… but then I did it anyway!
A big chop, bangs, and darker color?
Who am I?!
I said I’d never cut my hair — I’ve had long hair most of my life, and I always loved it. I’ve never really cared much for hair color — I’ve only colored my hair once before. And bangs?! I always thought they’d be such a hassle.
(Well, that and I’m scarred by my early 00’s wispy bangs — I mean who wasn’t?)
But something big has been shifting in me these past few weeks, and well … I was craving a dramatic external change to mirror that internal shift. Sometimes I think that’s why hair exists — to be an outlet for those mini outbursts of madness.
I walked into the salon feeling a little nervous to say goodbye to my hair … but I also was ready to have some fun. I decided I was going to love my haircut, right there in the lobby, before I even made it into the chair.
Yes, it was going to look different. Yes, it might take some getting used to. Who cares? Let’s have fun. I practically smiled through the whole thing.
It might have freaked out my stylist a little.
So … how do I like it so far?
I’m loving it and I’m surprised that it’s so easy to live with. I thought the bangs would be annoying, but I’m really happy to learn that they don’t bother me one bit.
I’m still trying to figure out how to style it. Straight with body is easy (like in the pictures above), thanks to this texture cream. But I’m still trying to nail down the technique for curling shorter hair. That will be a learning curve, but I’ll figure it out one of these days. :) Anyone have any experience with an oval curling wand? I keep reading that it’s the golden ticket for shorter hair.
But do you want to know the best thing about this haircut?
I don’t have to pluck my eyebrows anymore.
I know, I know — thick, bushy eyebrows are all hot right now. But I have the man brows from hell, so I still have always had to pluck a bit.
Jeans: Gap (similar)
Bag: Marc Jacobs