Thursday, November 05, 2009

Decisions, Decisions!

I've had a wild thought race through my mind lately: What if I chop off my hair?

I'm not entirely sure what my problem is, but I am growing increasingly tired of my long, boring hair. I know I need to cut it. After all, it's just hanging there, looking overly blonde and lacking any real style. But here's the thing I'm trying to figure out: How short do I want to go?

Part of me says GO FOR IT! Cut it off and go crazy. If I did, here are two looks I'm digging.

Then part of me says sure, cut it, but don't do anything rash. Get a nice, easy to care for mid-length 'do. Kind of like this.

I'm so confused!

I had short hair--really short, like boy short--when I was younger. I was in my last year of high school and wanted a new look. I kept my super short locks for awhile, but then my hair grew out and I've been at various lengths of medium to long hair ever since.

My hubby's hair is insanely long. It's almost always longer than mine no matter how long I let my locks grow out. He doesn't care what I do with my hair, and in my opinion he shouldn't really have a say anyway.

I was in the salon last month getting my hair colored and this woman came in saying she wanted something easy to take care of, that her kids wouldn't pull at, but something that made her look pretty. Then she said, "But my husband doesn't like short hair, so it has to be at my shoulders." I felt like telling her that it's her hair, not her husband's and that she should cut it anyway she wanted.

Anyway, I pose this to you: how do you feel about drastic makeovers? And how much weight should a spouse or partner's opinion have in deciding your style?


♥Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder♥ said...

i love edgy shOrt hairstyles you can do so much with it!!!

phairhead said...

well i'm practically bald, i say go for it. or you could start gradual like a get a cute bob

JennXOXO said...

I'm all about drastic makeovers. Last year I had 10" cut off and donated it to Locks of Love. I ended up with an angled bob much like Posh Spice's. I loved it. There's something about short hair. My hair is long again now but I don't regret chopping it all off. I wanted a change & it was the perfect change for me.
I also agree that my husbands opinion of my hair doesn't carry a lot of weight. My bestie is the kind of person that won't wear a certain dress b/c her husband thinks it's "too busy" of a pattern. That drives me insane! I like having my own voice/opinion/style and I don't think anyone should dictate that for you.

JennXOXO said...

Oh I also wanted to add I LOVE the second cut. It's so edgy. Good luck!

Leslie said...

Drastic makeovers can do wonders for a person's self-confidence. I say go for it.

My husband told me he misses my long hair. So I'm growing it out. But he also knows that if I hate it, I'm going to cut it off. He says he thinks I'm beautiful no matter what. :)

Lo_Somers said...

I went from shoulder blade length hair to a crop, and I've never looked back!

It was the best thing ive ever done to boost my confidence! I would sya thiat it's work booking a stylist consulatncy first, just to make sure you know what youre getting, letting some one get snip happy can be a bit dangerous, hairdressers love to lop it all off!

lo x

Lydia said...

I'm going for it. I made my appointment for early next week and I'll have short(er) locks in no time! Thanks for all the words of encouragement. Change is GOOD! :)