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The Big Reveal

by Meghann on June 10, 2009

Boy, did I have an experience getting my hair cut today!

To save some $$ I decided to get my hair cut at the local Aveda School. I mean how can you beat $36 for highlights and $12 for a haircut? Don’t worry I have had my cut there before and have nothing but good things to say about the results. It’s getting to the results that are a challenge.

The highlights took longer then normal due to the foil newbies and my super thick hair. And when it came time for the haircut I believe the girl was afraid to cut it as short as I wanted. She started at one level and then I had to keep telling her to go shorter. Finally her instructor just came over and cut my hair for her.

So 4 hours later I emerged with a haircut I was very happy with and a smile on my face

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What do you think? I love it!!

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I’m awful at taking self portraits, but I did attempt to get a picture of the back as well.

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You kind of get the idea. ๐Ÿ™‚

Backing up to earlier in the day. I snacked on a pack of Annie Bunny Fruit Snacks mid morning.

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The whole morning I was looking forward to the wonderful lunch I had packed the night before.

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This was seriously one of those meals that when I finished I kept repeating how great it was to myself.

I had left over Yuca.

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Carrots with Almond Butter

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An Apple that I also dipped in the almond butter.

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And the last piece of Raw Goat Milk Cheese to round the meal out.

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I always find the randomly paired meals are usually the best. ๐Ÿ™‚

Though my lunch did fill me up, by the time I made it home after my extra-long hair appointment I was STARVING. I made the big mistake of going to the appointment snack free.

As soon as I took Abbie out, I got to work in the kitchen throwing together an easy peezy colorful stir fry.

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In a wok I added

  • Sesame Oil
  • Garlic
  • Cilantro
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Green Beans
  • Red Cabbage
  • Carrot
  • Eggplant
  • Pineapple
  • Tempeh
  • Mushroom

I then coated it with this sauce I had picked up at Trader Joes in San Diego.

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This curry sauce had the perfect level of spiciness to it and really did a great job of bringing the whole meal together.

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Every vegetable I added to this dish was fresh, the only item that was packaged was the tempeh. I loved how colorful and refreshing this dish came out. It was a perfect, healthy stir fry.

1/2 of one of Amanda’s Peanut Butter Trail Mix Blondies was patiently waiting for me for dessert. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Now I’m off to go stare in a mirror and play with my new haircut. ๐Ÿ™‚

Good Night!!

1 Amanda June 10, 2009 at 8:30 pm

I love your haircut!! I have very long hair and I’ve been dying to cut it shorter!

2 Amanda June 10, 2009 at 8:30 pm

LOVE IT! Looks so clean and polished! I hope you can get it back for your runs!!

3 Kim Addis June 10, 2009 at 8:39 pm

Your haircut looks great! I actually have the same cut but my hair is alot thinner then yours so the back doesn’t look as full. Anyway, it will be nice and cool for the summer and you look very stylish.

4 strivingforbalance June 10, 2009 at 8:46 pm

your haircut looks great! when I got my hair cut short, the first time I showered and washed my hair .. I was like where did it all go! haha

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5 polly June 10, 2009 at 8:48 pm

CUTE hair, Meghann!!! XOXO and yummy looking almond buttah. ๐Ÿ˜‰

6 Sammie June 10, 2009 at 8:48 pm

I love your new hair style. It looks so cute and really frames your face beautifully.

7 Julie June 10, 2009 at 8:50 pm

i love your hair!!!!!!!

8 Christie June 10, 2009 at 8:50 pm

Yay, I love haircuts! I think your short hair looks great!

9 Lisa June 10, 2009 at 8:58 pm

Your hair looks fabulous!! Sassy and sexy for summer!

10 Erin June 10, 2009 at 9:02 pm

Yay! i love it! Glad you went for it!!!!

11 Tyly June 10, 2009 at 9:03 pm

Hi! I have been following your blog for a while now, but I couldn’t not comment this time… I LOVE your haircut!!!! It looks so summery and fresh! Beautiful!

And I was very happy to read that your first 5k took you a little over 33 minutes. I average an 11 minute mile and get very frustrated and discouraged that I’m so slow. I’m happy to see that even very successful runners such as yourself all start somewhere.

12 snackface June 10, 2009 at 9:05 pm

YESSS!!! I only saw this morning’s post and didn’t get a chance to comment, but I was like, “aww I really hope she goes for the short!” YOU LOOK FAB! Love it!

13 Brandi June 10, 2009 at 9:07 pm

I love it! It looks so cute – it’s a great shape for you.

14 Christy June 10, 2009 at 9:15 pm

LOVE LOVE LOVE the hair! It looks like it suits your personality to a tee.

15 Steph June 10, 2009 at 9:21 pm

OH MY GOSH I think we are hair twins!
Seriously, I have the same haircut, and my hair is light brown and incredibly thick and wavy. It looks great long and short, but not so much in between.
Love it!!

16 Meredith June 10, 2009 at 9:22 pm

Your hair looks great! I love getting my hair cut. I love the girly, “I feel pretty” feeling that I get during and after it.

Will it be easy to style? Will you just pull back the front for runs? I always worry about that when I get my hair cut. I must be able to wear it in a ponytail.

17 allijag June 10, 2009 at 9:26 pm

OMG!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE THE HAIRCUT! so super cute!

18 Coco June 10, 2009 at 9:27 pm

The hair looks fabulous dahling just fabulous!!!!

19 Lindsay Y. June 10, 2009 at 9:27 pm

Adorable haircut! I’m glad you went for the shorter option…I really think it suits you!

20 Meghan June 10, 2009 at 9:29 pm

Meghann it looks amazing I love ittt!! I actually have the same style ๐Ÿ™‚ …that blondie looks seriouslyyy delicious too!!

21 Erik June 10, 2009 at 9:29 pm

your hair iiisssss pretty cute – i must admit

22 Adi (oatonomy.com) June 10, 2009 at 9:31 pm

Fantastic cut!
And your stir fry looks just as awesome. ๐Ÿ™‚

23 runnerskitchen June 10, 2009 at 9:32 pm

that blondie looks so good! do you think you could get the recipe and post it? pretty please?

24 skinnymenny June 10, 2009 at 9:50 pm

Cute hair Meghann!! I love it ๐Ÿ™‚

25 verbalriot June 10, 2009 at 9:52 pm

I like it! I actually wanna cut my hair like that too…but I’m totally attached to my longer hair. It looks great on you though!

26 prettyladycmu June 10, 2009 at 9:52 pm

Your haircut looks absolutely beautiful! It really highlights your think, healthy hair and it’s going to be so easy to manage this summer ๐Ÿ™‚

27 N.D. June 10, 2009 at 10:05 pm

Haircut looks great.. and so does dinner!! yum!

28 jane June 10, 2009 at 10:06 pm

so cute!! good choice ๐Ÿ™‚

29 Melissa @ For the Love of Health June 10, 2009 at 10:06 pm

You look fabulous!!

30 Derek June 10, 2009 at 10:08 pm

I made a mistake with long. Wow meg…wow. Good call on short, looks great!

31 caitlin June 10, 2009 at 10:11 pm

loves it!!!

32 Robin June 10, 2009 at 10:11 pm

The short hair looks great on you! I stopped highlighting my hair because it was $140 a session. I would love to have thick hair like yours!

33 Raya June 10, 2009 at 10:17 pm

Awesome hair cut! Short hair is def the way to go 4 summer!

34 Sarah June 10, 2009 at 10:23 pm

super cute haircut! perfect summer cut.

35 Run Sarah June 10, 2009 at 10:24 pm

LOVE THE HAIR! It looks awesome on you!

36 Emily June 10, 2009 at 10:24 pm

love the hair…so cute! i wish i were brave enough to go short…yours looks so fantastic!

37 Mara @ What's For Dinner? June 10, 2009 at 10:35 pm

You look adorable!!!! Love it!

38 inmytummy June 10, 2009 at 10:37 pm

Very cute! I wish my hair was straight, I never can have cute haircuts.

39 VeggieGirl June 10, 2009 at 10:37 pm

LOVE THE ‘DO!

40 Hangry Pants June 10, 2009 at 10:40 pm

LOVE IT!!!!!! I am going to try to find one of those aveda schools in New Jersey!

41 Mica June 10, 2009 at 10:41 pm

Nice hair cut! I’m glad the instructor finally took over and knew what you wanted.

Your dinner also looks great…though not as great as your hair.

42 jenngirl June 10, 2009 at 10:48 pm

Such a cute new hair style! haha my favorite part is getting to play with it in the mirror afterwards! have fun ๐Ÿ™‚

43 Jess June 10, 2009 at 10:49 pm

Great cut, missy! It reminds me of my super cute from Nov (that’s my default blog pic right now-sans the bangs of course) oh and I love that plate you had the blondie on. Love dishes, love hair, love food. <3

44 *Andrea* June 10, 2009 at 10:54 pm

so pretty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

45 Chloe June 10, 2009 at 10:58 pm

Love the hair! I wish I could go that short but a) I’m afraid and b) my hair is crazy wavy and would only look good straightened.

46 catiechurch June 10, 2009 at 10:59 pm

Cute! I would be too nervous to get my hair cut that short!

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47 rhodeygirltests June 10, 2009 at 11:01 pm

you did exactly what i thought would look great on you.. and it does!!! i love the longer in the front look. LOVE IT!

48 Lindsey (Mrs. LC) June 10, 2009 at 11:21 pm

SO CUTE! I love it!! I bet it’ll feel wonderful with cool Bahama breezes in a few weeks! ๐Ÿ˜‰

49 justy2003 June 10, 2009 at 11:25 pm

Love the new haircut! I love getting mine cut and just got it done yesterday! Too bad it wasn’t anything too dramatic though…just a trim since I’m growing it out a bit for my wedding next May.

50 Shannon June 10, 2009 at 11:31 pm

i love it. it looks really really cute.

51 Laura June 10, 2009 at 11:37 pm

Very cute!

There’s an Aveda school in DC and I’ve heard they do an excellent job. You got a fabulous new ‘do at a great price. ๐Ÿ˜€

52 Jenny June 10, 2009 at 11:41 pm

oh my gosh your hair is beautiful girl!

53 HelpMeghanRun June 11, 2009 at 12:01 am

Oh my gosh so cute! I am working up the guts to get my hair cut…it’s never been short before! ๐Ÿ™‚

Check out the Adora Calcium giveaway on my blog!
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54 Bec June 11, 2009 at 12:05 am

ooo I love it, looks super cute!

55 hschenher June 11, 2009 at 12:11 am

I love your hairs. ๐Ÿ™‚ So cute!! It really suits you and looks like it’d be pretty easy to style?

56 Danielle June 11, 2009 at 12:12 am

Your hair looks fabulous beautiful girl!

57 bobbi June 11, 2009 at 12:16 am

Your haircut looks amazing!!! Thats so funny because I just posted last night how BOSCO got a hair cut and I was jelouse because I need one badly!!!

58 Katrina (Gluten Free Gidget) June 11, 2009 at 12:28 am

Gorgeous, dah-ling! Gorgeous!

59 SAra June 11, 2009 at 12:33 am

I love your new ‘do! So cute!

60 Andrea June 11, 2009 at 1:09 am

supah cute!

61 Sarah (LovIN My Tummy) June 11, 2009 at 2:30 am

Super cute sistah!

62 Goldie June 11, 2009 at 3:21 am

it’s gorgeous! You have such lovely thick hair… envious is not the word!

63 Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now June 11, 2009 at 4:03 am

Your hair looks so cute in the back! I’m glad you like it!!

64 paula June 11, 2009 at 6:28 am

Yay, I’m glad you went with short! It’s super cute!

65 Nicole June 11, 2009 at 6:38 am

I love the new hair cut!! It’s so flattering!

66 kath June 11, 2009 at 6:52 am

love the cut!!!

67 Ada June 11, 2009 at 6:55 am

Your hair cut looks amazing, as does that stir fry!!

68 Erica June 11, 2009 at 6:57 am

Ah! I love it. So cute. I love how its angled down slightly.

69 katie s June 11, 2009 at 7:21 am

LOVE IT!! It’s super cute!

70 Lindsay June 11, 2009 at 8:19 am

I love it! Great highlights too, I’ve never dyed because of the price, you’ve got me thinking! That’s about where mine hits now, you’ll love how easy the stacking in the back is to style….though I am trimming mine back to jaw length tomorrow.

71 Danielle June 11, 2009 at 8:32 am

Great haircut it looks perfect!

72 chandra June 11, 2009 at 8:51 am

Love the new cut! It looks pretty similar to what mine looks when I get it cut! (but then it grows out super fast, lol)

73 kirsten June 11, 2009 at 8:54 am

I love it! It looks great!

74 biz319 June 11, 2009 at 9:00 am

Love the hair cut Meghann – I just had mine cut similar, but mine is no where near as thick as yours – jealous!

It makes you look more like a grown up! ๐Ÿ˜€

75 Paige June 11, 2009 at 9:01 am

Great cut and color!

76 Krista June 11, 2009 at 9:14 am

Your hair looks fabulous! I love that style but my frizzy, wavy hair is not good for it!

77 Marisa June 11, 2009 at 9:19 am

Love the hair! Super cute.

78 ari June 11, 2009 at 9:20 am

ah! i love your hair! i wish i could pull that off, i love cuts like that.

79 aprillove1625 June 11, 2009 at 9:24 am

Looks great! Wish I wasn’t so attached to my long hair…

80 anne June 11, 2009 at 9:52 am

love the hair cut! so stylish!

81 caronae June 11, 2009 at 10:46 am

your hair is lovely, and so is the stir fry!

82 Pearl June 11, 2009 at 10:48 am

i love the new haircut and the stir fry looks so delicious!

83 Victoria June 11, 2009 at 11:58 am

Ooo. I love it! Looks awesome. ๐Ÿ™‚

84 Michelle June 11, 2009 at 12:48 pm

Gorgeous haircut Meg!! You can really pull this look off well! ๐Ÿ™‚

85 Sarah (from See Sarah Eat) June 11, 2009 at 1:48 pm

Awesome haircut! I really need to get mine done now, haha ๐Ÿ™‚

86 Elliott June 11, 2009 at 11:30 pm

You are SO brave to get your hair done at a school! How do you know it’s going to turn out? Especially color! I wish I had that type of confidence.

And that stir-fry looks about 10X tastier than dishes I order out. Don’t suppose you want to become a private chef?? ๐Ÿ™‚

87 Erin June 12, 2009 at 12:39 am

Oh it looks SO GOOD! V. Victoria Beckham! Love it!

88 Meredith June 12, 2009 at 4:48 pm

cute hair!

89 Danica June 15, 2009 at 1:23 am

LOVE the new do! I think it is perfect for your on the go life! ๐Ÿ™‚ LOVE those bunnies too ๐Ÿ™‚

90 Erin June 16, 2009 at 3:39 pm

I love your hair! I used to go the Aveda Institute in New Orleans the only one near Austin is in San Marcos about 45 mins away I tried the Paul Mitchelle Academy here was just not the same.

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