I've been envying curly hair but mine doesn't stay curled no matter what. So, I considered a perm, and despite all warnings of 80's hair, I got my heart set on it. Then I looked at setting an appointment and ... perms are expensive. So I waited. And waited. And eventually just made an appointment for a trim.
And then Amy over at A Chase After The Wind got a pixie cut. It was adorable. I was intrigued. I'd always thought that pixie cuts only looked good on little triangle faces, not round or square faces (I have a round face). After thinking about it about one day, I decided... heck with the trim, lets try the pixie cut! Isaac had told me to do it before and I'd always dismissed the thought, thinking it would look terrible on me. Besides, this is one of two celebrities elected as my dopelganger, and I love short hair on her:
When the hair was wet, it was great. When they blow dried it it went "poof" and looked like a mushroom. Actually I laughed and said I looked like Justin Bieber. I wasn't worried by that, though, because my hair always poofs and stylists never know how to tame it.
So, after two days I was getting some extremely positive reactions and some that go, "Hey, you cut your hair!"..... long silence. You know, where they don't fill in with, "I love it!" because they don't love it. For some people that's because they like long hair on women, and for some it was just such a drastic cut it took a while to get used to it, and some truly didn't like it. While I liked the short, having the extra length on top with such thick hair again ended up with a lot of "poof", so I was always using headbands, etc.
Sometimes it looked good.
Sometimes it didn't.
When it was time for a trim, I told them to take the length off. Just a pixie cut,.
I LOVE it now. No blow drying. No straightening. Just a little hair wax to set it in place and I'm off for the day. It's SO easy. It feels sassy. I get asked several times a week where I get my hair cut.