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Hair Meme!

This was started by dancetomato and crazydiamondsue, and since I'm shameless, I have to do it, too. My various hair dos through the years... (Oooh, except my shaved head/rat tail breakdance years because my mother destroyed all of them because "I was so ugly." Aww, thanks, Ma.)

WARNING: image heavy.



When I was a leetle Stoney I was so blonde my hair was almost white. I was also mostly peach fuzz until four years old - I can remember my first haircut because it was just before I went to Kindergarten. This 'do is just how it grew. I was a teensy thing playing on one of our many pianos. (My dad rebuilds pianos. We always had two or more in the house.)



And yes, on the left wall (you can't see it) was a giant fishing net with starfish and seashells, as was the norm in the 70s. And a macramé owl plant holder. And Carol King on the turntable. By six years my hair was growing more. My mother would put those soft white rollers with the twist-tie ends on them in my hair so I'd have weetiny curls at the bottom. I remember how much those and the pink sponge-style curlers sucked to sleep in.



I have a story about that girl I'm resting my head on - she was a MONSTER but they were the only kids we played with. Her brother, who was my age, tried to set his house on fire one day and my mom chased him up and down the block and spanked him. Then got a hose and put out the fire. He and I rode our Green Machines up and down the block, so he was cool to me.

Here I am at Easter - I miss getting an Easter dress and the smell of white shoe polish.... This was my long-standing Dorothy Hamill 'do that all girls had in the late 70s/early 80s but fancied up for Easter Sunday - I have wings! (I still have a fear of roller brushes to this day.)



Junior High. *cough* This was a troubled time for me, and my mother was gone, so my dad was left with the duty of getting us three out the door for school. That should tell you everything. My DAD was in charge of my hair and clothes.



So I'm the one on the third from the bottom, aaaaaaaall the way at the end. Yes, with the glasses. Oh, the GLASSES. *cries*



*cries* Me in the blue shirt. I looooooved that shirt. 8th grade with my best bud Jen next to me with bleached hair. We were so New Wave, you guyz. no, no, I need BIGGER frames. (In my defense, this was the age of Sally Jesse Raphael's infamous Red Specs.)

I finally ditched the glasses, got a bob, and started putting copper colored mousse in my hair. ??



I remember holding my hair in my fingers to make it stand up while I blow dried it. With a pound of mouse in it. Pretty! That's better than the Rave 4 my contemporaries were blasting on their perms.... Did someone say perm? Not so fast, Stoney!



This was it grown out, too. My senior year I cut off ALL of my hair (I need to find those pics..) I had loooong hair down to my waist, all one length. With those big ass glasses. Why didn't boys love me? Ahahaha. I cut it off, got little gold round specs and contacts, and for the first three days of my senior year, no one knew who I was. I took some time to reflect on the dangers of the Spiral Perm and went au naturel, as was the style in the early grunge years that were my college days.



There's a theme for me in college: a bandanna or a headband. See?



Me and the BFF - she has an entire photobook filled with nothing but these booth pics. I have GOT to get my hands on that one of these days... When I wasn't playing it straight and simple, I wore wigs. No, seriously. College was all about playing dress up. (Mormon college, remember? When there's no booze or boinking, you have to get creative with your time.)



So technically that's not my actual hair, but I wore that wig a lot. We'd get dolled up and go roller skating to disco music, stuff like that. I still have this wig - I made the Mr. dress up at "The Greatest American Hero" and wear it. Ahahaha. AWESOME. (Side note: that actor, William Katt? He's going to be in this new sci-fi movie that starts filming in a few weeks. Know who else? Freaking ZED from Pulp Fiction. I KNOW.)

Got married and this will be the last time you'll see so much natural blonde in my hair... *sniff*



(Shh, don't tell, but I was five months pregnant in this picture. We had eloped earlier and came home to have a reception.) And I HAVE to post this, because it never fails to bring the LOLz, my mother, at MY wedding reception, in HER wedding dress. "LOOK AT ME!!" Ahahahaha. Wow, what a crazy person.



I divorced, took the babies, and moved home. In addition to losing 280 pounds (har har, that's what my ex weighed. He was 6' 8". BIIIG guy) I lost my long hair, too.



I found my happy and started doing movies. This was my hair for the first one, Blood on the Highway. I freaking love the absurdity of this pic.



It grew out, and instead of having it all one length, I finally started cutting layers, and my headaches went away. (I have a lot of hair.) Who knew?



That's pretty much how I look right now. Well, not right NOW now, because it's back in a ponytail from being outside exercising. This next one is one of the rejects from my head shot photo-shoot. Flat-ironed and blowin' in the wind. I'd had a hair cut prior and the lady hated how much hair I had so she thinned it to make her arms less tired. Uh... thanks? Too flat, imo.




I've been going back and forth with whacking it all off again, but I think I'll keep it long for a while longer. I like long hair on me best. Well, unless I can find someone that will do a spiral perm and shove some massive frames on my face. PRETTY!

I have a house that needs cleaning and no get up and go to do it. Any takers? I'll make you a margarita? It's 80 degrees here today. \o/

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z_k
Mar. 5th, 2009 06:26 pm (UTC)
omg, you are so pretty. Beautiful. That's all I can say. Even in those glasses :)
stoney321
Mar. 5th, 2009 06:35 pm (UTC)
DUDE. There has to be something in the water if you find Massive Specs me hot. I THANK YOU FOR DRINKING THE KOOL AID. :D
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stoney321
Mar. 5th, 2009 06:37 pm (UTC)
Someone just sent me that pic, and it's FANTASTIC. Oh, it was ALL CURE, baby, all Robert Smith for me. Well, Depeche Mode when no one was looking because that stuff was an aphrodisiac. As much as it could be for my innocent, LDS self. Ahahahaha.

Red Union Jacks and a cape to complete the outfit! :D

If I went short, I'd go for an Amy Sedaris style - we have the same shape face. Also, I just don't KNOW. I'm afraid I'll be one of those sad sacks on Oprah that hasn't cut their hair in fifty years and they have to put it on a special stuffed goose sculpture next to the can so they can sit and void their bowels. SAVE ME FROM MYSELF!
furikku
Mar. 5th, 2009 06:37 pm (UTC)
The post-divorce short hair is a rockin' look for you! Though your current is the hotness as well.

Cripes, your mom at the wedding. Man. *SMH*
stoney321
Mar. 5th, 2009 06:38 pm (UTC)
I loved that short hair - ready to go to work in five minutes. Loved it. I have a TEENY head, though, so I have to have a TEENY body to not look completely disproportionate. Almost there...

And thanks (and yeah - there's a reason she's not in my life. Nutjob!)
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stoney321
Mar. 5th, 2009 06:41 pm (UTC)
I remember my first boyfriend finally recognizing me our senior year (that was when we started dating) He mourned my hair, but laughed about the glasses. That stuck with me, the big jerk. :D

Oh, I HATE the thinning tools. If they know how to cut hair, thinning isn't required, HELLO. And I'm with you - I looove having thick hair. And compared to my sister, mine's wispy.

I tended to have: chin-length bob, shoulder bob, long straight hair, chin-bob, etc. Then I got wacky and put in some layers, woot! ;)
leighm
Mar. 5th, 2009 06:42 pm (UTC)
I think we're about the same age and thus, went through similar phases. LOL the 80's were so charming, weren't they? As much as I wanted to, my hair was way too curly to cut it very short.

Very pretty!
stoney321
Mar. 5th, 2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
One of my close friends was a ballerina but she had the kinkiest, curliest, thickest hair on the planet. The sheer number of bobby pins she had to put in her hair to slick it back into a bob for performances...

I always wanted that kind of hair, though (the curly part) so I could cut it short and wear headbands and have it all crazy and sticking out. I still love that hair style. (Like Carla on Top Chef!)

*smooch!*
beadattitude
Mar. 5th, 2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
OMG, the perms! THE BIG GLASSES!! I had those big glasses in blue-grey. Oh, our childhoods, why were you in such fashion butt-ugly times?

I must go dig out my horrors.

(Though, shaved head and rattail? I cannot picture you like this.)
stoney321
Mar. 5th, 2009 06:47 pm (UTC)
(I was making myself ugly on purpose. My entrance into puberty was an ugly thing.)

I had a grey-black pair of huge glasses, but graduated to the brown. Uh...
poshcat
Mar. 5th, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed that more than I can properly express. Great hair, great fashions, great accessories! You're such a gorgeous creature, even with the missing sinus.

I'm considering doing the meme too, but I was the last of 5 kids over the span of 20 years, and I have, like, three pictures of myself throughout my entire childhood.
stoney321
Mar. 5th, 2009 06:51 pm (UTC)
you NEED TO DO THIS. Oh, my Posh, I must see you, if only through the screen... *weeps copious amounts*

Ahahaha, oh man, do I know what you mean. I think the pictures I have here are just about the only ones there ARE of me. My older sister? Boxes and boxes. Me? Not so many. But then, with a mother that wears her own wedding dress to her daughter's wedding... you can imagine the narcisism is high with her.

ILU, BB.
sealwhiskers
Mar. 5th, 2009 06:49 pm (UTC)
Lots of pretty pics of you (and I loove that wig!), and I'm actually a little partial to the post divorce hair, cute and tomboy.
stoney321
Mar. 5th, 2009 06:52 pm (UTC)
i STILL have that wig! And I remembered that it was from a costume of my MOTHER'S back inthe 70s! It's made the rounds...

I loved that it was tomboyish, too, and thanks! It was so easy to do in the morning. But then, I'm a Leo and require a bit of a mane. ;)
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stoney321
Mar. 5th, 2009 06:54 pm (UTC)
We've had HORRIBLE weather - cold, high winds, ugly. We're supposed to stay in the nice temperature range for a bit, so I've got my fingers crossed. It's so awful when you're ready for warmer weather and it just won't come! 50 there?? That's SHOCKING to me. You all must be going crazy! *hugs*

And aww, thanks Chicitita. You should do this, too! you have such gorgeous, thick, shiny hair.
wickedsin
Mar. 5th, 2009 07:25 pm (UTC)
aww, those are great pics!

I would post all of mine, except that my mother refuses to let me see or have any pictures of me from when I was little

instead, here's an icon from 2004
stoney321
Mar. 5th, 2009 07:29 pm (UTC)
WHAT?! What on earth? Aww, what a shame. you are GORGEOUS in that icon, btw. <3
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minstrel666
Mar. 5th, 2009 07:30 pm (UTC)
"The dial-up, she can't take no more, cap'n"

Only last one managed to load, so I feel I need to dedicate a metal song to you: have some.
stoney321
Mar. 5th, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
Damn the dialup, DAMN IT TO HELL!

Although I have to say ROCK to your link, NICE!

I'll assume that you're familiar with Skwisgaar Skwigelf's ultimate metal solo, "Crush My Battle Opponent's Balls?"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1uDpVeG8Cw

DETHKLOK RULES! lml -_- lml
enigmaticblues
Mar. 5th, 2009 07:33 pm (UTC)
I have to say, I love your hair short, but it looks great long, too. I also have a ton of hair, which is why it's been short for fifteen years (almost). Now I'm trying to grow it out, and... *whimpers* I hate doing that.
stoney321
Mar. 5th, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC)
Short hair is all sassy and easy to do, but you can only have the one hair style. When I would wear a hat , I look like a boy. =P

That growing out period: yes. That's why hair extensions were invented. If only I didn't think they looked like something you pulled out of the shower drain...
fishsanwitt
Mar. 5th, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
You really are a beautiful woman :) Thank you for sharing your great pictures with us!
stoney321
Mar. 5th, 2009 07:43 pm (UTC)
You are so sweet to say that, thank you! Your check is in the mail. ;)

I want more people to do this - it's so fun to see old hair dos. I'm holding out for some mullets!
aimeelicious
Mar. 5th, 2009 07:48 pm (UTC)
I'd forgotten about the copper colored mousse, I used that too. Scary.

Thanks for the trip down memory lane. You're gorgeous, just for the record. And I love the last shot! =)
stoney321
Mar. 5th, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC)
Remember that stuff? And it had Flecks of Real Copper In It to make highlight sparkles? HEEEEEEE.

Aww, thanks Aimee. I'm waiting for yours now! *G*
serenelystrange
Mar. 5th, 2009 07:52 pm (UTC)
So this is random but... I've always sort of thought you resembled Lisa Loeb(especially in the glasses). Just saying. And its totally a compliment. :D Lol, dont be offended if you dont agree, it could just be me.

Anyway, the pics are adorable. And OMG.. your mom in her wedding dress at your wedding! Ha!
stoney321
Mar. 5th, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC)
I have no problem being compared to Lisa Loeb! She's a babe and I've loved her for a loooong time. <3

Thanks! (And I KNOW, right???)
brunettepet
Mar. 5th, 2009 08:57 pm (UTC)
What a great meme! Oh, Stoney, you are one stylish mo fo!

Your mom at your wedding! Was she looking to make it a double? Looks like she's got her eyes on a camera man.

I dig the post-divorce 'do! It's so fresh and cute.

The vampire looks so sweet and relaxed. Shouldn't he be a little scared of those talons?

The stylist thinned your hair to make her arms less tired??? WTF?

Rock on, Stoney!
stoney321
Mar. 5th, 2009 10:36 pm (UTC)
Oh my god, my mother was on her... fifth marriage? She did everything for mine, I just showed up and ate what she planned and wore what she picked out. She's uh... she's a piece of work. :)

Can you stand it with that stylist?! Funny how I never went back...

<3
dovil
Mar. 5th, 2009 08:57 pm (UTC)
Your mother wore her wedding dress to your wedding?

Your mother wore her wedding dress to your wedding.

Jesus Christ, what a complete nutjob.

Thought I of course say that with the utmost of respect.

And you look drop dead gorgeous no matter what, which is why I secretely hate you so.
stoney321
Mar. 5th, 2009 10:37 pm (UTC)
Haven't we talked about this?!?! I mean... it's one of the greatest HOLY SHIT moments of all times!!

Why are you online and not starting to booze it up? Whatever about "it's not even lunch time, Sippy McPukes." It's happy hour somewhere, have I not taught you anything!?!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MY FRIEND!
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caoil
Mar. 5th, 2009 09:06 pm (UTC)
Ohhh, you went from adorable to cheek-pinchingly cute to eerily like everyone in my high school to gorgeous! :-)
stoney321
Mar. 5th, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
hahahaha, we all were Borg in high school, right? Thanks, BB!
tidbit2008
Mar. 5th, 2009 09:11 pm (UTC)
Your mother.. what a trip *facepalm*

Lots of fun pics :) And I love your last pose. Rock on :D lol
stoney321
Mar. 5th, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
She's something alright....

Hahaha, WOOO! lml -_- lml
dampersnspoons
Mar. 5th, 2009 09:17 pm (UTC)
Let's talk about the Sun-In, Laura, and how that was NOT NATURAL BLONDE. It was a step above the red-tinted mousse, but I still remember you telling me that you used it all the time and that I should, too. HAHAHA! Oh, memories.

I also like that your perm hair is a lot like Nikki's in Big Love, except not wiping your ass long. (I don't remember it being that long before, until you had children. Is there pictorial evidence of this? Was I living in a fog while trying to forget my childhood? I did that a lot.)

Also, your big glasses are completely in style, I don't know why you'd have to clarify with the Sally Jesse. You were AHEAD OF THE TIMES.
caoil
Mar. 5th, 2009 09:24 pm (UTC)
mmmm...Sun-In...the exciting product that turned my hair green one summer! Ask Me How!


(er, well, it was the copper pipes providing my shower water that reacted with the Sun-In and meant I had to chop a giant bunch of hair off the back of my head. Yeah, I was hawt.)

Also, your icon is giving me the giggles.
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solipsiae
Mar. 5th, 2009 09:30 pm (UTC)
Short-short hair is AMAZING on you. I wish I had the head/face to pull off supershort! Shows off your neck so so well.
stoney321
Mar. 5th, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
Aww, you're so sweet, Angie-boo. Because my head is of Chihuahua proportions, though, I have to be careful with my body size or I look, um, off. :D

I think I'll whack it all off this winter.
risingtofall
Mar. 5th, 2009 09:38 pm (UTC)
hahahaha I loved looking at these. My fav is the auditorium one from jr. high. Is that straight out of a John Waters movie or what!
stoney321
Mar. 5th, 2009 10:43 pm (UTC)
Is that picture a classic or what?!? I failed to mention that I was wearing my most prized possession: my silver guitar necklace that I STOLE. Oh, I was such a shameful bad girl back then...
bitchygrrl
Mar. 5th, 2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
I sympathize with the big glasses had them for a looooooooooooong time.
I also won't mock your perm, because I got a curly perm once and I used Sun-In. I am black do I even have to say how bad that was.
Your nails are trip in the movie pic.
Now though you are seriously a hottie. I bet all the boy's friends harbor secret crushes on you.
I might have to do this meme. Can you say Poetic Justice braids? *headdesk*
stoney321
Mar. 5th, 2009 10:44 pm (UTC)
Oh, a curly perm + your hair + sun in. Bless your heart that took forever to grow out, didn't it? We've all been there! *holds you*

I want to see those braids on you! I bet it's hot. Do the meme, do the meme!!!
cityphonelines
Mar. 5th, 2009 10:34 pm (UTC)
I am in endless love with the blue shirt picture, because seriously, it was the 80s and you look GOOD, I think that means you didn't do the 80s right. However! as enraptured as I am with your Sally Jesse!glasses in that pic, it is the FROSTY FROSTY lipstick of the girl on the other end in the acid wash that I am COVETING.

I will also never not boggle at your mom wearing her gettin' hitched dress to YOUR gettin' hitched party. It's out of a script I tells ya.
stoney321
Mar. 5th, 2009 10:45 pm (UTC)
I cannot for the life of me remember her name, either. I'll have to pull out my junior high pics, which means that I'll have to listen to Depeche Mode and remember how very very Mormon I was and how I longed to be freeeeeeeeee!

I mean, you cannot make that up, amirite??!

(Hahaha, I totally love that picture of the blue shirt. <3)
gabzilla
Mar. 5th, 2009 10:48 pm (UTC)
Good lord, this is giving me flashbacks... Of a kid with the same glasses, only rosy PINK with naturally curly (more like frizzball) hair that never wanted to do anything other than go *POOF!* oh, but I managed to use enough hairspray to plaster my bangs upright.

And at 19, my hair was past my butt long. I could take the ends with each hand, stretch my arms out into a T and say "Look at my wingspan!" Dork. Dork. Dork.

And then, well, I thought nobody could outcrazy my family. Nobody... but...

Your Mom!

Augh!
I'm so sorry.
stoney321
Mar. 5th, 2009 11:01 pm (UTC)
These are the stories about her I can comfortably TALK about. Yeah, the woman is a hot mess, that's for sure.
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