Tuesday, April 16, 2013

And.... I Cut All My Hair Off

I've been growing my hair long pretty much my whole life. Every now and then I would cut it to about my mid-back or just under my shoulders, and to me that was short. I know most people will say that's still long, but to me it was short. To me, long isn't until it reaches beyond mid back. My hair was down past my waist (to just above my behind) when I trimmed it in November, and even then I wanted to cut it all off, but I waited because of the wedding. I didn't want to cut it all off and then not like it. Then in early February, I cut over 6 inches off to below my chest.

Then last Tuesday, I decided after work that I wanted to go even shorter. So I did! This is the shortest my hair has been since junior high. I haven't had short hair in a VERY long time. This is the look I was going for, a long, aline bob, that's a little textured but not crazy.


And this is what I walked away with. It's longer than I wanted, but the stylist said it's better to go longer at first in case I didn't like it (which makes sense), but I'm not very happy with the way it looks in the back. I also would have preferred if there were no layers on one side so it would be the same length in front, but other than that I like it! I know I'm being picky, but as my husband says we're all our own worst critic.

I think I'm going to go back in 6 weeks and go a bit shorter! At least in the back (I still want to be able to put it in a pony tail, even if it's tiny). Everyone was so shocked when I walked into work on Wednesday, most people had to do a double take. Many have told me that I look like a completely different person (good or bad?), but I've gotten nothing but compliments. I think it was about time to do something outside my norm. I don't color or dye my hair at all (never have) so this was pretty big for me! I'm actually looking forward to all thing styles I'll be able to do with my hair that I couldn't before because I had just way too much of it. Do you have any recommendations for me?


  1. cute!! I think it looks great but if you went shorter that would look cute to! Isn't it fun and well freeing in a way? When I chopped my hair I ended up going really short but LOVED it and figured hey, its just hair...it grows back! Have fun with it and just play...I've found doing that I've found ways I like and dislike my hair :) oh and braids...always cute!

    1. Thank you so much! I know what you mean, once I started thinking of it as "well, if I don't like it I can just grow it back out" it was a lot easier. I'm just glad I like it! Yes! I'm definitely going to have to find some fun styles to try with it.