Sunday, March 9, 2008

Meka got a Haircut!!!

Just wanted to inform you, especially Deborah (who gave me her honest opinion of the dislike of the color of the sunbleached, post-carnival dried and fried hair). I got my hair done!! I relaxed it, cut off about 4 inches, and toned it down a bit, so it doesn't look so brassy. See.. blondes don't ALWAYS have fun. We sometimes have to put in hard work. LOL!!

BEFORE - at a Party Thursday night.
AFTER - today at 3 PM - My face isn't usually that BIG, but this was the self portrait, and you know how tricky those can be. Well, those curls were actually made with a 1 inch ceramic flat iron, some pins, and some holding spray. No more spending an hour under the hair dryer. Woohoo!!
With a hat on - got someone else to take it this time. And yes, that is the Chunky Cable Hat that I designed. I know, I know, I am working on making the pattern look very presentable before I post it. I don't mean to keep you waiting, but I want it to look nice before I distribute it all over the internet. How does this look for the profile picture????

So, basically in about 2 months my hair will revert back to its curly wash-and-go state because it does not like to behave.
It already flopped, because of the Monsoon that I had to travel through today. But, I still like it. The style was done by a cut and color specialist who graduated from Dudley's University. She goes back to take seminars, and they usually ask her to teach and demonstrate. How cool is that???
Knitting News......
I completed the armhole shaping in the front of my Vest, but nothing that is notable of a photo. More knitting updates to come!!

10 comments:

Deborah said...

I love your new hair. The coloring looks fantastic! Can't wait to see it in person on Tuesday. Funny thing is, I fixed my hair color this weekend too. Blondes do have to work at it. :-)

Kim said...

Dude, I love your new hair. Both curled with the iron thingy and natural! The color is fab too!

Saun said...

Wow! The sun really did a number on your hair. I like the new color!

Mary Beth said...

Very pretty no matter what. I love the new do.

Yvonne said...

I'm loving the new 'do! You look awesome.

Harlem Purl said...

Kewl hairdo. Very nice.

Scheherazaad said...

You are too cute. Keep on having fun! The hat looks great too.

Virtuous said...

Luv the new do despite the monsoon messin' it up! :o)

nashe said...

love the hair .. and that lipgloss , what color and make is that girlfriend?
very lovely looks here ... i'm loving that natural ? now sistah to sistah is that all you or is there soem xtensions in there? either way it's diva-icious...

can't wait to see the project progress...

Shameka said...

Thank you for all of the comments. I really appreciate it. I just want to say that Deborah made her honest opinion about the "before" state of my hair with much love, which prompted me to make the change as quickly as I could. She was in no way mean about it at all. Thanks Deb!!

To answer Nashe's question, I have not added any extensions. It is all my hair, and that is why I was so mad that the sun fried it and dried it. It has a mind of its own, and sometimes wants to be curly, and sometimes wants to be straight. But, if I could just figure out when it wants to behave, I can have cool styling options. It took me a long time to get really comfortable with it, but I can truly say that I am happy with it right now. As the saying goes... "love the skin you're in".