Chopped

When it comes to my hair, I have never been one to experiment. For the past three years, it has remained pretty much the same, falling about mid-shoulder blade and thinned out with a few layers here and there. I have always wanted to try a shorter, more mature cut, but never had the courage to take the plunge and go for it. Until last Thursday, that is.

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It all started with this picture of Emma Stone (seen above). I came across it a few months ago, and immediately knew that was the cut I wanted. After a few days of going back-and-forth about in my mind, I decided that, come my late August hair appointment, I would hack off my lengthy tresses and see what happened. All summer long, I eagerly anticipated the day that (hopefully) my hair dreams would be realized.

The day came, and I showed my trusted hairdresser of God knows how many years, Erica, the printed out copy of the photo (which, by the way, had lived on my desktop since I found it). After receiving her approval, I sat nervously in the salon chair as she did her thing. I cannot tell you how many thoughts were running through my head in that moment. Would I like it? Or would I hate it and totally regret my decision?

Then, a funny thing happened: I loved my new cut. Even before Erica was done blowdrying it to silky-smooth salon perfection, I knew I had made the right choice. The shoulder-length “lob” was without a doubt my most mature look to date, and the artful layers had really taken some unwanted volume out of my plentiful mane. The instant I saw the finished product in the mirror, it was as if I pressed the ‘reset’ button on my entire look.

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As for how to style me new ‘do without the help of a professional, I’ll admit I am still figuring that out. No question it will be challenging at first, but I am confidant that with time (but preferably before it all grows out) and practice, I will eventually get it down to a science. For now, though, I have no regrets about cutting my hair. In fact, I think the sudden shock-to-the-system may have been just what I needed heading into a new academic year.

Have you ever drastically changed up your look? If so, would you say it was a positive or negative experience? I would love to hear, so be sure to share in the comments below!

xx

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