Friday, June 11, 2010

a haircut and vintage grand rapids




I got my hair cut and colored yesterday, and am very happy with the results! (Grand Rapidians, you want to see Didi at Panopoulos in Cascade. She is The Best. Hands down.) The haircut was not any sort of trauma for me, as I am a Short Hair Girl (recent pictures of me on this blog to the contrary), and I've had very short hair before (including a near-skinhead phase in college) but I think this is my favorite short haircut so far. In the past I've let Didi go crazy with the color (bleached blond bob with pink and orange streaks), but this time we both agreed dark brown with a touch of red was the way to go.


Post-haircut, Andy and I headed downtown for dinner. I snapped a few photos of vintage Grand Rapids while we were out and about. I love seeing these whispers of the past, still around us, faded and peeling perhaps but still beautiful.










I love the peeling paint on this parking sign, and the HAHA tag.




Andy rocking the Addams Family pinball machine at the Meanwhile.




xo
K

23 comments:

  1. I love your haircut!! I always admire women brave enough to have short haircut, it really suits you!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  2. Wow! It's stunning, Karen! Pixie perfect, and must feel so good too, yes?

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  3. I love it! I so wish I cold rock a really short cut.

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  4. This makes me miss my short hair (recent blog pictures to the contrary too!)! You look tres chic with the new do!

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  5. You look amazing! that haircut was made for you!!

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  6. I'm due for a short haircut and I'm loving your!

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  7. huzzah! *really* fab ~ and I bet you can play around with lots of different styles, too.

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  8. Wow - absolutely amazing K!! I LOVE your new look :)

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  9. love the do! i used to wear mine really short back in college for a bit - shaved on the side, flock of seagulls front ...oh, my!

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  10. FABULOUS!!!! You look stunning :)
    LUV that brown- enjoy!!! xo

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  11. I love the cut and the color! It's perfect.

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  12. i think it goes without saying, but... omg i love it!!! it looks SO great on you! and i love your vintage grand rapids photos - i always take photos of the old faded brick and peeling paint. there's something so beautiful about it :)

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  13. Cute Do! Love your photos too.

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  14. Your hair looks great!! Love the blouse too. :)

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  15. Your fits you and is super adorable!!!
    And I love that blouse on you!

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  16. You know Karen, that's just it, whispers of the past. I live for those, and I know not everyone does, but you are a kindred spirit. And your hair is perfect.

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  17. oh karen, i just love it! your hair looks beautiful. she did a wonderful job!

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  18. AMAZING new 'do! I'm a short hair grrl myself and yet haven't quite gone back to "proper" short the last couple of years. This might just inspire me to get there!

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  19. Oh man Karen, that cut looks just lovely! I've been thinking for years about going shorter, you've got me thinking in that direction once again.

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  20. Aw, what an adorable summertime pixie you will be! That is a GREAT haircut lady :)

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