Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Well, cross that one off my bucket list.

So, I don't know if you guys knew this or not.

I'm kind of a big deal.

I'm a model.

I do my little turn on the catwalk. And, I am way too sexy for Milan, New York and Japan.
A couple weeks ago, my friend sent me text encouraging me to be a hair model for a hair show that was coming to our area--they needed models that were over 5'8".

So, my over 5'8" self showed up on Sunday, throwing caution to the wind. I decided I'd go along with whatever they might want to do with my hair. Except for a mohawk. No mohawks for me.

You see, while I play the suburban stay-at-home mama in real life, there's something down deep inside me that longs to be a bit of a rebel. I want to express my weirdness on the outside. I really want to get my nose pierced. I kinda want a tattoo on the inside of my wrist too. But---since I'm pretty sure Brad would consider leaving me if I got a tattoo, I figured I'd settle on a fun, new hair cut.

Until Sunday, the only rebellious looking thing on me was the small silver hoop I have in the piercing on the top of my left ear, and maybe my toe ring. Are those even cool anymore? I don't care---love my toe ring. I've had it for years.

Anyway, as I was sitting at this model call the short, eccentric Italian man, who seemed to be in charge, announced that he needed a virgin with a good neck. At this, I was whisked out of my seat and into his chair.

What's a virgin with a good neck? Someone who has never colored her hair, and has a nice neck.

There is in his chair, this virgin became a bit of a whore, in a strictly hair-dye sense.

So, here are the facts:

*I did strut my stuff on a stage, but I left the camera at home, so Brad could take pictures of the girls in my absence---way more important!

*The eyeliner they use may never come off--I've tried, twice, to wash it off.

*Being a model is actually very humbling work, I found out. It is not about the model AT ALL--it's about presenting a product. So, while I got to get all dolled up for a bit---it wasn't about making me feel pretty, it was about showing off their art work on the canvas that was my hair.

*The short, eccentric Italian guy made two girls cry, because he cut their hair shorter than they expected. He shaved one girl's head. I was really glad he didn't want to shave my head. I guess there's where my rebelliousness comes to a grinding halt. That and mohawks.

*I really, really love, love, love, love my hair in all its red, purple, pink, orangeness!

*I've been to New York. I had a layover in Milan once. I've never been to Japan, but I'm pretty sure, for a moment, I was too sexy for all three of them.

*I have terrible, laughable "model" face.

*You're welcome for putting the lyrical genius of Right Said Fred in your head this morning.


Jen Ferguson said...

oh, I've missed you at SDG lately!

So glad I stopped by here today. I love your sassy new do. I, too, want to get a tat. Probably end of Feb, but I still can't decide where I want it!

Anonymous said...

I love the new, edgy you! Sounds like such a fun experience. Guarantee you will be the hottest Momma in yoga pants this week chasing after toddlers! And for the eye makeup, Vasoline works miracles...for everything actually. (squeaky hinges, shoe shine, lip gloss) :)

Cyndi said...

Ha! I love this. Way to go! Your hair looks fabulous!

B. said...

WOW! Gorgeous.

Olusola said...

Wow! That's one way to put the W in weekend. Love the hair cut and colors. It works well with your face.

Olusola said...

Oh, and you can try a henna tatoo. They're not permanent

Sara said...

Niiiiiice, Julia! Looks great! And I have always wanted to get my nose pierced, too :)

Jessica said...

LOVE the new do!

(P.S. I have a tattoo on my wrist...which I didn't get until I was in my 30s!!)

Monique Edelle said...

You look amazing with your new do Julia! It's such a great feeling taking a wee break from being a mamma and pamper ourselves from time to time <3

How was your girl's reaction when they first saw you with your new hair? :)

I wanted to have a tattoo on the my wrist too but then I thought how it'll look like when I'm 80 (>.<)

God bless dear!

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

Love the spunk in those pictures, Julia! And I'm IMPRESSED with you letting someone have their way with your hair!

I'm a hair virgin too (although that's a new term to me...HA!). I think I would love some blonde streaks, but I know I'll *need* to color my hair sooner or later, so I'm willing myself to enjoy my au natural for as long as I can.

And I do love my toe ring...I think they're very rad (for what I know...HA!!!). And I kinda fantasize about a tattoo...although I don't think I'd ever really do it. :)

Corinne Ritz said...

JULIA!!!! You are a Hair Whore!!!! LOL!!! That post was SO much fun for me! I have had the great pleasure of brushing out your long locks, so I understand how excited that little man was to get his hands on you, being a virgin with the neck and all! HAHAHAHA!!! This is sounding so bad! I think I need your current # so I can call you and giggle about this, because I suddenly really miss talking to you:) I was going to say that I have an old picture of me brushing your hair... I won't give anymore details hehehehe.... You're awesome. Love ya and miss ya:)

Milady said...

Melanie here! I enjoyed this piece, please email me--I have a question about your blog. MelanieLBowen[at]gmail[dot]com