Pantene Beautiful Lengths

Back in November 2011, I decided to try and grow my hair out long enough to donate. It was pretty long then as it was, so I didn’t think I had that much farther to go. Boy was I wrong! I kept measuring my hair again and again and it was never long enough.

If you donate to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program, it needs to be a minimum of 8” long. Unfortunately, that would have meant I would be getting a boy cut. Uh..  not ok.

After a year and three months, I was getting really sick of my long hair.

True, occasionally it would turn out decent.

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But 99% of the time, I really wore it like this…

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I was desperate to get rid of it. Finally it dawned on me.

I used to wear my hair longer in the front and short in the back in a “swing cut”.

I could donate just the hair in the back, enabling me to keep the hair in the front longer. That should work.

I made an appointment with Jennifer at Salon 210, and soon after I arrived, the cuttin’ started. There’s a full tutorial “How to make the cut” on the Pantene Beautiful Lengths website.

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First, she portioned the parts she knew she would be cutting short into little bands. She did small portions instead of one large one so she could cut it closer.

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Snippity, Snippity!

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I think she may have had a little bit of fun doing it too.

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And whalah! The donation was ready. (That’s a quart size, not a sandwich size, bag, so it doesn’t quite look proportionate.)

Now all that’s left is to pop the bag o’ hair in the mail…

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…and get used to this. Yeah. It’s going to be a big change.

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I think she did a great job handling both the hair donation and cutting/styling it how I liked. Salon 210 doesn’t typically do hair donations (when I asked her, she said it’d been several years), so regardless of what you need, I recommend checking her out. I’ve been seeing Jennifer 10 years now!

I wasn’t compensated for this post. The thoughts and opinions expressed are all my own and I’m so glad to be rid of all that hair!

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