Tuesday, September 4, 2012

this is happening.

i've always had fine, soft hair. it grows fast and i used to be able to wear it long and pretty. it used to be really nice. but that was back in high school.

after my divorce a few years ago, i lost a good deal of my hair from major stress and it's never been quite the same since. and now, my crazy postpartum hair loss is not helping the situation at all. thin, thin, and more thin. sometimes i wear it down and i think it's looking alright. then i happen to see a picture of myself. yikes. option b? wearing it almost everyday in a gross little antonio banderas ponytail. not ideal.

so guess what?

instead of always feeling frustrated with my hair and trying to make it something it's not, i'm gonna try embracing reality...and chop it all off. shorty short short!

in a time when looooong hippie are all the rage, why not be a bit different? could be refreshing :)

wish me luck!

24 comments:

Meredith said...

oo! I've always wanted to cut my hair off but then I realize how much of a security blanket it is for me, and how my bad days often correlate with "hair up" days. However, I'm all for other people getting pixies! (:

Kaki said...

AH! I'm envious of your courage and how simple it'll be to get ready, something that will be very handy when your sweet girl starts moving around the house and getting into EVERYTHING, like my little one does! Can't wait to see it, I'm sure it'll be great!

Annie said...

Haha I was just on pinterest and saw you pinning all these and thought, ! She is going to chop her hair! :)
you are much braver than I. But you've rocked the pixie cut before and I'm pretty sure if would not work well on me. So I will stick to dyeing it when I feel a need for change. Which reminds me, I need to talk to my friend about highlights ;)
Can't wait to see it!

Christi Lynn said...

im impressed! i dont know if i would have the nerve to cut all my hair off. im sure it will look great on you! can't wait to see it!

Syd said...

Go for it! It sounds so liberating :) I can't wait to see pictures.

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Ashley Paige said...

you will look beautiful! im excited to see it!

Olivia said...

you're going to look so adorable! your face is perfect for this style! enjoy it- rock it!

Nessa @{Casa Braaflat} said...

i often "hide" behind my long hair. props to you for chopping it all off! :)

Joni and Rico Adams said...

Bravery right there! I love this cut and am envious of anyone that could pull it off. Take the plunge sister! I'm cutting bangs next week, and although I have had them before I'm a nervous wreck about it. But here's the amazing thing about hair- it grows back!

Kara said...

Oh, you can definitely pull it off! Go for it, girl!

zay said...

I had this haircut a few years ago, it was so fun and easy to style. You going to look adorable!
And hey hair is there to play with, isn't it?

k8te said...

oooh how exciting! i've always been jealous of those who can rock a pixie cut! my curly hair would throw a fit...and just be a puffball! can't wait to see a pic of your new 'do!

Tania said...

i couldn't stop laughing at the antonio banderas ponytail comment!!! hilarious... as for hair loss I loss more than half of my hair when I started law school and the best remedy is chopping it really short and Biotin. good luck :)

p.s. hero is just so cute

jackie said...

can't wait to see pictures! you're a brave woman.

Kristina said...

Oh awesome, I love super short haircuts. I once had really short hair, not quite a pixie, and people keep asking me when I'm going to cut it again. It takes some confidence to pull off at first, but with all of the compliments you'll be getting you should be good to go!

Kristina

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Clandestine Road said...

I love short hair. You're going to rock it.

Paule T.B. said...

I've always LOOOOVED the short short boy-look cuts. My favorite is Mia Farrow in the Rosemary's Baby times... My hair is way too thick for that. And after loads of failed attemps at having a cool short haircut, I'm having the patience (or trying) to grow it out. I am lucky enough to have straight, thick hair, I should embrace it. :)

Buttom line, we always want what we don't have! I love your idea, I hope it looks just like you envision it!
And also, hairdresser tip, drastic haircuts need time to adjust. It usually looks the best after 2 or 3 times of getting the same haircut. Your hair falls more naturally into place.

Ryan Adair said...

I cut all mine off 2 months ago and I am so happy I did-- i got all the dye out (mostly) and it is so much healthier! You go girl!

Jessica Holly said...

You're going to LOVE the pixie! It's so cute and easy, I loved mine! You'll look so cute!

Camille said...

YOU. will. LOVE. it. Promise.

I did this a year or so ago and have never wanted to go back. My husband has requested I grow out my locks now, but as soon as he gets his fill I am baaaackkkk to the short short hair.

Cheers.

Eliza :: Case Study said...

This type of cut is going to look so perfect on you! Can't wait to see how it turns out :) xo!

Erin said...

What would Antonio Bandaras think? Just kidding! Go for it :)

Mugdha said...

Ah! It's gonna look wonderful! Can't wait to see how it turns out!!

Amanda @ Eloquent English said...

can't wait to see pix! I use to have really short pixie hair. It's so easy to deal with!