Chop-Chop! 7 Things No One Tells You About Adjusting to a Dramatic Hair Cut

Photo by: Christine Mikesell
After the Chop
"Looks good. Kinda short!" was the response my husband finally sent about 20 minutes later (in his defense, he was driving our toddler to the mall when I ... more 
Photo by: Christine Mikesell
After the Chop
"Looks good. Kinda short!" was the response my husband finally sent about 20 minutes later (in his defense, he was driving our toddler to the mall when I sent the picture). I'm a long hair girl. My entire life, my hair has been well past my shoulders. Such a sudden change definitely was a surprise to him and to me. While I got a great response from my beauty blogging friends at the conference, I wasn't sure how I felt about the cut for at least 2 weeks. I caught glimpses of myself in windows and mirrors, wondering when it would feel like me. I discovered that there are a lot of adjustments to make when you cut your hair so dramatically. Why doesn't anyone tell you these things?
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Thu, Sep 12, 2013 12:37 PM EDT
About a month ago, I did something that completely shocked my husband. I was out of town for a blogging conference and sent him a text picture with my hair about 8 inches shorter than when he had last seen me, via Skype the night before. I sweated it out for about 20 minutes, waiting for a response. Did he hate it? Would he view me very differently? Why wasn't he writing back immediately? I had woken up early that day for a 7:30 am blowout with a celebrity hair stylist and his team. Instead of the long and volumized hair that I expected, I walked out about 90 minutes later with a long sleek bob that was shorter than my hair had ever been in my life. I had let myself be talked into a dramatic hair cut by a stylist I had never met. I'm a girl that debates for 3 months before adding extra highlights, and here I was chopping off a lot of length on a whim. Was this a big mistake? - By Christine Mikesell



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