I have had long hair for quite some time now. I have also wanted to cut it for awhile, too. I told myself that I had to wait until after the baby was born and we had our newborn and maternity pictures taken. Well, those pictures are over, and I made a serious change to my "look."
I feel like I put a lot of stock in my hair. I get so many compliments on how "pretty" it is and people tell me all the time they wish that their hair was like mine. I agree, it is pretty (when I fix it), but I felt like I was becoming vain where my hair was concerned. Not only was I cutting my hair because I wanted to, but because I needed to in order to show myself that it's what is on the inside that matters (so cliche, huh?).
I also have two daughters and wouldn't want them thinking that hair is too important that they can't cut it. I have to say that my haircut is still shocking to me, but it is growing on me and Mark loves the new look.
Let's take a look at the BEFORE:
And, now for the AFTER:
When I said that I was going to cut it... I really meant it!
A whole 12 inches was donated to Locks-of-love.
I then had probably about another 3 inches cut to shape it up.
I can say that I'm still in shock a little bit when I look in the mirror. I also keep thinking my hair is in a ponytail until I feel it and I realize my hair was severely amputated! :)
It will be fun to mess with and change as I grow it out.
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