Drum roll, please! I cut my hair a couple of weeks ago, and I wanted to show you my new face!
I’ve been debating for a few months about changing my hair. I’d been sporting a shoulder-length bob for a few years now, and I was in need of a change to fit the new “me”. So I called my favorite hairstylist, George, because I knew that he would never let me do something he didn’t believe in. When I arrived at his salon, he double checked we were not only updating the bob, and I proudly announced – but I may have simply whispered it because I was borderline chickening out – that yes, I was ready and we were cutting short. We looked at pictures on Pinterest and George sat me at his station chair, took a ponytail worth of hair and cut it abruptly. Taken by surprise, it took me a couple of seconds to realize what had just happened. Then George, with his contagious smile and even more contagious energy said: “Let’s get you a new face, girl, it’s too late to change your mind now.”
And just like that, as I watched the growing pile of my own hair on the floor, I took a deep breath, and simply said goodbye to my old self.
I love my new hair. I feel stronger, empowered, liberated. I feel like… me! Like literally!
Changing my hair felt like a natural progression of what I’m going through right now. I don’t know if it’s an age thing, or the fact that I’m about to enter a new phase in my life, with my 2 daughters imminently leaving for college, or the experience I’ve lived last year while shooting How the French Live, but the change is profound.
Here is to new beginnings, to more daring, to stop wondering and to just DO things that feel right. Speaking of more daring, I finally took the courage to speak with my embarrassing French accent for my new book trailer [which you can watch here]. What’s up with accents by the way? I despise my accent and tried for so long to get rid of it – my girls eventually lost theirs, I never did. And then, I gave up. My accent is who I am, and I can’t change it. To my surprise, my fellow Instagrammers embraced it – when I thought I would sound ridiculous. Funny how personal complexes work, don’t you think? Xo, Si-