About three weeks ago, I shared that I planned to cut off all my long hair off when I was home in Vermont for Thanksgiving. Yet while I knew I want to do a dramatic pixie cut, I hadn’t thought about the exact look I was going for or styling products I needed, or basically anything else. That’s where you all came in! I received many encouraging and helpful comments that were full of advice and positivity, and I appreciated them all!*
While close to haircut day I was leaning toward Winona Ryder’s short hair (especially considering I watched my favorite film Little Women over the holiday), I started realizing that I actually like having bangs on my face and got a little nervous about them suddenly disappearing. Luckily, my wonderful hairstylist from back home had read my post here on Blufashion and she was partial to the Jennifer Lawrence look I posed as an option. As you see, it’s not exactly the same – mine is a little less bang-y, but I have my pop culture point of reference like I wanted, so mission accomplished.
The whole transformation only took about 45 minutes, and I hope my stylist had fun with it! I certainly had fun chatting with her about Catching Fire. Seriously, my most notable unexpected pang of sadness came when I realized I wouldn’t be able to braid my hair like Katniss anymore after the big cut. But I love my new hair, so happiness restored!
It’s been a teensy bit weird having it this short (I keep trying to pull my ponytail out of my jacket, only to realize it’s not there), but definitely a good weird. Plus, my shampoo consumption has greatly decreased.
Right now I’m feeling very inspired to embrace the new haircut confidence (especially with fun makeup), so we’ll see how I do with the upkeep that comes with pixie looks. I want to experience this short haircut to the fullest!
*Also, some of you mentioned you were getting short haircuts soon too, so feel free to share those in the comments!
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