Faith that the new haircut will make you look better/younger/perkier/younger/refreshed/younger than you did with the old haircut.
Faith that your hair stylist can pull off the new haircut.
Faith that your loved ones will either, well, love it, or at least, like it, or, if they don't, break it to you gently you look newly bad.
Faith that your hair will grow out quickly if that last case transpires.
So yes: I'm going this week for just such a new haircut. And I do have a 'do in mind.
Okay, the picture above is a year and a half old, but my hair is shorter in that pix than it is now, so it's a good approximation of what I look like with a short haircut.
Having grown my hair out into more of a bob, and that bob getting kind of out of control and hiding behind my ears a lot, and being TOO much for me to handle (since I'm not a hair stylist kind of girl), the time is ripe to whip myself into shape!
And since you'll never guess who I want to transform myself too, I'll put a picture of her too. I've already told Brenda, who cuts my hair, that I am not expecting to lose 20 years, but hey, five would be good.
Katie Holmes! The famous "pixie cut"!
The only thing I'm betting on ... your blogger will not receive 1/100th of the criticism this young woman did over a simple haircut. Because when I was searching for pictures, I came across some of the stupidest comments about her hair than I could have ever imagined.
Even if it looks bad on me, no one would ever care that much. No one should care that much.
Updated: A bad picture of a good haircut.