But, the reason that that title was so prevalent on my mind as I sit here to write this message, is because of a wonderful event that took place just last evening.
Karen let me cut her outgrown pageboy haircut last night. And although it turned out quite a bit shorter than what she had expected, the final result was a very sexy and stunning swing bob that angles from the occipital bone above her nape, passing to just a quarter inch below her ear lobes at the sides and laying a hairs breath above her chin in the front.
When I finished cutting and shaping the soft edged layers, to help it curl slightly under at the bottom, I thought to myself, "Louise Brooks, eat your heart out." I love the way the cut frames the curvature of Karen's head and the way it frames her cute, adorable face. I've imagined this hairstyle on her for quite a long time now, and finally it has taken real form.
At first, Karen was a bit shocked. She hadn't wanted to go this short yet. She figured she would take things a step at a time and gradually work her way into the short swing bob. Because of a mis-communication between the two of us, she went straight to the bob. But I do think that she likes it, it will just take her a litle while to adjust to. So far she has gotten a lot of positive response from co-workers. I'm hoping she gets the same from friends and family. From me? Well, she'll only get the most enthusiastic , and appriciative, of responses.
No promises, but I'm hoping that she'll let me share a few photos of her new hairstyle with you all here on the board sometime soon. She's a bit camera shy; which she shouldn't be since she truly is so very beautiful. Of course, she always tells me that my opinion is blinded by love. Not blinded, I say, but merely tinted through rose colored glasses.