Hair Cut?

Normally my hair grows really slow, but since I have been pregnant the growth really has sped up. I am super thankful since February of 2010 I cut it quite a bit above my shoulders....and though it was cute and fun for a bit I quickly tired of it and longed for my long locks again.  EVERY TIME I cut my hair that ALWAYS happens.  You would think I would have learned a long time ago that I am most happy with my hair when it is long!  Sure sometimes I see short cuts and want to try new things but since that February the urge comes and goes rather quickly. I know better now.  I am a long hair girl.  And even though short may seem easier to some to take care of...it's not for me..at all.

Since February I have been growing my hair out and just trim it occasionally in the shower, but I think it's time for a little professional help. I'd like it to grow out in style!!  Since I am about to become a momma and shortly after hit 30 I thought it would be fun to go somewhere special to get my hair done. So for my birthday Tristan is sending me to a place here in Austin called Lucy Skyrocket . I found the place online through the salon finder on naturallycurly.com

I decided if I was going to get my hair done professionally I wanted to do it right!  I wanted to go to someone who had been trained and was REALLY experienced with curly hair.  Emily at Lucy Skyrocket had really great reviews, a good resume, and was the least expensive..which doesn't really mean much..it's still going to be outrageous to go there..BUT....I want a really good cut...and to do something special... so... I'm taking the plunge and splurging! She does dry cuts on curly hair which is what I was looking for.  One time years ago I went to a salon on South Congress called Pink and got my hair trimmed up a bit and the girl did it dry and it was the best cut ever..even though she didn't cut much off at all.

Needless to say I am really excited to get a little more shape to my hair so I have been pouring over photos and ideas of what I want.  I'm planning on not loosing any overall length....only about a 1/4inch to get off the dead ends...add some long layers...and get some bangs (maybe...it depends on what Emily says and if she thinks it will work for me and my face shape etc.). 

So here are some pictures of my ideas.....what do you think???? Will this look work for me?  Be honest! :)

That's just a little sample of what I was able to post to the blog...for the origins of these pics and LOTS more (including most of my fave styles) go check out my Pinterest Hair Board where I keep all the lovely hairstyles cataloged so I can easily show Emily when I go to my appointment!!!