Surprise! On Friday afternoon, I chopped about 10 inches of hair off and am now sportin’ a fancy, spunky new pixie cut! Some of you may remember that I had pretty short hair when I started this blog (almost exactly 2 years ago! yikes!), and in fact I had a pixie cut in October 2011, which was fantastic. However, I decided to grow it out and so I spent about a year and a half complaining about how awkward my hair was… and then I got engaged, and everyone told me that I had to grow my hair out for the wedding. Well, I did, and I’m glad that I did because my hair at the wedding was great… but for the last 2 months I’ve been just waiting to get excited about my long hair… and it just wasn’t happening.
Everyone says, “Oh, long hair is so great because you can do so much with it!” Or, if you’re me, you can wear it in a ponytail every day for 26 years. Check. So last week I finally made an appointment to chop off all my hair. And I love it, but I am definitely still getting used to it. I have this weird thing where I really really hate having fluffy hair, and short hair is very much at risk of being fluffy (especially when it’s clean), so I am still learning what I need to do to make it look the way I want it to. But it’s SO much easier than long hair–showering takes like 10 seconds, and I don’t have to pull any hair out of the drain afterwards–and despite the back of my neck getting seriously cold when I was skiing, the adjustment period has actually been pretty easy. Although for the first 2 days I did do a double-take every time I saw myself in the mirror. And then I found this quote, and it made me feel all empowered about my haircut.
So this is just a quick little post to say that, if you are thinking of going for a pixie cut–especially after seeing all the gorgeous short haircuts on the red carpet last night–then DO IT! The best part? If you hate it, it will grow back. But you won’t hate it. Seriously. Short hair is the best.