Getting a new look for school! - page 2

I am so excited about being accepted and starting school on the 25th, that I decided to go and get a new hairstyle and color tomorrow. I've worn my hair shoulder length for 20+ years and I just may... Read More

  1. by   NurseStacey143
    Bringing back some terrible memories of my first clinical! I decided I wanted to look my best so I went and got my eyebrows waxed for the first time ever. I had an allergic reaction and had little bumps all over my forehead and eyebrow area, my eyes were super puffy also. I went to my first clinical thinking the patients prob thought I looked like a freak! IT was awful...as if the very first clinical isn't stressful enough. My classmates still get a kick out of our pictures from that day. GRRRRR.
  2. by   dosamigos76
    Stacey,
    That must have been the pitts for you. Isn't it nice to be able to laugh about it now?
    Cheryl
  3. by   NurseStacey143
    LOL yes...laughing at yourself is a good thing.
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    my hair is past the middle of my back and i like it there. For clinicals i am wearing it in a bun. I'm on of the rare ones, being that i want my hair out of my face and the only way i can thoroughly do that is keeping it long enough to put in a bun.

    I look older with short hair, never got carded for a beer when it was short, yet i get that all the time whem my hair is long. I need the ego boost.

    As for anything else, well, i lack the funds for it.
  5. by   Jen2
    I have had my hair highlighted with foils for the past year. It was kind of loud. I had the whole stripey thing going on where it was a caramel color and the stripes of red and lighter blond. Just went back to one color, I just don't think that it was a professional look. Will also be cutting off the nails of course. Berta congrats on loosing the weight. I have also lost about 65 lbs and feel great. I commend you, I know how difficult it is.
  6. by   fnimat1
    Although I don't know if I'm going to be starting nursing school yet...I feel like I need a change. I cut my hair real short...like Halle Berry's 4 wks. after I had my son...that was on Jan. 25. I haven't had time to go back to the salon so the style has grown out. I did decide to go and get it cut again and get my hair highlighted.


    Fatima
  7. by   Berta
    I think I am so hesitant about cutting my hair short is because its always been long and I've alway hide under it. 99% of the time it ends up in low ponytail or braid. I have extreamly thick straight hair, however, the gray is really starting to come in now and it is very wirey (SP?) . Also, my hair grows really fast. I think if I go with a nice short haircut, I am going to be gettin it trimmed every other week. Going gray doesn't bother me in the least. I have no intention of dyeing it. Hummm wonder how much more weight loss I can chalk up if I cut my hair real short? lol
    Berta
  8. by   kwagner_51
    Berta and all,

    My hair was to my chin and I cut it ALL off except for about 4in. on top. I donated my hair to Locks of Love. They use it for kids who are bald from chemo and other illnesses. Even if your hair is short, they want it. They can sell it at aution to raise money for more wigs. The price of a human hair wig is over $3000.00!!!

    Mine wasn't long enough to use for the kids, but I feel better knowing that I helped these sweet kids!

    Here is the website for this wonderful organization!

    http://www.locksoflove.org/

    It was alot easier to cut my hair after I realized it was going to help kids!
  9. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Originally posted by kwagner_51
    Berta and all,

    My hair was to my chin and I cut it ALL off except for about 4in. on top. I donated my hair to Locks of Love. They use it for kids who are bald from chemo and other illnesses. Even if your hair is short, they want it. They can sell it at aution to raise money for more wigs. The price of a human hair wig is over $3000.00!!!

    Mine wasn't long enough to use for the kids, but I feel better knowing that I helped these sweet kids!

    Here is the website for this wonderful organization!

    http://www.locksoflove.org/

    It was alot easier to cut my hair after I realized it was going to help kids!

    $3,000 ??????????????????????????

    I knew they were expensive but i had NO idea!!!!!
  10. by   FarmgrrlRN
    Originally posted by NurseStacey143
    Bringing back some terrible memories of my first clinical! I decided I wanted to look my best so I went and got my eyebrows waxed for the first time ever. I had an allergic reaction and had little bumps all over my forehead and eyebrow area, my eyes were super puffy also. I went to my first clinical thinking the patients prob thought I looked like a freak! IT was awful...as if the very first clinical isn't stressful enough. My classmates still get a kick out of our pictures from that day. GRRRRR.
    I feel your pain! The last time I dared to get my brows waxed was about 2 years ago. I went to my usual place but they had a new "wax" girl. The wax was too hot or something, and she ripped off the skin at the top of my eyelids, underneath my brows! I was waitressing at the time...everyone had a good time laughing since it looked as though I had been punched in each eye with these scabs and the swelling.

    One day I'll get them done again...until then I can deal with them as they are!
  11. by   nekhismom
    I started nursing school with hair about to my bra strap. I had a baby, and it was long enough to put it in a bun or something during clinical. The weight of my hair got to be overwhelming, and during clinicals, when I put it in a bun, I started getting severe headaches. I cut it chin length and I absolutely adore it! The only problem is that sometimes when I bend over a bed or something, my hair will fall in front of my eyes. Gotta work on that for the upcoming clinical season, since we have 8 hour shifts 3 or more times a week this semester. I am holding off on new clothes until i graduate in Dec, then I will buy scrubs and stuff.
  12. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    We have a girl in my class who has been buying scrubs like crazy for "when i graduate". And she's made C's for grades, a 78% which is the lowest passing grade. Amazes me.
  13. by   dosamigos76
    Well, I did it! I got my hair cut above my shoulders and then went home and colored it. Wow, what a change for me. I love it now that I'm not shocked when I see myself. So much easier to take care of and the bonus is it's cooler-a factor here in New Mexico.
    Cheryl

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