(Photo: Elisa’s before shot.)¡Feliz Noche Buena, todos!
Traditionally, my Cuban-Puerto Rican family celebrated Christmas Eve rather than Christmas Day. It was the day we would have our big family meals and attend midnight mass, o la misa de gallo. We opened presents on Christmas morning to keep with American tradition, but that was it. All the festivities and family togetherness happened the night before.
While I am tempted to attend mass today at 11:30 p.m. at my church, I know there is no way I will be able to stay awake until then. I just don’t have the endurance to stay up past 10! Sigh.
Now onto what I really want to talk about: hair. I decided a couple months ago I really wanted a new — not drastic though — look for the new year. As you can see in our holiday shoot this year, my hair is curly and it simply hung down to my butt.
I just got five inches chopped off, some light brown highlights — very subtle so I would not have to retouch my dark roots anytime soon — and got it blow-dried straight, which will last me until the end of the week. I love my curly hair, but every once in a while I love the feel of smooth, straight hair. It’s different (at least for me):
Are you planning on updating your look anytime soon? How about new year’s resolutions or goals?