It's been exactly three weeks since the big hair chop, and I can't believe I'm just now getting around to showing pictures from the big day! I've had long hair for most of my life, except for the one random time my sophomore year when I decided to cut my hair. (Sidenote: I didn't quite pull off the Reese Witherspoon Sweet Home Alabama look as well as I'd hoped.) So I was really surprised when this look on Pinterest caught my attention. And it didn't just "catch my attention," it caught my attention. So of course, I instantly posted about it on my personal Facebook page, solicited opinions, and then obsessed about it for week. After a week of obsessing, I texted my stylist, asked her advice, and then committed to the big chop. And with that, there was no turning back...
Here we are right before the big moment. It's pretty crazy how long my hair had gotten, and to be honest, I think it needed to go. Though I'm digging the ombre :)
My stylist, Stephanie, decided to do a quick, first round chop before she did the color. Bye bye long hair!
And with that...I was ten pounds lighter. But of course, we still had quite a bit more to go :)
After a good bit of color and a good shampoo/conditioner, we got back to cutting.
At this point in the afternoon, I started to realize there was no turning back. I was mostly excited, but I won't lie, about 5% of me was freaking out :)
Drumroll please...the final product! It wasn't quite as short as I had imagined, but I think that ended up being a better fit for me.
Days later, I was still getting used to it, particularly learning how to styler shorter hair.
I was most nervous to see how my new hair would go with my favorite hat, and thankfully, a day at the pool with friends gave me a good excuse to test the combo out. And to be honest, I think I like my hat even better with short hair!
PS: I recently snagged this black + turquoise Ralph Lauren swimsuit on super sale, and I love it!)
So there you have it...the big chop! Now that the whole thing is said and done, I'm reminded, it's just hair. Thankfully, I love the overall look, but even if I didn't, it's a good reminder to take risks and get outside your comfort zone. Even if it's just with a thing as superficial as hair :)