The Metamorphosis

June 10th, 2011

June 9, 2011 - The transformation is complete

Never say never…I finally get the meaning of that phrase. I said I would never shave my head. Today was the end of never. My hair was falling out in handfuls. By 9pm tonite, I ventured out of the beachhouse in search of a place that would have clippers – CVS to the rescue. I had to get rid of the constant feeling of hair falling on me. I have ultrasensitive skin. I can literally feel a single hair that falls on me. It drives me crazy. So imagine how I felt when I had dozens of hairs falling out of my head every few minutes. I was going MAD.

By 10:00p I was liberated from the fear of losing my hair, by the madness of the process, and by the hairstyle I had stuck myself with that I really didn’t care for after all. Thanks to my bro-in-law Wes, who is an expert at military cuts, for doing this for me.

And I am thrilled. I feel more alive now than ever. I can’t explain it….it only matters that I get it. I finally get it.

  1. Sherri sharp says:

    This is actually one of your most beautiful pictures! The real you really shows through here! I love love love it and how amazingly beautiful you are!!!!! <3

  2. Kathy Peot says:

    Love how it shows off the beauty. You will love the fact it is so much faster to get ready.

  3. kerry lopez says:

    Beautiful as ever Stephanie!

  4. Kathy Peot says:

    Love how it brings out the beauty. You are one terriffic woman. Love You

  5. Nicci says:

    You look amazing!!!! How easy is that going to be!!!!!

  6. Mom says:

    It brought tears to my eyes, but I know you are still beautiful. Love you much.

  7. Sloane says:

    Amazing and inspiring.

  8. Leslie says:

    You look amazing!!!!! Way to go brave lady!!!

  9. Michael Gonyea says:

    I just took the dog trimmer to my head on Sunday. I love having that ‘fix your hair’ part of every day just wiped clean from my morning ritual… or any time of day for that matter.

  10. Jenn Gonyea says:

    Glad you’ve been liberated! Rinse off your head a lot to help it fall out, then it won’t drive you crazy falling on you all the time. I agree with others, you look beautiful!

  11. Eleanor says:

    You don’t understand how beautiful you are!!! This photo is one of my favorites. I think you attacked the problem in the right way by eliminating it all together!!! I might just join you to quit bothering with hair! You are amazing!

  12. Bryan says:

    You’re an inspiration. You’re all set. Now go kick that cancer square in the ass!

  13. stephen says:

    Stephanie Sharp: Making Head Shaving Sexy Since June 9, 2011.

  14. Lori says:

    …and what she doesn’t tell you is that she sat there smiling and laughing – throwing around a few colorful words just for fun – in front of 12 people who watched is awe and felt stronger just because we were in her presence! I have no doubt you are going to be just fine Stephanie!

    • Stephanie says:

      Thanks for the resounding affirmation of bravery. However, the real bravery wasn’t in the shaving of my head…it was in letting Wes Sharp to do it! Just kidding – actually it was an honor to have the marine of the decade do the honors.

  15. Michelle Shave says:

    Wow! So beautiful and inspiring!

  16. Ellen says:

    Thinking about you and praying for you brave girl.