Scan From My Past While My Camera is Repaired

March 31st, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized

The other day on Echo the topic was: haircuts we’ve never forgiven our mothers for. This is mine. I was 12, and right before leaving for what was my first vacation ever, my mother took me to get what was called a Sassoon haircut (it was made popular by Vidal Sassoon).

I was traumatized by it. We went to the Bahamas, and I was mistaken for a boy everywhere I went. People called me “young man.” It killed me. Plus, I developed a HUGE crush on a guy we met there, but he liked the other girl in the picture, who was the daughter of my parent’s friends who went with us (and my future step-sister years later when my mother married her father!) The boy was 16, I was 12, and I didn’t understand how much of a kid I was to him, but still! Plus, how do I put this delicately? An important life change took place for me during that vacation, which made me able to get pregnant, wink, wink. I felt like the female version of Samson whose powers had been shorn with his locks.

Looking at this picture, I think the cut is actually kinda adorable, but that doesn’t let my mother off the hook!! (May she rest in peace.)

  1. 9 Responses to “Scan From My Past While My Camera is Repaired”

  2. By Mavis on Mar 31, 2011

    Aww…it’s really cute! You had a little Justin Bieber look going on there actually! And while I didn’t go to the Bahamas on my vacation when I was 12, I made that same “transition” too. Most distressing!

  3. By Melinda on Mar 31, 2011

    I had that haircut too back then, and suffered the humiliation of being called “young man.” Only my hair was thick and curly and stood on end. The cool style back then was long, straight and parted in the middle. I looked like Dylan’s illegitimate child.

  4. By Stacy Horn on Mar 31, 2011

    Vidal Sassoon, traumatizing young girls all over the nation!!

  5. By Greg on Mar 31, 2011

    Actually I think you look kind of cute in a sort of “Gidget” kind of way.

    (You remember Gidget. I think there were 3 movies, and in one she had a romance with someone called Moondoggie. I guess the guy would be been your Moondoggie.)

    I can’t really fault the guy, however. We have names for 16 year old who go after 12 year olds.

  6. By justine on Mar 31, 2011

    cute. you’ve got an adorkable phoebe cates thing going on there, stacy.
    but certain boys are hardwired to aim toward blondes. fools!

  7. By Stacy Horn on Mar 31, 2011

    Thank you! I love the comparisons to Gidget and Phoebe Cates!

  8. By Karen H. on Mar 31, 2011

    I think you look adorable – very fashionable at the time . Janet looks more like a boy to me more than you do!

  9. By Stacy Horn on Mar 31, 2011

    Thank you! We never really know what we look like at the time. I look at pictures of myself and remember what I thought at the time and I was always completely wrong.

    Which means I probably look better now than I think I do.

  10. By Elizabeth Zimmer on Apr 3, 2011

    If I were your mother, I’d tell you to get the hair out of your eyes. But that is what my mother would have said….

    Stacy, read and respond to my caucus messages!

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