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:
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.