I was going to do a 7QT posts on this, but then I got tired and busy so I didn’t get it written. But I still want to hash out my love-hate relationship with my hair.
First of all, growing up, I had the best hair! My dad went (mostly) bald at an early age and would always ask me if I would give him a hair transplant. It was our little joke. And it was fun.
I didn’t always like my hair, but I was always told I had the best hair. It was thick and wavy, I could wear it curly or straight. As a small child, my mother braided it every day. Then, at some point she chopped it off and it was short for a good part of my childhood. When I got to high school, I decided to grow it. It was a dark brown and it got really long. *sigh* Remember when you were young and it was “cool” and “chic” to wear your hair as long as you dare?
About 3 months into my freshman year of college, I cut it to about shoulder-length and honestly, I’ve done every sort of thing to my hair since then. I’ve grown it out, I’ve cut it short, I’ve layered it, I’ve had it all one length, I’ve had bangs, I’ve had no bangs, I’ve colored it and highlighted it and curled it and straightened it.
I’ve been growing it long for a couple of years now and I think I’m having to face the fact that it’s just too long. As much as I would like to think I can pull off sexy long tresses, I just don’t think it’s in the cards. It looks funky because I do need bangs (I just look too old without them) so bangs with really long hair otherwise, just doesn’t look good on me. Then the fact that I have to layer it anyway, I just have not got the patience for it, I guess.
I don’t like my hair to be super-short, either. I don’t pull off the pixie cut and I don’t care what everyone says, really short hair is NOT easier! I have to wash it every day and style it and at least with hair long enough for a pony tail, I can always do that.
Add in the fact that I work out in the evenings so I typically shower then and let my hair air-dry, if I had short hair that would inevitably look horrible the morning after I slept on it all night, that just causes extra shower/clean up time that I don’t really have.
So, medium length hair style is really what I need, I think. I had my hair done at a really cool salon in Vegas back in 2004 and he told me I should not let my hair go past my chin, that I need it to frame my face. I agree with him, but I like some hair longer than my chin, which is why I end up layering, I think…I can have layers that frame my face, even if I have a little longer past that.
This blog post is all about YOU sharing your ideas for what you think might be a good style on me. Please? Can you help a girl out?
Here’s what I want to know:
How short/long should I go?
What color should I go with? (I’ve been itching to go more red for some reason…)
Here are some pictures from the last year that give you an idea of my face structure…
With these two, you can see how my bangs work…when I keep them trimmed and in shape…
So, help me out? What do you think?