I saw a friend of mine last year, she had always had long, auburn hair. Sometimes with – sometimes without a fringe but her long hair was essentially gorgeous. When I saw her, she had recently had all her hair chopped into a super cool pixie with a sweeping fringe. Oh my goodness, she looked incredible!
After, I couldn’t stop thinking about how great her short hair looked and how I would love to have short hair but convinced myself: I didn’t have the guts, I would not be attractive anymore, I would regret it….. All excuses for ‘I’m too shit scared’. Even though my friend told me it was one of the best things she’d ever done, I found myself telling her how brave I thought she was. She quipped, ‘I’m not brave, it’s only hair!’. The more I thought about it, I began to question why I was so scared to go for the chop.
The truth was, I hid behind my hair. Like a comfort blanket, I held onto my long mane, growing it even longer during more stressful times, almost in attempt to sheild myself from any potential hurt. I was also never fully comfortable with how my face looked – ie. Not very symmetrical and rather large crooked nose. This is something I don’t feel half as much, maybe now I am older. I have become a lot more accepting of my looks and don’t seem to beat myself over the head with my imperfections anymore.
Finally, I hate to admit this, but for years I had bought into the notion that to be a beautiful, sexy woman, I must have long flowing locks. I now see this is a ridiculous and old fashioned opinion and although I have only had my pixie cut for less than 24 hours, I can’t tell you how liberated and light I feel. A good day.
Have you ever been tempted to cut all your have you long hair cut short?
Classic long pixie cut with tapered neck and side parting