Monday, February 24, 2014

Short Hair Don't Care

Prior to last week, the last time I got my haircut was in June. Yes you can take a second to gasp and you'll gasp again when you learn that that isn't the longest I've ever gone without a hair cut. I've said it time and time again that I am not a hair person. When I say that I mean that I give myself about 3 seconds to style my hair which is only fair because I can do 2 styles...stick straight down or a simple pony tail. Do I wish I was able to tease my hair, curl it with a wand, and make it as big as Texas? Heck yes! But my thin, straighter than uncooked spaghetti noodles, body-less hair is quite stubborn. So now that you've had the back story on my lack of hair care (that sounds off... I do take care of my hair! Just not cut it)... you can see it in all of it's stringy glory. 


Not sure how long it's looked like this in the back but hey, I can't see it!


I had the incredible opportunity to visit Ethan Wade Salon in Cedar Park for a haircut and am so pleased with my hair, it makes me want to become a "hair person"! Now that's saying a lot! It is an Aveda Salon tucked right in next to a yoga studio and a mere 20 minutes from my home. I was greeted by their friendly staff upon my arrival and offered a beverage multiple times.




I let them know I was a new mom so this was a relaxing afternoon away and it was just that. My haircut started with what felt like an hour long (not really) scalp and shoulder massage and a tea tree treatment. I was in heaven. Sometimes as a mom, or really just a busy person in general, you forget to take some time to step away and pamper yourself. If I get a shower with out my bright eyed boy in the jumper peering through the glass, it's a miracle! Layla, whom I can't recommend and thank enough, made me feel comfortable, relaxed, and I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation. What an absolute treat it was, heck I could have just chatted at the salon for an hour and enjoyed myself. 

Layla picked my brain on what I wanted in a haircut and never have I thought so much about adding layers in different places to add weight to my thin hair. It was great to get her opinion on how to add volume to my volume-less hair. I've never had such an in depth consult before a haircut which I think is key, especially if you are doing something drastic. I took the plunge and told her I wanted short. Since haircuts come few and far between for me, I wanted something semi-drastic and fun! I was getting tired of Ford yanking on my hair and ready for some change. 

Bye bye split ends!

Y'all. I wish I would have counted the times I said, "Are you sure this is my hair? It doesn't even look like my hair!".  To say I love the cut is an understatement. 



Don't be fooled into thinking there's a bump-it under there. That, folks, is my real hair!

Now I know my hair will never ever ever look this good post haircut/style but it feels awesome. It feels fresh and healthy and after a couple hours to myself I am re-energized and feeling confident about my hair. 
(oh and it can still fit into a pony tail which is my go-to mom hair uniform!)

So if you're reading this as an Austinite or surrounding areas, take it from me and make an appointment with Ethan Wade Salon. Their mission is to provide the ultimate experience to their clients and guests and they definitely delivered. I told my stylist Layla that she will be hearing from me sooner than my normal 9 months between haircuts. This salon holds true talent, I am lucky to have visited! 

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50 comments:

Caitlyn {Home Sweet Ruby} said...

I love the haircut!! It looks so cute on you!! A new cut really does make you feel good :)

Sia Cooper said...

WOW. Ummm hot mama!!! I love it Ruthie!

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Tiffany said...

I love it!!! I went short this week too! They cut over a foot off and it is so nice. I still have to take a good picture of it though. Lol

Danielle Warren said...

Oh my gosh, I totally did the same thing two weeks ago. Went to a great salon, full of aveda (sp check) products, had a great massage as well as the best hair consult ever, and cut my hair short! I love it!!! If only I have to money to go back every 8 weeks *sigh*
You're hair looks great!!! And it's the perfect style for those summers in Texas (I'm from Dallas so I know) Glad you were able to get some you time!

Amber Hoban said...

LOVE the new cut Ruthie! Gorgeous!

Brooke Hamilton said...

Ruthie, it looks amazing! I love you with short hair. Very sassy ;)

Nikki said...

Your new do looks fabulous!

Bridget said...

You look so good with short hair!! I'm with you...I am so not a hair person! I want to be, but it's just in the cards for me!

Emily said...

Love the haircut! It looks great!!!

Lisa @ MMT said...

Super cute!! I love it! This (almost) makes me want to cut mine ;)

Kristin said...

IT'S SO CUTE!!! I absolutely LOVE it! And don't feel bad because I cut my hair once a year {mayyyybe twice}. You are totally giving me the itch to chop it!

Amanda Best said...

So fun! Short hair looks great on you!

Katie said...

omg it looks so cute on you!! I LOVE IT!!!

Heather Leigh @ Like a Morning cup of coffee said...

awww looks amazing!!!! =D I can beat that. My last cut was January... of 2013!! I'm due haha

Susan said...

Adorable Ruthie! I love it!!

Emily said...

LOVE. IT.
I'm getting my hair cut in April.. I might just steal this style. :)

Amanda C. said...
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Amanda C. said...

I never bother with the back of my hair either. It drives my sister crazy. She is a hairdresser. You look fabulous! Good for you for taking a little time for yourself.

Sarah Tucker said...

SO cute! My aunt and grandpa live right by that salon and I have seen it a billion times. I guess I need to try it out!

Carolyn said...

SO CUTE!!! :)

Heather said...

That cut is awesome on you, I love it! Totally makes me want to cute mine...(:

Pamela said...

Oh I love it!! It looks so good!!

Katelyn Feroe said...

Love the new hair - it looks great!

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Kate said...

LOVE your haircut!!! Looks great! I've always wanted to go to an Aveda salon....wish there was one closer to me! :)

Jane {In the Pink and Green} said...

Your hair looks adorable! I love it! xoxo

Courtney said...

Your stylist did a fantastic job!! It looks amazing, Ruthie. Love love love love it.

Claire Beeks said...

Yes! I <3 it! Looks great on you! Short hair adds such pep to your step doesn't it?! I have plans of going a tad shorter at my March appointment...but still long enough to put up for the wedding! Looking great, Mama! Good for you :-)

Tara said...

LOVE the new cut on you! I have thin hair too, but luckily it takes curl so I try to add volume that way :)

Lisa @ Two Martinis said...

Ohmygosh your haircut is ADORABLE. I'm so close to deciding to chop mine off (again) but I'm just not brave enough in the winter! I need to have the ponytail option for just a bit longer :-)

Katie McKenzie said...

your hair looks sooo good! I love it! I have been going to an aveda salon for the last few years before we moved and LOVED it! Now sadly were we moved there isn' t one, but I have made the 2 hour drive back just for a hair cut! So I understand how you feel about aveda!!
Katie
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Eileen said...

You look amazing Ruthie! I love it!

I have stick straight no body hair also. I can't make mine look like that.

Have a good day!

Eileen

Sarah @ The Not Quite Military Wife said...

You look amazing! I just got my hair cut and wish I would have chosen this cut!

Molly said...

I love love love it! I have always loved shorter hair. My hair is longer than it has been in years and it is driving me crazy! I want a cut like yours!

Briana Runde said...

SUPER cute!

Marianna Dunn said...

Aww it's so cute!!

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam, and Dylan Too! said...

I absolutely love it!

Cori @ Everyday Enchanted said...

Your hair looks amazing! Love it!

Becky Borgman said...

Looks adorable!! And the ponytail is a MUST for mommas!

Megan C said...

Love it!! Short hair is always so cute!

shelleystursma said...

I gasped! What a transformation! I also have stubborn hair (layered and texturized so it will "obey"). Congrats; you look gorgeous!

Dana said...

SO super cute! It looks fantastic!

Lindsay @ Pursuit of Pink said...

AHH!!! I love your haircut. Seeing how amazing you look really makes me want to cut my hair too. I simply love it, you look so beautiful Ruthie.

Heather said...

Beautiful!!! I love the new 'do.

dreambigrunner.com said...

LOVE your new hair cut! I actually got mine cut yesterday as well :)

Brianne Bracco said...

You are soooo adorable friend!!!! The cut looks fantastic on you!

Tipeka Adkins said...

It looks nice on you. Short hair is better than long hair. keep it up is the hards thing to do.

It's Sooo Fluffy said...

I love it!! You look great!

Emily said...

This may sound weird, but I was going to save your picture of your new cut so I could show my hair dresser, but none of your pictures are showing. I am bummed I can't show her!!

Sarah said...

OBSESSED.

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