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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Then and Now

I really hate trying to take a decent picture of myself.  I made a decision today, to color my hair again.  I got tired of looking at that old lady in the mirror.  It's cool to get Senior Discount tickets at the Regal theater, but I missed looking late 40s instead of 60s.  So I called my favorite hairdresser and she squeezed me in this evening. (don't worry... I'm the best tipper she knows!)   

I found a picture of myself taken a few weeks ago at the mini class reunion and I cropped a picture of myself from it.  Then I proceeded to take a picture (ok, i tried like 20... they all sucked) with my new do.  I also snuck in a better photo but it's 2 years old.

Now, be honest.  Did I take 10 years or so off my age with a little Redken magic??



 
this is from 3 weeks ago

   
this one is from 2 years ago

 
this awful awful one is from this evening.  a self-portrait if you will. 



OK, where in the HELL did those jowls come from??

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29 comments:

♥ Braja said...

They came from a beautiful young girl who is just aging normally and happily :)))

♥ Braja said...

btw Joanie, i love your hairstyle from 2 yrs ago....it's really cute :)

Mitzi said...

Definately better with color

Ice Queen said...

Who cares??? You're hair looks fabulous!

Eternally Distracted said...

It looks fabbarooney to me ;0)

Captain Dumbass said...

You look maaaaahvalous!

Heather said...

You look great!

I quit dying my hair four years ago and have struggled ever since to not pull out the hair dye under the bathroom sink.

Kat said...

My Gran always told me that God gave women hair so they could color it.

Joanie M said...

Kat, I love your Gran!

Joanie M said...

Braja, hahahah! The picture from 2 years ago was me with bed head and needing a haircut!

Garret of Jim and Garret said...

I like the dye job BUT I think the pictures are unfair. They age, closeness, and expressions vary too much to render a solid opinion.

Caution Flag said...

I think color does marvelous things for everyone. Why then am I living with all this gray??

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

LOVE the hair color! You look fabulous, Dahling!

Eternal Lizdom said...

I think the pics would all be improved with a big old SMILE! I think that's why the 2 years ago pic is so popular- it's that very genuine smile!

I love the new color... and I hope you love it, too!

Mellodee said...

Color is good! But natural was good too. I vacilate between going back to color and leaving it alone too. Some days the grey looks great, other days it just looks old!

Jowls are a horrible fact of life as we "mature". Who knew that a firm jawline was the most important feature to try to hang on to?? Gravity has a lot to answer for!!

Matty said...

I see Olive Garden in the background of the one picture. Where were you?

Garret of Jim and Garret said...

Ummmmmmmmmmm, at an Olive Garden.

Sorry, couldn't resist. Yeah, I realize it was probably an Uno.

otin said...

I think that the darker hair definitely makes you look younger.

linlah said...

jowls don't count when the color is right.

The Retired One said...

I wish more women would do what you did...I have three good friends who went on and on about how they would NEVER dye their gray hair because they earned it,etc....and they are single...wondering why they don't get dates....
you look SO much younger with the gray gone and I know they would too...you look fabulous, honey...LOVE your hair color!!

Dorothy said...

i quit dying my hair in 08 when I went through chemo therapy..its empowering at 63 to never have to color my hair again, yours looks great...

My first visit..

blessings.

Dorothy from grammology
grammology.com

idgtm said...

Nothing like great hair to make you feel good and you're looking good!

bernthis said...

anything but grey is guaranteed to make one look younger. right?

Debbie said...

I love the color! Like you, I enjoy looking my age - not older:)

Pearl said...

I find that color -- and tidied eyebrows!! -- make all the difference. Love the change.

Pearl

Unknown Mami said...

Your hair looks great! It think the color really suits you.

Lauren said...

I really liked the hairstyle from 2 years ago, and the color you chose now looks good on you. :) Stopping by from SITS. Hope you've had a wonderful weekend!

Alix said...

Either way you're gorgey.

I like you with the silvery thing going on and I love you with the sexy auburn thing going on. The colored hair may give you a slight advantage in the age department, but I think the cut is everything.

Of course, you cut is as cute as can be.

Oh, I give up.

Either way you're gorgey!

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