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Hair today, gone tomorrow?


It’s a bit early for cherry blossoms but I really like this paper, so fresh and girlie. Now that the Christmas decorations are coming down it seemed right to think ahead to Spring – even though it is grey and rainy outside and was blowing a hooley outside last night.

The house looks very bare without the decorations, my kitchen is spookily tidy without decorations or mess from my bookmaking, (which has all transferred upstairs to the top floor bedroom.) I have so much to do that I end up doing nothing as I don’t know quite where to begin, I got distracted from the organizing and the sorting out and decided to make a book instead – hence this book!

I have also been wasting time playing around with Hairmixer. I am yet again going through the agonising decision making that revolves around my hairstyle, I feel that I am in need of a radical makeover. New Year, new hairstyle and all that. I have a theory that women do reach an age where long hair starts to look a bit ‘mutton dressed as lamb-ish’ and there doesn’t seem to be a definitive answer as to when this transition occurs, I thought I would experiment with Hairmixer and see if I could come up with any solutions. You upload a photograph of yourself and then you can see what you look like with various celebrity hairstyles. (Very silly is the answer to that one!)

First, here are a series of photos of me with the many varied hairstyles I have had over the years. They are pretty much in the right order with the last one being the most recent. As you can see some are pretty ghastly and never to be repeated!



And now here are my experiments with Hairmixer, featuring me with the hair of Catherine Zeta-Jones (first two) then Angelina Jolie, Meg Ryan and finally, Lulu.


I’m actually starting to think that my hair isn’t so bad after all and I shan’t be going blonde any time in the near future!


14 responses to “Hair today, gone tomorrow?

  1. Daddy Papersurfer January 5, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    Don’t go blonde!!!! ……….. life is hard enough as it is.

  2. Diane January 5, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    But ‘gentlemen prefer blondes’ and ‘blondes have more fun’ (all scurrilous rumours put about by blondes I suspect….)

    Actually, I would look mad as a blonde …. and I couldn’t bear to be the butt of all those jokes… :-)

  3. Gattina January 5, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    Your hair is not bad at all ! I love your haircut just a little below the ears, that suits you very well.
    I am happy that I took off my Christmas decoration although with some adventures, I just couldn’t see it anymore, lol !

  4. Diane January 5, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    I just went over to your blog and checked out your tree adventures. So glad you weren’t hurt!

    As for my hair – I’m thinking shorter is better….

  5. Creechman January 5, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    I like the way you look right now, but understand the penchant for variety. You must have had fun WITH YOUR MAC cropping all those hair options together.

    As for the rumor that men prefer blondes, unless its Reese Witherspoon or Kirsten Dunst or Maria Sharapova – I always go for brunettes.

    I would, however, advise against the Lulu look at all costs.

  6. mywoodenrobot January 5, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    That’s a beautiful journal! I just got into journal making. I”m still experimenting with techniques. How did you do the ribbon part?

  7. RennyBA January 6, 2008 at 12:15 am

    I like it the way you are and always will be – stay cool, make scrap books and keep on blogging!

    Btw: Looking forward to see you at our seafood dinner table on New Year this year :-)

  8. strugglingwriter January 6, 2008 at 3:27 am

    That is a lovely book and I especially like the print on the cover.

    Excellent post, by the way. You looked good in all the pictures from the past. The short hair may be the way to go.

    I’ll have to check out that hairmixer site.

  9. Bridget Jones January 6, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Good call about not going blonde, Bridget seems to keep commenting on people’s blogs these days ha!

    Very nice diary with the cherry blossoms, Bridget likes!

    Cute pics too dear.. so, tell me again.. you are not meeting men around you? With looks like this? Are you kidding me?!

    Hey cheer up sweety, you’ve touched bottom, and you can only go up from here! It’s a law of.. (fill in the blanks as you wish – reiki, scientology, nature, universe.. ;) ) And if you are a girl of the sun, Dubai’s the place to be ha!

    Thanks for your blog visit the other day. I’m welcoming visitors to my new diary, and you’d be a welcome one. Please let me have your e-mail and I’ll send you an invite.

  10. Diane January 6, 2008 at 11:40 am

    Creechman – Hairmixer does it all automatically – for guys too. You too can have Brad Pitt’s hair – or Kirsten Dunst’s for that matter!

    Mywoodenrobot – Way back in July I think, I took some photos of how these ribbon books are constructed and posted them on my blog. Basically you sew the ribbons onto the book block and then thread them through the cover. Glad you like them!

    RennyBA – thank you! So there’s no mad rush for change – that’s what I needed to know!
    I’ll put it in my diary – what time? :-)

    Paul – I think the past photos are a very scary – especially the early curly hairdo – what was I thinking? I’m not sure I’m brave enough to go very short again.I was living in Kuwait when my hair was that length and it was nice and cool…

    I’m always glad to see you here, Bridget, as for men. They are all either married – or there is a very good reason why they are single! All the nice local men are taken so I keep having to have long distance relationships which is probably why they don’t work out!

    I will send you my e-mail address – I would love an invite!

  11. mywoodenrobot January 6, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Cool Thanks!

  12. laketrees January 8, 2008 at 4:29 am

    I like your hair the way it is too Diane….though I think the Meg Ryan look would look good on you :)
    the worst thing about having short hair is keeping it short…
    I had mine cut just before Christmas and my hairdresser will be visiting me again this week …
    love the cherry blossoms….
    couldn’t leave a message for you at SU as the dratted site is stopping me from uploading my profile pic…%$#@
    grats on the 50 reviews :)

  13. bookcalendar January 8, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    Stay natural it looks better. I like the books you are making. Do you use them at all for journal writing?

  14. Diane January 8, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    I tend to agree! I have never been blonde and doubt I ever will! All I am gulty of is the odd dodgy perm or dubious haircut! I may go shorter but that about it!

    Glad you like the books. I have made some with lined paper but it is trickier getting lined paper that is a) nice paper and b) the right size, so I tend to just use plain paper. I can buy ready made book blocks (insides) which have lined paper but this makes the book much more expensive.

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