If you are a regular reader of my blog, you probably already know that I’m a champion for short hair on women. I believe it can be feminine and beautiful and that all women should try cutting their hair short at least once. I had my first short hair experience the day I graduated high school, hated it and spent the next several years growing it out. I took the plunge again in the Spring of 2013 (with a much better hair dresser!!) and have not regretted it!
I think a lot of people thing short hair is not versatile, but there are so many ways to get it cut and styled! I even have a whole board on Pinterest dedicated to short hair. Over the last several months I’ve been experimenting with different lengths of my hair. All still short, but slightly different. Usually I have my hair dresser cut it all short and my bangs on an angle. Lately I’ve been toying with letting my hair grow out a few more inches so that I can have it cut into a Jennifer Lawrence inspired style. But in all honesty, I don’t have the patience to grow my hair that much. And I really don’t like the grow out phase of a pixie cut, especially since my hair is so thick. I decided to go for a similar style though, so I used Anne Hathaway for inspiration.
I liked this cut because it is still a little long on top but the sides are shorter. Although I was unsure of how this cut would look on me, I went for it anyway. I asked my hair dresser if she would be okay recutting my hair if I didn’t like it and she said yes. My main concern was that I would look puffy on top because my hair is soooo thick.
Before I show you the photos of my new hair style I want to show how long my hair was! Prior to this week’s cut I think my last one was in December.
My hair gets a little wavy once it reaches a certain length and this is how it looks with no products or styling. I literally wash it and air dry. And for comparison, here is a shot of my hair on the same day but straightened.
As you can see, it’s a lot shorter! I’m still trying to figure out how to style it best, but the most important thing is that the rat tail is gone!