MY HAIR PROGRESS THUS FAR
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#1) Long hair
#2) The hair pr0n
#3) What I brought to the salon
#4) THE CUT
#5) May 8th, One Month Later
#6) June 7th, Two Months Later
#7) June 18th, The Touch Up (Mullet Trim)
#8) August 11th, Four Months Later, brushed down for effect and to demonstrate the growth.
#9) Hairstyle in Natural Habitat. August 4th, at the SF Zoo, pretending to be some sort of antlered African creature.
I cut my hair very short, very abruptly. I knew that if I didn’t just do it, I may never get the courage to really do it again. I figured, and still do, that I would try out lots of hairstyles as it grew out.
I get this question a lot
“So, why did you cut your hair??”
A weird question, I think, but it makes sense. Long hair is long sought after, and mine was healthy, thick, and beautiful. Why would I chop it off and have to put more effort into looking feminine and soft?
I had been wanting a pixie for a long time. I have a folder on my desktop called “hair pr0n” full of pictures of Carey Mulligan and her sweet ass pixie, along with other images of short styles I was dying to have. I also had been going through a lot of emotional stuff that I really wanted to just move past. I wanted to feel free, in control, and new. I was going to wait until my 20th birthday (coming up at the end of this month) so I could have this grand gesture of leaving my teens behind, but I said “fuck it” and scheduled an apt for Saturday April 9th (only about a week in advance) when I knew I was going to be back in town for my brother’s birthday party. I brought in a picture collage of what I wanted, as I ALWAYS bring a picture when I’m getting a specific haircut. I went in and had her slice off my thick, long, ponytail and stick it in a bag so I could donate it (which I still haven’t done). Honestly? She went a little shorter than the pictures I had shown her and strayed a bit from the style, but go big or go home right?
It was very, very short and after the initial shock, I felt like a total BAMF.
Another question I get a lot
“So you’re growing it out? Why? Did you not like it short?”
This one irritates me sometimes. It’s not that I didn’t like it short. I loved it short. Just because I’m growing it out longer doesn’t mean that I didn’t like it. I had it short, I loved it, and now I’m ready for something else. I used to dye it all the time and people didn’t ask “Oh, it’s red now? Why? Did you not like it black?”. People just accepted it and knew it was just fun to change styles because people do it all the time. That’s what I’m doing now, changing my style! It’s just harder when it’s short and you have to grow it out in order to do that. But I get it, a lot of the time people do grow it out because they didn’t like it. I’m just sensitive.
Cut to now.
I am at that point with growing out my hair where I kind of want to hide under a rock for a few months until it grows out. It’s not ugly or bad by any means, but I can generally only wear it in the last style pictured. I can do that or just put it back behind my ears and wear it away from my face. I miss curling my hair, and I know it’s only a few short months before it’s long enough to actually do that. I was curling it before my trim, but now it doesn’t seem to come out the same. Though I will give it another shot soon. I love my short hair, I do, but this in between stage is hard to rock ATM. I miss feeling…sexy. With my shorter shorter hair, I felt bad ass. With my slightly longer hair I had my senior year, I felt smoldering because I curled it into a Monroe esque do. Right now? Can’t do too much. Especially since I generally can’t wear most headbands because of my chronic headaches.
BUT I WILL POWER THROUGH! Can’t let the hair blues get me down! I should enjoy this in between stage for all it’s worth and try new things to keep it interesting.