After more than a year of debating, I finally had got my hair cut short after growing it out for the last four years. The change had nothing to do with my age or any external pressures, I simply wanted a new look. Plus, what’s the point of having long hair if you are constantly pulling it back into a ponytail or up into a messy bun?
So, of course I couldn’t leave this major change to anyone other than my longtime hair stylist, Dickey, co-founder and creative director of Hair Rules. When I told him that I was finally doing the deed, he seemed excited. I think it was the combination of getting to do a real haircut on me instead of the boring trim I’ve been getting at every visit over the past four years. Plus, the fact that cutting off so much length meant cutting off nearly all of my relaxed hair. I guess that means I’ve “gone natural”?
Before I knew it, I was in the chair and Dickey had cut off 7 inches or so of my hair in one quick, precise cut. After being shampooed, conditioned, and having the cut fine-tuned, my new ‘do was done. It ended up a bit shorter than what I had initially intended, but it is actually a much more versatile cut. I can tuck it behind by ears and it looks almost like a pixie cut, have it brushed down from a traditional bob, and if I sweep it forward I look a little like Justin Bieber (oh wait, that’s not good).
I’ve gotten tons of great compliments on my new “chic” (their words) haircut. I’m happy with the decision and during those few moments of doubt I just remind myself “It’s only hair, it will grow back”.
So, how do I look? (be nice, please!)
Dickey and me modeling the final product!