I was a bald baby. The ringlets showed up on the scene around age two according to my mom and then loosened up as my hair got longer through the years. It was long and wavy during the 80's and worn crimped, rag-tied, blow-dried, and french braided. A girl in my eighth grade English class clued me in to the fact that I could wear it curly and after about six months (and puberty changing things a bit) I felt like a new girl.
I wore it long throughout high school but it was usually pulled up in a messy bun on the soccer field or softball diamond. After seeing Charlize Theron in a movie with a curly, pixie cut I decided to cut it all off. My mom made me wait a week but I was determined. I liked it for about a month before feeling like a boy and began the painful process of growing it out. It got pretty long my second year of college but then I got the urge to cut it again during the first year of married life so I got the scissors out and cut it all off again in the tiny bathroom of married student housing. Brett was a fan but a few months later and I was over it.
Since then I've yo-yo'ed between medium and long but I've never cut it that short again. The last two years it's been the longest I've ever had it and I loved how feminine it made me feel but something about the heat mixed with some restlessness and a need for change had me in the bathroom with my scissors again this week.
Outfit Details: Vintage lace slip, thrifted and altered. Black lace top, Target. Vintage belt, thrifted. Leather clog boots c/o Lotta from Stockholm. Vintage leather bag and glasses, thrifted. Necklace, Pier One. Geometric ring, Osnatharnoy.
I cut off about eight inches and then came out and showed Brett. He had a feeling that's what I was doing. I didn't really think it over this time but I didn't go so short that I knew I'd hate it in a month. Lesson learned last time.
Hair is hair. I know I'll miss having it so long in a week or so but it'll grow back. Change is good for the soul sometimes.
I promise pictures soon.
p.s. I've had a number of questions about how I style my hair in the past. Even though it's shorter this is the same process I'll keep using. I've been testing out new products over the years but still go back to the trusty ones.