Haircut: 20 months of Hair Growth

From platinum blonde pixie to honey blonde bob. 

Going back to my natural colour was one of the best hair decisions I've made. Extremely low maintenance at the salon! Hubs was 100% right since he suggested it :)

Had a hair trim yesterday, which happens every 3 months these days. Shaped and thinned at the back. Front still growing, and grows slower than the back. Dead ends cut off. 

This is straight and styled by me. I'll wear it wavy too, of course! The fringe stays out my face with my specs. Handy! 

About two to three more inches to go. Will continue growing it into next year.

......and new easy-to-identify luggage. xo

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  • RobinF replied 8 months ago

    Looks great! Such a pretty color. Nice to have the option of straight or wavy. I tend to stick to one style because it is what I am used to.

  • LJP replied 8 months ago

    Lovely - classically chic:).

  • Helena replied 8 months ago

    So so pretty - suits you beautifully! 

    Lovely colour of suitcases and far easier to spot than basic black for sure!

  • Eliza replied 8 months ago

    You look great! Love the hair style and the color is lovely. (I am with you on the joy of not spending hours in the salon; in my case the schedule was both strict and becoming increasingly frequent.)

    Hope the luggage is a harbinger of good things to come.

  • Mirjana replied 8 months ago

    Beautiful hair, good choice.

  • Janet replied 8 months ago

    You’re so lucky to have such a lovely natural hair color! And what an exercise in patience. It looks beautiful.

  • Suz replied 8 months ago

    Your hair and your luggage complement each other! Blue and gold! 

    Hair looks fabulous! You are indeed lucky that the fringe stays put with your specs in place! That length can be a nuisance if a person is not wearing specs! SO pretty and healthy looking on you. 

    What luggage did you get? 

  • Dee replied 8 months ago

    Cute front flip, and your natural hair colour looks great! Hooray for non black luggage!! 

  • Irina replied 8 months ago

    Looks lovely, Angie. Your hair color is incredible!

  • cat2 replied 8 months ago

    I would still put something unique on your suitcases to easily identify them. I went with a red set and had someone walk away with one of mine thinking the only red bag had to be hers.

  • Suz replied 8 months ago

    cat2's comment reminds me that on my recent trip to SF, a woman almost walked off with my olive green suitcase! It is usually the only one (apparently when she travels, too!) but she had her hand on it when I went over and mentioned that we should check the hidden name tag. The suitcase was, indeed, mine. :)   Saved us both a bit of trouble by identifying it. 

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 8 months ago

    Your hair is looking fab, Angie! The new luggage is pretty, too.

  • gryffin replied 8 months ago

    Gorgeous as always! I love your natural hair color. Mother Nature really does do it best. Bob is very elegant. Very pretty luggage and so practical!! May it serve you well on all your adventures!!

  • Kate replied 8 months ago

    Beautiful color and cut!

    cat2’s comment is spot on. My husband has a dark purple and black piece of luggage primarily so he can ID it easily and go, since he travels so frequently. He rarely if ever glances at the name tag.

    On one of our recent trips, we were halfway home in the cab when we both got almost simultaneous calls from an Iceland Air rep saying that he had picked up the wrong piece of luggage. DH was positive he hadn’t until he looked at the name tag on the bag. Exact same piece of luggage as his, only not his!

    The other traveler had left his bag at the airport, and he returned hers the next day meeting her at her downtown office. She was very nice about the mix-up, and they had a laugh over the identical bags. Lesson learned!!

  • Angie replied 8 months ago

    Thanks so much for the kind words, everyone! I'm blushing. 

    Yes, I'm lucky my natural hair colour is working out. And that my specs keep my fringe from annoying me :)

    cat2 and Kate, YES! That's why we've got unique Yorkie tags on our luggage. That really helps! 

    Suz, we love Travelpro luggage. This is our third set. As seasoned travelers and after MUCH deliberation, we've found that to be the best brand for our needs. The VERY lightweight middle size version with spinning wheels. I can send links if you like.

  • Runcarla replied 8 months ago

    Gorgeous you!  I’d be interested in your opinion on suitcases.  Are spendy worth the $$ or are midrange department store brands the best way to go?  I know spinners vs 2 wheelers is a personal preference, but what about hard vs soft shell.  Which ones have the best inside layouts, etc.

  • Angie replied 8 months ago

    Carla, thanks, and feel free to start a separate thread on the luggage questions ! I'll offer my two cents :) 

  • pil replied 8 months ago

    So pretty! Less time at the salon is a nice bonus, isn’t it?
    I’m pondering going in the other direction with a much shorter cut.

  • Jaime replied 8 months ago

    Color and cut (and face) are beautiful. Patience is exemplary!

  • Cee replied 8 months ago

    Two thumbs up, a Yorkie paw Mexican wave AND a mic' drop !

  • Suz replied 8 months ago

    Thanks, Angie! We are overall very happy with our Briggs and Riley but I think I need a smaller carry on option also because the one we have works fine on international but not domestic or short Euro flights. 

  • Indigoprint replied 8 months ago

    Patience is a virtue.
    Such a realty when growing out hair but so worth it!
    Looking Fab in your natural color.

  • Bijou replied 8 months ago

    You look stunning, your patience has been rewarded. I need to take a leaf from your book as by nature I am impatient. How I temper that is to set myself mini goals on the journey to the big picture goal.

  • quietloud replied 8 months ago

    You look wonderful with your natural hair color, and the bob suits you so well! :) 

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  • Barbara Diane replied 8 months ago

    Fab hair and wonderful color on the luggage. 

  • rachylou replied 8 months ago

    So pretty! :)

    Also: I like the yellow locks :)

  • lyn67 replied 8 months ago

    Oh, love those luggages in Greek's national color-are you just leaving or have you came back already? Can't wait to hear the stories!:-) Angie, you always have great hair, no matter the stage! 

  • replied 8 months ago

    Looks great! Yes- link to the luggage please!

  • Angie replied 8 months ago

    Thanks for the kind words, everyone! Appreciate the sweet compliments. 

    I'm very busy today, but will try to chime in about luggage specifics later :) 

    Lyn67, we leave tomorrow. 

  • Laura replied 8 months ago

    Your new hairstyle is beautiful on you. Your natural color complements your eyes! 

    Happy packing today! New suitcases make the task a little more pleasant :) 

  • Cardiff girl replied 8 months ago

    Very pretty,smart luggage too.

  • Minaminu replied 8 months ago

    very nice! Hope you'll have a fab holiday and a good rest!

  • Style Fan replied 8 months ago

    Your hair looks gorgeous.  The natural hair colour is so pretty.  The suitcases are a stand-out colour, but the tags will help, too.

  • Angie replied 8 months ago

    Thanks ever so much for the kind words! :)

  • MsMaven replied 8 months ago

    Gorgeous. You have such pretty natural color and texture. You were great as a blonde but I do like this a lot. 

  • Carol replied 8 months ago

    Love the dramatic side part. I have a similar natural color, and I also got a cut yesterday! It was long for a long time. 

  • Brooklyn replied 8 months ago

    Wow! Looking good Angie!

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