So as shown by my recent instagram ootds, I’ve recently decided to get a really short hair cut!
It’s a ramona flower-ish sort of bob with long chelsea side bangs on either side, blunt fringe in front, and a short back. I’ve got layers, so in the first photo I’ve flipped the bangs over to the side to hide my blunt fringe.
Let me show you what I mean:
with blunt fringe and side lengths:
Flipped over to the side:
I’ve had it for about a couple of weeks and here are my thoughts on having short hair:
1. Really easy to maintain IF it’s straight (I had a keratin treatment right after my cut, which basically locked my purple color in and made my hair feel fabulous again. It also made the hair lie flatter than it normally would, because I have naturally thick, wavy hair. Hair cut P180, Keratin Treatment P1500 at Pink & Gold Salon). I opted to get a treatment to flatten out my hair because my overly voluminous hair texture would have just turned my bob into a triangle otherwise. :|
At the salon, hair without keratin treatment, right after cut:
2. No more scrunchies. I always have a black hair tie on one of my wrists in almost all my photos. I just can’t stop myself from tying my thick hair into a bun when I’m out at a gig. After playing under hot stage lights I sweat and I hate sweaty hair. Yuck. I still sweat, since I’m human and everything, but I no longer need to deal with annoying hair on my neck, and it’s really liberating! Although, I’m still wearing a scrunchie in this photo out of habit:
3. Hats now make you look awesome. Remember all those cute hipsturr hats that always seemed to look so funny when you put them on? Well, it turns out that when you have short hair, hats don’t look as awkward. IDK, for some reason, it just works and they help frame your face better when your long hair isn’t competing with the hat shape. I can even wear those flat boater hats that always looked dumb on me when I had long hair. Huzzah! And pile on the hair accessories!
4. Earrings look more awesome, for mostly the same reasons as above.
5. Makes your neck look longer, depending on the kind of cut you get for your face shape and neck length. (talk long and furiously with your hairdresser about this, bring a bajillion reference pictures.)
6. Scarves are now something you can wear without looking like a total douche (I live in a tropical country, so if you wear scarves too often you’re going to get weird looks). Seriously, they work better!
Wearing earrings and a scarf:
7. Edgier hair styles will seem less awkward, and the same goes for edgier outfits since shorter hair styles just naturally complement them. Which I am totally taking advantage of right now hohoho
Hair flipped over to one side and pinned back:
SUPER flipped to the side, lol:
8. Easier to bleach and dye! I can’t wait to put on my new color after my keratin treatment wears off. :D
9. Short hair will be mostly new growth and therefore almost always look less damaged than long hair.
1. You have to stand up straight. No more hair on your back means every slouch and slump will be apparent. I am a slouch made into human form so I hate having to straighten my back, but I’m workin’ on it!
2. If you previously used your long hair to hide your sideboob fat, you won’t have that luxury any more. Luls. I know this is a stupid con, but I used to do it. Now I just stand up straight to avoid weird fat lumps.
No more lengths to hide behind:
3. Long hair styles no longer available (like giant buns on your head, princessy curls, braids, pigtails, etc). Basically, sweet and cutesy styles will be harder to achieve. You can manage cute hair styles with short hair, but they will be styles more common to younger ages, so you run the risk of looking like a grade schooler. :| Myself, I don’t mind, since I already look like one no matter what I do. :|
4. If your hair is thick and wavy/curly, your bob will fluff up like crazy and will be really hard to maintain. So I suggest a flattening/straightening treatment of some sort to make the most out of the cut.
5. If you previously used your long hair to frame your face, a short haircut with no side bangs will bring more of your face forward. that translates to many a girl bemoaning their new cut because it “makes their face look fat”. :D (To prevent bob cut remorse, get a short cut that still frames your face. One side longer than the other, side swept bangs often do the trick).
Or just embrace chubby cheeks like I do! :P
That’s all I can think of right now! What do you love/hate about your short hair? :D