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Dec 2, 2008

Self-portrait of a new me.



The last time I had bangs, I was in 3rd grade.  (LOL, and yes I was even wearing pink back then! Funny to analyze further how my outfit matches my website design today.)  Bangs never worked well for me because I've always had a cowlick, as you can see above.

But for the past year or so, and now the invention of flat irons that can get rid of cowlicks, I have been wanting to cut bangs for something new... but I just kept chickening out.  Usually I'm a risk taker, but when it came to my hair, I just couldn't muster the guts to chop the long long hair I have been growing out again since my disaster of a short 'do in college.  




Ok, it wasn't a disaster, but it wasn't "me."  It was me with my heart broken, wanting a new me to start over...  just like the time in high school when my heart got crushed by another silly boy and I went platinum blonde.  



The things we girls do (shaking my head at my self.)

The past 6 months have had nothing to do with a boy but in simply growing up, becoming a big girl, learning to let go of past hurts, forgive, gain a tough skin, grow my business, deepen my relationship with Jesus and finally accept me for me, all goofy serious glam vulnerable messy parts of me.  

Maybe it's the thought of my 28th birthday coming up this Christmas, and that transition feeling less like a girl, and now more like a woman, but out of the blue, something clicked the other day and I was finally ready to chop the bangs.  So I called my hairdresser to make the appointment and went in for the big hair cut today!

So here's my "after" pics! And I'm kicking my self for waiting so long to do it because I absolutely LOVE the bangs! he he he Oh, girls and our hair. :-)  









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And a few in-between pics being goofy having fun with my camera and the ring flash.

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65 Comments:

Blogger Haley Lamb said...

they look awesome! It adds dimension. You look beautiful!!

December 2, 2008 at 10:26 PM  
Blogger Ginger Dupre said...

I KNEW IT!! They look so great on you! Very stylish girl!!

December 2, 2008 at 10:29 PM  
Blogger Imaginative Imagery said...

I love it!! I am so jealous of your ring flash!! I must have one!!

December 2, 2008 at 10:31 PM  
Anonymous jen harris said...

OH i love them!!!!! Beautiful!

December 2, 2008 at 10:31 PM  
Anonymous Kathryn Arce said...

LOVE the bangs!!! You are so beautiful!!!

December 2, 2008 at 10:34 PM  
Anonymous Michelle said...

Looks great!

December 2, 2008 at 10:35 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

oh scarlett. .. you look fabulous!!!!!!!!!!

December 2, 2008 at 10:36 PM  
Blogger KerryG said...

Looking HOT! Just in time for your hottness on the CameraDojo podcast tonight.

December 2, 2008 at 10:37 PM  
Anonymous Kristen Wheeler: KHphotographics said...

Looks great! I had the same dilemma and got "banged" about a month ago and love mine too =) You can do so much more with your hir and you an even sweep them to the side and do different looks! ENJOY!! They look great on yoU!!!!!!!

Love K

December 2, 2008 at 10:40 PM  
Blogger Carla Jean said...

Yep, this time it was definitely a change worth making! They look great. If I had straight hair I would SO want bangs! Instead, I'm finally getting my hair cut, again. I've let it get way too long and the short 'do was working for me.

December 2, 2008 at 10:45 PM  
Blogger Mary Marantz said...

looks AWESOME!!!!

December 2, 2008 at 10:49 PM  
Blogger Joanna said...

I like it...did you add some color also?

December 2, 2008 at 10:51 PM  
Blogger Scarlett Lillian said...

Thanks everyone!

Joanna- Yeah, I always add a few caramel highlights to break up the dark. But it's the same color as before, I think the ring flash makes it look lighter than in person. :-)

December 2, 2008 at 10:54 PM  
Blogger Scott F. Snyder said...

You look like you could be the lead in the next blockbuster. I really like it.

December 2, 2008 at 11:11 PM  
Blogger Amy Clifton said...

Good decision--that's a great cut on you!! Looks super classy and grown up. (but not "grown up" in a bad way: "grown up" in a very coming-into-your-own way!)

December 2, 2008 at 11:13 PM  
Blogger Ariana's Corner said...

OMG!!!!!! I Absolutely LOVE You new Do! it fits you so well!

Love
Ariana

December 2, 2008 at 11:22 PM  
Blogger Peachtree Photography said...

I love the hair!!! Totally cute!

December 2, 2008 at 11:46 PM  
Blogger Corinna Hoffman Photography said...

I love it!! :) Wow, I haven't had bangs since summer before Freshman year... I hated it b/c I would always breakout on my forehead :(

PS-Can you still have the "poof?"

December 2, 2008 at 11:50 PM  
Blogger Jen Berry said...

HOT HOT HOT
who took the photos!!!

December 2, 2008 at 11:59 PM  
Blogger Scarlett Lillian said...

LOL, Jen, I took them of myself tonight in my bathroom. Unfortunately Rhett can't operate camera. :-)

Cory- Yeah, I can get a mini-poof. ha

Scott- Ha, I did use to be in the drama club.

Carla- I want to get my straightening iron on you one day!

December 3, 2008 at 12:04 AM  
Blogger mpcphotography said...

How cute & funny at the same time...funny because I JUST went through this last week. I was at the salon Wednesday getting a touch up on my color, and out of the blue I told my stylist, give me some bangs! I haven't had them since 9th grade!!! And I LOVE THEM!
Rock those bangs girl! They look fabulous! :)

December 3, 2008 at 12:06 AM  
Blogger Melanie Watson said...

Tres Chic... I just had my bangs cut similar a couple weeks ago. I like it because it hides my wrinkly forehead... and its much more affordable than botox. ;)

December 3, 2008 at 12:15 AM  
Blogger Scarlett Lillian said...

Mel- Ha, I know, I was thinking that too... I totally hate that I am getting wrinkles on my forehead that I have to airbrush away now in pics! Blah!

December 3, 2008 at 12:16 AM  
Blogger DANIELLE NICOLE DOWNING said...

Ahhhh.. LOVEE IT!!!! You are SOO hot girl!!! I am SOO glad you did it!!! I always love a change!!! :) :)

December 3, 2008 at 12:33 AM  
Blogger Leslie Roark Photography said...

Omg.. it looks great! I totally did the same thing when I went to have bangs a few months ago.. I love them too! I can now choose between side bang, normal bang or none at all the way my hair is styled and I love it!

December 3, 2008 at 12:40 AM  
Anonymous Beth Morgan said...

Hello hottie! They look amazing! It's kind of weird seeing you with them...you seriously look like a new woman.

Way to go. You ROCK!
B

December 3, 2008 at 12:42 AM  
Blogger April Hollingsworth said...

They look great!

December 3, 2008 at 2:33 AM  
Blogger stacy t said...

love the new do!!! edgy, hot and fabulous!!

December 3, 2008 at 6:56 AM  
Blogger pinkcoffee photoart said...

WHOAH!!!
You are hawt. :) I love it. I'm trying to grow mine out, so I'm chanting to myself: "Don't be tempted. Don't be tempted!"

December 3, 2008 at 7:43 AM  
Blogger Nichole said...

As Paris would say it's HOT I love it:)

December 3, 2008 at 7:56 AM  
Blogger Rachel S. said...

Funny! All those years of people telling me to grown mine out. I did and I'm never going back, but looks good with the new layers you got. Enjoy!

Rachel

December 3, 2008 at 8:45 AM  
Blogger Melinda Worthington said...

love that ring flash...and the bangs. :)

December 3, 2008 at 8:49 AM  
Anonymous Ashley W. said...

you look hottttt!
Great new look, girl!

December 3, 2008 at 9:04 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

You look fabulous! However, you could have a mohawk and still be gorgeous!

Love,
Mary & Roy

December 3, 2008 at 9:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks Fantastic! I think you could shave your head and look fabulous! Way to go on the new 'do! I got a new 'do last week but mine was not so successful. Ah, it will grow! :( ONCE AGAIN! HA!

XO-
Annie

December 3, 2008 at 9:21 AM  
Anonymous april said...

LOVE it! I totally chicken out when it comes to big hair changes, even though I desperately want to change things up. You look gorgeous... Good decision!! =)

December 3, 2008 at 9:51 AM  
OpenID lifesorganizedchaos said...

OH Scarlet I love them!! Great choice for letting your guard down. :) Love your hair coloring too.

December 3, 2008 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger Donadio Photography said...

Beuatiful!!!!!

December 3, 2008 at 11:04 AM  
Anonymous Beth Morgan said...

PS...the college shot is channeling Donna Martin :). Love that outfit.

December 3, 2008 at 11:07 AM  
Blogger Katie DeWinter said...

LOVE IT!

December 3, 2008 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger Gwendolyn Tundermann Photography said...

Wow! That really works for you! You are so brave. I was going to get my hair done this past weekend but wasn't mentally prepared for that kind of change just yet. : )

December 3, 2008 at 12:16 PM  
Anonymous Jimmia said...

I LOVE the bangs along with the length! :)

December 3, 2008 at 1:29 PM  
Blogger Jen Stewart Photography said...

OH. MY. GOSH!!!!!! Scarlett you're killin' it! So VERY VERY HOT!!! I was trying to picture bangs on you ever since I saw you twitter the other day, and have been dying to get over to you blog to check it out. I LOOOOOOVE them!!!!

And I have to say, even before I read your comment about your 3rd grade photo having the same color scheme as your blog I noticed and laughed to myself! :)

You look great girl!!!!

December 3, 2008 at 2:31 PM  
Blogger Scarlett Lillian said...

Crack me up, I can't believe my hair has gotten over 40 comments from everyone! You guys are funny.

Thanks for all the new compliments! I keep having to look at the picture and go "Is that really me?" I feel like I'm wearing a wig or something. Still adjusting to the new look. ha!

Beth- Ha, so funny about Donna Martin... did I ever tell you I used to get told all the time that I looked like Tori Spelling, or is that just a coincidence? Funny too, Donna Martin's birthday was on Christmas like mine! :-)

December 3, 2008 at 2:39 PM  
Anonymous Heather Thorne said...

oh girl you are simply stunning! Really brings out your eyes! If you get tired of those (I get tired of my 'do too much) and grow them a little bit, you could totally pull off the side-swept bang thing too. Can't wait to see you in a few days!

December 3, 2008 at 3:01 PM  
Blogger Kenzie Shores Photography said...

WOW! as I scrolled down, that was my reaction. WOW. I love em! :) get it gurl!

me + bangs= no bueno ;) hahaha

December 3, 2008 at 3:44 PM  
Anonymous teresa said...

OOHH!!! I HAVEN'T GOTTEN THE GUTS TO DO BANGS YET!!! SO PROUD THAT YOU DID. IT LOOKS AWESOME

December 3, 2008 at 4:13 PM  
Blogger saundra, event engineer said...

After 47 comments there's not much else to say, just confirm the bangs are fierce looking!

Did you take your own picutres?

December 3, 2008 at 5:15 PM  
Blogger Sarah Wellmeier Photography said...

OH MY GOSH!!!! I love them! You look so great!

December 3, 2008 at 5:22 PM  
Anonymous Adrienne said...

Love the new style!! You look beautiful and the bangs really bring out your gorgeous eyes! Totally makes me want to chop off some bangs of my own!

December 3, 2008 at 5:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love Love Love! You look Fabulous!
Jackie J

December 3, 2008 at 7:30 PM  
Blogger Amy Martin said...

The bangs are great! I want something a little edgier myself... we shall see :)

December 3, 2008 at 8:41 PM  
Anonymous Regina said...

Que Bella! I love it!

December 3, 2008 at 10:08 PM  
Blogger DANIELLE NICOLE DOWNING said...

you and your hot self got you so many compliments... look at you go girlfriend!! sexay mommie!!

December 3, 2008 at 11:20 PM  
Blogger Isis said...

Late to the party but nevertheless...I love the new do! You look gorgeous.

December 4, 2008 at 1:16 AM  
Blogger Allie Eubank said...

Scarlett, you look so chic and sassy! I LOVE the new look. It suites you so well.

December 4, 2008 at 1:18 AM  
Anonymous Terrica :: Fabuluxe™ Events said...

You are SMOKIN' with the bangs :)

December 4, 2008 at 10:02 AM  
Anonymous Franca said...

Scarlett! Your bangs are beautiful and you have the PERFECT FACE for bangs! It brings out your gorgeous eyes, and your cute little ski-slope nose is perfect for such a stylish do! Bangs add a playful, girly-princess element to your look. It fits you better than the "serious" look you had before. Adorable. Wish I could do bangs too! (Italian nose is too big) :-)

December 4, 2008 at 12:49 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the new 'do and everything about it! Looks so great! :)

December 4, 2008 at 5:39 PM  
Blogger Jona Lee Photography said...

Love the new look girlie!!! You look beautiful as always!
Keep the joy, and many blessings!

December 4, 2008 at 7:29 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!! You did it!!!!! (Sorry, I'm WAY behind on reading my fav blogs! Ugh.) Girl, I remember when you commented on my bangs (when I had long hair earlier this year :)) and saying how you didn't think you'd look good in them...or something like that. And all I could think was DOOOO EEEEET!!!! I KNEW you'd look hot, amazing, adorable, cute, and sexy!! Sexy & cute is a lethal combination ;)

Love you!! xx

December 5, 2008 at 9:41 AM  
Anonymous Suwanee said...

You are so beautiful and so talented! God's smiling down at you right now...(O:

December 5, 2008 at 1:35 PM  
Blogger www.ashleybrockinton.com said...

Yea for the bangs!!!! I knew they would look great on you! Your risks seem to always pay off! You look amazing.

December 5, 2008 at 4:13 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Hahaha It looks GREAT! I think you rachel and me were all on the same page bc i cut my bangs too! hahah

December 5, 2008 at 4:32 PM  
Blogger lauren clark said...

In the past hair cut you look like Alice from Twilight! Love the bangs!

December 7, 2008 at 10:48 AM  

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