Six Inches.*

Leave it to me to abandon my blog with the hint of visiting a hairdresser, and then forgetting to update. For all you know, I could have been and gone to the salon and spent the last week rocking myself in a corner from the trauma of it all, but actually, no. I'm just forgetful. And buggered up the appointment time, which it turns out wasn't until this afternoon.

I'll confess: I'm still a wee bit wary of hairdressers, ever since one cut in five thousand awful layers (which are still growing out, by the way) into my nice, one-length locks. Visiting a new salon is always a bit stressful for long-haired girls, because for the most part, they make you trim it to grow it better.

(Dudes! My hair is my cloak. I need to hide behind it!)

To cut a long story short, here are some bits and bobs to summarise.


  • The stylist is awesome. She owns the place, she listens, and she has pretty hair too.

  • She told me that yes, as usual, I'd need to cut it for it to keep growing healthier, but that she'd do it bit by bit so I wouldn't be too traumatised.

  • She told me I had pretty hair.

  • I listened to her, and she knew what she was on about.


I ended up chopping off 6 inches of hair. SIX FREAKING INCHES. But the difference between this chop and the last, is that she made it look decent. And aside from a longish fringe, it's basically mostly the same length, especially at the back. Mama likey! It's been a while since my fine hair was the same length, and now it feels a lot thicker. My lovely stylist also did these nice swooshy curly ends to it, however walking home in the wind blew them all out right away. Hrm.

So yes. I'll try and take a picture of it tomorrow when it's more normal (aka, flatter than a pancake) and you can judge it for yourselves. No doubt I'll be missing it when I comb it tomorrow (six inches, wherefore art thou, six inches?) but it's still long.


* Of HAIR, you perve. Sheesh!


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38 comments:

James said...

Looks nice!

Noelle said...

I thought something bad from the title, too!

Don't you wish you could take your head off your body to blow dry it from behind like the stylist does? I always wish that after a great haircut.

And yes, it looks great!

Lara said...

you are such a darn cutie! :-P

Jamie said...

Gorgeous!

~Mum~ said...

ohhh - it looks lovely babe ... not that short at all
are all the layers gone now ???

miss you

The Casual Perfectionist said...

I love it!!

Sarah said...

LOVE LOVE the fab new 'do! :)

katelin said...

oh very cute. i can't believe how long your hair was!

janet said...

it looks lovely! and dear, I am also a long hair addict so I can say this: your hair is still long, and it really doesn't need to be longer. It's sexy like that!

Marie said...

Looks nice! Just got mine cut too. And yes, very important to have a hairdresser that listens to what you want!

Brie said...

So so so so cute!!

mooiness said...

Nice - the subtle layering is well done. :)

Katie said...

Awesome! Looks so much healthier :) And err, didn't I say just below the shoulders and all one length? I was right! :) Looks great!

Little Fish said...

So cute!

Jen said...

Very nice. Plus, you look adorable.

Missy said...

Six inches is a lot (of hair!) but it looks great! I am STILL trying to find a hairdresser who will listen AND do as I ask.

nancypearlwannabe said...

Cutie McCute!

imfb said...

Looks great!

heidikins said...

(Oh, and the six inches thing, hi-larious.)

heidikins said...

Gasp!! You are gorgeous! And hello! sexy! And....wowza. Is it economically psychotic to fly to the UK for a haircut?

xox

Kelly said...

I'm glad mama likey. I likey too.

I now have a fleeting moment where I wish I too, had long, luxurious locks.

Okay. I'm over it.

It looks awesome, hon. And the smirk? Too cute!

Julz said...

Ohhhh pretty! :) I like it, it has more shape to it without looking like your hair has a million layers.

and i'm jealous of you walking around in a singlet...while I'm here with a scarf, gloves, socks, slippers and a huge ass jumper >_<

Erin said...

You look lovely...and also up to no good!

I wish I could pull off long hair, but I have super-thick bear hair that swallows me whole when it's too long!

ashley said...

Six inches. And it's still forever long. Wow. You look amazing.

Kristie said...

Cute cute cute!

elise said...

It's so pretty and it still looks really long. That's the magic of a great haircut; they can cut a lot and still somehow make it look lengthy! Yay!

CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IT IN PERSON, DALLAS, HOLLA BACK!

Vanessa said...

Gorgeous hair!

Kristabella said...

A good stylist is worth his/her weight in gold!

It's cute!

Audrey said...

Love it!

Amber said...

It looks gorgeous :)

I, too, find hairdressers traumatic, and am still recovering from the cutting-in of many layers (why do they always insist on doing that?) last time I visited one. Have an appointment booked for next week, though, so fingers crossed it works out as well as yours did!

Margaret said...

Oh my goodness. She cut 6 inches and it's still that long. I so envy you! By the way it looks very nice.

Zandria said...

Your hair was six inches longer than that? Wowza! Very pretty... :)

Coast Rat said...

Looks very nice!

I have to find someone new to cut my hair, and soon. For the past year, a terrific lady i used to work with cut it, but she isn't able to do it anymore since she came down with cancer; before that, for the past 39 years, my wife cut it, but then I moved temporarily down here to the Gulf Coast. Gads, it's really getting long, too. Oh well, here goes trying someone new...

cady said...

cute, cute!

Jacinta said...

Oooohhhh... very nice!
It looks great.

Congratulations for finding a good hairdresser - don't let her go!

Aimee said...

your hair looks FABULOUS!

Allie said...

Oh! It's so pretty!

Lys said...

Looks very chic!!

Hairdressers are like the Holy Grail. When you find a good one, don't let them go - ever.

I decided to go from shoulderlength to short as heck this weekend and, thankfully, my hairdresser was amazing. I screamed when I looked in the mirror this morning but its all good :)





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