Sometimes when inspiration hits you, you just have to run with it!
That’s how I felt when this haircut picture popped up while scrolling through Pinterest the other day:
What I love most about this cut is that it’s short, but still has some length, so it wouldn’t be as dramatic as jumping right into a true pixie.
Ok, let’s be honest – it’s dramatic any time you go short. I’ve been thinking about doing it for a while now though. I even put it to a vote on Facebook last year, and my friends were pretty equally divided!
Ultimately I wasn’t ready. You have to be totally committed to a change like this or you’ll be unhappy no matter how it turns out, in my opinion.
Last week I decided I was ready. Once you hit that point mentally, you have to take action quickly before you lose your nerve. My hair was already pretty similar in color to the first picture, so I just called to make an appointment for a cut. I’m so lucky to have two amazing stylists that I go to (shout out to Stephanie and Brandon!), but for something this short I needed to get someone local so I can run over on my lunch break for the frequent trims this will require. I was able to get a referral from a friend who went short in a big way:
This was a little too crazy for me, but totally suits her spunky personality. She sent me to Chris at Salon Bugatti in The Woodlands.
When I got there today, Chris sat down with me and talked about my picture above – what I liked about it, the different elements that he saw, and his plan of action. He made sure we were on the same page, and gave me one last chance to back out, before making the first cut.
And here is the final product!
I am still getting used to seeing myself without my hair, but…
I love it!
I keep running my fingers through it and messing it up. Except it’s so short that when I mess it up, it looks intentional! I’m going to have so much fun playing with my styling and trying new things. My inspiration picture shows the cut with some curl in it, and I’m thinking that’s how I’ll do it for a wedding this weekend (that’s right…more selfies on Saturday…stay tuned!)
And now I’m going to spend all day now looking up short hair videos on youtube, like this one by whippycake, who is absolutely adorable.
And reading fun articles, like 5 perks of having short hair and 22 struggles every girl with short hair will understand
And spending too much money on hair products (I left the salon and drove straight to Ulta).
I do have to confess that there was a huge driving force behind this short cut. My hair has gotten extremely thin recently, but mostly right on the top of my head. I can’t say for sure what the cause is, but I’ve done a lot of research and have a few possible culprits; this is what I’ve come up with:
1. Stress! I first noticed this problem around my birthday at the end of August. There was a pretty big stress factor introduced into my life a few weeks earlier that may have played a hand.
2. Diet – I will admit that I sometimes substitute cheeseburgers for my daily vegetable serving (see, I put lettuce and tomato on the burger, so it’s basically a salad). I also don’t eat anything with omega-3 – think salmon and flaxseeds. Apparently omega-3 is all the rage with hair these days.
3. Thyroid – This was the first thing we talked about today at my appointment, because your thyroid doesn’t play nice when it’s out of whack. And one of the ways it tells you it’s not happy is by making your hair fall out. TBD whether this is my issue, but I’m definitely going to make an appointment to get it checked out.
I’ll keep you guys updated if I am able to figure out what’s going on, but have any of you had issues with your hair changing suddenly? Any suggestions (besides cutting it all off)??