We shot these photos before I impulsively cut my hair yesterday, but this outfit was too good not to share, so I’m posting it anyway. Here’s the new ‘do:
Shortest hair I’ve ever had in my life — woohoo!
To be honest, it took me a little time + a lot of playing to get it right. I love my bangs and I love a good lob, but after the cut I was a little unsure about rocking the two of them together … but too late now — how fascinating! Time to make it work.
First, I tried a deep side part and pinned my bangs to the side so they were out of the way. But it didn’t work because they’re a little too short to do that right now. Maybe later.
Next, I searched “lob with bangs” on Pinterest to get some ideas. Yes. I know. I should have done this before I cut my hair … but, on the other hand, being impulsive is way too fun. I ended up finding a whole lot of awesome ladies who rock the look. If they can do it, I can do it, right? :)
So I embraced the heavy bangs + lob.
Once I did that, things got easier. Everyone rocking this look swears by their curling irons, but I found my curling wand worked better because it’s easier (for me at least) to make waves rather than curls. To get the “undone” look, I actually mist it with water, then scrunch in a little of this to add texture.
It turns out the lob with bangs isn’t scary. It just takes a little practice.
Are any of you rocking the lob with bangs?
P.S. Mark your calendars for this Sunday, March 8th at 11am – 1pm — I’ll be at the Austin Madewell store (at the Domain) offering up capsule wardrobe advice + spring outfit ideas. Bonus: free mimosas + almond croissants + 20% off the whole store. Leave a comment if you’ll be there. Can’t wait to meet you!