That isn’t a typo in my title. You assume it’s supposed to be “money.” I assure you, I am also out of money. But it’s “mony” as in “mom-pony” or “mommy ponytail.” The go-to look for mamas. Gone are the days of “no hair” or “short mom hair.” Now moms throw their hair up in a ponytail or a messy bun or a braid. You know, the same way we fix our kid’s hair. Or the same look we had in high school/college. It’s long and scraggily (is that a word?) and heavy and boring. Now Pinterest has upteenmillion looks to “jazz up your updo.” But each is just another fancy “mony.” I am completely guilty of this look. I also have really thick hair that acts as a heater if it’s down. So most of the time when my hair is long, up it goes. I also feel your pain. I have 3 kids relatively the same age, and it is so much easier to put it in the mony than to actually fix hair that is going to get messed up anyways. But we look ridiculous. And tired. We already look tired enough with the bags under our eyes and shirts stained with chocolate milk and eye snot. We deserve to have good hair. I remember a few haircuts ago, my hair was super long, and my stylist said it aged me so much (how embarrassing). I couldn’t believe how refreshed I looked and felt when she chopped it off to just below my shoulders. Sometimes easy isn’t the best policy. We spend hours and hours curling hair and spraying a wiggling child’s hair for a dance recital. We have taught ourselves how to slowly trim and brush and use an electric razor with guards and do a flippin star design for the 4th of July on heads of hair that move for crying out loud. Why can’t we take the time to fix our own hair?
So this weekend, I went to the salon for maybe the 2nd time this year and asked for the amazing Julianne Hough Safe Haven cut. Links to the pin and a picture are below:
Pin: The Cut
*It links to a Yahoo page. So really just the image was pinned.
I love this look. It is basically a bob, but it looks so sleek and carefree at the same time. It is also too short to have a respectable mony. That was my point. To get a haircut that requires me to fix it. If I have to fix my hair, then I can’t rock a mony or any other style that makes me look tired. Or like I’m 13. Now I am not saying that you should go out and chop your hair off, but please if you take anything from this Mommy Monday, take my advice to fix your hair. Even if it will get messed up, it will be worth it to look good for a short while. Keep the mony at home or at the gym/exercising where it belongs. Or use it sparingly. Fixing your hair will make you feel and look better. It isn’t all about the little ones. We work tirelessly to make sure they look presentable. Take pride in yourself and look good too. I’m preaching to myself here too. We took back Monday for Mommy, let’s take back our hair too.
If you do like the look or want the haircut, I found several pins with ways to wear your hair for this particular cut. The pin links and websites are below:
Pin: Wavy Hair for Bobs
Website: Little Miss Momma
Pin: Styles for Bobs
Website: Beauty High
Stay sane mamas, and celebrate yourself on Monday.