Last night over in the comments at IPF, in response to what we can see of A-Dubs' sweet new bob haircut, I mentioned that I've been considering a shorter 'do for a while now. My hair has been, more or less, some variation of my current cut since the summer of 1999, when I chopped my very long locks off after graduating high school. It's mostly naturally straight, but has a slight wave - not enough to be cute, but just enough to be totally annoying. If left to air-dry, it flips up and out in many different directions thanks go plenty of cowlicks, and it's got some frizz to it. So if I'm not pulling it back into a ponytail, I'm spending at least 15 minutes in the morning to blow-dry and smooth it with a flat iron. It's not good for my hair, which is already damaged from constant coloring, and it's just a pain. So because of all of that, and the desire for something new and fun, I'm considering a change. I'm due to get my color done this weekend, and I think I might finally be ready for a new cut.
I was playing around with the virtual makeover at iVillage this morning (the make-up's virtual too - I don't get all done up to sit on my couch all day). I know there's probably a lot of similar pages out there, but this one didn't require me to sign up or, worse yet, pay a subscription fee just to try on new haircuts. Anyway, here's a few that I kind of like.
I haven't gotten any good hair pictures on the blog lately, so here's one for reference:
Cut #1: This one is definitely my favorite. I think it would look better if I could've gotten it to be my actual hair color, but I couldn't figure out how to get rid of the highlights. Highlights are way too much maintenance, and tend to turn really blonde on my hair, so let's just picture this being all brown.
Cut #2: I like the idea of this, but I don't think my hair will cooperate with a part that far to the side. But I think it could work with the part moved a little closer to the center.
Cut #3: Okay, I tried this one on completely nonseriously - it's the Liza Minelli. But you can imagine my surprise that a cut this short actually looks alright. I don't know if I'm ready to go this short just yet, but I might end up there gradually.
Stylenation, in the spirit of voting today (which I hope you all have a chance to do!), could I get your opinion? And why is something as simple as a hair cut such a tough decision for some of us?