Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Cure for Pain is Pink Hair

A while back I found a picture on the internet of this lovely young woman with the prettiest cotton-candy pink hair.  She had flawless ivory skin, was completely stunning, and I wanted that look.


I thought to myself, "if I can *ever* can get rid of this weight, I'll dye my hair pink."


I've had a love-hate relationship with my weight all my life.  I've been everything from very petite to, well, a hundred-and-plenty.  And as I'm nearing 42, take medicines that stall metabolism, have genetics against me, and find it hard to work out with a searing headache -- yeah, I'll probably be a hundred-and-plenty for the rest of my damned life.


Enter today.  I have my standard hair appointment and I'm in a lousy mood.  My head hurts.  It always hurts.  I'm tired of whining about it hurting.  I'm fat.  I'm tired of being fat.  I'm tired of WHINING about being fat.


(You see a theme here?)


So I walk in, plop into the chair, and say to my lovely friend Noelle -- "Whatcha got in pink?"


At this point, several other stylists poked their heads around the corner.  It's not often you see a nearly 42-year old woman in yoga pants walk in and ask for pink hair.  But you know what?


EVERYONE was excited.  NO ONE questioned my "cool" factor.  Or my sanity.


"You're an artist!"  said one.  "You can rock this!"


"Well, I'm not sure I can pull this off but I'm going to do it", I muttered.  "Can you just do a little bit at the bottom of my hair?"


"Oh stop it," said another.  He made me promise to stop by for a free makeover after I was done.  "Everyone is pretty, they just don't always know it."


I had plenty of time to think about what I had done while the long process went on.  Why was I DOING this?  I'm NOT a skinny rockin' chick.  I'm NOT really an artist (but I do play one on the internet).  And what in heaven's name was I going to do when I walked into that private school this afternoon??????


You know why I did it?


Because life's too short to wish for things we can actually do.


Pain is totally and completely out of control right now.  It's out of my hands and probably always and forever will be.  I face a lifetime of it.  Migraines in my eyes forever?  No meds for it?  I have to spend an inordinate amount of time in bed?


Screw it.


At least I'll be in bed with rockin' pink hair.


Take THAT, pain.  I can't take you seriously with this hair cut.

Be gone.






Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and wrote the blog An Artist's Year Off.  She's also a contributor to Art Bead Scene.  She is also the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party.

125 comments:

  1. It is SOOOOO cute on you!!! OMG!! You can totally rock it! Oops! I just let me feelings get a way from me! Probably cuz I'm feeling the 42yo, extra weight, plus...

    It looks awesome!!

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  2. LOVE IT!!! And if other mom's looked twice when you walked into the private school, it's because deep down they really want pink hair too!

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  3. You look great! Love every strand.

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  4. Lori you look so fabulous! I truly love your pink hair. I am proud of you for just doing it...NOW!!! L.O.V.E. Pink...
    Bye Bye Pain!

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  5. Good for you. I think it looks great and I hope you got that makeover. And it better make you smile when you look in the mirror.

    Now for the sensible stuff. I think sometimes you just have to shake things up. Dying your hair pink is a visible change. However, it is not a very big change at all (unless you have a teenager you like to torment, then merely being nearby is torment.) Your hair will grow out and faster than you think.

    Enjoy your new look.

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  6. I totally get the pink hair and I totally get that life is short and we've got to do the things that will make us happy when we can.

    I let my hair go it's natural grey a year ago and love it -- BUT I always have my stylist put a splash of something bold in the bangs...just for me. I did the pink in October for breast cancer. I'm older than you by a few years and a teenage boy told me (out of the blue!) how rockin' I looked.

    You my dear look rockin!!!!! I'm so glad you did this for yourself!!! xoxox

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  7. Love it. love it, love it!!!!!!! ~Martha

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  8. I love your new pink hair - way to go! It's bound to make you smile every time you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror.
    I remember doing the "Cops For Cancer" head shave a few years ago, and some of my friends were horrified that I would be going around bald for few months. My reply - hair grows! Now I might just have to dye it pink - lol!

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  9. "Everyone is pretty, they just don't always know it."

    THAT is going to be pasted in many places today....great words!!!

    LOVE the pink. i actually had a pink tail (okay....a REALLY long time ago, but when i was teaching in the States)....it was awesome and really, kind of empowering.
    I'm almost 49...carrying the same extra weight and, you know what? i may do something wild and crazy, too, next time i go in for a cut. why? because i can, dammit.
    (^-^)/*

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  10. What's this "I'm not really an artist" bit? You ARE.

    To be so creative and deal with so much pain at the same time. You rock, dear lady, and you rock the pink hair too.

    (My 36 year old niece has pink in her hair at the temples. She says she's going to get a rainbow in back next, because it makes her feel good.)

    Here's to feeling good, in any way.

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  11. That's adorable! While I've never had pink hair, I don't real have fears about hair. It grows out so why not? And the older I get the faster it grows out, well maybe not faster, but the time goes faster.

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  12. It looks GREAT! I'm such a pink hair girl but never did it. Your an inspiration!

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  13. Oh, from 5 years ahead of you, and probably 20 lbs on you, I'm so excited!! Love, love, love the pink! Now you're making me seriously think about purple. Yep, love it. Way to go girl!!!!

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  14. Cool ... now you've got me thinking, pink tips on silver strands!?

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  15. WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!

    Now just be prepared for little girls and drunk women in bathrooms to pet your hair. At least the little girls ask first. O_o

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  16. Woot woot! You are rockin' the pink hair, Lori. Seriously. It suits you down to the ground!

    I wish I had the b@lls to get a dash of pink injected into my boring old hair.

    You go, girl! :-D

    B.
    -xo-

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  17. You rock dear! I am not sure you know that when I turned 65 I finally got a tattoo. The kids at the great tattoo place were delighted and laughed when I told them their business would probably gone to Hades now that a little old lady came to have a tattoo.

    Not only that. But for my next birthday I am going to add some stars to it so it would look like a bracelet. One of my favorite artists there did it free hand. The most gorgeous Yin and Yang surrounded by a flaming sun. I love it! So, age and weight and all of that would be important if you are cheese. A hundred and plenty, so what? More of you to love and now with pink. Hurray for you girl!

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  18. Who doesn't want pink hair? And you are the one brave enough and cool enough to get it! I am so in envy!

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  19. YES YES YES. I love this, Lori, and I love that you went for it!!!! I think you look absolutely amazing!!!

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  20. Way to go Lori, you hair looks great. Just think you are supporting breast cancer survivors and their families. You rock!!!

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  21. Love the hair - love the attitude! Sometimes we just "gotta do it"! Enjoy the cute 'do while you have it!!

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  22. Digging it! I think it suits you just fine. And it will make people see you as that artist you play on the internet. (Chuckle!) If nothing else, this fearlessness in the chair is a sort of control. So TAKE THAT migraines. This girl is out to kick your butt!
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  23. Rock what you got baby!!!! I love it!!!!!!!!!!

    Hoping your head gives you a break!

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  24. I love it!!!! You look great, Lori!!!

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  25. How fun is that! You're right - life is too short to not do the things we can. Besides, it's just hair - it grows, it can be cut, and it can be colored again and again. It's an ever changing accessory.

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  26. LOVE, LOVE, Love it!!! U should have done all of it not just the tips. awesome job.

    so sorry about the pain.

    rockin hair!

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  27. You rock! Love the Pink! Show Pain who is in charge here!

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  28. Love it Lori - good on you! I need to do something like that - shake up the (boring!) foundations a bit!

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  29. I bow down to you, of the pink hair, Oh Queen of Rockitude! As I said on you fb page a few days ago, I predict you will be fabulously successful, and now, you will rock the Pink Hair and dominate the show :)

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  30. Pink is not just a color, it is an attitude!

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  31. I nLOVE your pink hair, you look really cute!!! And you can pull it off, its great!

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  32. I understand the weight thing. I'm so there with you on all that.

    At this point in my life . . . I believe that clothes and hair are things to have fun with. Life after all, is all about attitude.

    I'm so into it when someone's looks (fashion, hair) aren't what you'd expect.
    I have some crazy wigs (orange and hot pink), and wigs in different "normal" colors and lengths other than mine. Total different look. Makes for some fun and great conversation.
    Going outside the box sweetie, gotta love it.

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  33. Love your spunk honey! You look great! Hope you had a great day.

    Did you hear about my good news today? Kori xoxo

    blondeepisodes.com

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  34. You rock Art-Chick!! Away, Pain, Be Gone! -- You have NO POWER HERE!

    Emanda

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  35. Girl, you look like an awesome artist!

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  36. What a sweet Post! Your so in touch all the time..thats whats great about you Lori. You Go girl you ROCK ON! It looks wonderful!! Big huggs...xx

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  37. Anonymous10:18 PM

    "Everyone is pretty, they just don't always know it."
    What an awesome thing to say. I want to write it on a wall somewhere, in huge letters, and make every person who has ever struggled with her or his appearance read it.

    "Life's too short to wish for things we can actually do."
    Amen. You go, lady.
    And you might be astonished at the sheer number of people who think you are amazing for doing just that. So many of us live in fear of doing what we really want, when often there's so little to be afraid of.

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  38. You look so cute! You totally rock it! Anyone who puts you down is just jealous of it.

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  39. You look adorable! I understand the pain issues - and I admire all you do! I love the attitude of the pink hair :D

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  40. "Too cute!" are the words that came out of my mouth when I strolled down to your picture. And pink it is. Not pale pink, but bold pink. BRAVO!

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  41. Awesome. Just awesome.

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  42. I love it! I wish dreads were reversible - I would get them for sure. Maybe I'll get purple streaks instead. ;)

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  43. You really do rock this color!!! Look in the mirror, you're gorgeous
    ~Sharon~

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  44. Perfect pink for Pretty Things. Love it.....not an artist? I beg to differ.

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  45. Lori, I am glad to see you just go for something you've wanted! I totally agree, life is way too short to wait. :-) Let's try and remind ourselves of that the next time we talk ourselves out of something (we as in you better remind ME too!).

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  46. That is the way to go - just do it!
    HOT!

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  47. I love it. You look totally bitching. :)
    I've secretly wanted to do this to my hair for a long while, also with pink. (Well, purple would be my first choice but if my barely-remembered research on the matter is correct, I think a good purple is hard to do?)
    Makes me think back when I was 19 and had my hair pitch black, with the palest Irish skin and super red lips. I must have looked like Death Herself walking around but I worked it for all it was worth.
    So get out there and work that color for all it's worth. :)

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  48. Hi. Good for you! You look amazing in the pink hair. I love it! I am 53. I always wanted to have my nose pierced, so when I turned 45 I did. I wore a hoop there until I was 50. You're right...life is short and you should do what makes you happy.

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  49. Lori, you have made my day with this!!!! I LOVE your pink hair and I am so proud of you because you don't only SAY "life's too short" - you just did it. Great!
    Your last sentence really struck me. I think there lies a lot of truth in it. Bye, bye, pain!
    Erin wrote that the fearlesness in the chair was a sort of control - I think it's a sort of giving up control, of letting go... and maybe both is true. Anyhow, it seems to be about control.
    xo

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  50. That's the way to go, brava! You look very cute!

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  51. Love it! It's just perfect!

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  52. Wish I had your guts to do something wild like this. I still have to work the j.o.b. where I am a lead and have to be 'presentable'. But when I retire in a few years I can go wild with the hair, maybe a tatoo and let my "wild child" out.

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  53. CUTE!!! You've inspired me. If I had hair I'd go pink Or maybe cobalt blue. Keep it up, Girl. You're gorgeous.

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  54. You're not fat. So don't even think you are, let alone say it.
    Let the others look twice ot thrice till their eyes pop out, who cares? You can totally pull it off, and it suits you just fine.
    42, so what? I'm 32 and only just bought Hello Kitty pajamas to impress my eight year old "borrowed" weekend- child. In XL, mind you.

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  55. You go girl! That's my thought exactly!! I actually had my hair done yesterday too. I'm totally diggin the rock chick look, and so what if we are carrying extra weight? We have to love ourselves first before other people can love us too! Part of loving me is having my hair my feature. So enjoy every strand if that pink hair. In a couple hours I'll be rocking purple and black instead of the mousy brown. Hair is all about self confidence. Have you ever seen a shy person with 'crazy' hair? Nope. *hugs* Melissa.

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  56. Dera Lori, first of all: whoever told you that rockin' pink/red/pixie green... hair was for the über skinny, prepubescent girls was LYING!!!
    There I said it! You look dang cute too! And as for 'the playing artist' bit, I should slap you on the hand for that! You are an artist and an inspiration to the rest of us who have dreams of one day making a full time paying job out of our beloved hobbies.

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  57. You ARE an Artist. And that pink rocks!

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  58. Lori, you´re the best. I love to read about women getting angry about that awful skinny idol we all try to be. Well, there are millions of wonderful women in the world, like you, and a few that don´t eat, are under 18 years and also hate everything about their looks. I salute you big time - please stop thinking such bad thoughts about yourself. They are all lies. You´re beautiuful. ALWAYS!!!!!!!!

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  59. Hey Lori, Good for you! Life is definitely to short to wait to do anything. Your hair looks fantastic! a little purple mixed in would be awesome too.

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  60. Sweet mother of pearl, it looks awesome! Good for you!

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  61. Lori, you ROCK!!! And, by the way, you ARE gorgeous! You have my full admiration as an artist and as a person! I mean it!
    Lots of love, Sanda xoxo

    PS I'm 46, extra weight, bla bla bla... and life is still GREAT!LOL

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  62. I LOVE it Lori! And I envy your bravery! I have always wanted to do a funky color or spikey and have yet to find the courage to just go for it. Maybe with you as inspiration.....

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  63. Just plain AWESOME... you rock xx

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  64. Lori - it looks great and you DON'T look fat.
    You just look pretty to me.

    Last October I admired my colourist's hair. It was violet. Purple to you or me. So for Christmas I asked her to put some fine violet (purple) streaks in my hair. In between the blond streaks. Next time I asked for the streaks to be a bit bolder !!

    You can only battle so many demons at a time and if the hair does it for you, that's a great acheivement. And it looks absolutely right on you.

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  65. Hello Miss Lori, i think you are beautiful pink hair, blonde hair,red hair, bald hair & it must be a pain over 40 & hundred-and-plenty thing i walked into the hair dresser Tues. and put it all in her Brandi's hands i never go short because of my fused neck and hunch back i look like i am from notre dame i came out very blond & short i figured i sell artsy i should probably try to look a bit artsy too. I feel so bad for your pain :( i wish i was a genie and could poof it away for you & you are a beautiful women inside & outside & the pink hair "rocks" you artsy chicky ttfn L:)

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  66. <3
    <3
    <3

    LOVE

    Seriously. The cut is awesome and I think the pink is FAB.

    You are cooler than you think. I've known you for a few decades and can verify long-time evidence of your coolness.

    And who cares if you'll be 42 in five days? I'll be 42 in a little over a month and I'm taking more risks now than I did when I was in my 20s. As you said, life is too short...

    What dick Rick and Zack say about your hair?

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  67. You go girl! You look awesome in those pink tips!!!!! And yes, let 'em look. They're just jealous!

    My twin sister and I suffer from migraines, though not as bad as yours. I can't imagine suffering through them with no medications. You've probably already done this, but have you ever tracked what you've done prior to the migraines? By doing this I found mine are triggered by my monthly cycle, but more by the barometer changes (which happens often in Kansas).

    Enjoy you new look!

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  68. Lori, I love it! I did the same thing about 5 years ago when we were dealing with the details of my m-i-l's dementia. I felt it was the one bright spot in my life! You go girl!

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  69. (Hi Lanyardlady-hahahahaha)

    OMG, Lori, isn't going pink a crazy good feeling and it looks fabulous!!!

    A few years ago, in the midst of a crazy time of my life I went from brunette to blonde with pink bangs just because I could! I always said I understood why Brittany Spears shaved her head bald-their is something about us "creative folks" and the power of our hair-You've inspired me, now, to post my blonde/pink days in my blog, too!

    Lookin' good girl!!!!!!!!!

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  70. Cover your ears while you read this because...
    YOU SO TOTALLY MADE MY DAY! YOU ROCK THIS HAIR DO TO THE MAX AND ARE NOW AND FOREVER MY HERO! I AM SO PROUD KNOWING SOMEONE WHO SHAKE THINGS UP LIKE THIS AND SO TOTALLY COME OUT ON TOP!!!!!

    Hugs Always!

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  71. I LOVE it!!!! Good for you! It looks great.

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  72. I LOVE it! Good for you for going for it.

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  73. Lori, I think it's wonderful that you took the plunge to do something daring. You are so right.....we need to dare to do the things that we can (baring hurting someone!). Life is TOO SHORT! Rock on!!

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  74. So sorry to hear about the continued pain...I can relate. Pain has a way of TRYING to take away our hope, our joy, our concentration, our inspiration, our very being. And so I'm inspired by you, b/c you do these things (like dying your hair pink) to not let pain win!

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  75. OMG, you are so totally awesome! Carpe freakin' diem!!!

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  76. Coool!!! I so love pink and you totally rock it! Awesome!

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  77. OMG you rock girlfriend! It looks awesome! You are absolutely right waiting for the perfect time to do something means it most definitely won't happen. Congratulations on taking control and doing something for your self. Your hair looks awesome, I love it!

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  78. OMG you rock girlfriend! It looks awesome! You are absolutely right waiting for the perfect time to do something means it most definitely won't happen. Congratulations on taking control and doing something for your self. Your hair looks awesome, I love it!

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  79. You rock it! I love it too..and my husband peeked in my studio while I was busy hooting and he said it's sexy...and he is a man of few words!!! Bravo!

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  80. Oh my Gosh!!! I LOVE IT!!! You can totally rock it! And it is hair so if you change your mind you can change it again.

    Good for you life is short so take risks and have fun!!

    As for the weight...I feel your pain...and we're all in it together.

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  81. Lori, you look absolutely gorgeous. The pink looks FAB on you - it really suits you, and it's fun and cool and you can and are totally pulling it off! (and ps, you are definitely an artist :-) don't doubt it.)

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  82. Sistah, you ROCK whether you have pink hair or not!!! But I have to say you're rockin' way cool right now with hot pink grooviness =-)

    I have an appointment next week to have bright purple put in my hair! I can't wait. We're artists so why not wear a palette of pretty on our beautiful heads!?!?

    xo
    Gwynnie

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  83. Lori, I have 10 years on you, and know what it is to fight the battle of the bulge. To me you are not in any way looking over weight. You are absolutely B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!!! I love the PINK hair. IT IS CRAZY AWESOME!!!
    I am sorry to hear how much you are suffering from migraines, you will be in my prayers.

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  84. Hey Girl-Your post had me so inspired this morning to show my "PINK HAIR" period that it actually was my post today! LOL!

    I put a link for you in there too, so our readers could read about to "pink" girls!

    Love ya & enjoy the pink hair-it's a fun thing!

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  85. I was going to just write & tell you how cute the hair color AND style are -- how cute YOU are and I read all ten thousand comments ahead of me and got all verklempt. I think you could save these and read them every time you feel "less than..." about anything at all. You know what I mean.

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  86. Wow - WOW! Not what I expected - but it totally works for you Lori! If it's in your mind and you really want to do something - then it's yours and it can be done! I can't wait to see the girl with the pink hair in person tomorrow. Betcha' it's great for sales!

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  87. Anonymous11:46 AM

    OMG, you look freakin' awesome! I wish I had your guts and courage. Oh, and you are definitely an artist - an exceptional one at that.

    Cheryl

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  88. Lori, you are TOTALLY rockin' that pink hair!! Rock on!

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  89. You go!!! I love it - it looks great!! Cheers to you for stepping out there. Have a great show this weekend.

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  90. I love your pink ends! And I adore that flippy haircut, I would LOVE a cut like that but my hair wouldn't cooperate. Next time you'll have to let the pink creep up a little higher...Yes, the 40s do seem to bring a little letting go about things we can't change. And what a relief to stop beating all those dead horses! Giving yourself permission to stop yearning for (or berating yourself for not achieving) the impossible/improbable/unrealistic is such a relief! (although the migraines have go to seriously suck!)

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  91. I absolutely LOVE your hair! It rocks!!! I'm 66(!!) and weigh 100-too-much, and I got a tattoo for my 60th birthday! Now, I'm seriously thinkin' about a little pink myself! Awesome! You'll smile every time you see your reflection!

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  92. I love it! It looks great on you. :)

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  93. Brilliant marketing for your show this weekend. "That cool artist with the pink hair..."
    Have a great time and lots of $ales$.

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  94. I like the hair, it's not 'pink-in-your-face' at all, subtle and cute! I definitely have some blogging catch up to do and I didn't get a chance to say thank you for the BSP thank you card! You must have spend a fortune on those, tx again ^_^ Virginie vivibijoux.com

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  95. TOTALLY AWESOME! You are an inspiration. And if I again hear you say you aren't really an artist, I'm gonna come give you a good beat down. Got it? We are what we believe ourselves to be. You, girl, are an artist!

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  96. Anonymous2:28 PM

    You, madame pink, are an inspiration. (BTW it looks fantastic! I hope it makes you feel that way, too!) I will remember this when I am feeling timid about something. Thank you.

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  97. You are so talented, I wish I had the guts to go pink. I think is is wonderful. If it makes you smile when you look in the mirror, maybe your head will hurt less.

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  98. OH MY GOD!! You have been my jewelry idol for so long, you are now also my SCREW-IT-I'LL-DO-WHAT-I-DANG-WELL-PLEASE idol!!!

    You are completely awesome!

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  99. YES!!! You rock it, girl! Love it, want it!

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  100. Lori, you look absolutely gorgeous! The pink suits you so much - you can totally carry it off. I bet it makes you smile every time you look in the mirror :-)

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  101. I LOVE your PINK! and I love the reasoning behind it...I wonder if I could pull off purple! LOL!

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  102. oh darling! I'm sorry you are in pain so much :( That totally sucks! I love the pink hair!

    You look great with the pink hair! I love how bright it is!!!!

    Sometimes, pink is the cure! LOL

    *hugs*

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  103. good for you....it looks great! i can so relate to your situation. i too have weight issues right now and have suffered from migraines since my mid twenties (i just turned 49) i am tired of the pain.

    wishing you well and keep rockin' that cool hair.

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  104. Way to go...love the PINK!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have some understanding of where you are coming from,(weight, chronic pain issues)as well my mother suffered from chronic migraines for years...a couple of years ago she discovered artificial sweeteners were her triggers.

    Enjoy your pinkness...
    Cheers

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  105. How can you even begin to think, "I'm NOT really an artist (but I do play one on the internet)"?!

    It's the pain that's telling you that.

    My horrible migraines inexplicably disappeared in my 30s. Maybe the same will happen for you. ¡Ojala! (God willing)

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  106. Yea Lori! I LOVE IT!! Who care what others think...you only live once, right? So lets live it out loud!
    And you ARE and artist! You create wonderful, wearable art for other to enjoy, yes?

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  107. You look wonderful, my dear! You pretty thing, you. ;)

    Make do with what you got, and keep rockin' it!

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  108. The pink looks great on you. Congrats of taking control of what you can control!

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  109. Beauteous pink hair! I hope it makes you smile every time you catch a glimpse in the mirror :)

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  110. So much too love about this post. And obviously with 111 comments everyone else thought the same. Love the pink hair. Yay, you! Love the "I play and artist on the Internet" - cute. Untrue, but cute. And the winning line of the week is this:

    "Everyone is pretty, they just don't always know it."

    Cheers! - Kathy

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  111. You'll get comments on the street too - total strangers coming up to you to compliment you. It rocks!

    I had the salon add flaming red and orange highlights to my hair about 2 years ago because it was time for a change and I was tired of "hiding". Like you, I'd wanted to do it for forever, and decided now was the time. And it worked - it's hard to be an introvert with flaming red hair!

    Congratulations! It looks great!

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  112. I love it!!! Love the cut too!
    As for your weight...I have had the same problem all my life but recently took up ZUMBA. It is the latest in work out. Like dancing and I love it. It is addictive and the hour goes by so fast because it is so fun. You might want to take your awesome pink hair and do some zumba :)
    Good for you...I like you spirit !

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  113. Wow! Your hair looks awesome! I love that you just decided to go pink without laboring over the decision before going into the salon. You're right, you gotta quit worrying about everything that's "wrong" and just do what you wanna do.

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  114. Well at least you are carring thru with the color scheme of your booth
    Hee HEE
    And you are just a babe yet wait until you are 75! Well I bet you could carry off PINK HAIR even then. Be blessed

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  115. Lori: I love your hair, your attitude, and I LOVE YOU!

    xox jean

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  116. GORGEOUS!!! I think there's a vast, untapped correlation between hair color and mental energy, and the shade you chose just makes me delirious with happiness for you.

    Wear it well ... everything ... the hair, the weight, the title of hip ARTIST. You are an inspiration to many, Lori! And BEAUTIFUL, too!

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  117. ok I know I am number 119 commenting - but you just got me inspired. I want pink too.

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  118. There is no time like the present to do what you want to do, you do not need to be thin to do something to make yourself happy! We women have got to stop putting ourselves down! You look great Lori, you totally rock!,
    Jenni

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  119. Pink Hair....never tried that form of pain management. Thanks for the tip. *wink* Seriously though, I know where you are coming from regarding pain. I have osteoarthritis and live constantly in pain, only the degree of pain changes. I learned long ago that you have to control the pain or it controls you. I choose to control the pain and live a full life in spite of it. If pink hair helps, I'll do that too. *smile*

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  120. I LOVE the PINK hair! It just screams fun! Way to go, hot mama.
    Michelle

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  121. Hi!
    I'm a first time poster but I had to say you look fantastic! You should totally go ALL pink :) Have you ever tried peppermint oil for your migraines? I get them monthly and put the oil on my temples and the back of my neck. It helps to loosen mine up so that the meds can work.

    Hannah
    *betterbytheweek.blogspot.com*

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  122. Your hair looks incredible! You're such an inspiration! I've wanted pink hair for ages, but have always worried about what people would think. And you just did it! I might have to!

    I am new to your blog! I found you through FTLOB and I can't wait to read more! Feel free to check out my blog as well!

    Simply Kate

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  123. This is SO gorgeous! You're such an inspiration and I absolutely love your hair! I've always wanted to do a fun color like red or something, but I know I couldn't pull it off. I love how you did your hair and I want to try it like that one day!

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