let me know and we can trade.:teehee:
Congrats on graduating and I hope you did pamper yourself.:cheering:

davespurl
06-23-2008, 12:11 AM
Congratulations!!! You worked hard and deserved this special day. I totally support your decision to walk as it is an experience you will never forget. I too was a "late" graduate and I walked also. It was very emotional for me as well.

Good luck to you with your future plans in teaching! I'm sure you'll be great!!!

Dangles
06-23-2008, 12:59 PM
You've got wonderful hair, curly or straight. Congratulations again :) All the best to you in your new career.

PurlyGyrl
06-26-2008, 08:34 AM
You (well, at least your backside:teehee: ) look lovely. You have fabulous hair (and I should know both my Mom and my sister were hairdressers!) Congrats again on your graduation!

tarrentella
06-26-2008, 08:59 AM
congratulations on graduating! The hair looks wonderful and isn't it odd how the cap and gown can make you look at once special and silly!