Regular as clockwork. My last significant haircut was a year ago, and here we are. Again. Thankfully, I have stopped making impetuous vows about how I am never cutting my hair for the rest of my days. So there was nothing sheepish about this decision, for once. It was a bit overdue, to be honest. I have now made peace with the fact that my hair looks its best when it’s above the shoulders. Scratch that. My meager skills cannot do much with my hair at shoulder-length and beyond. Inevitably, I find myself with flat, limp, sad-looking hair and then, in short order, a pony-tail. Life’s too short to mourn the mermaid hair that never will be. So, chop chop.
This is the kind of bob I’ve been wanting for a few years; somehow, my intent got lost in translation with various previous hair stylists, who always seemed to want to sneak in layers I never really wanted. Convenience took me to a new salon (close to my new work), and the rest is history. It’s always a bit of a gamble to get a bunch of hair chopped off by someone you’ve never met before, but all’s well that ends well.
Do I love the result? Hell, yes. I’m not sure if it’s my most traditionally flattering haircut, but I think it complements my current style – that whole jolie laide thing. At this length, I may even experiment with the effortlessly “undone” style beloved of chic French girls – you know, just wash, air dry, and go.
Hey, I have to hold on to some unattainable hair goals, right?
In all seriousness, though, does anyone else get really excited about working with a new haircut when it comes to outfits? I feel like this bob is really leaning into the edgier side of my current style (architectural, minimalist) whilst still being classic enough to work with my more traditional silhouettes. So many possibilities!
Happy Friday, y’all!