|My former long hair - and this is in a ponytail!|
|My new shorter length|
this one is my favorite
This one looks a little too "done" for my personal taste, but it's an idea.
Now if I were to do what I really want, I would just chop it off. If drastic changes or fear of "OMG - I change my mind, I want my long hair back - what did I do!!!" setting in scare me, I may need to hold off a bit. But I am telling you, for months I have been looking at hair like this and I want my hair short again sooo bad!
|This one seems a little "done" for my taste, but I absolutely love it.|
If I really had the nerve, I would do this! But I am not quite that adventurous.
My old cut was a little shorter than this. Well by maybe another 2 inches LOL. But I think this would be a modern take on that pixie cut of the late 90's.
My other issue. Many times I go out with little to no makeup on. I clearly remember to this day that not wearing makeup just was not an option for me then. I just didn't feel comfortable without a full face on when I had short hair. The other thing is I grew up in the 80's. This meant most moms had the Princess Di cut. I associated getting older with cutting all your hair off. When I was in my 20's and cut it all off I knew I still had years of long hair still ahead of me if I chose. Now that I will be 38 this year a little voice in the back of my mind thinks, OK this is it, get ready to go from this to short white curly hair. I know it is completely ridiculous, but maybe that just means I'm not as ready as I think to take the plunge. The reality is I think my current length is the new mom length. That length between long and short. So what's holding me back? And why do I care so much of whether it is "mom" hair or not. I am a mom after all!
And of course lastly my opinion is any stylist can cut long hair. Take my hair for example, I am not even a stylist and I just you tube cutting my hair and have been cutting it myself for the last 4 years. OK so I don't have this AMAZING head of hair, but it doesn't look half bad. My point is, it's really hard to screw up long hair and much easier to hide when you do. With short hair, even a bob, it takes a stylist who is experienced and current with the latest techniques in cutting short hair. With short hair it is very easy to end up with a dated hairstyle if you do not go to an experienced stylist. And where do you find such a stylist? When you see someone with the short hair you want? Sounds easy enough, but I live in a beach town where everyone seems to be blonde with perfect long beachy hair. No one has the style I am looking for, because believe me for months I have been looking at every one's hair around me to see. Although with the Beauty Bloggers of Central Florida - a few of the girls have cute bobs, but that would mean I would have to go to Orlando to get my hair cut. And lets be honest, I already go to Orlando at least once a month, so I guess that wouldn't really be all that bad. I guess I just need to get off my duff and make a decision. Cut or Don't cut. I think I could decide to get a tattoo easier than this! LOL!