Learning to Love Your New Hair
Going from long (way past your shoulders) to mid-short (chin length) hair is invigorating! Suddenly there seems to be so many options for how to style your hair without it taking mucho product and time. But, there is also that stage when you awake, look at yourself in the mirror and perhaps forgot you cut off most of your hair.
Surpise! Half of the length of your hair is missing. Where did it go? Did hair bandits steal it in your sleep?! Then your brain awakens and you remember that fateful day you voluntarily cut your hair. But Wait! You no longer can do your go to hairstyle – the messy high bun. Sacre bleu! You now have no go to look.
You wash your hair and let it air dry. You are far to tired to bother with drying it or styling it or productorizing it today. You then look at your new haircut again – without being styled and with your hairs normal texture – you realize again that you made the right decision to change your hair. No more lusting after those cute haircuts on pinterest – you know have a cute haircut of your own. Huzzah!
Step One: Get a Haircut
Pinterest is full of beautiful pictures of hair. Many people have a board devoted to the multitude of photographs that feature enviable hair. You can get lost in all the hair they have there!
My first step to getting inspiration of the pinterest board and into my life was going for the haircut.
Before I got my hair cut, a couple days ago, my hair was down my back to the midway point from your head to your butt. It was too long for my face. I never did anything with it. The ends were unhealthy. The sketch above is how i wore my hair nearly everyday. I had bangs, pulled my long hair into a bun and had a couple free pieces hanging down. It was repetitive, boring, and not all that flattering. So, i took the inspiration off the pinterest board and went for the chop.
This is the cut i went for. I kept my bangs longer because i am still on the fence as whether to cut them or grow them. The hairdresser asked me three times if i was sure i wanted to cut my hair. She had experienced girls who claimed they wanted a haircut to only up crying was said hair was cut. I assured her i was ready for the drastic change. Drastic hair changes are one of my favourites. And now the experimenting with the shorter hair begins!
-curator of cute xoxo
Myrna Loy’s hair is perfection.