Lady Be Shorn!

I think we all knew it was only a matter of time.

Or rather, I think everyone knew but me; I distinctly remember telling my best friend that I’d never cut my hair shorter than jaw-length again. When I met Katie, I specifically told her my buzz days were over. I believed it; did they?

Nevertheless, I found myself linking back to the ol’ buzz cut glory days with embarrassing frequency (see?), and telling strangers about my formerly shaved head— as if to say “I used to be interesting! Don’t let my apparent blandness fool you!”

And so immediately after posting pictures of my last haircut, I marched into the bathroom and buzzed my head. I used a #5 comb-attachment-doohickey, and Ian performed QC and touched up my neck. (Why do ‘touched up’ and ‘felt up’ mean different things?) But that was 11 days ago. My hair feels longer already.

I’d like to go full-on Lex Luthor someday soon, but I already have a bad case of Face Several Shades Darker Than Neck and Body. Add a luminous white scalp, and I’ll look downright Neapolitan. Or, if you prefer honesty, I’m not feeling bold enough to be truly bald; even being a buzzed female feels dicey in a conservative field and town.

We’ll see.


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  1. Oh man, this looks great! My hair has been creeping closer and closer to my scalp for quite a while now, and one of these days when I have a more, er, understanding job, I intend to shave it down to nothing and see it grow out. The buzz looks amazing on you and gives me hope that it might work for me too. This is a million percent inspiring!

    (I don’t remember now how I came by your blog, but I absolutely love it and will probably add it to the blogroll on mine. I hope that’s okay!)

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    Rebekah Reply:

    Mia – If your job is okay with your hair colors, they could probably stomach a buzz. You’re most of the way there already— but definitely wait until you feel comfortable with the idea.

    Reading in skirts? Sounds like perfection!

    I would return the favor and add you to my blogroll, but THE ENTIRE THING HAS VANISHED. Thanks for inadvertently calling this to my attention. Also, damn damn damn.

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    Mia Reply:

    The color thing has actually been quite contentious–I originally asked permission to dye it bright pink, was given permission, and then the permission was rescinded once said pink was actually implemented. The current color is the result of dying over the pink to make it less unconventional-looking, and I think it’s expected that once this grows out, I’ll stick with my natural hair color because of all the hullabaloo. I offered to shave my head when I was informed that the pink was causing the VP of our department actual anxiety, but that suggestion wasn’t received well.

    Anyhow, long story = very conservative VP. A buzz cut is definitely high on my priority list if I get to transfer departments sometime in the future, though.

    Good luck with your blogroll! It’s so disconcerting when things we make vanish into the aether of the internet.

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    Rebekah Reply:

    “…and then the permission was rescinded once said pink was actually implemented.”

    Yikes. That IS a tough VP. Your hair is delightfully funky, and I hope you have a lot of fun with it… … right up until the moment you transfer departments!

  2. Ooh. I didn’t expect it, but go you! You stunna!

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    Rebekah Reply:

    High five, lady, that script is FLIPPED.

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  3. You have one of the most striking faces I’ve ever seen, and this looks GOOD on you, lady! The last haircut was good, but this? This is gorgeous.

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    Rebekah Reply:

    I will remember this compliment henceforth and forever. Bless you.

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  4. The #5 works great on you.
    I’m wanting to see this in a sundress with lots of neck and back.
    <3

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    Rebekah Reply:

    I have just such a sundress waiting in the wings!

    The closet, really.

    <3

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  5. You look splendid, Rebekah. And I don’t know if that’s your “mirror face” in #2, but I love the expression even if it is. You look–defiant.

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    Rebekah Reply:

    Not my “mirror face”— I can’t bring myself to make that face in front of Mr. Jaunty, and there’s no way it’d escape his notice.

    We could all use a li’l defiance. Thanks!

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  6. You still look like David Bowie! Also, I am muchos jealous — A. has buzzed hair and there’s no way I’m matching my gentleman friend that much.

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    Rebekah Reply:

    Whew, glad I haven’t lost my inner/outer Bowie.

    Mr. Jaunty shaved his head a few days after me. Uh oh? =)

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  7. I could tell it was coming and it looks fabulous!

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    Rebekah Reply:

    Ah, clearly you know me too well!

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  8. This looks great!!

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    Rebekah Reply:

    Hey, I was just thinking about you! Looks like we’ve still got our psychic bond.

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  9. Patricia says:

    oops she did it again!!! long time since I last visited!! :D you’re brave for sure to do that, well I wuld be if I knew I’d look as good as you….mmm….when I think about it I end up with scared eyes and caressing my (long now) braid LOL!….this summer I enjoy wearing it over my left shoulder…. I was going to tell you about an australian girl who makes videos of hairstyles and makeup….well….take a look anyway, I’ve learned some interesting things here: http://www.youtube.com/user/lilcammo93#g/u
    she’s got a blog too, and many other things I never heard about (I think virtual world is now bigger that the real one, is that possible?)

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    Rebekah Reply:

    There’s nothing wrong with loving and keeping your braid, Patricia!

    I’ve bookmarked that link, and I’ll check it out soon. Thanks!

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  10. This looks really good on you and emphasizes your delicate features. Love it! This picture also made me realize that I visualized the main character of a series of books I am reading based your likeness. Vaguely weird, yes.

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    Rebekah Reply:

    No one’s ever in my life said I have “delicate features.” Possibly because I have a much larger face and nose than my sisters… but looking at these pictures, “delicate” doesn’t seem like such a stretch. Huh! Shows what I know about my face.

    OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHH! What books are you reading? I’m positive you showed up in my dreams once.

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    Chelsie Reply:

    I’m reading Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. Slowly. Because they are massive books.

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    Rebekah Reply:

    Well, I hope they’re COMPLETELY AWESOME massive books, and that you won’t think less of me if Claire does anything stupid.

    Katie, Interrobangs Anonymous Reply:

    Oy, Outlander. The whole dorm read those my freshman year. The first couple are alright, but I got so bored/frustrated with the later books – 800+ pages of the Revolutionary War is too much.

    And the author once yelled at me to get off her lawn. Seriously.

  11. Sabrina says:

    This is my first time commenting on your blog, but I had to tell you – you looked cute with your hair before, but your face looks amazing like this. It’s something about your hairline and eyebrows, I can’t explain it, but wow!

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    Rebekah Reply:

    Bless you, Sabrina!

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  12. Wow – what a great look !!!

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