Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Chop, Chop!

Long Ombre Hairstyle

I've had long hair most of my life. I cut it shoulder length when I was 12 and it took years to grow back! When I go to the salon I only get about an inch trim every other visit because I'm so obsessed with the length. Well, I should say used to only get a trim...

Because I woke up one day last week and decided to cut it short! I called the salon that morning, they had an appointment a few hours later, and before I could think about it or back out I did this:

Long A-Line Bob Ombre HairstyleLong A-Line Bob Ombre Hairstyle

It's a long A-line bob! My hair looks longer in these pictures than it is, the angle is misleading. The side view is pretty accurate though. SEVEN inches were chopped off and I refreshed the ombre to be softer. Even though my hair is lighter overall, I feel like it's darker so I'm getting used to the color just as much as the cut.

It's been pretty shocking. I can't really put my hair in a ponytail, fishtail braids aren't an option, and I feel like it has way more volume due to a few layers she cut underneath. I think I may actually be experiencing frizz for the first time in.my.life. Funny enough, I was more confident two summers ago when I had blue ombre hair!

Everyone keeps telling me they love it. I will, eventually. I'm in the shock stage right now. It's been EIGHTEEN years since my hair was that short. It's a huge change for me. I think when I finally figure out how to master the curling wand I'll love the 'do more. I adored it when I left the salon, so styling it properly is a must. Here are a few more shots of my hair (in outdoor lighting) right after I left the salon.

Long A-Line Bob Hairstyle
long a-line bob

23 comments:

Jo said...

It looks lovley! Really! Oh and I had a look at the blue... so cool!

Kimberlee VDW said...

Aw I love it! Looks great! I chopped 7 inches off a few months ago in a similar style and it took some getting used to. Although I loved it for how lightweight and low maintenance my hair was. Don't worry your hair will grow out :)

Mree said...

You look GORGEOUS!! Love love love your new hair. I have been thinking of cutting my hair as well but to be honest, I'm too chicken. Love your hair and the color!! It looks fab!!

Best, Mree

Nichole @ casadecrews.com said...

It looks so pretty and healthy post-chop! Love it

Lauren said...

girl, I LOVE it. The color is FANTASTIC :)

Sarah Tucker said...

I love it!!! It looks alive and happy :)

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

I seriously love this cut, but I adore the color!! I like that it is subtle. Very pretty!

Setarra said...

I love your new do! I think the length frames your face just perfectly and your hair looks super perky in a good way. I'll be going under the scissors to chop my hair soon too. Tis the season for change :)

Tiara Wasner said...

I love it!

Shaunacey Bonneville said...

love it! you look great!

Miranda said...

add me to the list of people who love it! it really looks great!

Lena B, Actually said...

I loooooooove it! It looks really great!

Christina said...

Aww, I'm sorry you're in shock. I really, really love it. It looks so full and healthy and the color is perfect! I hope you start loving it soon!

Sabina B said...

totally love yr hair Leeann and thnx for hosting link up! Sabina @ Oceanblue Style

Allison said...

Seriously, this looks phenomenal. I'm a little more obsessed with you than I originally was. I give you a LOT of credit for doing something so drastic, but the results are PERFECT, you little hottie!

Miss Angie said...

Ooh, I like it!

The Grits Blog said...

Looks great!!! I love it!

Becky said...

Your cut is precious! It looks so good on you.

Jodi said...

It looks great! I've donated mine 3 times. It is so fun to have a fresh new hair style. I really need mine cut but I need to find a new hairdresser and I'm too lazy. Ha!

Mary said...

Wow it looks soooo good!!! Very flattering!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

LOOOOVEEEE this look so much!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I think it looks great short!

Agnes Mayer said...

Loving the new hair. Perfect for the summer!!!!!


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