Big Day!

Today was a big day.  A…R E A L L Y. B I G. D A Y.  for two reasons.

Why, you ask?  Well, first of all, I had my eyebrows plucked and shaped!

This is a big deal because I now HAVE eyebrows!  It’s been months and months since I’ve had them.  During chemo, I held on to every last one. Eyelashes, too. Now, I have signs of  life. Signs of hope. I never knew (or appreciated!) how much joy could be found in looking in the mirror after having my eyebrows done (Silver Lining).

I went to the Marilyn Yeager Skin Care Studio in San Francisco where Marilyn Yeager did my brows.

The second Silver Lining of the day came when, upon finishing, Marilyn said, “Do you mind taking off your scarf?  I see hair under there and would love to see what’s on your head.”

I said: Uh, Ok.  (Again, it’s been months and months since I’ve gone scarf-less.) Surprisingly, I ripped the scarf off pretty quickly and uninhibitedly.

Marilyn said:  “You look fabulous.  You do NOT need to put that scarf back on! No way!”

Well, guess what?  I walked out WITHOUT my scarf and have not put it back on since! In looking in the mirror, I still see the head of a baby chick (or a Vicuna) looking back at me.  However, if ever there were a place to look like a baby chick (or Vicuna), it’s San Francisco.  There are quite a few people walking around with A LOT less hair than I have now.

And another SL is that the HOTY (a/k/a Husband of the Year) and Finally Five looooove rubbing my head.  They both seem to rub my head all day, in fact.  It feels so good, inside and out!

More SL's in San Francisco

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.

~Kahlil Gibran

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  1. Marla says

    I can't wait to see you and rub that beautiful head, see the new brows, hike up a major hill, chase bears before they can get us…..bring it all on Hol and come home soon.
    YOu are missed and loved (and of course look beautiful without the scarf).
    love you xoxoxo

  2. Jennifer Spoonts says

    This is such great news ! I am sure you look gorgeous ! Show us a picture soon dear friend.

  3. Linda says

    hi Hollye,
    Congratulations! Just got my hair shaved off last night by my caring hairdresser who came to my house. You give me hope for coming out the other end of this. SL!

  4. Diane says

    Isn't it so freeing? Fuzzy is beautiful! I gave up my head-dress after a man asked me if I was covering for the comfort of others. In otherwords is it more or less comfortable getting sideways glances when most people figure it's FC anyway (thinking about your experience on the plane). Brave, stunning woman!

  5. Catie says

    Yay!! What great transformations are coming! Who knew eyebrows could be so wonderful 🙂 All my love!

  6. Theresa Edwards says

    giggles … wish mine was as soft … bit like prickly bristles … but hell who cares … its hair … giggles