Monday, August 2, 2010

The Hair Do

I had posted about my new hair cut a couple of days ago but really forgot to explain the situation.

I love long hair.

L-O-V-E it.

It is just my opinion, but It just says "traditionally feminine," to me.

So, since my fatal 11th grade hair cut where I chopped all of my curls up to my chin and was horrified for months, I have kept it at least shoulder length, but usually 2-3 inches past my shoulder.

It's gotten as long as 6-10 inches past my shoulders as well.

So yes, I love long hair, which is why I keep it that way usually.

Plus, Ian loves long hair.

So, yeah.

But, with the knowledge of our impending move to the Middle East, compounded with the heat that is inevitable and the fact that our supervisor has encouraged me to wear my hair UP more (which I guess is more culturally normal,) I decided to cut my own hair in the bathroom of our apartment.

Here was the before:

And here is the after:

I'm really happy with it. The first few days are the scariest, with curly hair, because it bounces up SO much! It looked about 2 inches shorter than this for the first 24 hours and then it settled down a little bit.

And I would like to make an addendum to the previous post and say that this hair cut is in the mid-length level, not short.

I love how healthy and light my hair feels and how wearing my hair up in a pony tail or bun doesn't give me a headache now (from the weight!)

Also, yes, that is me holding my new photoshop elements and two new dvd's.... The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under! Both on sale at a tech shop here!

So, what is your preference, long, short, or in the middle?


Lauren said...

While I would LOVE to have long hair, it gets really gross & stringy when it's long. So...I'm a short hair girl, normally around chin length!

Hannah said...

looks good. good job. I would have been terrified to cut my own hair... especially if it was curly.

Kari said...

TOTALLY cuts are soo scary for curly hair! Just cut mine to mid-length also, and, though I love mine long too, I think that this is the most practical and coolest way to go w/the curls. Especially when you live in the extreme heat ;-) Yours looks super cute!

Erin said...

Your hair looks great!!

I'd love to have long hair... but mine is so fine and thin that it looks better on the shorter side.

Rachel and John said...

I prefer middle hair for myself. I have really straight hair and when it;s super long, it just looks so flat!

Jessica said...

It looks really cute! I like my hair long, but in the summer it is definitely a pain. In the winter it is more comfortable and it becomes much less frizzy. So I can't wait for these next few months to pass! haha

The Taffs said...

Too cute! I know how you feel - I always have to keep my hair at mid-length, I get those headaches too!

Alison said...

I love your haircut Brittney! It looks so great! I have kept mine long for forever...but if I was about to move to the desert, I would probably do the same thing! :)

Brian and Ashley said...

I love the cut! So cute!
I think I am a long hair girl. Brian really prefers short, but I just feel cuter with long hair. Yours is a great length!

Kelley said...

super cute! You have great hair!

Callie said...

I think it looks great! Pah, that's not short . . .

Natalie said...

it looks fabulous!! : )
i am impressed that you did that yourself---I could never do that!

Amanda said...

your hair looks great!! i wish i could have longer hair...mine is just to thin and fine! it comes a little past my shoulders now, but it never grows much past that!

Brittany said...

I think yours is a perfect length! its so cute!

I want mine to grow about two more inches, and then i'll keep it there. its right past my shoulders.. its very thick though so sometimes its a little outgrageous!

Kristin said...

I Love the after length!! So cute! You are adorable!!