Chopped

haircut ed

I did it!!!!  After much hemming and hawing, I cut my hair!  It was a real chop– it’s at least six inches shorter than it was (still not enough, apparently, for my husband to notice the difference, but I’m getting a bit ahead of myself).

I spent the weekend fretting about it.  Noticing every long hairstyle that passed by me, wondering whether I’d be jealous of long-haired ladies after my cut.  Staring at photos of all potential hair lengths.  Comparing old photos of myself when I’d last decided to cut my hair (then rapidly changed my mind back and started growing my hair out again).  Asking anyone who would listen about what they thought of my conundrum.

Finally, the day came, and my stylist did something smart.  After listening to me, looking at the zillions of pictures I came in with, and offering her own opinion, Yuni just chopped my hair.  She knew I’d be sitting in the chair for another hour getting my color perfected, and so she gave it a rough cut so that I wouldn’t be going back and forth in a panic (or, potentially, changing my mind, which was totally possible).

Yuni gave me a long bob with a few long face-framing layers.  She thinned out my hair (which is really thick) and gave the ends some movement.  And she curled my hair, which I think is how I’d like to wear it.

I love the end result.  Even if my husband didn’t notice the change.  He insists that’s a good thing because it looks great and he didn’t notice, so that means I’ll get the benefit of the ease of shorter hair without sacrificing any of the looks.  (Sounds like subterfuge to me, but I also kind of want it to be true, so I’ll take it.  But, don’t worry, I’m still minorly furious he didn’t notice– I mean . . . my hair looked like this when he had last seen me:

long hair

How can you not notice that change??)

On the other hand, my mother thinks it’s not short enough and thinks I should go back to get it shorter.  So I have a range of opinions to consider.  Probably not enough, however.  So, let’s have it. . . what do you think?

8 comments

  • Robbie K

    You’re sizzzzzzlin! Def a hot look. Love it.

    Hubby wasn’t wearing his glasses – isn’t he legally blind without them?

    I say, go two inches more – but make sure it frames your face. Got to love Koreans…they rule!

    • Thanks!! Yes, he must be blind without his glasses! 😉

      xx,
      Ali

  • Looks fabulous! Truly!!

    • Thank you so much, Doniece!! And thanks so much for the encouragement to do it! I’m such a wuss when it comes to my hair. 😉

      xx,
      Ali

  • Sandra Camp

    It looks awesome!!! Btw that picture looked so different couldn’t figure out why! Your eyes look brown! Love the hIr and perfect first step. Can always go shorter 🙂

    • Thank you, Sandra! I know, the lighting in the photo is weird. But I had to show the cut ASAP. 😉

      xx,
      Ali

  • Pamela

    love it and the perfect length to figure out if you want to grow it back out or go a little shorter!

    • Thank you, Pamela! I’m really happy with it (which is a major relief!). Is your hair still short? You rock both long and short hair, which is such an inspiration.

      xx,
      Ali