As I browsed through news.com.au today, I came across what must be the most important news of the week…
Miley Cyrus had a haircut!
(For those of you who don’t know, Miley Cyrus is a singer)
Apparently this revelation sent the internet into a frenzy and fans flooded her twitter account with objections.
I have also been surprised by the responses to my own haircut this week: before and after
(Yes that is Paris, just to keep with my promise of sharing trip photos!)
I have to say I was quite surprised by the extent of the response I have had to my haircut (30 ‘likes’ on facebook was the first surprise). Of course it is lovely to receive complements about one’s looks, and I am very grateful. But unlike Miley Cyrus I didn’t go into it to make a huge change. Chris thinks it was his ongoing subliminal persuasion, but in fact, the main reason I got my hair cut off was because it was knotty with loads of split ends and I was sick of pulling my hairbrush through knots everyday. Now that I look back on it, I haven’t had hair this short since second year uni!
It’s a nice change and I’ve managed to find a way to style it which I’m relatively happy with. It’s also nice that because I’m not famous like Miley Cyrus, I haven’t had hate mail for my haircut. I really can’t imagine why people would feel it is their place to criticise the way someone does their hair.
It has been a fitting reminder of these words in 1 Peter:
Do not adorn yourselves outwardly by braiding your hair, and by wearing gold ornaments or fine clothing; rather, let your adornment be the inner self with the lasting beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in God’s sight. – 1 Peter 3:3-4