Totally Frenched Out

From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Saturday, May 3, 2008

La grande transformation

I haven't posted any photos of me for a long time now 1) because I'm really unphotogenic and 2) I was worried about people I know finding my blog. But since this blog is semi-private (and I figure it'd be pretty hard to not recognize me from my writing now), I'm just gonna go for it. So here's a before picture at the salon, all washed out from the bright lights:And the after picture - you can't really see it from the front, but the underneath is dyed a dark reddish-brown:
I would like to say that it has been two days now, and my mother still has not noticed a difference. Hello? Not only did I borrow her car to go to the frickin' salon, but I cut like 4" off and totally changed my hairstyle! And she wonders why we have communication problems, LOL.

PS. I scheduled my LASIK surgery for the end of July, and can't wait to be glasses-free. I'm just not a glasses person...

55 Comments:

Blogger JD said...

I like it!

May 3, 2008 at 8:33 AM  
Blogger eastcoastsnob said...

I had Lasik almost 3 years ago and love it!! It's amazing how you quickly notice the difference...Enjoy!!

May 3, 2008 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger Penny said...

Great haircut! How nice to *meet* you :)

May 3, 2008 at 9:05 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

Nice! Very sleek.

May 3, 2008 at 9:25 AM  
Blogger Milk Jam said...

Awesome!!!! you look great!!! New haircut, new life in Paris, new you - things are going to be great Sam! Big hugs!!

May 3, 2008 at 9:39 AM  
Blogger Le Tigre in France said...

LOVE the haircut. It looks really chic and really suits you.

May 3, 2008 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger Jennie said...

Oooh nice! I love it!!!

May 3, 2008 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger Loulou said...

Love your new do! It is a wonderful change.
good luck with Lasik. Wish I were brave enough to do it.

May 3, 2008 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger Syd said...

very flattering. It really looks fantastic!

May 3, 2008 at 11:02 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

Ooh, very nice! So chic! It's always nice to switch it up and make changes from time to time. I likey!!

May 3, 2008 at 11:13 AM  
Blogger MISS YURI said...

dude sam that cut is HOT. i can't wait to see it en vrai!!

May 3, 2008 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger Patricia said...

You look beautiful. You are such a pretty girl, Sam. Love the cut/color. I just showed it to my husband (who is a top stylist - ha!) and he said it looks great and looks like a good cut. And you know, he is a "picky" French man!
How could your mom not notice - it looks like a total makeover?!

May 3, 2008 at 12:04 PM  
Blogger theycallmecyn said...

YES! New hairstyles are fun. Looks good.

May 3, 2008 at 12:27 PM  
Blogger The Late Bloomer said...

WOW Sam, what a transformation! I LOVE the new sleek look -- it really suits you. Of course I was just thinking that you looked great in the first pic, so that look suited you quite well too. But this makes for a great new you!

In any case, lucky you on the Lasik surgery plans too -- I SO wish I could do that! Maybe one day...

May 3, 2008 at 2:12 PM  
Blogger purejuice said...

new hair always posits a huge psychic change. you look fabulous! and the parisians will be eating out of your hand!

May 3, 2008 at 2:39 PM  
Blogger Astrid said...

Super chic!! Love the hairstyle, and it really suits you :) How could your mum not notice the change?? lol...

Anyway, nice to finally "meet" you :)

May 3, 2008 at 2:58 PM  
Blogger misschris said...

Cute! You look very Paris chic. :)

May 3, 2008 at 3:40 PM  
Blogger Sophie said...

You're very pretty Sam and it looks really good.

May 3, 2008 at 5:37 PM  
Blogger Mignon said...

To Cute! It's about time you did something for yourself.

May 3, 2008 at 6:12 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

wow, you look fantastic! the new cut is perfect. new cut, new beginnings...

May 3, 2008 at 6:42 PM  
Blogger Bostanna said...

Nice to put a face to the writing finally! The haircut is great and really suits you. You probably won't stay single for long. : )
Good luck in Paris!

May 3, 2008 at 7:25 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Deagman said...

You look incredible!! :)

May 3, 2008 at 8:09 PM  
Blogger Bostanna said...

PS: I do like your photo much better sans the glasses - you look very pretty AND photogenic! - so good luck with the Lasik! I have contacts but they are a pain for swimming, when you're sick or tired, on vacation, etc. But I am too much of a wimp to go for it and get the laser procedure done. Are you doing it in France or the US?

May 3, 2008 at 8:17 PM  
Blogger poppy fields said...

I love your haircut!

May 3, 2008 at 8:51 PM  
Blogger Ophelia Fox said...

ahhhh i love it sam!

May 3, 2008 at 9:35 PM  
Blogger Lesley said...

Looks great!

May 4, 2008 at 12:01 AM  
Blogger La Framéricaine said...

Dear Samantha,

You look, quite simply, stunningly beautiful with your new look-- although, curiously, it is how I have always seen you in my mind.

I am sending you a link:

http://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=vLbxek5IbB0&feature=related

to a YouTube video of Charles Aznavour singing "Il Faut Savoir."

I want to invite you to take the time--with a glass of wine, in a dark room, with no interruptions--to listen to it & listen to it & listen to it again. I would not necessarily even watch the video. It's the lyrics and their musical support that are significant.

That one song got me through a prostate cancer diagnosis with my husband--fear, painful tests, more books on the subject, in French & English, than you would ever want to read, a French tour of urologists, an American laproscopic radical prostatectomy, a long convalescence, years of post-op blood tests and doctors visits, and my own three year stomachache over it all.

It's a bit of an anthem to coping with the intolerable. Persisting in spite of pain.

Be sure to exercise due diligence researching your LASIK procedure. There has been a lot of litigation related to the issue of extreme "dry eye" post-surgically.

You only have one set of eyes and if they do not "hurt" you, proceed with extreme caution before doing anything that is irrevocable and rooted in simple vanity, aesthetics, or convenience.

The right pair of glasses can be very sexy, especially when worn by a confident, intelligent, enthusiastic, well-groomed, well-coiffed woman. And glasses are replaceable, as eyes are not.

I am only making this point because I suffer from dry eye syndrome totally unrelated to LASIK and I would not wish it on anyone, so I have been sensitized to that issue related to LASIK surgery.

I hope you like the song and that you get out and show off your beauty right away. By the way, mothers can be highly preoccupied. My quasi mother never called me at all while Le Framéricain was in France for 28 days straight!

Amitiés,

May 4, 2008 at 1:06 AM  
Blogger Bijou salon said...

From a hairdressers point of view....absolutely stunning...
btw, i'm rushing this photo to math:) heheheehhe muahhhahahhaha....

May 4, 2008 at 1:32 AM  
Blogger emaleejayne said...

Wow! You look fabulous! Great new 'do!

May 4, 2008 at 4:44 AM  
Blogger Leesa said...

WAOUUUUUUU!!!! Tres chic et tres BELLE!!! My hubby says you look great and there is an absolute difference!!! You go GIRL!!!!!!
Good luck with the Lasik!!!

May 4, 2008 at 6:01 AM  
Blogger barbara said...

Looking great, Sam !
You can advance in beauty ;)

May 4, 2008 at 8:11 AM  
Blogger ViVi said...

Oh Sam it looks SO GOOD!! I love it! But you have to stop saying your not photogenic or I'm gonna have to slap you around when we finally meet!! ;)

May 4, 2008 at 8:44 AM  
Blogger Samantha said...

vivi, apparently you have not seen the majority of my facebook photos. i need like 500 takes before i get one where i'm not looking like a freak, lol!!

May 4, 2008 at 4:00 PM  
Blogger Elena said...

Wow. You look stunning, what a great haircut.

May 4, 2008 at 6:35 PM  
Blogger The Bold Soul said...

Just finished catching up on your new blog (leave it to FWaB to come up with the greatest name!) and had to say I ADORE YOUR HAIR! Très jolie, toi! There is nothing like a new "do" to lift the spirits.

Give a shout when you get to Paris.

May 4, 2008 at 7:43 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

hey sam - love the hair - much more modern and young.

May 4, 2008 at 9:41 PM  
Blogger Corine said...

Sam, you are very jolie!

May 4, 2008 at 10:07 PM  
Blogger miss d said...

Beautiful! Work it girl! Careful...I know an acupuncturist who now wears 2 pairs of glasses on top of each other after Lasik surgery.

May 4, 2008 at 10:42 PM  
Blogger christina said...

Gorgeous and totally photogenic!

May 4, 2008 at 10:49 PM  
Blogger Justin said...

Wow, great haircut! Great another beautiful blond in Paris while I am stuck in Chalon, I need to move!

hehe... seriously it looks great. Time to enjoy being yourself again... go out and have a great time in Paris and you will see that everything does happen for a reason.

Enjoy your time at home! You are missing some great weather here.

May 4, 2008 at 11:03 PM  
Blogger Eastern_enchant said...

Sam, you look fabulous! I love the hair transformation.

Natasha

May 5, 2008 at 12:57 AM  
Blogger Ginger said...

Jeez'um crow Sam ! You are now officially a "hottie" ! Well done !

You've inspired me to visit the salon soon ....

May 5, 2008 at 4:21 AM  
Blogger Princesse Ecossaise said...

Wowwwww you look fantasssssstic! That haircut is really, really you!

When I go through break-ups I normally go to the hairdressers and change my look too, it does a whole lot of good and gives you a great confidence boost!

Anyway, you look stunning, just watch out for all those Parisian men when you get there, because you'll be batting them away with a big stick!

May 5, 2008 at 8:28 AM  
Blogger joy suzanne said...

You look fantastic! Is it blown-dry and flat-ironed and all that, or does it just fall that way? I guess I mean, is it high maintenance? It looks soooo pretty.

May 5, 2008 at 10:33 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

A great look, and one that'll be just right for Paris. Very stylish!

May 5, 2008 at 12:00 PM  
Blogger Antipodeesse said...

Just beautiful Sam!

May 5, 2008 at 12:31 PM  
Blogger La Page Française said...

You look great!

May 5, 2008 at 5:28 PM  
Blogger PutYourFlareOn said...

Uh, not photogenic?


Whatever!!

Your new do looks great. The two tone dye job can look good if it's done well and yours looks like it was done very well.

This is the first time I've seen YOU! I've always known you as your big pretty blue eye. Nice to see you, Sam.

May 5, 2008 at 7:14 PM  
Blogger La Belette Rouge said...

I love the hair cut. You look so great. Think that you may need to schedule lasik for mother. How could she not notice?

May 6, 2008 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger Patricia said...

You look fabulous, darlin'!!!!

It's a great pleasure to FINALLY meet you! Good luck with the LASIK surgery.

Maybe your Mom didn't notice your new "do" because she needs glasses???

May 6, 2008 at 3:48 PM  
Blogger Katia said...

YOu look so sassy! I love this!

May 6, 2008 at 3:55 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

You look gorgeous! Very Parisienne.

May 6, 2008 at 6:25 PM  
Blogger Amy H said...

Love the new style. You're gorgeous!

May 16, 2008 at 11:14 AM  
Blogger Victoria said...

oh i just adore it. i'm getting ready to chop off (and highlight) my hair too...

June 9, 2008 at 8:02 AM  
Blogger Cécy said...

Love the new haircut, it makes you look your age and you'll fit in Paris no problem with it!

July 16, 2008 at 3:47 PM  

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