NOTE TO SELF - do not go get your hair cut when you are off-kilter on meds and in a foul mood. You will go into the salon intending to have the dead ends from the beach cut off. You will then ask about covering your roots - the ones you attempted to cover yourself but messed up. And to even out the blonde streaks the beach put in your hair. You will forget that your mother and you have the same color hair and same facial features. You will forget that there is a very good reason you have always gone darker with your hair color, including adding in auburn highlights. You will forget your mother has short hair. You will forget what you looked like the last time you had short hair. You will forget that you spent forever growing all the layers out of your hair.
You will come out blonder than you ever expected, with 8 (yes 8) inches cut off, with hair the shortest it has ever been (chin-length), and in layers. You will like it at first....maybe......looks not too bad while you are still dressed in your dressy church clothes. Wondering how it will look when you try to do it yourself. Knowing stylists always can get it to do things you can not.
Later, you will put your pajamas on, take contacts out, put glasses on and catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and totally freak out. You look like a horrible combination of your 6th grade dorky self and your freaking mother. Shit. So how long before I can put more hair color on? I colored it 2 weeks ago and then today? Think tomorrow is too soon? Think purple is too big of a shock? At least it would be different.