Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Fox Hawk

6:12 PM

Almost exactly a year ago, when my hair was long and flowing, I saw a delightful girl with short dark hair in a faux hawk. (For those who aren't familiar with the term, it is a fake mohawk, meaning that the hair is formed into the spiky ridge without shaving off all the sides.) Generally I consider this to be one of the silliest and tackiest hairstyles ever. In fact, I distinctly remember laughing at one of the most eligible bachelors of Cache Valley because he had a carefully coiffed faux hawk and we sighed into our tortilla soup, because we knew that meant he was probably gay. However, this girl was cute. Really cute (it was an awesome off-center faux hawk amidst tousled waves, something I was sure I could probably maybe do). Cute enough that I wanted to be just like her. Mostly. Well, it made me want to cut my hair so I could have a cute faux hawk, too. I did tell myself to wait until after the wedding because it seemed appropriate to have long flowing hair in all the wedding pictures. I did, however, make a plan to cut my hair soon (ish) after the wedding, so that I could be cute like her. Little did I know. Sigh.

However, now my hair has finally grown to a long and flowing enough state that I could attempt a faux hawk (ironic, isn't it, the things we have to wait for and how we don't get what we expect?) I did my hair in a faux hawk just two nights ago. In the process, I laughed at myself repeatedly. When I completed the task, I couldn't decide if I looked more like a circus clown (especially with the pink cheeks I'm still getting used to) or an angry teenager trying to fit in by standing out. Either way, I certainly didn't pull it off as well as that cute girl from yesteryear (this is such a fun word to use, don't you think?). Still, if I've learned anything about hair in all my travails, I've learned that no matter what it is, if you walk out of the door with confidence you generally get a better response. That I did. Then I tried on clothes at Target. My poor little faux hawk did suffer, but perhaps it was better for the softening. Shall I try again? Heaven only knows. Here are the results of my first attempt:

7 comments:

Amy and Clark said...

Julianne! Confidence definitely pulls off most any hairstyle! You look great! I do the same thing with hairstyles--mostly pixie cuts--but I haven't yet had the guts to actually do it!

PS--It's been far too long since we've chatted. So let's chat sometime soon!

Jodi said...

I'm lovin' the hair! It's such a cute length now...maybe you should keep it that way :)

Jodi said...

I posted a comment...YAY!

MEL said...

Julianne! You are so amazingly beautiful! I think your hair is darling! (And I have to tell you I was just about to make my blog private because I thought, "Who in the world are these crazy people from AZ reading my blog?" Ha ha. Hope all is well! Glad to have found you!

Andrea said...

Faux it up, foxy lady! :)

Eva said...

I'm loving the faux.

Nina Lewis said...

Having never seen the girl who had the faux hawk, I have nothing to compare you to. But that's okay because your do is absolutely fabulous, dahling!