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…self-portrait Thursday

Now bear with me a minute. WHY is this woman smiling?


It’s the first weeks of June and we’ve been peppered with thunderstorms and humidity and wind. In the world of HAIR, for some of us, this could mean some unplanned radical detours in merry olde Coiffdom.

In my case, with my genetics, my hair, ANYTHING could happen. But what normally happens is that my regular shampoo day dance was not working. I don’t wash my hair everyday and don’t dry it to the bone stage (more like towel dry, blow a little and then SLAP a couple velcro rollers on the top). I have NEVER been able to go the distance with the hair thing.

During this weather, even by the time I was on the #66, it wasn’t really dry and riding that steambox I could feel the little tendrils working their way from neckline to headtop and it felt like I had some type of couch critter on my head! I adore curly hair but my wavy locks don’t go there. Ever. Instead: (limp)FRIZZ. oui

Yesterday was different.

I Washed.

I Producted.

I Styled.

Indeed. And I’d gone and bought a brush that looks just like the brush my stylist uses and I attempted to do the deed just like he. And VOILA! Not quite as slick as he, but I had dry hair and no frizz.

And that made me smile :)

23 responses to “KIPKIPKIP”

  1. Toby Wollin says:

    And ANY day that starts out like that is going to be a great day for sure. There are days when the only improvement I can see for MY locks would be the judicious application, a la Brittany, to my scalp with a set of clippers.

  2. lisa says:

    Looks good!

  3. Seriously, before I even read your post, I saw the photo and though, wow, her hair looks great! Chicago is just generally a bad hair town, so you should celebrate.

  4. pixie says:

    ya look awsume in that top!

  5. Tracey says:

    Ha! As soon as I saw the picture…even before I saw the part that said “HAIR”, I KNEW you had done something different with your hair. I love it. Isn’t it amazing the results we get when we use the right tools for the job? I am not a big hair person in the morning either. Most days, my hair routine is very similar to yours. Beautiful coif my dear.

  6. Jennifer says:

    You look great!

  7. Tamara says:

    You look beautiful, and I can totally relate. It is the little things in life which must be celebrated!

  8. Gina says:

    You wear the hair and Nicole very well.

  9. Karen B. says:

    You’re looking downright FAB with the perfect hair and beautiful Nichole. I get my hair cut today (of course it’s super windy). Here’s hoping it turns out half as nicely as yours.

  10. Wanda says:

    Whew, glad the brush worked out for your hair. Nicole looks cute on you too!

  11. Rachel says:

    Good hair, and Nicole looks nice! Any tips for getting the ‘pass 3 over 4 stitches’ on the upper body section of Nicole?

  12. Rachel says:

    Good hair, and Nicole looks nice! Any tips for getting the ‘pass 3 over 4 stitches’ on the upper body section of Nicole?

  13. Rachel says:

    Good hair, and Nicole looks nice! Any tips for getting the ‘pass 3 over 4 stitches’ on the upper body section of Nicole?

  14. Jennifer says:

    But of course you should smile!

  15. Kim says:

    Just loverly!

  16. Kim says:

    Just loverly!

  17. Deirdre says:

    Good hair can make all the difference – you look great!

  18. meg says:

    I love it when a good hair day comes together. ;o) Yay B!

  19. claudia says:

    YEAH for good hair days! Lookin’ fine.

  20. Delica says:

    Good Hair = HAPPY!!!

  21. Mary says:

    PLEASE! Post a picture of the brush! I have similar hair! Consider doing a You Tube showing your technique? Your hair looks fabulous!!

  22. Carol says:

    You look totally and completely marvelous :)

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