October 22, 2012

I Went Pixie and It Wasn't for Pan


Soo, I cut my hair again. And before you think this has turned into a hair blog, let me explain. New hairstyles invigorate me. At the age of twelve, I received my first major haircut~ Farrah Fawcett style. Up until then, my hair hung in a long straight line sitting across my bum with bangs just as straight across my forehead. Seeing long strands of hair hit the floor sent a thrill of excitement mixed with terrification. I watched the woman snip bit by bit around my face, shaping it into layers. Then she dried it and flipped each piece back. It fell beautifully. I thought I'd stepped into a new, improved me.

Thus began my love affair with haircuts.

Before the age of eighteen, I went through perms, bi-levels (don't say I had a mullet), and super curly bobs of the Pretty-in-Pink variety. I was addicted. The only time I purposely refused to cut my hair was the year of my wedding; I wanted princess tresses, (gah!) which were promptly axed a month after getting hitched. Thankfully my husband loves short hair. He's endured a lot of it.

For me, cutting my hair signifies a new beginning. It's like morphing into a new person. Or simply adding a bit more to the core you. You're you, but you've added a nice slab of cheese on top. For me it's a new chance, the stage is set and I have another role. I step out with my sparkling new costume and life suddenly seems bright and possible and full of opportunities.

So the first cut wasn't quite short enough, the pixie is what I needed. It was simply time to morph. It'd been two years since I'd tried a new style, because I thought I should grow my hair out one more time before I get too old for it. And then one day I realized, "I'm not a long-hair girl. Why do I have this mop?" And boom! I chopped it (twice). And now I feel like me, all brand spanking new.

Do you have something that gives you that boost?


24 comments :

  1. Oooh, I love it. It looks great, Catherine! I recently chopped 8 inches of my hair and, it's been a few weeks, now I'm crying for it back. I think I'm a long-haired gal. Sigh.

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    1. Even though I love short hair, I understand wanting it back; I've had a few bad haircuts that I wanted my hair back. On the upside, at least now you know you're a long-haired girl. :) I hope it grows back quickly!

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  2. Yes I know how you feel! Although I'm most definitely a long-hair girl, there's nothing like a brand new hair cut to make you feel fresh and renewed. Your hair looks lovely! That style really suits you.
    Jess x

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    1. So true! Even getting a trim with long hair feels so nice. And thank you, Jess! :)

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  3. oooh loving the pixie style haircut on you Catherine, it really suits your lovely features. xx

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  4. This is so very cute!! I can see you'll be happier with it this way. It really suits you.

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    1. Yes, I'm ten times happier with it this way! And thank you. :D

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  5. Love it! I've had every hairstyle on the planet and can relate.

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    1. Have you, Caroline? We could be hair buddies! :D

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  6. beautiful and those colours in your top suit you too :)

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    1. Thank you, Jen. I'm kind of obsessed with bright colors. :)

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  7. I used to be the same with dying my hair but it was muuuuch worse for me haha. You look stunning!

    xo,
    Lela
    http://www.LelaLondon.com

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    1. Haha, been there, Lela! I've done some horrible dying jobs myself. Thanks. :)

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  8. oh oh oh
    so cute Catherine
    love it
    now you need some chunky funky streaks in those bangs
    ; )

    love and light

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    1. Don't TEMPT me! Haha, you know me so well. :)

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  9. I'm a guy who came across your blog totally by chance. You do look seriously cute with that short haircut.

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  10. New 'dos are uplifting. You look adorable.

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  11. I blog ALL THE TIME (too much) about this same thing! In fact, I did so recently and found your blog while searching for short hair cuts. :)

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    1. Haha, glad to know I have a partner in crime (hair crime, that is).

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