22 September 2009

SPRING 2009 MAKE-OVER
Okay, so after my horrendous hair experience in Cape Town during March this year when all of you were asking me to see some pics of the disaster, I decided not too shock you all and rather show you how a proper make-over should look like.
I got up yesterday morning and decided enough is enough I need to get with it and cut my hair short once again. I immediately phoned my hairdresser (Fashion Squared) and made an appointment with my personal hairstylist Pieter.
So whilst sitting down this morning I gave Pieter the good news that I was going for a new me and he has carte blanche with my hair (short as possible, but please don't let me look butch). I also showed him some pics of me 12 years ago with short hair. Of course I also went for a new colour and throughout the cut, Pieter and his assistant, Lynette kept on saying that they admire my guts. But my reply was ... a change is as good as a holiday.
I still can't believe that I waited so long to take the plunge and kept on trying to control my unruly long locks. Well the added benefit is that hubby is in honeymoon mode after unsuspectingly arriving home from gym this morning and discovering a strange lady at home. He thinks I have taken 15 years off my age (but quickly corrected himself in saying that I didn't need a haircut to make me look younger as I am still a 'jong bokkie' ... translated meaning a 'spring chicken' ... he quickly realised that he was on thin ice, hey) and of course he is different than most men in that he loves my hair short ... so what can I say, the long wait of 12 years was worth it for him.

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So what do you all think ... do I look better with long or short hair?

43 comments:

  1. I LOVE it! You look like a chic "jong bokkie". No wonder Conroy is in honeymoon mode:)

    Very glamorous..well worth it!

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  2. Wow!!! You look totally amazing!!! I would love to have the guts to do that.... Maybe in 12 years time ;o)
    Hugs
    Sandra x

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  3. LOL Desire! Jy is a Jong Bokkie nou dat is seker!! Okay, maybe that's not right but love it anyway ;-D

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  4. LOL Desire! Jy is a Jong Bokkie nou dat is seker!! Okay, maybe that's not right but love it anyway ;-D

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  5. Anonymous3:52 PM

    OMG Desire...I almost didn't recognise you. You look fantastic and I too cannnot believe u took the plunge....kudos to you. I love it. Thanusha

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  6. Wow! WTG Desire!!! It looks super! Such a change! :) luv Sam

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  7. Fantastic Desire I love it, I took the plunge 20 years ago, and one person we know quite well even told his wife that he had seen John (my husband) out with another female several times.. hehe, it took him a year to admit it to me.

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  8. Absolutely stunning!!!! Definitely the short hair - honestly makes you look so much younger now that there is a comparison.

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  9. oooohhh....stunning....I love your new short look...hugs kath xxxxx

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  10. Oooh, I LOVE the shore hair Desire! It looks fabulous!

    (-: Heidi

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  11. There you go Desire, we all like it short, takes years off your face.
    xxxxx

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  12. fantastic new style Desire, really suits you sweetie... well done you.. hugs rachxx

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  13. Love the short look Desire! You make me want to get my hair cut off too! Fab new look :) Kim

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  14. Oh wow Desire you look a million dollars!!!!
    Stunning!
    hugs
    kim x

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  15. Anonymous7:54 PM

    What a gutsy "Jong Bok" thing to do. Well done its stunning:)xx Stella

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  16. fab new 'do', looks amazing! So much easier to look after too! hugs Debx

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  17. WowDesire its amazing, its beautiful, I had mine cut today but layered, wasnt as brave as you!!! pic on me blog xxx

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  18. Wow..... a new you...the cut looks lovely.

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  19. I think it looks great on you...WTG on being so brave!!!

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  20. Anonymous9:28 AM

    I'm speechless! Sorry Desire, it is such a shock that it is taking me a few minutes to comprehend...but studying the pictures for a little while I am slowly beginning to get used to the short cut. Must say it is a divine cut (and love the colour!). Hmmmm, yes, it is really cute and I think I do prefer it short. Please, if you are going to do such drastic things in the future you must give us oldies a warning!! Hee Hee.
    Lots of love and hugs
    Carol (the other TP)

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  21. I love your new haircut Desire,it looks fab

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  22. Love your new style.
    luv
    Debby

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  23. Anonymous10:00 AM

    Hi Your hair is fabulous. Well done for taking the plunge. Looking forward to seeing you at end of Jan. Carolyn

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  24. Anonymous10:05 AM

    Heather, Kate and I all think you look fantastic.
    Very, very chic (and brave)!!!
    Love
    Paula

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  25. Anonymous10:05 AM

    Heather, Kate and I all think you look fantastic.
    Very, very chic (and brave)!!!
    Love
    Paula

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  26. Wow, het jou amper nie herken nie! Die korter hare laat jou beslis jonger lyk!

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  27. Wow you look absolutely STUNNING... congrats on taking the plunge.

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  28. love it...defo short hair is better...really suits you
    Mina xxx

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  29. Wowie!!! You look fabulous with long and short, but its always fun to see a change! I like it!

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  30. Oh wow!!! How brave are you??? I like both but I think you look more glamorous with your shorter hair ...

    Well done on taking the plunge ...

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  31. You look MARVELOUS, my Sweet Friend!!!!!!

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  32. You look fabulous Desire!

    Hugs, Kelly

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  33. Oh WoW check you out!!!!you look gorgeous..hairdressers not bad either!!!!lol..
    Your New Hair do is fab..Have a great Day Desiree:)x

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  34. Oh fun, you look beautiful!!

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  35. Dit pas jou baie goed. Mooi kleur ook. Geluk met 'n suksesvolle make-over!

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  36. You look marvelous in both styles! Best wishes and regards from Cyprus. Philip

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  37. Het staat je super! Love it!!
    Peet x

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  38. Much nicer than the long blonde hair. I find that when you reach a certain age, that shorter hair makes you look much younger. My hair has always been poker straight and I've had short hair since my mid teens - much easier to look after and control.

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  39. I agree - a change is as good as a holiday! Well done on taking the plunge!

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  40. Bietjie laat maar ek dink die nuwe haarstyl pas jou uitstekend.

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  41. You look STUNNING with your short haircut...it truly suits you!

    Abby:)

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  42. LOVE the short style!!!

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  43. Well, you are such a brave lady Desire! and I do love your hair both ways! but you are going to be so pleased with the short cut in the long, hot months ahead of us! So pleased you hubby likes it ;o) Nettie xx

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