[personal profile] lesmisloony
Hello there.  So about a week ago I cut off all my hair.

Went from:


And the really weird thing about it is, I just don't care.  Like, I'm not all WAHHH MY LOOKS (because frankly I'm not 100% impressed with what the girl at the place did)... even while she was cutting it, I just felt totally removed from the situation.

I made the decision like four days before I did it.  Basically stress, using cheap dye for two years, and aggressive cheap shampoo had resulted in my hair just giving up and jumping ship.  The bathroom floor was covered in long red hairs and I woke up every morning with what felt like handfuls of it stuck down the back of my pyjama shirt and coming out in my brush.  It was terrifying.  Plus, the hair itself was all frazzled and split and pitiful from me forgoing regular trims for so long.

Everyone says things like "wow, were you nervous?" or "is it weird to make such a big change?"  The only weird thing was sitting in the barber chair and watching her unceremoniously hack off all that hair and remembering the time in high school when I cut my long hair down to shoulder-length.  I remember how panicked and weirded out I was.  This time... I'm just like meh, there it went.

Also, PSA, having short hair is amazing.  Showers are pretty much just ten-minute head massages.  Rubbing my hand across the shaved part feels really cool.  The back of my neck almost never gets sweaty.  My hair never gets caught in my purse strap.  Yeah.

Even better, I have yet to get ONE catcall since I got the haircut.  Might be from moving to a slightly better neighborhood, but either way I'm content.

I mean I know I had a shoulder-length bob for like five years, but the new haircut is way shorter, obviously.

I don't really want to go back to long hair (might buy a wig or two someday).  This cut isn't really my favorite, but I'm gonna grow it into more of a pixie cut that's randomly long on top.

Okay carry on.

Date: 2013-06-28 12:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] miss-bushido.livejournal.com
I like your hair cut! :) If I'm honest, I've thought about cutting my hair super short like that (it helps that my boyfriend had a crush on the Latina chick Vasquez from 'Aliens' and she has short hair too...anyway...), but I'm concerned with how fat it will make my face look.

Date: 2013-06-28 01:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] collectingbees.livejournal.com

Date: 2013-06-28 11:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angely78.livejournal.com

Date: 2013-06-28 10:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angely78.livejournal.com
I'm sorry, I'm going to have to catcall at you. I hope you forgive me. But it must be done. Because WHOOOOOOOO HOT DAMN WOMAN. YEAH. :D

Date: 2013-06-28 09:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] apollinnaire.livejournal.com

And I love the way you do things because you want to and because you feel like and screw common sense, it's always so refreshing to read from you, you're the kind of woman I look up to.

Date: 2013-06-28 10:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yobambam666.livejournal.com
It looks really good. You look so badass!

I wish I looked that good when I had similar haircuts (aka, the last time i got it cut- even though she didn't do it how i wanted), but my face looks a bit too masculine for it. (Everyone tells me I look like my dad, well thank god he's a handsome man. lol)

Date: 2013-06-29 03:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mmebahorel.livejournal.com
Hah, you have my haircut! (I did it about a month before Miley Cyrus.)

Is awesome, yeah? It's a really fun cut because you can do crazy spike or fauxhawk or leave it more reasonably "normal" for work but the buzzed sides/back keep it from being too normal. Also, for me anyway, really short hair that I could never hide behind in a million years means I tend to present myself better - I can't hide, so I have to be out there in the world.

The downside is going in every six weeks for a trim. I really do love going in with a picture and "I want to do something like this" and getting loads cut off - it feels so freeing doing something crazy different. I'm less of a fan of going in every six weeks for basic maintenance (maybe I'll bleach it out again next time).

Check out Agyness Deyn - loads of pictures of her with a variety of short cuts for ideas.

Date: 2013-07-02 03:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ulkis.livejournal.com
I remember I felt the same way. I got a really bad haircut and I just shaved it all off and I thought I would cry or something, but no. I just kinda stared at myself, lol. I mean, it grows back. So. While I can't say I loved it (I got a round, big head, the short hair made it seem a bit of a bowling ball), it didn't devastate me and there were definite advantages to it too like you say. And sometimes I admit when I'm sick of trying to do anything with my stupid thin hair, I'm totally tempted into just chopping it off again.

Also, PSA, having short hair is amazing. Showers are pretty much just ten-minute head massages. Rubbing my hand across the shaved part feels really cool.<.i>

oh man, I did this all the time, heh

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