hair chop

Yesterday I got my hair chopped off.  This was my inspiration photo:


I went from shoulder length to crazy-short.  Results!


No, I didn’t cut my hair because of the baby.  I cut it because it was long and I get bored easily with hair (mine is thin and doesn’t do much), and because Dave knew I’d been wanting to try this hairstyle for awhile and he told me to go for it.  Conveniently, it will be really easy to take care with a baby.

My first day styling it all by myself:

I used mousse today but I’m not sure I will again – I don’t love the way my hair feels now.  So tomorrow I might try it au naturel and see how it turns out.

To be honest, I sometimes look in the mirror and think “I’ve made a huge mistake”… but other times I look and love how different it is and how fun!  Plus, it’s so stinkin easy.  I love how cool it felt on my walk, how fast it dried post-shower, and how completely 100% different it is from when it was shoulder-length.  I’m glad I cut it and I think the longer I have it and the more used to it I am, the more I’ll just love it.

Do you like taking hair risks?  Do you like long hair or short hair?


27 thoughts on “hair chop

  1. Great look Kim. Wether it was a baby related decision or not- you will be glad it is simple and easy when your little one gets here and your time availability to do anything for yourself drastically reduces. i think you look great!

  2. you bombshell!!!
    so – the chick that was your inspiration looks SO MUCH like emily cash. plus the dancer named melanie on So You Think You Can Dance (look her up on fox.com/dance)

  3. I love it! Looks great with your face shape and you look beautiful and chic. Plus, the dangly earrings with short hair is a great look for you!

  4. Soooo cute! I did the same thing right before my little guy was born , and when we both started to sleep more and have a more “regular” schedule I grew it out 🙂

  5. Cute! You did go for the chop! I occasionally chop my hair off – I did it first when David was about one – it was the first time I had ever had short hair since Kindergarten. I then would drastically chop it about every three years when I got tired of long hair. I cut it short again about two years ago and immediately realized that it was a bad idea at this time in my life. Having short hair means you have to get it cut frequently to make it look nice. I end up only making it to a salon once or twice a year at the most. Maybe later in life I won’t find it so impossibly hard to get to a salon. Right now long hair is the easiest thing for me. Plus I can’t stand exercising if I can’t pull my hair back and have everything out of my face.

  6. Love it! I could never pull that off with my curls. You are looking great!

    I purposely cut mine short after our wedding and after I took up running. I have to wash my hair almost daily now because I work out so much. Short hair is less maintenance!

  7. Cute! I could never pull that off! Plus for me I find longer hair easier since I just braid it or pony it… but I can get away with washing mine hardly at all since it’s so dry. Looks so great on you!

  8. Love it sister! Us mack girls are risk takers when it comes to hair-why not, it’ll grow back! I get to see you in 16 days!

    1. 16 days is the BESTEST!!! thanks for the countdown, jillian.
      and i agree, hair is where i love to take risks. crazy short, why not? assymmetrical, bring it on? buzz cut, been there, done that.

  9. Looks great. I love shorter hair cuts. Mine is stacked and I’ve had this same style for almost 2 years now. I don’t see it growing it out longer anytime soon.

  10. I love it! You look beautiful. I had my hair that short back in middle school and I loved how easy and cool it was. I just hacked my hair six inches 🙂 I am not afraid to cut it short but super afraid of layers.

  11. I love your hair! I wish I could pull that look off, I have thin hair also but it’s wavy too. Way cute!!!

  12. So cute, Kim! You rock that short cut. I’ve done the same as you, gone from long to crazy short to mid length, to short again, and now it’s back to just past my shoulders. I love that I can put it up in a pony when I run, straighten it, or wear it curly, but I’d also love to be able to do next to nothing to it, and right now that turns out looking like poo.

    The shorter cut will definitely be easy for you to deal with once baby comes, plus, you won’t have to worry about baby pulling your hair. I can’t tell you how many times I needed to be “rescued” when one of my babies snarled their little sticky hands in my hair.

  13. I LOVE the hair! Not everyone can pull it off well, but you have a great face for short hair! I’ve had hairstylists tell me that I have a face that would work well with short hair, but I just can’t take the plunge. My hair is SO thick, that it’s actually easier to style when it’s long (the weight helps it lay nicer). I cut it to an above chin length inverted bob a couple years ago, and while it was very cute, it was much more difficult to style than my chest length hair now.

  14. oh my gosh, kim. it’s super cute.

    although donating my hair could be considered a huge risk since there’s so much of it. it really isn’t. i hate haircuts. they always make me nervous. i’m way too attached. for example, i really wanted to get bangs — it’s just they make me super nervous so it’s easier to keep it plain. ridiculous.

    you’re beautiful!

  15. Ooo, I love it! I have wanted to try that short pixie-ish cut so bad but I don’t have fine enough hair. It looks so stinkin’ awesome on you! Jealous!

  16. I love your new hair cut! It is always good to take risks and change things up. When I got my hair cut last year it was shoulder length and I got it stacked in back and it was much shorter and I was the same as you with liking a lot and the next minute not sure I liked it. I always tell myself that it will always grow back. It is good to change things up once on a while. It looks great!!

  17. I’m always a fan of chopping off the locks, so I’m kinda biased. 🙂 But I adore it and you’re right: easy, breezy–what’s there not to love?!?!?! You look fab and mod and you’ll love the no-fuss when baby comes.

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