Saturday, May 25, 2013

Whoops, I cut my hair.

Have I whined about how hot it is lately? I really was never meant for hot Maryland summers. Take be back to Scotland! Anyway, so it was hot one day. Blisteringly so, and I thought to myself, you know what would make me cooler? A haircut. And then I just couldn't get the thought out of my head. And then this happened:


For reference, this is how long my hair was before:


To be honest, I wasn't taking care of it like it needed. It very rarely looked that good! Mostly it was knotted and piled up in a bun at the back of my head. So, hack hack hack! Off it went. Did I mention it was at two in the morning?


It feels healthy, like hair and not straw! I'm really rather pleased. And it should be easier to dye now, hopefully.

To be honest, I thought about going shorter. I've been wary of very short hair because I have this ingrained notion that fat women shouldn't have short hair (stupid, I know. Fuck beauty "rules") and so I've been looking at fabulous fat women with pixie-short hair for inspiration. I don't know if I'll go there or not. I've also been thinking about getting layers, since my hair knowledge is too slim to have done that myself, but for now it's nice.

I can even put it up in a crocodile clip, which I think looks cute.


In somewhat related news, to celebrate not getting the internship I wanted (boo hiss) I've started collecting a mini corp-Goth wardrobe. This pencil skirt was $3 at Goodwill, and I paired it with a black t-shirt, lace shrug, and belt. I think I look cute, if you can excuse the horrible mirror shot.


Oh my. Pencil skirts. This one is cute but I'm intimidated by the concept. My poor ruffle-loving heart!

16 comments:

  1. Lookin' lovely Mary Rose!

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  2. Your new cut beautifully frames your face- that first layer that curves along your jaw is especially flattering. (What can I say, I come from a clan of hairdressers. :D)

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    1. Thank you! I'm rather amused by that as well, especially since that happened by accident!

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  3. Wow, you look beautiful!! And kudos to you for giving yourself such an *amazing & awesome* haircut!!! That's really impressive (I won't talk about what happened the last time I took scissor to my head >.<) It suits you really well, good job! By the way, great outfit choice (belt + skirt + lace)!

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    1. Thank you very much! On both accounts! I'm sure your hair looked fine!

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  4. Ooh, sad to see all that beautiful hair go! But your new haircut is very flattering. Two am haircuts are tricky-- good work!

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    1. Thank you very much! Don't worry though, my hair grows rather quickly and it'll be back before you know it.

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  5. Love the hair. It frames your face perfectly! I have a habit of cutting my hair when I get bored, so I know the feeling. :3

    I have a tutorial for a really simple way to layer hair, if you want to check it out. No pressure though!

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    1. Thank you! I haven't seen that tutorial yet, I'll have to go check it out. :)

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  6. Your 2:00 a.m. decision turned out MUCH better than mine usually do. It looks great! A person's hair always feels so much healthier afterwards - it almost makes up for the fact I usually hate the haircut. :P

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    1. Yeah, I've always hated getting my hair cut, probably part of the reason why it got long so long in the first place! Cutting it myself made it much more bearable though.

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  7. I did exactly the same thing with my hair (though it was less to do with heat - in Scotland? Ha!).

    Miraculously, it actually suits me now, and I can actually be bothered taking care of it. I do warn you, though, now you've cut it short you won't be able to resist doing it again! :P

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    1. We'll see what happens with it. ;)

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  8. Goodbye long hair :D But this haircut suits you well :)
    Two in the morning? :D I did something similar few years ago at New Year. I didn´t sleep for almost two days and I just went to bathroom and decided, that I want to see how would I look with short hair :D I cut it almost completely :D Sometimes I miss my free neck...especially in hot days :D

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  9. Don't shy away from short hair! The shape of a haircut is far more important than the length, and women with rounder faces can absolutely wear short hair if the cut is right.

    My hair is longish right now, but every few years I freak out and have it bobbed. Like Louise Brooks only without the bangs. It works great on me because I have a ridiculously long, narrow, face, but the same cut with a slightly different length and shaping also works great on my mom, who has the roundest face ever and basically no neck.

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