Short Hair Don’t Care


I apologize for my weird lazy eye in this photo. What the heck.

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.

  • Simone

    I’ve been tossing around the idea of SHORT hair for a long time. I had chin-length hair and bangs in the first year or two of college, but nothing shorter. I love long hair, but aside from the occasional braid or ponytail, you’re totally right, I’m way too low-maintenance to style it.

    What I’d love is a really awesome long wig that I could wear when I felt like it and then have short hair the rest of the time. :P Maybe I’ll take the plunge when the temperatures finally get above freezing again…

    Anyway, yours looks SUPER cute and fun! Rock it! :)

  • Jennifer Hudy

    Haha.. this is me–> “you can wear it in a ponytail every day for 26 years”.. plus a few.

    If I wash my hair the same day I’m doing something, I’ll wear it down for the day. But if it gets washed at night, and I sleep on it, nope.. chances are it’s going right up.

    I’m sooooo chicken about the chopping hair off thing! I love everyone I see it on, but ehhh…. how do you know it’s going to turn out okay?!

  • dre

    First, your hair looks awesome.

    Second, I’m right there with you on the ponytail thing. Grrrr. I’ve done the super short pixie cut twice now, but every time I am conflicted about the fact that I have to use a lot of product in my hair so that it doesn’t just stand up like fluffy duckling butt.

    Third, my eye does that, too! But never when I’m looking at myself in a mirror. No, it only does that in photographs. So now I wonder if I’ve spent my whole life thinking I have normal eyes but am actually giving the wonky eye to everyone without knowing it. My kids think it’s pretty funny that my current driver’s license photo makes me look like Madeye Moody’s sister, though. So, I guess mom FTW there. Lol.

    • clairechapman

      Haha! Oh I totally have fluffy duck butt hair today… Still working on that learning curve… And I’m hoping that my eye just did that in this pic because my face was cold from skiing, but I am pretty sure it does that a lot of the time when I”m not looking :)


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