A Pinterest Before and After Hairstyle

In an alternate universe somewhere I have long luxurious beautiful hair like this:



In that universe I live on the beach, my kids always pick up after themselves and  the Kardashians would never be allowed to have their own reality show.  I can dream can’t I?

The closest I ever came to this was way back in high school. It was long, it had natural curl but looked more like this…


Source:  Pinterest



After I had my kids, I decided to cut my hair short to keep things easy. As they got older, I tried to grow it out but I would get impatient with it and cut it again.  I found that as my hair grew, it was not becoming beautiful or luxurious.  It was thin and stringy. After each of my pregnancies my hair got straighter and thinner. Am I the only one this happened to?


Back to reality


Last year, I came to terms with it and realized that long luxurious beautiful hair was not going to happen. It was time to stop fighting nature and work with what I had. I’ve had varying lengths of  short hair since.

There are lots of good things about having short hair.

  • Takes less time to wash, dry, and style
  • You can use a smaller amount of  styling product
  • Doesn’t dip into your food
  • Doesn’t get caught in car doors


Last weekend I had a hair appointment at The Hideaway Spa and Salon in Fort Worth, Texas. It had been about 2 months since I last had it cut so it was looking pretty shaggy. I decided to let Pinterest help me decide my next style.



When I got in the chair, I pulled up my Pinterest app on my iPhone. I showed Lauren, my hairstylist, styles I had pinned.  I was able to show her what I liked about each style quickly and easily. I love technology!


To get the style I wanted, she needed to cut off about an inch. She was hesitant about cutting off so much. I said go for it!  If I hate it, it will grow back.




The Reveal









What do you think? I’ve had a couple of days to play with it and I love it!

I got a really nice complement too. James works in my office once a week and saw my new do for the first time today. He was a hairstylist for 10 years and he said “That’s a bad ass hair cut!”   I don’t think I’ve ever been told I have a bad ass anything before. It made my day!

Have you let Pinterest influence anything about your hair?  I’d love to hear about it, leave me a comment below or send me an email.




This post was sponsored by the Hideaway Spa and Salon. The photos of me were heavily edited in Picmonkey. If my skin really looked like that I’d never stop taking pictures of myself ;)


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Cynthia Sanchez
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