flashback to 1997 – updated

I got my hair cut yesterday.

For nearly a year, since the second time I went to him, my hairdresser has been begging me to go very, very, very short, just like every single one of my stylists before him. They can’t help themselves: I have straight, fine hair, a round head and rarely a very clear idea of what I want my hair to look like. The urge to to chop it all off is too much for them, and at some point in our relationship, I usually relent.

Yesterday seemed as good a time as any to go very, very, very short again. It’s sort of an obligatory step in the post-break-up recovery, anyway, n’est-ce pas?

Like wearing a sign on my head that reads: I Am Moving On.

Except, in my case, the sign reads: I Am Going Back.

The hairstyle looked oddly familiar, but I didn’t give it much thought it until this afternoon, when I caught my reflection in the mirror and realized, with a laugh, that I look almost exactly like I did in college, minus the nose ring.

Ta-da!

As a special bonus, you also get to see my BATHROOM. Real classy. (It STILL has the plastic blue toilet seat by the way. Ha ha! My kids really like it.)

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About Jennifer

I'm a freelance translator and American expat. I live in Northern Italy with my two young sons.
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26 Responses to flashback to 1997 – updated

  1. Sara says:

    Aw, come on – I take issue with the category “like anyone cares”… πŸ˜‰

  2. Marge says:

    Where’s the picture?

  3. grandpa says:

    Same color as when you were in college?
    Grandpa

  4. Amy from TX says:

    Cute! Can’t wait to see the pic.

  5. meredith says:

    Really really short?

  6. k_sam says:

    I second the others – how you can post this and not post a pic?? πŸ˜‰

  7. rosemarie says:

    Brilliant, love it!! You look great and are doing great(er) … grammar is a bit off I know, pazienza….
    well done. Rosemarie

  8. Sydney Engle says:

    YOU look AWESOME!!

    Big Mama

  9. Helena says:

    It looks fab! And you could always put on the nose ring and really freak out the put together mamas on the school run πŸ˜‰

  10. Marge says:

    Thanks for the pic. You do look like you’re college age!

  11. Mauryn says:

    Yay for the pixie cut!! You look great…and now we look like sistahs! hahaha!

  12. oldmdgirl says:

    Your hairstylist was right — it’s a great cut for you. I like the color too — don’t go platinum!

  13. Lisa says:

    You look gorgeous!

  14. Kathy from NJ says:

    You look like a teen-ager – it’s fabulous!

  15. rosa says:

    wow! really great! you look like a kid!

  16. Lora says:

    Love your hair! It flatters your face. I liked it longer as well, but I really admire the courage to go pixie short!

  17. Sara says:

    Just scrolled down and saw the picture you posted. Love the haircut! Now, do you plan to add back the nose ring? πŸ˜‰

  18. Hilary says:

    Short hair suits you very well bella ragazza! I am a wimp at the hair dresser…I never allow them to go past the 2 fingers mark.

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