Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Debuting A New Haircut

For the longest time, I refused to cut my hair. When I used to get my hair trimmed to keep the ends healthy in high school, I used to tell my hair dresser to take as little off as she could while retaining the integrity of my hair. I was terrified of having short hair. Having long hair that I could curl and easily style with braids for sports was almost like a security blanket for me. I didn't think I could pull off short hair, especially after I had a brief bout of shorter hair when I was in middle school, which was a huge mistake in my mind. From then on, I kept growing my hair longer and longer until it reached "mermaid" status.

I had a change of heart somewhere at the beginning of my sophomore year of college. I always attribute it to Taylor Swift's album 1989. It was around the time that she had chopped off her signature long curls and I thought if she could do it, so could I. That whole album and time period was really formative for me, which I've talked about in more than a few blog posts. After then, I went through periods where I'd grow my hair longer, back to its normal longer length and would have a quick flip of a switch in my head and schedule an appointment to chop it all off again. I finally got to the place where I could recognize that it was just hair and whether it was in a short lob or long, luscious waves.

Recently, I was getting sick of my hair. It was mega damaged, desperately needed a good color, and was just all around unmanageable. I got to the point where I was too lazy to style it that I would just wear it back into a ponytail or bun just so I didn't have to brush or curl it. Once it got to that point, I knew I needed a change. To avoid relying on that very lazy step of just pulling it back, for the first time in my life, I got my hair cut too short to pull it back into anything but a very, very low ponytail. Take that, Lazy Fran!

I'm in love with my new cut and color. It's going to take some getting used to when it comes to styling and curling. I can't treat my short hair like I treated my long hair, so I'm excited to relearn what works and what doesn't for a haircut like this. I basically just went in with photos of Estee Lalonde (Essie Button on Youtube!) and Lucy Hale from when she chopped her hair short a few months ago. I just wanted something new and something fun and that's precisely what I got!



2 comments:

  1. That cut does a great job of framing your face and giving you an updated look. Love it!

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    1. Thanks Morgan! It was definitely time to update my look a bit, I was getting so bore with my "longer" hair. It's been a while since I've had it this short.

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