Bella with the good hair… thanks to NOVA Salon!
Forgive the arms for taking a photo of the reflection of the clouds on the building… always capturing something with my ADHD mind.
I know I’m quite vocal about my autoimmune issues but I’m not vulnerable enough to show you the spots along my scalp where I’ve lost clumps of hair from a lupus rash that spread uncontrollably earlier this year.
According to a sociological study by Rose Weitz at Arizona State University, “You are your hair.” The report went on to say, “According to Weitz, hair can play this role for three basic reasons. “It is personal, growing directly out of our bodies,” she said. “It is public, on view for all to see. And it is malleable, allowing us to change it more or less at whim. As a result, it’s not surprising that we use our hair to project our identity and that others see our hair as a reflection of our identity.”
So true, at least for me that is… I’ve felt unattractive, embarrassed, and worst of all, I didn’t feel like myself. I’ve always had beautiful hair so to move to a realm of not so great hair was a huge hit on my self esteem over the last four years.
Lucky for me, the crew at NOVA Salon saved the day so many times and while I’m still battling my body and taking medicine that can cause further hair loss, I’m going to put a smile on my face, a extra pep in my step with confidence, and throw some major glitter to my stylists Rachel and Kelly for making me feel like myself on the surface. It might be shallow and while I love to dig deep, but this post is about the surface reflection that makes me feel like me in my mind.
That’s a beautiful thing at this stage with my health. Like Sheryl Crow belted “If it makes you happy, it can’t be that bad.”
Side note, they didn’t ask me to post about it, so this is not an ad, purely a testimonial. I pay big bucks for my hair. So this post is 100% authentic.