#AdamsActs is all about transformation. Choosing to do 31 Days of Kindness during a month when I would, historically, do 31 Days of Crying and Inexplicable Mood Swings, shows transformation. I wanted to transform my expression of grief from one that sucked the life out of me, to one that was beautiful and life-giving, and also a blessing to others.
Day 11 was also about transformation. Not a deep and spiritual one, but hopefully one that made people feel beautiful and blessed. For Day 11, I opened my home for free transformation via haircut. I asked haircuttees to either participate in #AdamsActs for the day, or to make a donation ($5 maximum) which would be used in future #AdamsActs this month. (I may or may not have accepted one payment of homemade jam, because I am shameless and I love homemade jams, and I don't homemake jams, and it benefitted no one but me, and shut up about the jams and just accept me.)
I did a total of 9 haircuts. Which, I will be honest, felt like a lot of haircuts. One of Tom's #AdamsActs for the day was putting coffee and fixin's out for the haircuttees...
I knew the day-o-cuts was getting a little long when I went to dip my comb in the cup of hot water and instead dipped it straight into my coffee. But, it went well and everyone seemed satisfied! Here are a few of the before and after pics from the day.
The lovely Miranda Before
After her trim and side bangs (believe it or not, I cut a couple inches off!)
The beautiful Becca Before and After we did a trim, added layers and discovered some gorgeous waves in that hair!
The adorable Madden, top left corner was Before when the last lady left a little mudflap on top... And the other two are After I cleaned it up a bit and deflapped him.
Miss Aliyah, top two are before and bottom two are the midway point after getting rid of a ton of length and reshaping...
And After the cut and final deep conditioning.
Sweet Kailah Before...
And After trimming/reshaping those amazing curls, and a little braiding in front.
And the fabulous Erica After...
You may have noticed that I forgot to take a before picture, so I found the closest likeness off her Facebook page. It has not been tampered with in any way.
Erica Before I got my hands on her.
So, as you can see, the day of free haircuts was a day of true transformation. Tom, once again, showed me up right when I thought I had out-kinded him for the day. I finally sat down at 6:30, realizing I hadn't eaten anything all day except comb-stirred coffee and a piece of Finnish chocolate and he presented me with this.
Oh wait, what's this? Homemade jam and a decorative spreader with little muffins on the handle?
Tom, you considerate s.o.b.